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Post by Schiller » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:13 pm

What a meet from Paulson. A top 5 all time performance by a MIAC swimmer.
-Swimmer of the meet. No MIAC swimmer has ever won this before.
-Across divisions 1, 2, and 3 combined her times rank 77th in the 200 back, 114th in the 50, and 163rd in the 100 back. (Lanz's best is 186th in 100 fly)
-She broke one of the strongest MIAC records, the 50 free. Marsman was so good when she set that record, she took a year off from school to train to try and make the Olympic team.
-She ends the season with top 8 times in 5 events.
-By USA swimming power points her 200 back (932 points) is better than Lanz's 1:45.7 (926) and Klontz's 19.66 (also 926), the best men's conference records.

I guess there were some other MIAC people there too.
-Wetzel looked off. She wasn't on the original psych sheet. As a late addition, she probably didn't train for the whole time between conference and nationals.
-Lanz had a decent meet, but unlike last year, he wasn't much better than at MIAC's. His 200 was faster, but his 100 was slower. He also had a ton more swims than last year because Thomas got their relays in this year.
-Osmolak and Melto were able to basically repeat their conference times.
-The purpose of the Paulson time trial at conference was to get Schroeder to the meet. Everyone else on that relay was in via the 200 or 400 free relays and they could have entered the 800 as a bonus event with swimmers from those relays. Schroeder dove in 10th, split a 1:58, and dropped to 17th. Not an ideal result, but at least she got an event.

Updated number of national champions from each school:
Women
1. Carleton 10
2. Hamline 4
3. Thomas 3
3. Olaf 3
5. Macalester 1

Men
1. Olaf 19
2. Carleton 5
3. Johns 2

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Re: Nationals

Post by chemistryBOSS » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:52 pm

Other notable swims were the UST men's 800 free relay and women's 400 free relay.

The women went a 3:26.82 just missing the MIAC record in that event. They dropped about 2 seconds from their prelim swim too thanks largely to Kate Smarjesse's 51.7 relay split (52.7 that morning). Certainly helps to have Paulson lead off with a 50.3 as well...

The men managed to drop significant time from a dominating conference performance in 800 free relay. They went from just missing the MIAC record with a time of 6:45.02 to shattering the record with a 6:41.39. Melton led it off with a 1:39.39!! That was very close to Roe's MIAC record and would have been good enough to final individually in the 200 free. And Lanz still had the magic on the anchor leg as he split a 1:38 high to help the men slide in to 8th place for All american honors. Their 400 free relay a day later was not quite as successful though...

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