Day 3 Comments

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Post by i swim fast » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:21 am

Great first 2 days.

Looks like Kenyon has it wrapped up - but who do you think ends the meet with more points? Kenyon men or Kenyon women?

Also, start throwing some swimmer of the meet candidates out there.

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Post by 8andunder » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:22 am

kenyon men will have more points. the race for second is much tighter w/ the women and emory, denison and williams are all racking up points.

swimmer of the meet? kind of early to tell with half the races still to go, but...

men: beyer? westby? a kenyon guy who is on 4 of 5 record-breaking and/or winning relays? as a side note it will be interesting to see what turk does with his 100 free. he's been much stronger in the 50 all year but then just dropped 8 seconds in his 200 so clearly the guy is not a drop dead 50 freestyler.

women: liz horvat hands down

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Post by Nescacfan » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:20 am

i swim fast wrote:Great first 2 days.

Looks like Kenyon has it wrapped up - but who do you think ends the meet with more points? Kenyon men or Kenyon women?

Also, start throwing some swimmer of the meet candidates out there.
The Kenyon men will end up with the most points.

Liz Horvat has the Swimmer of the meet pretty much wrapped up on the women's side. Logan Todhunter is her major competition.

The men's swimmer of the meet is still up for grabs.

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Post by swim826 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:31 am

It will be interesting to see the points after today. With the 800 free relay as the exception, its a pretty weak day for the Emory women. One entry in the 100 breast, and 3 in the 100 back. No one in the 200 fly.

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Post by Mac of the MIAC » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:42 am

I'm more interested in Denison vs. St. Olaf.
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Post by circus69420 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:50 am

I'm interested to see Mark Bernstein in the 200 fly. He's proved himself a contender already, maybe he will negative split the fly. 1:47??
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Post by 99 Red » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:53 am

I don't think St. Olaf has the swims to keep up with Denison. Today they have the 800 Free Relay, which shouldn't get as many points as Denison, and one 100 BR swim. Now, they will get lots of points for that swim, but I'm guessing Denison will have 6 swimmers make it back at night.

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Post by CRUNCHYSOCK » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:55 am

With exactly 0 analysis, I've got to think that Denison just has too many swims to get beat by Olaf. Today Olaf has the presumptive 100BR winner, a backstroker who will likely make consols, and an 800 FR that will score a couple points. Denison probably has more than that.

The real question concerning Olaf today is how fast can Westbii go in the 100BR? Sub 54 seems possible, if not likely, given his medley splits from yesterday.
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Post by screeeeeeeeech » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:03 am

I think Denison gets by Olaf barring a relay mishap, even though Geissinger is clearly off his game.
Westby going 53? I hate to bet against it, but I'm going to. His IM was not that impressive and I just don't think the double-taper works that great for him.
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Post by circus69420 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:04 am

99 Red wrote:I don't think St. Olaf has the swims to keep up with Denison. Today they have the 800 Free Relay, which shouldn't get as many points as Denison, and one 100 BR swim. Now, they will get lots of points for that swim, but I'm guessing Denison will have 6 swimmers make it back at night.
I've been convinced that this does not matter. Olaf is obviously the more composed team, even with less swims I see them fending off the wings. Geissenger pulled his crybabyin muscle and the freshman Thurston has choked both Finals (5free 4:27.12--4:30.91) (4IM 3:56.99--3:58.73). Denison should be thankful that Curtis is swimming moderately well considering it's his senior year and he is wearing the LZR...I'm embarrassed for them.

For credit's sake, Robert Barry led off the 4medley for Denison in a 49.30. He will make it back, but will choke...like his froshmeat counterpart.

Also, someone at the meet needs to tell the announcer to stop deepthroating the microphone, it's blowing out my speakers and he brings nothing to the table.
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Post by RhymeAndReason » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:05 am

Double taper? by his times at conference, I didn't think he'd tapered since December.

That being said, he isn't swimming quite as fast as I thought he would. I don't think he breaks 54... but, he breaks the record. Question is, how is Buyanov swimming?
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Post by RhymeAndReason » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:07 am

circus69420 wrote:For credit's sake, Robert Barry led off the 4medley for Denison in a 49.30. He will make it back, but will choke...like his froshmeat counterpart.
Robert has improved with every swim this meet, and has swum consistently faster in finals (23.53 conference, 23.50 p, 22.92 f, and 49.88 conference, 49.52 p, 49.30 f), so I wouldn't conclude that yet.
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Post by screeeeeeeeech » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:10 am

Very hard to say how Buyanov is doing. He sucked in the 50, but that's not saying much because he sucks at freestyle. That guy (not kid...he's 25/26) is a freaking beast though and I think he's going to win it again, even though I'm obviously rooting for Amurrica here.
As far as Bernstein, he's been lights out this meet, which is great since he's on my fantasy team. Its not hard to see him challenging for the win, but 147 is very fast.
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Post by RhymeAndReason » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:13 am

Petroff will also challenge for the win I believe. I'd actually give all three (petroff, Bernstein, Harris) about even odds right now.
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Post by screeeeeeeeech » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:16 am

I just thought of this, but if Brown can have a good night swim he will most likely be in the hunt too. The kid has been talked up in this event since his frosh year and I really hope he can deliver today.
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