2007 Time Standards

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    • #11947
      N Dynamite
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      Women’s NCAA Division III Time Standards
      A
      Standard:
      B
      Standard:
      Invited
      in 2006
      50 Freestyle :23.71 :24.48 :24.32
      100 Freestyle :51.59 :53.25 :53.20
      200 Freestyle 1:53.38 1:55.99 1:55.14
      500 Freestyle 5:01.56 5:08.62 5:05.89
      1650 Freestyle 17:22.55 17:47.99 17:37.70
      100 Backstroke :58.35 :59.99 :59.34
      200 Backstroke 2:05.61 2:09.48 2:07.92
      100 Breaststroke 1:05.36 1:07.80 1:06.94
      200 Breaststroke 2:22.03 2:27.39 2:25.49
      100 Butterfly :57.42 :58.79 :58.50
      200 Butterfly 2:06.78 2:09.99 2:09.23
      200 Individual Medley 2:07.19 2:10.99 2:09.64
      400 Individual Medley 4:32.36 4:39.03 4:35.36
      200Freestyle Relay. 1:35.80 1:38.32 1:37.76
      400Freestyle Relay 3:30.87 3:35.43 3:33.79
      800Freestyle Relay 7:41.59 7:52.20 7:46.79
      200 Medley Relay 1:47.19 1:49.82 1:48.74
      400 Medley Relay 3:54.03 4:00.48 3:57.66

      Men’s NCAA Division III Time Standards
      A
      Standard:
      B
      Standard:
      Invited
      in 2006
      50 Freestyle :20.69 :21.25 :21.02
      100 Freestyle :45.67 :46.66 :46.33
      200 Freestyle 1:40.80 1:43.32 1:42.26
      500 Freestyle 4:32.80 4:39.99 4:37.38
      1650 Freestyle 15:52.38 16:23.20 16:10.97
      100 Backstroke :50.78 :52.79 :52.23
      200 Backstroke 1:50.86 1:54.69 1:53.33
      100 Breaststroke :56.46 :58.79 :57.94
      200 Breaststroke 2:03.79 2:08.67 2:06.62
      100 Butterfly :49.87 :51.38 :50.97
      200 Butterfly 1:52.14 1:55.19 1:53.86
      200 Individual Medley 1:52.13 1:55.19 1:54.60
      400 Individual Medley 4:01.18 4:10.68 4:06.78
      200Freestyle Relay. 1:23.11 1:24.72 1:23.60
      400Freestyle Relay 3:03.99 3:08.13 3:04.98
      800Freestyle Relay 6:49.39 6:58.99 6:51.58
      200 Medley Relay 1:32.67 1:35.10 1:34.02
      400 Medley Relay 3:23.80 3:29.22 3:26.49
    • #30312
      N Dynamite
      Member

      OK, now that I’ve finally had time to actually look at the times…
      Is it just me or are the 100 free and 100 Back B cuts awfully fast compared to what was invited last year? Especially with so many seniors (7 in the top 16) in both races last year?

    • #30313
      lirpa
      Member

      I’m with you N Dynamite. I think the women’s cuts were lowered last year, but look at the sprint frees and the butterflys. It is possible that some year EVERY b cut in an event will be invited, with a spot or 2 to spare.

      I have a bit of a problem with the big lowering of b cuts. I agree that they should be fast and challenging, and they should gradually come down as events get consistently faster. By lowering the b cuts so much the NCAA paints itself into a corner. They will never raise a cut, so they just have to hope enough people hit them every year.

      What is the harm in having a b cut more people can attain? The same amount of people are invited to the meet. Any coach with internet access can predict who is on the bubble for an invite and who has no chance, so there won’t be too much unnecessary training going on.

      The positives of easier b cuts, in my opinion, are pretty benign. You have more athletes eligible for Honorable Mention Academic All-American, relay only swimmers can swim events they hit a b cut in at nats (which will hardly bog down the meet, and they are already there anyway,) and maybe a few more swimmers can take pride in hitting a cut time.

    • #30314
      N Dynamite
      Member

      Wow, I didn’t even look at the women’s times, but you’re right. Only .05 seperating what was selected last year from the B cut in the 100? Last year may have been a little slower because of all of the sprinters who graduated the year before, but that’s still way too close. Basically, if a woman hits the B cut in the 100 she can assume she’s going. Ridiculous.

      On another note, what is it with the NCAA changing the men’s 100 QT by ridiculously small increments each year? Last year a reduction of .01 for the B cut (46.79 in 2005, 46.78 in 2006) and now a .02 drop in the A cut (45.69 in 2006, 45.67 in 2007). I think someone pointed this out last year but I feel compelled to say it again – what is the point of such a small change?

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