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    • #11894
      DonCheadle
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      If you consider Boss and Soriano a tie (Coming in Boss was a 56.6 so that is a reasonable assumption), this might be the best class for the MIAA in its history:

      Top swimmer from class of ’02

      Kzoo:
      Duda
      Whibeck
      Domin
      Elston
      Andy Brook
      Strickler

      Hope:
      Boss
      Adam Hopkins

      Calvin
      Veltman
      Gary Goosen

      Albion
      Preglow
      Roman Reznikov

      Even Alma got Fournier

      That is 13 guys who were real difference makers in the league coming in.

    • #29471
      silentp
      Member

      @DonCheadle wrote:

      If you consider Boss and Soriano a tie (Coming in Boss was a 56.6 so that is a reasonable assumption), this might be the best class for the MIAA in its history:

      Top swimmer from class of ’02

      Kzoo:
      Duda
      Whibeck
      Domin
      Elston
      Andy Brook
      Strickler

      Hope:
      Boss
      Adam Hopkins

      Calvin
      Veltman
      Gary Goosen

      Albion
      Preglow
      Roman Reznikov

      Even Alma got Fournier

      That is 13 guys who were real difference makers in the league coming in.

      Althought Boss and Duda (1:52 in high school) make that a top heavy class, i might think the next year’s class was better. I don’t know what it had for Hope, but i do think it was very good and I know guys like Steven June, Jud, and Lanser were all very fast coming in, faster than the previous years if we go with depth. Might have to do those relays again with using their best high school times instead of college (where my year won :))

    • #29472
      facenorth
      Member

      P,

      Hope’s class of ’03 included (high school times listed are close but not exact):

      Slagh 22.5, 48+, 1:48, 4:53
      DeHaan 22.3, 48, 1:47
      Roecker 54.0 back
      Bouwens 55.8 fly
      Vinke III 54 fly?
      Lyng 1:06 breast?

    • #29473
      DonCheadle
      Member

      Yeah ’03 wasn’t as good coming in because Hope’s guys were only average recruits. AJP was probably the 3rd best coming in that year.

    • #29474
      David Simms
      Member

      I think I would take this year’s class over ’02.

      K:
      Espinosa
      Ellis
      Hennigar
      Greiner
      Dmitruk
      Distance Kid from Texas
      plus whoever else they got

      Hope:
      Heyboer
      Nelis
      Rose
      Ruch
      Breaststroker from Illinois
      plus whoever else they got

      Calvin:
      John Toll
      Kurt VanAllsburg
      Jon Herrema
      plus whoever else they got

      Olivet (the class we know the least about at this point):
      Nick Stone
      Nate Busscher
      47.1
      1:58 IM
      10:10 D guy
      1:02 breast
      plus whoever else they got

      Albion:
      4:49
      plus whoever else they got

      Alma:
      55 back
      56 fly
      plus probably no one else

    • #29475
      silentp
      Member

      @David Simms wrote:

      I think I would take this year’s class over ’02.

      K:
      Espinosa
      Ellis
      Hennigar
      Greiner
      Dmitruk
      Distance Kid from Texas
      plus whoever else they got

      Hope:
      Heyboer
      Nelis
      Rose
      Ruch
      Breaststroker from Illinois
      plus whoever else they got

      Calvin:
      John Toll
      Kurt VanAllsburg
      Jon Herrema
      plus whoever else they got

      Olivet (the class we know the least about at this point):
      Nick Stone
      Nate Busscher
      47.1
      1:58 IM
      10:10 D guy
      1:02 breast
      plus whoever else they got

      Albion:
      4:49
      plus whoever else they got

      Alma:
      55 back
      56 fly
      plus probably no one else

      Wow, when you look at it like that, it’s very impressive. Considering a 47-mid to low is a great 100 time and there are a few of them in this class, it’s great for the league!

    • #29476

      Hope:
      Boss
      Adam Hopkins

      Bad ass dude. Magdiggity got props.

    • #29477

      This incoming class takes the cake, easily. K’s 4th best recruit could make a B cut in the mile. They also have two people capable of winning a National Title as freshman. None of these three are even the most well rounded freshman in the class. While the class of ’02 was certainly very talented, I would put this class up against it any day.

      Olivet’s is deep, again.

      Hope’s is deep.

      Calvin brought in a B cut and some speed to improve their already best relay.

      If you look closely at the class, however you will notice is it lacking something. There’s no Sean Hamstra.

    • #29478
      Stevo
      Member

      But there is a Jake Heydlauff

    • #29479
      silentp
      Member

      This is true.

      Coming in there are 2 guys with A cuts and 2 with B cuts. There are also 2 100 freestylers within .5 of the B and a 100 flyer within .8 of the B. I believe all of these guys should end up with a cut, although i believe the K 100 freestyler will get his in the 200 free. If i knew more about the other olivet swimmers coming in, i may be able to comment further.

    • #29480
      Monkey Boy
      Member

      Anyone care to put some times to those swimmers I apparently should know ‘by name only’?

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