BIG news….(but don’t get your hopes up)

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    • #12356
      KG from KZOO
      Member

      Let the praying begin….

      We may be getting another Mexican next year. His name is Santiago Morales and he’s fast…4:04 in the 400 IM, 1:55 in the 200 Fly, 52 in the 100 Fly, 2:10 in the 200 Breast, 4:50 in the 500, 55 Back (he’s good all around)…

      Outside the pool this kid is a STUD in the classroom too: 3.9 GPA, 1330 SAT, Top of his class….

      But like I said, this is a looooooong shot because 1) we don’t know if this kid is for real yet and 2) money…

      Unlike Julio and Fonzy, he is a 100% mexican citizen. Because he is not a US citizen, he can’t get the financial aid that Fonzy and Julio got. However, things are being worked out by Steve at the moment. We know he will get a big academic scholarship, but will it be enough?

      Start praying….this could be a HUGE pick up

    • #35459
      Vic
      Member

      Isn’t Fonsy a citizen of the Dominican Republic?

    • #35460
      KG from KZOO
      Member

      Isn’t Fonsy a citizen of the Dominican Republic?

      Nope, Fonzy’s dad is a US citizen

    • #35461
      Low Tide
      Member

      Sweet. I had hoped we opened the latin floodgates with Espinosa, just like Kenyon did with Pedro Monteiro 12 years ago.

      Close that deal ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #35462
      KG from KZOO
      Member

      I’m willing to do anything I can to get this kid….

    • #35463
      Milhouse
      Member

      @KG from KZOO wrote:

      I’m willing to do anything I can to get this kid….

      I believe Cheadle was willing to do “anything” to get Lloyd Baron to come to K…

    • #35464
      DonCheadle
      Member

      Any news on this guy? For the past 2 years a rabbit has been pulled out of the hat, maybe this is the rabbit?

    • #35465
      silentp
      Member

      @DonCheadle wrote:

      Any news on this guy? For the past 2 years a rabbit has been pulled out of the hat, maybe this is the rabbit?

      I talked to David Lee Groth and he said that he has applied, but K was having trouble getting the essay portion… not because he didn’t submit it, but something going wrong online, so he’s resubmitting.

      The same problem is had by Ruben, the 47 freestyler from Texas who is friends with Julio. Ruben is a mexican american and therefore will get more money than the mexican army to go to K, if he’s smart.

      Last year saw 2 rabbits, another rabbit would be awesome.

    • #35466
      KG from KZOO
      Member

      The rabbit has told Steve that if he gets in he wants to come… I don’t know what this means exactly and if he can afford it, but I like what I am hearing thus far

    • #35467
      miller
      Member

      @silentp wrote:

      @DonCheadle wrote:

      Ruben is a mexican american and therefore will get more money than the mexican army to go to K, if he’s smart.

      $11 won’t help.

    • #35468
      DonCheadle
      Member

      @silentp wrote:

      The same problem is had by Ruben, the 47 freestyler from Texas who is friends with Julio. Ruben is a mexican american and therefore will get more money than the mexican army to go to K, if he’s smart.
      .

      There is a cat from El Paso named Ruben Pinedo who split a 49.9 in the 100 free, went a 54.1 in the 100 fly, and 2:05 in the 200 IM. IS this said “Ruben”

    • #35469
      KG from KZOO
      Member

      Yeah that’s him and I hope that those aren’t his taper times…because I’ve heard from Julio and Steve that he’s been 47 in the 100 fre

    • #35470
      miller
      Member

      @DonCheadle wrote:

      @silentp wrote:

      The same problem is had by Ruben, the 47 freestyler from Texas who is friends with Julio. Ruben is a mexican american and therefore will get more money than the mexican army to go to K, if he’s smart.
      .

      There is a cat from El Paso named Ruben Pinedo who split a 49.9 in the 100 free, went a 54.1 in the 100 fly, and 2:05 in the 200 IM. IS this said “Ruben”

      Meters? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #35471
      DonCheadle
      Member

      A guy who went a 49.9 at the end of the year, even if he wasn’t tapered and wore a drag suit cannot be counted to go a 46. I’ll look and see what I can find, but I am doubting these times.

    • #35472
      silentp
      Member

      On the USA swimming database, which does a good job but isn’t perfect, the best time i found for him was a 53.69 in the 100 fly that looked like it might be from a taper meet. He was a 23 in the 50 and a 51 in the 100, so that 49.9 might be a good swim for him (ouch!). But hey, a 53 flyer isn’t horrible… except when you’re told he’s a 47 flat start 100 guy.

    • #35473
      Derek
      Member

      @silentp wrote:

      But hey, a 53 flyer isn’t horrible… except when you’re told he’s a 47 flat start 100 guy.

      And not to mention that 53 puts him where on the depth chart? 5?

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