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    • #12053

      Wow, what a weekend of swimming so far. From the meets I’ve been following, I ahve been really impressed.

      First, Denison, congrats. That was just an old fashioned butt-whooping. Absolute domination. Kenyon is strong in distance and Bryce stepped up and took that away from them. ALot of other really nice swims. Kenyon is obviously very tired, but its early. Curtis was a stud (1:44), Geissinger stepped up and who knew Bryce could swim BR. Not alot from the Denison frosh though that I saw. Kenyon’s lack of a BKer and sprinters really hurt them. Lots of solid swimming though.

      In Pittsburgh, wow. Great swimming all over the place for Nov. CMU is coming back after a bit of a rough year last year. Their frosh look good Krysmeski is just solid. Emory has so much depth. Like an army of 200BK, 400IM, 1650 clones. They wil just run you over. The frosh flyer looks good and that team is real solid.

      My boys in blue are looking good too. Not as many numbers, but speed. I’m very impressed by the frosh. For a tired november meet that are swimming well.

      ANy other thoughts of the weekend?

    • #31551

      Denison’s men’s victory is even more evident when you consider that they exhibitioned the last relay. Kenyon did need to pick up some decent backstrokers and sprinters from it’s frosh class, and so far it doesn’t appear that they are there.

      The sprinters this year are at W&L. Already an “A” cut and two “B” cuts. The 200 FR already has a ticket to Houston. Looks like Mike Ginder is not planning to finish second again in the 200.

      Being partial to Grove City, I am pleased to see Tim Whitbeck has regained his speed for the 50. His time of 21.34 this weekend gives us hope he will join Courage in the championship finals. Good to see that their 200 FR went under 1:27 without Courage.

    • #31552
      silentp
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      @weedwacker2000 wrote:

      The sprinters this year are at W&L. Already an “A” cut and two “B” cuts. The 200 FR already has a ticket to Houston.

      Are you refering to their 1:24.0? Because if so, that doesn’t get them to Houston. It’s an amazing time right now, but won’t get them to NCAAs.

    • #31553

      You’re right, silentp. What I meant to say is something like – with such a fast time so early in Nov., there’s no doubt W&L will have that ticket later. (They still need to drop another second to get to the Q time.)

    • #31554
      Chris Knight
      Member

      The way they looked yesterday, I wouldn’t be surprised if they had the “A” cut by Thanksgiving. And if they don’t have it by Christmas break, I would be surprised. The Cy Twombley Pool is not the fastest place they’ll swim this year by any stretch of the imagination. And if you add up their 4 best splits you get a 1:23.57, just under last year’s selection time.

    • #31555
      The Treat
      Member

      @weedwacker2000 wrote:

      The sprinters this year are at W&L. Already an “A” cut and two “B” cuts. The 200 FR already has a ticket to Houston. Looks like Mike Ginder is not planning to finish second again in the 200.

      yeah, he is very motivated. i can bask in retirment and thank my lucky stars that i got out when i could. 😀

    • #31556
      swim5599
      Member

      Yeah there were some blazing swims at that meet. Ginder is on fire right now. Mcglaston 20.66 flat start, wow. Is he the early favorite to win the 50 this year?

    • #31557
      N Dynamite
      Member

      @swim5599 wrote:

      Is he the early favorite to win the 50 this year?

      I would have to say so. At least until the next Cox or Zelbacher come out of the woodwork.

    • #31558
      silentp
      Member

      Some times that might have been missed:

      1:35.60 by St. Olaf in the 2MR at the Cows Invite

      Freshman Davis, 9:49 for Gustavus

      Stewart 1:57 in the IM, also for Gustavus, despite only swimming the 500 last year and also going a 1:55 in the 2fly at this meet.

      53.23 by Adam Meyer of Olaf in the 1back

    • #31559
      lost at sea
      Member

      Great cmu invite this year!

      lauren preyss 1 free 52.24, 2 free 1:53.07
      John Thomas 1 back 51.85
      Dave Krzeminski 1 fly 51.19

    • #31560
      fr0gman
      Member

      who is lauren preyss? was she at case last year?

    • #31561
      swim826
      Member

      appparently preyss is a transfer from penn state. apparently before that she transferred from arizona. i don’t really know much about else about her, but heard that she wanted to be closer to home and that this is her last year of eligibility.

    • #31562
      Squirttle
      Member

      @swim826 wrote:

      appparently preyss is a transfer from penn state. apparently before that she transferred from arizona. i don’t really know much about else about her, but heard that she wanted to be closer to home and that this is her last year of eligibility.

      She evidently has had issues with a torn rotator cuff (supposedly past that now). She is now said to be dealing with back issues. I think she grew up in the Cleveland area and wanted to be back closer to home.

    • #31563
      swim5599
      Member

      Anyone know what Thomas’ best time in the 100 back is, because going 51.8 right now almost gurantees that he will probably be about 50.3 or so, if not faster by the end of the year

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