Dec. 1-3

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    • #12105
      Nescacfan
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      This is the weekend for us to calibrate where the NESCAC teams stand after the first month of practice.

      There are several invitational meets. Williams swims at Yale. Wesleyan hosts the Cardinal Invitational and Colby is one of the teams travelling to Connecticut College for the Camel Invite.

      Hamilton is swimming at the Liberty League Championships at the Univ. of Rochester.

      In dual meet action, Amherst travels to Middlebury, Bates visits Trinity and Bowdoin is at Tufts.

      Over the weekend, how many A and B cut swims will we see?

      I am pretty sure that the Williams men will demonstrate to us all that the Ephs are unbeatable in the conference. Will the Tufts men continue to swim as strong as they did at the end of last season?

      The Amherst @ Middlebury women’s meet will provide us a clue as to whether or not the Ephs women are beatable this year. The women’s meet will be very close. Middlebury has both star quality and depth; Amherst has star quality but less depth. The first event of the day will pit two of the best DIII 400 Medley relay teams against each other. I predict the winner will be 3:56 or under at this early stage of the season. Possible matchups to watch are Stern[A] vs. Cowie[M] in the 500 and Sasser[A] vs. Ross[M] in the 200 IM. Haring[A] should make it interesting for Cowie[M] in the 1000.

    • #32224
      Morecowbell
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      Very interesting prospectives.How do you see the Amherst-Middlebury Men’s meet going? Last year Amherst won handily, and with the Middlebury men suspending the end of last season, what do we know about them?
      Also saw that Williams just got a “huge” recruit next year. A 6’10” sprinter from the Chicago area.

    • #32225
      Nescacfan
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      Hard to judge Middlebury men at this time from the relay meet they swam before Thanksgiving. However, at this stage of the season, I don’t see an real impact FY in the Amherst times so far. Middlebury relay times in the 200 Medley and 200 Free are right with Amherst’s [taking into account Amherst’s DQ in the Colby meet]. If that is any any indication, the meet should be closer this year.

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