Does anyone care?

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    • #12214
      stewie
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      Just wondering if anyone cared about the duals this weekend? Hope v. Albion, K v. Cal, and Olivet v. Alma. Obviously, I think the K v. Cal meet could be a great showdown. Anyone know if K is full strength? I hope Sixbags has something to say about this meet or his girlfriend…either one will do.

      I think K could pull an upset if they are full strength and they write the right lineup. They can definitely win both br and bk events and the med. Julio will have a shot in the 500 and 1000. If some of their other freestylers have a good meet it could be close.

      Oh yeah, and for silentp, no I didn’t forget about Dekker…he could have a good meet too. Also, if there is anything I may have forgotten or didnt rave about K enough just let me know cause I have a feeling you will be the first to respond to this post…like either other post.

      Olivet v. Alma…obviously

      Albion v. Hope…If only Krone and Bacon could swim everything and not get tired…sometimes I think Krone has that ability, then Albion could put up a fight. Heyboer is not in the 1000 or 500 so no showdown there.

    • #33798
      stewie
      Member

      Also, I heard something about K time trialing the medley relay at the Cal dual meet…I don’t know, just what I heard. Good Luck and hope you get your cut.

    • #33799
      Ghost Rider
      Member

      I agree stewie, Calvin vs. K will be a great meet. K will dominate all strok events, and Calin will do their thing in the middle distance events. Split the relays, and you have one great meet. I give K the win in the water, but Calvin will dominate the boards, which will give them the meet. Just my thoughts.

    • #33800
      Derek
      Member

      I’m also looking forward to the meet. This should be Kalamazoo men’s best meet of the year.

      (There, silentp isn’t the first K guy to respond…)

    • #33801
      swim5599
      Member

      Is kalamazoo time trialing the 400 MR or something?

    • #33802
      quacker
      Member

      Does anyone know if the Kalamazoo “baby killers” are going to have a full roster this weekend? If they are, I think they’ll get the win, but I wouldn’t quite say it would be an upset.

    • #33803
      Derek
      Member

      I’ve heard it will be a full roster. Of course, given their new nickname, Calvin already forfeited in protest.

    • #33804
      Derek
      Member

      So I was proven wrong about Calvin forfeiting in protest, but I was right about it being a close meet… Looking at the results, it must have been a great meet to watch. My inside sources tell me that one Kalamazoo women’s team alumna was there, but I didn’t get any info on the men… was anybody there?

      I know AJP was there, anybody else?

      Anyway, check out the results:

      https://d3swimming.com/results/results.php?meetid=443

      Observations:
      Gruvers made Ellis finish hard in the 200 back
      Tuuk, Conrad, and Contreras get the “best race” award for the 500. Look at those splits!
      JBG and Ellis had a good race in the 100 fly, Ellis was charging from what I hear but JBG was out just a little too fast (thanks AJP).

      I’m excited to see Kalamazoo swim when they can finish a bit stronger. I noticed that when it was close, Kalamazoo didn’t have the energy to get to the wall first. This will change at MIAAs and should result is some pretty awesome swimming.

    • #33805
      ajp
      Member

      Umm…

      I know Miller was there, but that’s all I saw.

      50 Free. Sorry Derek. Ress was 21.47, to Espinosa’s 22.42. That’s 95/100ths 🙂

      500 was amazing, which led to the 100 Fly being the event that decided whether we had a shot. JBG won and after diving, calvin down by 4.

      Hero of the meet for zoo, was booms. He and Dekker’s 1-2 in the IM sealed the deal. If things went differently, a win in the relay could have won it for Calvin.

      Great meet all around. Can’t wait to see what MIAAs brings.

    • #33806
      Derek
      Member

      AJP, thank you for pointing out my carelessness… whoops!

    • #33807
      quacker
      Member

      quack

    • #33808
      iamdonovan
      Member

      On a non-swimming related note, how cool is the name Atticus Tatum?

    • #33809
      DonCheadle
      Member

      Why did Greiner only swim 1 event?

      Based on the results the guys looked really really tired. Fenwick goes a 1:05 in the 100 breast!?

      The 50 had 5 freshmen swimming in the scoring heat.

    • #33810
      BuddytheElf
      Member

      where was Toll??

    • #33811
      Insight
      Member

      Looked like the K v. C meet was a good one. The one thing I was surprised with was the K freestylers. I know there were some good swims but what about the 400 Medley relay at MIAA. What will they do? Ellis/Foni/dekk, but I would imagine it will just be a crap shot to whoever has the best 50 that day. Am I right? Someone from K response?

      I do NOT want to turn this into a K v. H at MIAA thread, if that is possible. I’d rather have people respond to the meets this weekend.

      Also, I heard Toll transferred to K and was lumped in with “The Baby Killers”, that is why he wasn’t there. But seriously, does anyone know where he was? If he was there, it could be have a different meet….

    • #33812
      T-Bone
      Member

      @BuddytheElf wrote:

      where was Toll??

      Ineligible, I think for the semester.

    • #33813
      silentp
      Member

      Time i was impressed with:

      24.4 by ellis in the 50 back

      21.4 in the 50 by ress, wow, swim of the weekend in the MIAA!

      10:39 by chris heintz, 20-some seconds off his dual meet PR

      48.6 by JBG in the 100

      54.2 by Groth in the 1fly

      1:48.0 by Nelis in the 200

      55.6 by Collins in the 100 back

      21.8 split by Voss on the MR

      55.9 by Spencer Johnson in the 100 back

      4:50 by Yury in the 500

      2:02 by Key in the 200 IM

      Just what i saw anyway…

    • #33814
      DonCheadle
      Member

      That is a pretty good list. Just to be clear, he was pointing out swims that stand out based on the individual, not the best swims of the weekend.

      I agree that the swims of the weekend were the 24.4 and the 21.4 Ress has a history of swimming well in season, but maybe he could pop off a 20.9 and makes Nats?

      If that is true about Jethro Tull, then Calvin should be more concerned about Albion (5th place) than Kzoo (3rd). That also all but ends their shot at getting a relay to Nationals.

    • #33815
      stewie
      Member

      With Toll out, Cal 8 fr will not be nearly as strong. Conrad as the forth now to replace Toll? I think with Toll out Hope is the clear favorite and Olivet should be able to take second.

      The 2 fly will also free up a little but will still be a quick event with Yury, Dekker, Koji, Nelis, Waterstone, Fetters.

      What about Cal 4 fr??

    • #33816

      My dear boy Stewart, I do not believe the absence of Toll will have any effect on the 400 Free Relay at Calvin. It will still be quite strong.

    • #33817
      swim5599
      Member

      Ellis had a great 50 back, but I was a little surprised with his time in the 100 back. I was thinking we would see 52 low after that 24.4 split

    • #33818
      DonCheadle
      Member

      I thought that as well, though Kathy kills these guys so inconsistency is not a surprise.

    • #33819
      silentp
      Member

      2 Great meets this coming weekend, Hope vs GVSU and K vs Olivet. Hope finally gets to dual GVSU when they aren’t rested and K vs Olivet probably won’t be that close, but should show some quick times as teams come down for the MIAA taper. It’s interesting to see how the begining of taper effects certain swimmers though. I will predict 1 pool record will fall with the meet at Kzoo.

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