Fact or Fiction….GAC Medley

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    • #11936
      Rece Davis
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      GAC finally getting a breastroker means they will win a medley relay at MIACs.

    • #30167

      This is a fact. Gustavus sees the potential here and knows that this is where they can really hurt the Oles. You can’t tell me they don’t remember being absolutely deflated in that dual meet after they got 1-2ed in the Medley Relays. They had a weakness in the relay, they went out and addressed the issue with a very nice freshman fix. They’re going to go after the medley’s this year Rece and they will win at least one of them. Insert a 58 breaststroker in high school to a medley that was weak in one spot and then add a season of the Jon Carlson special and you have a flavorful recipe. Bottom line is GAC wins this relay because they aren’t supposed to and they know the effects it will have on the Oles.

    • #30168
      Lee Corso
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      Gustavus has a faster backstroker, a breastroker who’s close, 2 flier who can get the job done, even against Westby and arguably the best closer in D3… but WAIT just a gosh darn minute, they will not win a medley relay. Your O-line needed to protect you a bit more from those Big Michigan Uglies, cause you hurt your head. Do the math sweetheart, 3 seconds better in the breast does not make up for the 5 second thumping they got last year in the 400 alone. Add to that 2 seniors who want to go out on top and a kid by the name of Westby who keeps getting better and you’ll hear the Oles saying “so long sweetheart” to those Gusties as they swim on by.

    • #30169
      Vincent Vega
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      I don’t think the Gusties will take the Meds either. Nor do I believe the Gusties picked up a 58 breaststroker. However, I think Olaf graduated Kukla who led off that relay. Do they have a backstroker to fill that spot? It should be much closer. IF GAC can win those relays. It could get ugly for the olaf boys.

    • #30170
      The15mMark
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      @Vincent Vega wrote:

      I don’t think the Gusties will take the Meds either. Nor do I believe the Gusties picked up a 58 breaststroker. However, I think Olaf graduated Kukla who led off that relay. Do they have a backstroker to fill that spot? It should be much closer. IF GAC can win those relays. It could get ugly for the olaf boys.

      They have their work cut out for them, that’s for sure. Kukla did graduate, and their fillers are not quite up to his caliber, yet. One or two wins in the Meds would be huge for GAC come February.

      @Lee Corso wrote:

      a kid by the name of Westby who keeps getting better

      Westby hasn’t touched a pool since Nationals according to my source. He went to Olaf with bad shoulders and left with a pair that he can barely raise above his head. He’s not getting in until October, which is going to hurt the Olaf squad.

      @Kirk Herbstreit wrote:

      add a season of the Jon Carlson special and you have a flavorful recipe

      JC does do some amazing things with kids who show a strong desire to be at the very top of their game. Sutor, Hagemeyer, Amundson, Hanson, Stewart, and Ziegler all know how much room there is to improve from high school.

    • #30171
      silentp
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      Kukla is listed on their current roster as a senior (and FY are included) and was listed as a junior at NCAAs last season. I don’t believe he graduated. If he’s not back, i can’t see GAC losing.

    • #30172
      swim5599
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      Is that really true about Westby?

    • #30173

      Kukla did not graduate, he was a junior last year.

    • #30174
      The15mMark
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      @swim5599 wrote:

      Is that really true about Westby?

      From what my sources are saying, yes it is.

      @backstroker02 wrote:

      Kukla did not graduate, he was a junior last year.

      Thanks for correcting my mistake.

    • #30175
      Eladron
      Member

      @Lee Corso wrote:

      Do the math sweetheart, 3 seconds better in the breast does not make up for the 5 second thumping they got last year in the 400 alone.

      If I am remembering correctly GAC’s breast guy went a 1:06 last year. If they found even a 1:00 relay breaststroker thats 6 sec difference. Making up for that “five second thumping”.

    • #30176

      Actually, according to the official MIAC meet results, the GAC breaststroker went a 1:02.55. Here is a breakdown of the splits by 100s in the 400 Medley Relay in finals:

      Team……..GAC………..OLAF

      back………51.61………52.71
      breast……1:02.55…….56.73
      fly…………50.57………49.41
      free……….45.30………45.54

    • #30177
      The15mMark
      Member

      As backstroker02 showed, the Gusties lost 6 seconds on the breaststroke leg alone last year. If the Gusties recruited a guy who can pull a 1:00.00 and Olaf’s breaststroker stays the same, then they still need to make up about 4 seconds. If Hagemeyer can get his form from Sophomore year back, I wouldn’t be surprised if he can lead it out in a 50 mid-to-low, making up about 2 on the Olies. Ziegler should be a faster flyer this year, hopefully picking up .5 on the Olaf flyer. Amundson looks to have a great year after a summer of mystery, maybe extending himself .5 over Koch.

      However, this still leaves the Gusties just over a second behind. I think that barring a DQ for Olaf, this one belongs to them for yet another year.

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