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    • #12981
      Nescacfan
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      Who do you think it will be?  My choice is Amherst’s Kendra Stern.  I think she will account for more than 50 points in the 50 Free, 100 free and 200 Free events.  Please note my NESCAC bias.

    • #43329

      Will be interesting to see where these swimmers end up and in what events, all are multi-talented, will coaches play the strategy game and try to out-think the competition in event placement?

    • #43330
      Nescacfan
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      @BreakingTheSurface wrote:

      Will be interesting to see where these swimmers end up and in what events, all are multi-talented, will coaches play the strategy game and try to out-think the competition in event placement?

      I think Stern swims the 50, 100 and 200 Free. Horvat looks like a very strong distance swimmer. I expect her to swim the 500 and 1650 free and the 400 IM. Evans will probably swim the two back events and, maybe, the 500 free to spread out her three events over three days. Brady is the most versatile of the four swimmers. I have no clue what she will swim. She could swim the three of the following: 200 free, 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 Fly and 200 fly.

    • #43331

      Brady should be the top contender for the 400 IM, as for the others she could probably pick and choose and still finish in top 3.

    • #43332
      Nescacfan
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      @BreakingTheSurface wrote:

      Brady should be the top contender for the 400 IM, as for the others she could probably pick and choose and still finish in top 3.

       I wonder if Ertel and Brady will be swimming different individual events at Nationals.  Both are so versatile and overlap in the free, fly and IM events. I suspect that Brady will swim the 400 IM and Ertel the 200 IM.  The 400 IM is crowded with strong swimmers including currrent record holder, Lesher, two-time past champion, Orstein and fast-finisher, Nicholson.  Brady will have plenty of competition in this event.

    • #43333
      Nescacfan
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      @BreakingTheSurface wrote:

      Brady should be the top contender for the 400 IM, as for the others she could probably pick and choose and still finish in top 3.

       

      I wonder if Ertel and Brady will be swimming different individual events at Nationals.  Both are so versatile and overlap in the free, fly and IM events. I suspect that Brady will swim the 400 IM and Ertel the 200 IM.  The 400 IM is crowded with strong swimmers including currrent record holder, Lesher, two-time past champion, Orstein and fast-finisher, Nicholson.  Brady will have plenty of competition in this event.

    • #43334
      Nescacfan
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      Kendra Stern of Amherst swam a 5:03 in the 500 Free in a dual meet last week. I bet she can go 4:55 at Nationals with a full taper.

    • #43335
      Nescacfan
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      Kendra Stern lowered her 500 free time to 4:59.12 in a dual meet against Springfield College last Saturday afternoon.

    • #43336
      E0M8S
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      Kendra Stern also went a 1:49.18 at NESCACs last night. I think she might have that one in the bag…

    • #43337
      Nescacfan
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      Kendra Stern’s time in the 100 Free tonight could be pretty special. She’s still my choice.

    • #43338

      After looking at Horvat’s numbers from the UAA meet, she will def be in the running.

    • #43339
      Nescacfan
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      My confidence in Amherst’s Kendra Stern as the FY with the most points at nationals in her three individual events has increased over the past weekend. Stern was swimmer of the NESCAC meeting after winning the 100, 200 and 500 free trifecta in times of 4:57.42, 149.18 and 50.56. She was not shaved or tapered for the meet. I suspect that Lauren Brady was also not shaved or tapered for her exhibition swims in the NCAC championships. However, Brady will have to swim her three events a lot faster than her December invite times to match the national record times I expect Stern to post in Ohio.

    • #43340

      “Nescacfan” –Who do you think it will be? My choice is Amherst’s Kendra Stern. I think she will account for more than 50 points in the 50 Free, 100 free and 200 Free events. Please note my NESCAC bias.
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      Nescafan — you were right on, here (to best of my ability) are TOP FY SCORERS………

      Top FY Scorers —

      Stern (Amherst) – 60 (500 free, 200 free, 100 free)
      Horvat (Emory) – 47 (400 IM, 200 IM, 1650)
      Miers (Kenyon) – 43 (500 free, 400 IM, 1650)
      Brady (Kenyon) – 45 (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly)
      Evans (CMU) – 41 (500 free, 100 bk, 200 bk)
      Perizzola (C-M-S) – 31 (100 Br, 200 Br)
      Croix (Carthage) – 26 (50 free, 200 free, 100 free)

    • #43341
      swimjunkie
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      Was there – incredibly fast meet and very exciting (the 400 IM was one of the best races I ever watched). It did seem there were a lot of great seniors there (but a lot of great first years, and others, as well, as well) – it ought to be fast for the next few years in several events, although other than Stern I am not sure how many individual records will be broken – Sasser, especially, was pretty amazing, but I guess eeryone there has 1-3 years to improve and give it a shot. Certainly, the bar got raised, and that usually means people set their sights higher.

    • #43342
      Nescacfan
      Member

      Kendra Stern swam even faster at Nationals than I predicted. She has the potential to rewrite the record books in all the fresetyle events–including the 1650– over the next 3 years. She might not even swim the 200 free next year at Nationals if sister Meaghan has a chance to win that event.

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