Kzoo wins conference?

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    • #12560
      DonCheadle
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      Based on what I know, I think Kzoo has a legit shot at winning conference next year. This assumes three things:
      1) Hope gets a soft class
      2) Olivet gets a typical Olivet class (I think they got some good swimmers, pretty much what we expected)
      3) Kzoo picks up the remaining 3 guys on their wish list.

      Thoughts…

    • #37845
      Low Tide
      Member

      Still seems like a large gap to me, and with so many unknowns. Not this year, but the next, is what I think (at this early point). Of course I will be thrilled to see them make a strong push this coming year… it wil involve some great improvement out of the swimmers K currently has.

    • #37846
      Rudy Shingle
      Member

      I think it will be a dog fight for first place. Three teams will have a shot at it next year, but what do you think will make this difference this time?

    • #37847
      Derek
      Member

      In the interest of being the fourth K guy to post on this thread…

      I’d say that K can do it, but it will be a spectacular meet for K and a ho-hum meet for the other teams… also, those “ifs” have to come true.

      K does have the most exciting team right now. Does that translate into the win? It could.

    • #37848

      @Derek wrote:

      K does have the most exciting team right now. Does that translate into the win? It could.

      I don’t even know what that means.

    • #37849
      Rudy Shingle
      Member

      studs a lot of the time equate to exciting. Like watching the 200 medley break the meet record that is exciting or watching paul thrown down his last 50 of the 200 back that is exciting. I think that is what Derek was talking about.

    • #37850
      ajp
      Member

      I think the difference this coming year may be even more dependent on the other 3 teams in the conference. Calvin and Albion decided it this year. If Alma’s moving up and taking points, there’s no reason to not thing it’s the same.

    • #37851
      Lane2AllStar
      Member

      Kzoo has some studs thats for sure. Although I think that unless they get a class like Hopes freshmen class this past year they are not going to be competing for a MIAA championship this upcomming year. Mabye in 2009 the legit rivalry will be back.

    • #37852
      Low Tide
      Member

      Although I think that unless they get a class like Hopes freshmen class this past year they are not going to be competing for a MIAA championship this upcomming year.

      From what little I know… it could be close. There is a Heyboeresque swimmer Kzoo is waiting on.

    • #37853
      silentp
      Member

      I’ll take Olivet for the win please. They have a solid class of depth coming in and i think the right mix of guys to do well in every event and not have the extreme weak spots seen by K and Hope. Kzoo and Hope both have shots and will obviously beat them at NCAAs, but i am not sure they are ready for the throne this coming season.

      Dual meets should be more exciting than ever though, that’s for sure.

      Kzoo has a better shot at being top 10 at nats than winning conference. I really think they should be top 10 if they get this Heyboeresque guy, plus if they can get freestyle dudes to help to score some of those relays. Hope can improve upon their positioning and be top 15. Olivet can hope to send a relay, which is a legit possibility.

    • #37854
      DonCheadle
      Member

      @silentp wrote:

      I’ll take Olivet for the win please.

      @silentp wrote:

      I’ll take Olivet for the win please. Olivet can hope to send a relay, which is a legit possibility.

      This isn’t anything shocking but Olivet as a much better shot to win conference then send a relay to Nats. The short relays will keep getting faster, and the guys Olivet keeps adding are no better than the already solid guys they have. I think they are bringing in a good flyer, maybe backstroker? Who knows, maybe he could drop some time and be a difference maker.

      Regarding Olivet winning the meet: They would not have won last year without diving (this is not a debate about diving). They will have the same huge advantage next year.

    • #37855
      The Treat
      Member

      @Captain Insano wrote:

      @Derek wrote:

      K does have the most exciting team right now. Does that translate into the win? It could.

      I don’t even know what that means.

      nobody knows what that means, but it’s provocative!

    • #37856
      Derek
      Member

      @The Treat wrote:

      @Captain Insano wrote:

      @Derek wrote:

      K does have the most exciting team right now. Does that translate into the win? It could.

      I don’t even know what that means.

      nobody knows what that means, but it’s provocative!

      So provocative that there have been 8 posts in the 15 days since then. Woohoo!

      (now 9)

    • #37857

      It’s about that time of year when all the off-topic posts are acceptable.
      How about this: What are all the graduating seniors doing?

      I’ll be at Ohio State next year for grad school in chemical engineering.

      I know Abe Glas has a job as an electrical engineer in Holland.

      Jake Holton is headed to University of Michigan for social work.

      Karl Hoesch was also planning on grad school at U of M but changed his mind and is now going to Tennessee for Teach For America.

      I don’t know about any others.

    • #37858
      Rudy Shingle
      Member

      I am going to be student teaching in kalamazoo.

    • #37859
      stiles
      Member

      If we are talking about what people are doing since grad, I have to bring this post back up.

      @Duck wrote:

      How lovely, and thank you for that update Stiles. I think we all knew Flikkema was a young gentleman on the rise. Because this list is a little ambiguous, allow me to add some further detail:

      Lubbers-teaches in Kzoo — Homemaker & Homeschooler
      Veltman-Social Work in Compton,CA — Drug Dealer
      Penninga-Self Employed Web designer, calvin coach — Unemployed, gaining weight FAST
      Ryan Johnson-engineer at Gentex — Sanitary Engineer
      Hekman-Western Seminary, working at church in Holland — Bombing abortion clinics
      B. White-Giant Pro Race team, opening bike shop in CO. — Using food stamps to buy booze and cigs
      Boumgarden-Getting PhD in Business Consulting at Wash U. — In this case PhD stands for Pizza Hut Delivery
      Mulder-Grad school in Chicago — Still living on Ramen Noodles
      Preston-Firefighter in IN. — Alchoholic
      Sveen-Law school in Chicago — Suicidal

    • #37860
      Peregrin
      Member

      I’ll be studying Electrical Engineering in Atlanta at Georgia Tech, home of the 1996 Olympic pool (since this is ostensibly still a swimming forum).

      And Rudy, I’m sorry but I can’t seem to put a name with that pretty reindeer face.

    • #37861
      Derek
      Member

      @Peregrin wrote:

      I’ll be studying Electrical Engineering in Atlanta at Georgia Tech, home of the 1996 Olympic pool (since this is ostensibly still a swimming forum).

      Hey Peregrin,

      I’m also moving to Atlanta. We’ll have to have a mini-MIAA Alumni meet there.

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