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    • #12788
      silentp
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      Well, this forum is dead, except with boring stuff, so here are my picks,

      200 FR: Kenyon
      500: Curtis
      200 IM: Westby
      50: Mitchell*
      400 MR: Kenyon

      200 MR: Kenyon
      400 IM: Millen*
      100 fly: Westby
      200: Curtis
      100 breast: Espinosa
      100 back: Mitchell
      800 FR: Denison

      1650: Nathaniel Smith
      200 back: Ellis
      100: Geissinger
      200 breast: Stoyel
      200 fly: Harris
      400 FR: Kenyon

      * Denotes NCAA Record

    • #40354
      Chris Knight
      Member

      Harris takes the 1 fly, Thomas sweeps the backs, and nobody sets a record.

      The mile will be the best race of the meet: If Dunn has an off season after this rumored burnout, then you have to look at Borland, Lake, Davis, Bubb and Rantz as a pack who could all win…and those 5 were within 2 seconds of each other!

    • #40355
      t3hhammer
      Member

      I’m gonna go ahead and say Chase Gross wins the 1fly. He was only about .05 away last year. I’ll also say Bobo gives Westby a run at 2im, Thomas in both backs and that GCC guy repeats in the 50.

    • #40356
      silentp
      Member

      First of all, I want to say that I will give Nathan Smith 10 seconds on the field if anyone wants to take me on that “offering”. Kenyon’s streak for having the individual winner of the 1650 doesn’t date back to the 80’s for no reason.

      Second of all, I am interested to hear why Thomas wins both backstokes? I see the argument for the 200, but not the 100. Any special reason? I’d love to hear the arguments because it would suck if you both just agreed with me.

    • #40357

      Wow. No more than 2 weeks into the season and silentp has all his picks up already. You really need more to do at work!! I think your picks look good, but then again I don’t know nearly enough at the national level to neither confirm nor refute any of your picks.

    • #40358
      Chris Knight
      Member

      @silentp wrote:

      First of all, I want to say that I will give Nathan Smith 10 seconds on the field if anyone wants to take me on that “offering”. Kenyon’s streak for having the individual winner of the 1650 doesn’t date back to the 80’s for no reason.

      Second of all, I am interested to hear why Thomas wins both backstokes? I see the argument for the 200, but not the 100. Any special reason? I’d love to hear the arguments because it would suck if you both just agreed with me.

      Thomas had the #1 time pretty much all season, and we have can’t be sure what he would have gone in finals if it wasn’t for his unfortunate (& bizarre) early flip. If I were he, I’d be pissed, and focused all year on proving that swim was a fluke. Mitchell is great, and you have to call him the favorite, but I have a hunch it’ll turn out differently.

      As for Smith, the best time I saw on him was a 15:49 – that certainly makes him a serious contender, but I wouldn’t write off the veterans so early. Borland can keep Kenyon’s streak alive just as well as Smith – it’s not like Coach Steen picks a miler pre-season and says “this is the guy for 2008.” Has Smith been faster than 15:49? If not then I’m not ready to pick a freshman since those other guys all went under 15:40 last year.

    • #40359

      firstly, their were rumors floating the Thomas tapered himself for some meets. secondly, i cant see westby winning without a contest and the likelihood of him winning is lessening by the day. finally, what about a scott in the fly?

    • #40360
      trout3
      Member

      @t3hhammer wrote:

      I’m gonna go ahead and say Chase Gross wins the 1fly. He was only about .05 away last year. I’ll also say Bobo gives Westby a run at 2im, Thomas in both backs and that GCC guy repeats in the 50.

      That GCC guy has taken a year off to train for Olympic Trials

    • #40361
      N Dynamite
      Member

      1. Thomas was winning the back when he did his early turn. If he swims 100 yards he wins. I’m on the Thomas bandwagon.

      2. That GCC guy that won the 50 was Whitbeck. The other guy (the one that finished 2nd but won the 100) is the one taking the year off. It should be a tight race again between Mitchell and Whitbeck. I’d like to see more times from both before I make a call.

    • #40362

      Yeah I think its Whitbeck in the 50. He’ll have that confidence of being defending champion. The 50 is a crapshoot though so it could be someone who hasn’t yet made a lot of noise.

    • #40363
      3 6 Mafia
      Member

      @silentp wrote:

      100 breast: Espinosa

      even tho Stoyel was slower in prelims, he cased espinosa down in the last 50. Westby and Racz are right behind them too. I think Keeley will turn heads

    • #40364
      swim5599
      Member

      Stoyel wins the 100
      Schranck is my pick to win the 200
      Harris wins the one fly rather easily in about 48.3
      Westby 200 IM
      Mitchell wins the 100 back and the 50 free

    • #40365

      what about emory’s diggs for the 400 IM? his perfomance at miami was very impressive and that 57 puts him in contention for the title

    • #40366
      swimminfreak
      Member

      @nemesis enforcer wrote:

      what about emory’s diggs for the 400 IM? his perfomance at miami was very impressive and that 57 puts him in contention for the title

      I agree, Diggs has been swimming out of control. A 357 definitely puts him in contention to win this year. Did anyone happen to see his 1539 mile and 433 in the 500. Diggs is really leading emory’s swim team right now with an outstanding season thus far. I am excited to see how he does at NCAAs.

    • #40367
      silentp
      Member

      @swimminfreak wrote:

      @nemesis enforcer wrote:

      what about emory’s diggs for the 400 IM? his perfomance at miami was very impressive and that 57 puts him in contention for the title

      I agree, Diggs has been swimming out of control. A 357 definitely puts him in contention to win this year. Did anyone happen to see his 1539 mile and 433 in the 500. Diggs is really leading emory’s swim team right now with an outstanding season thus far. I am excited to see how he does at NCAAs.

      Just win? I was thinking a Nat Record was possible after that swim…

    • #40368
      swim5599
      Member

      Gross 48.9 in the 100 fly at Wheaton pretty smokin

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