NESCAC Men Predictions

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    • #12359
      Colbybr
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      Event Winner Predictions:

      50 Free: Moryan, Conn

      100 Free Moryan, Conn

      200 Free: Spinelli, Williams

      500 Free: Spinelli, Williams

      1000 Free: Bettencourt, Tufts (Darkhorse candidate)

      1650 Free: Byers, Wesleyan

      50 Breast: Chan, Tufts

      100 Breast: Lux, Midd

      200 Breast: Bonewell, Williams

      50 Back: Dewey, Colby

      100 Back: Woods, Midd

      200 Back: Woods, Midd

      50 Fly: Scott, Williams

      100 Fly: Scott, Williams

      200 Fly: Millen, Williams

      200 IM: Millen, Williams

      400 IM: Treat, Amherst

      200 Medley Relay: Midd

      400 Medley Relay: Midd

      200 Free Relay: Tufts

      400 Free Relay: Tufts

      800 Free Relay Tufts

      Enjoy and respond

    • #35488
      E0M8S
      Member

      There’s no way Spinelli will let Byers take the 1650. Byers may be the faster in-season swimmer, but I don’t think he can match Spinelli’s strong charge at the end of the race.

      Also, how do you figure Tufts wins the 800 free relay? It looks like it could be a strong 3-way race between them, Williams, and Amherst. Williams has 5 of the top 10 200 free times in the NESCAC (4 of the top 9 if you assume Norman Scott doesn’t swim that relay), and Amherst has two in-season 1:44’s (Witzke and Maslan) combined with Treat (a guaranteed 1:42 or 1:43 on the relay). All Amherst needs is a fourth player at 1:44 or under to stay in the game. My pick is Williams, only because of the Spinelli factor again. Did you see his anchor leg on that relay last year? Without Baker to bring home the Tufts relay, Spinelli should eat their anchor alive if the race is remotely close when he dives in.

    • #35489
      Colbybr
      Member

      To respond:

      I had Spinelli doing the 200 instead of the 1650, but if Spinelli swims the 1650 i believe he will beat byers.

      800 Free Relay: Pure lazyness on my part. You are right

    • #35490
      Nescacfan
      Member

      I am a big fan of Spinelli, Scott and Millen. Will Coach Kuster try to give all three a chance to win three events or will they swim their national events at NESCACs? I’m pretty sure that Millen swims the 400 IM and beats Treat. If Millen decides to swim the 200 Back, I predict that he edges Woods. Millen is also listed on the psych sheet for the 200 IM and 200 Fly events.

    • #35491
      swim5599
      Member

      Well I would think that Spinelli is going the 200, 500, and the 1650, and my money is on him winning all three. Is Millen going the 4 Im? If he does what a battle that will be with Treat

    • #35492
      Colbybr
      Member

      Yeah I’m not so sure that Millen beats Treat in the 400 IM. I admit that Millen looks great on paper but Treat is a better breaststroker and has been 3:58 in the IM.

    • #35493
      Nescacfan
      Member

      I don’t think Treat will break the 4-minute mark at NESCAC’s. I know he is a senior with all the motivation he needs to do well, but he has been swimming a little slower this year than last.

    • #35494
      Colbybr
      Member

      Maybe he has a different season plan this year centered more on NCAA’s? I am just trying to give this a positive spin.

    • #35495
      Nescacfan
      Member

      I don’t think Chris Millen transferred to Williams to be second in any event he swims at NESCAC’s. I expect some incredible times from him this weekend.

      Colbybr: Where are the other NESCAC’ers on this site?

    • #35496
      Colbybr
      Member

      Well, Griz is probably leaving as we speak to get to the meet. As for Littlethreefan and Nescacalum…I don’t know who they are so maybe they just don’t think theres any action going on here. I myself am departing to coach High School Easterns out in Philly. Here’s hoping my hotel room has internet so I can get live results and get on here.

    • #35497
      Nescacfan
      Member

      I’ll be at Bowdoin in time for the Saturday night finals. I’ll try to provide some of the flavor of the meet early Sunday morning

    • #35498
      nescacdad
      Member

      New shooter here. And a rookie to boot. First NESCACs for this Dad. I will be there Friday just after trials. I will also try to add some info to the mix and will rely heavily on parents and non-NESCAC swimmers in attendance. Bowdoin has assured me that their wi-fi network works in the pool. We’ll see. No predictions except there will be some great races between seasoned veterans and newbies. Relays are also more competitive this year, at least on paper.

    • #35499
      polarbear
      Member

      Watch for Conn to have their best finish ever — they should have some B cuts in the relays. They have brought in a bunch of talent over the last couple of years, and to their credit manufactured more, but they keep seeming to lose kids after their freshmen or sophomore years.

      Look for max Goldstein to have a good IM for Bowdoin — not at the Treat level but a solid time.

      Even after graduating taht great class theres no way that Kuster doesnt run away with it this year, although Middlebury may be able to keep it interesting.

    • #35500
      E0M8S
      Member

      What’ll it take to get in top 8 for the 200 and 500 free this year? Based on in-season times, those could be the two fastest events. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see 8th place coming back at night as 4:39 and 1:43.

    • #35501
      E0M8S
      Member

      What’ll it take to get in top 8 for the 200 and 500 free this year? Based on in-season times, those could be the two fastest events. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see 8th place coming back at night as 4:39 and 1:43.

    • #35502
      Colbybr
      Member

      Well, it looks like the 500 is pretty much what it usually is, nothing crazier than in previous years to make it back. First day of prelims looks pretty typical. One surprising note nescacfan: Millen almost didn’t make it back in the 200 IM.

    • #35503
      Colbybr
      Member

      oh and welcome nescacdad. Hope to hear from you and i hope your son does well

    • #35504
      Nescacfan
      Member

      @Colbybr wrote:

      One surprising note nescacfan: Millen almost didn’t make it back in the 200 IM.

      But Millen did beat Treat in the finals.

    • #35505
      swim5599
      Member

      Yeah he floated the prelim and it almost cost him, but the 1:52.9 he went is damn good. He will be close to 4:00 tonight in the 400 IM. Did I miss something or did I not see Spinelli in the 200 this morning

    • #35506
      Colbybr
      Member

      he is going for the distance triple

    • #35507
      openwater
      Member

      @swim5599 wrote:

      Yeah he floated the prelim and it almost cost him, but the 1:52.9 he went is damn good. He will be close to 4:00 tonight in the 400 IM. Did I miss something or did I not see Spinelli in the 200 this morning

      Hey where are the 400 IM prelim results?

    • #35508
      nescacdad
      Member

      Despite graduating some of its best all-time swimmers, Williams has still managed to take 4/4 relays so far at NESCACs and broke a meet record in the 800 free tonight.

      Collier was not to be denied in the fly. Millen spanked Treat on the freestyle leg of the 400IM to win comfortably. Spinelli shattered the 1000 free record.

      Will be very good action tomorrow in 100 free and 400 free relay, plus the 200s of the other strokes.

    • #35509
      Colbybr
      Member

      Anyone want to take a guess at Spinelli’s mile today?? That 1000 was pretty impressive. I say he goes in the 15:30s.

    • #35510
      nescacdad
      Member

      Middlebury 200 flyers. Top 2 seeds. Dillon and Collier

    • #35511
      swim5599
      Member

      My guess On Spinelli is 15:39.

    • #35512
      Nescacfan
      Member

      Look for Amhert to drops a spot or two tonight. Based upon the prelims, I don’t see them staying in second place.

      My guess is that Spinelli goes 15.37 tonight in the 1650.

    • #35513
      Colbybr
      Member

      I’ll go middle and take 15:38

    • #35514
      Nescacfan
      Member

      Spinelli went 15:50.74 tonight.

    • #35515
      openwater
      Member

      Three A-cuts in the 200 Fly Finals – excellent work gentlemen!

    • #35516
      Colbybr
      Member

      Look for more from Steve come the national meet. Also, my sources tell me that Treat has a busted shoulder and has had a very hard time practicing. He has been toughing out his senior year and we should wish him well. He’s a great competitor and sportsman. I swam against him for 7 years and I will be cheering for him at nationals as he wraps up his career.

    • #35517
      Nescacfan
      Member

      I was mistaken in my prediction. Amherst men take second in NESCAC’s over Tufts by just 2 points.

    • #35518
      Colbybr
      Member

      I was somewhat disappointed by Tufts at this meet. I felt that (obviously due to my predictions) that a lot of their swimmers were going to perform better at this meet. I hope some of them get a chance to swim again and make the most of it.

    • #35519
      nescacdad
      Member

      All conference team announced.

      Top 3 in 6 events:
      Collier
      Hannigan

      5 events
      Witzke
      Beeman
      Bonewell
      Spinelli

      4 events
      Treat
      Moryan
      Woods
      Gallucci
      McManic
      Millen

      3 events
      Ancona
      Dewey
      Troy
      Dillon
      Lux
      Scott

      2 events
      Waskom
      Boyd
      Bartro
      Johnson
      Farrar
      Byers
      Kirwan
      Marinelli
      Wentworth-Ping

      1 event
      Maslan
      Finnerty
      Gundry
      Wood
      Bell
      O’Rourke
      Rayburn
      Felker
      Nolen

      NATA times
      Spinelli – 500 Free, 800 Free, 1650 Free
      Millen – 400 IM, 800 Free, 200 fly
      Treat – 400IM
      Collier 100 Fly, 200 Fly
      Kirwan – 800 Free
      Hannigan – 800 Free
      Dillon – 200 Fly

      NATB times

      Beeman – 7
      Witzke – 6
      Hannigan – 5
      McManic – 5
      Moryan- 5
      Treat – 5
      Woods – 5
      Bartro – 4
      Bettencourt – 4
      Bonewell – 4
      Collier – 4
      Gallucci – 4
      Scott – 4
      Maslan – 3
      O’Rourke – 3
      Troy – 3
      Waskom – 3
      Ancona – 2
      Dewey – 2
      Kinsella, M – 2
      Kirwan – 2
      Marinelli – 2
      Rayburn – 2
      Shields – 2
      Troy – 2
      Wentworth-Ping – 2
      Barnes – 1
      Bell – 1
      Bullitt – 1
      Byers – 2
      Clary – 1
      Dillon – 1
      Fanning – 1
      Felker – 1
      Finnerty – 1
      Gundry – 1
      Homchick – 1
      Johnson, Todd – 1
      Kaplan – 1
      Kurtysh – 1
      Lux – 1
      Millen – 1
      Mitchell – 1
      Murphy – 1
      Spinelli – 1

      Div III invites due out any time.

      Congratulations to all on a terrific meet.

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