Stewart Shines, Gusties Move Up on Day 2

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    • #12342
      Kari Byron
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      Matt Stewart: 1:39.77 200 Free on the 800FR
      49.77 100 Fly

      Overall the Gusties moved up in several spots including the concies of the 100 Fly and the finals of the backstroke.

      I’ll try to score it and post later.

    • #35278
      swim5599
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      Stewart is having himself one huge meet. What will he swim at nats 200 free or 100 fly?

    • #35279
      Kari Byron
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      Right now I have to say 200 Free. That time is huge for him and I think he can go faster. I don’t see much more out of his fly.

    • #35280
      The Treat
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      @Kari Byron wrote:

      Right now I have to say 200 Free. That time is huge for him and I think he can go faster. I don’t see much more out of his fly.

      though i have no idea if the kid has more left in him for the 200 free cause i havent watched him all year, i’d probably choose the 100 fly.

      i chose 50.00 in the 100 fly and 1:40.00 in the 200 free as comparison points b/c they’re comparable and stewart was very close to both benchmarks in his swims.

      guys who are or have been under 1:40 (or were damn close) in the 200 free

      curtis, ginder, stewart, guerard, spinelli, newton and geissinger. you’ve also got courage who, in my opinion, is capable of a much faster 200 freestyle than he’s done so far. he just has to swim it smart. there is also peterson but we’re pretty sure he’s doing 400 IM instead of the 200 free. so that leaves 7 guys (other than stewart) who will likely be under the 1:40 mark.

      for guys who are under 50 in the 100 fly (or were damn close as well)

      westby, byers, zimarev, stewart, rousseau, harris, norman scott, krzeminski, forsman, rieniets, and zeigler. that’s 10 others right around 50.

      i’d pick the fly b/c i think that he has a better chance to win it than he does to win the 200 free (although he wont be my pick for either event). i believe that gustavus was fully tapered for this meet and it is probably a little easier to come back and swim just as fast or faster in the 100 fly at nats than it would be to come back and swim just as fast in the 200 free.

      then again, i think he may have swum the 100 fly at conferece b/c GAC was pretty stacked in the 200 free without him (just look at the results). he also might be a little more confident knowing that he’s 2nd in the nation in the 200 free so far while he’s 4th in the 100 fly.

      really this is just a toss up and it all comes down to what he’s more comfortable with. does he think he can reproduce a fast 200 free three times in one day? he’s already done the two 100 flys, one 200 free combo and did a pretty good job at it. guess we’ll see.

    • #35281
      swim5599
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      You bring up a ton of great points. I would go with the 100 fly. He could be seeded right about the same in both races as was pointed out. If he drops say 3 tenths or so in the fly he could sneak in and win the race. I am not saying he would. I have a feeling that 1:39.7 might have been all he had, and that race is just sick this year.

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