Weekend of Nov. 16-18

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    • #12808
      Chris Knight
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      Friday
      Wingate @ Limestone
      St. Andrews @ Catawba
      Pfeiffer @ Campbell Invitational

      Saturday
      SCAD @ Wingate
      W&L @ Carnegie Mellon (w/ Franklin & Marshall and Rochester)
      Transy @ DePauw
      WVW @ Wheeling Jesuit
      Mars Hill @ Pfeiffer
      Asbury @ Wabash Invitational

      With the exception of the Wingate-Limestone battle, all of these should be pretty good tests. Hopefully a clearer picture of who’s swimming fast will emerge.

    • #40595
      Balki
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      Why is wingate-limestone an exception?
      Whatever the reason is, I want to note that Limestone men’s team got much stronger this year

    • #40596
      H2allpurpose
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      we will see….hope so, its great for the conference…so is it still a general concensus(sp?) that wingate will take the cake?

    • #40597
      Chris Knight
      Member

      @Balki wrote:

      Why is wingate-limestone an exception?
      Whatever the reason is, I want to note that Limestone men’s team got much stronger this year

      Yes they did – a freshman class of 10 is a big step. And McKenzie is clearly very talented. But there is no way they challenge Wingate in a dual meet. I’m not sure any team in the conference can. They just have way too much firepower between Chagas, Corcoran, Vlashchenko, Norman, & Dugan. That’s a murderer’s row. Each one could win every event they put him in, and they’re versatile enough (particularly Chagas & Corcoran) that Kirk doesn’t have to double them up at all. Their depth might be a question in February, but with those 5 guys I don’t see how they drop more than possibly 1 or 2 events – McKenzie over Corcoran in the IM / Vlashchenko in the breast – and I’m not even sure they’ll get those.

      And yes, unless I see some serious time drops from W&L at Kenyon then I have to predict Wingate will be 1st at the conference meet.

    • #40598
      franchise
      Member

      Can limestone challenge wingate? No. Can SCAD challenge wingate? No.
      Can anyone in this conference challenge wingate? Not in a dual-meet format. Possible W&L with their depth at the conference meet but I would think that they need to bring in a couple of people in january.
      I do agree that limestone is having an interesting team. Mckenzie and Jordens could take them to the third place at the conference meet

    • #40599
      H2allpurpose
      Member

      personally, I think wingate will have more depth with some of the guys that taper very well than what some people think…

      but also, does the website for the conference still operate?

      since W&L doesn’t have athletic scholarship to dish out, it seems like the prospect of an addition that they’ll need for January is slim…unless I’m missing something….

    • #40600
      Chris Knight
      Member

      No, people do not start at W&L in January…

      The conference website is dead b/c it was operated by Rose-Hulman, which made the sensible decision to switch to the CCIW.

      The only reason I mentioned Wingate’s depth as a possible issue is because there’s a drop-off after those first 5 guys in the impressiveness of the swims so far…but last year their drops at the conference meet were incredible, so there’s really no reason to doubt that they will be again.

    • #40601
      Balki
      Member

      Where is Parks?

    • #40602
      Chris Knight
      Member

      That’s a good question. I didn’t even realize that he wasn’t showing up in their results. He definitely fills the hole they’ve had so far in back. Injury perhaps?

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