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    • #12368
      lirpa
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      Looking at the top times I am wondering what people will be pulling out of which events. I think you can only enter three events. Here are a few examples:

      Kenton Drake is ranked in 400im, 100 breast, 200 free all on day 2. Obviously won’t swim 200 free for sure.

      Tim Newton, does he swim 400 im instead of 200 again?

      Matt Stewart, swims 200 instead of 100 fly.

      Brad Test did 5 relays last year, does he do 100 fly this year?

      Chase Gross is strong in the 100 fly and 200 free

      As said before, Zimarev looks to be gone in 100 fly.

      From what I have seen it looks like 100 fly and 200 free have the most flex room, good old Day 2. If three people forgo an event that significantly changes the position of those on the bubble. Anybody else notice events that have a few potential scratchers?

    • #35579
      swim5599
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      I would doubt highly that Newton swims the 200 free over the 400 IM. I also doubt Test swims the 100 fly. I would think he would go all 5 relays again. Gross is a good question though. He had a great 200 free at nats last year, but he also went 50.4 in the 100 fly in December. I am not sure what he will do

    • #35580

      i hear that Newton is dropping the mile and is focusing on the 200 free/ 4IM double…

      terrible move by him if it’s true

    • #35581
      swim5599
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      For a guy that is flat dominant in the 500, his mile is not quite as impressive. At the same time the 4 IM 2 free double with the 8oo fr on the same day is ridiculous. ANyone know if this is really true

    • #35582

      @nemesis enforcer wrote:

      i hear that Newton is dropping the mile and is focusing on the 200 free/ 4IM double…

      terrible move by him if it’s true

      Or he just want to to prove he has balls of steal that drag on the ground when he walks.

    • #35583

      granted. i have seen newton do some amazing things, so i guess it would only be a terrible move if he messes up. if it goes well, which he def has a good chance it’ll be straight dominance!

      *steel btw

    • #35584

      @nemesis enforcer wrote:

      some amazing things

      last years 500 free.

    • #35585
      swimpimp
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      I’ve heard the same rumor that Newton will be doing the 2free 4IM double. He was 1:40.9 for a relay split at UAA’s and only a 1:40.6 at NCAA’s last year in the 8free relay… and he was completely unrested at UAA’s. There could be some damage done there.

      Plus he was 3:58 in the 4IM at NCAA’s.

      If he pulls it off, which judging from his reputation will not be a problem, god help us all.

    • #35586
      facenorth
      Member

      That is a pretty rediculous double. There was a guy in the MIAA this year that did that and dropped every time he dove into the water. His 800 Free Relay split was better than either of his two open 200s that day. More power to Newton if its true.

    • #35587
      swim5599
      Member

      The only issue he will have is he really only has the 100 fly between the 4 Im and 2 free. He is looking at what maybe 15-20 minutes between his 400 IM prelim and 200 free prelim. I am sure he is shooting to make the top 8 in both, and that could be a bit of a tall order I would think.

    • #35588

      im sure hes posting for a win in both.

    • #35589
      swim5599
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      I think he will win the 500, but I do not think he wins either the IM or the 200 free. He has a much better shot to win the IM then the 200, but I am not sure if he can run down Peterson in the IM

    • #35590

      who ever wins is going under 138.

    • #35591
      oldswimnfool
      Member

      There also appears to be a swimmer from Williams (going by the roster) – who is in the top 20 in both the 200 fly and the 1650 – his 200 fly time is much better so I assume he is going with that – Chirs Millen(sp) not sure about the last name but I am close…..

    • #35592
      swim5599
      Member

      Yeah I would be really surprised if Millen doesn’t swim both IM’s and the 200 fly

    • #35593
      Chris Knight
      Member

      @swim5599 wrote:

      I think he will win the 500, but I do not think he wins either the IM or the 200 free. He has a much better shot to win the IM then the 200, but I am not sure if he can run down Peterson in the IM

      Newton is not entered in the 4 IM. He will be a force to be reckoned with in the 2 Free.

    • #35594

      i feel like nationals would be a different meet if they allowed for more than 3 individual events. you would have studs like newton, peterson, byers, millen scoring 80+ points. remember the days of age group swimming… 9 events a weekend.

    • #35595
      swim5599
      Member

      Newton will be under 1:40 for sure, but Curtis is going to just tear this race up. I would think 1:37.5 would be his winning time.

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