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    • #12950
      maverick1
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      Tuesday, January 15
      Calvin at Kalamazoo, 6 p.m.

      Saturday, January 19
      Alma at Olivet, 1 p.m.

      Saturday, January 26
      Calvin at Hope, 1 p.m.
      Kalamazoo at Alma, 1 p.m.
      Olivet at Albion, 1 p.m.

      Friday, February 2
      Albion at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m.
      Hope at Olivet, 1 p.m.
      Alma at Calvin, 1 p.m.

      not too many meets left to talk about besides hope vs. olivet…..so let’s talk about that one (which will turn into hope vs kzoo within a page or 2 if people start posting)

      Hope has a good amount of depth and strengths both where olivet is strong and weak. Olivet is really strong in the longer freestyle events and diving (ouch for hope). It’ll be interesting to see the type of lineup that taber will put together. will his coaching experience with hope help him write the winning lineup?

      i see this meet being quite close, and i think the question on everyone’s mind is: which hope swimmer is currently learning 6 dives off of both boards?

    • #42865
      silentp
      Member

      I see Hope winning in a close battle, but only close because of diving. Being later in the year should help Olivet, since they seemed to lack some speed earlier in the year. Even with that additional speed and probably some dropped time (from the 1st half of the year), the shorter events will still be dominated by Hope.

      I see it like this,
      1000 & 500 go to Olivet, unless Hope risks it and put Heyboer in one of these, which is possible, but would likely only be in 1 of these

      200 should be a great race, since Hope has a number of options and Olivet has Busscher… I see Busscher pulling this one out, which will be nice for their momentum

      100 & 50 will be won by Hope… Powers has looked good but is no match for RVZ and/or Rose

      100 & 200 back could be interesting… I would take Hope, but this is Olivet’s chance… if Heyboer swims 1 of the distance events, he would likely drop 1 of these… his back has been a bit off, so an upset in the 100 would be a slim possibility anyway, but Beckwith has been a bit up and down, so having Ruch sneak in there wouldn’t be a surprise either

      100 & 200 breast will go to Olivet, probably Key, unless Meisner can get his act together… Hope would need Heyboer here to have a shot, and then, only at the 200… I’m seeing a theme

      100 & 200 fly would be all Nelis, unless Koji can return to 2006 form for the 200 fly in season

      IM will be won by Hope, but Olivet has a chance to upset, by using Busscher (which I think Taber will do) because Heyboer probably won’t swim the event (see above where he is entered in almost every other event)… this upset is possible because Nelis isn’t an in-season guy and Busscher seems to have more speed when tired

      Boards will be a landslide, but not like that Fleetwood Mac song

      Relays will probably both go to Hope at this point… again, Olivet has a shot at the medley and would need to go all in (momentum factor of being the 1st event perhaps?), but even still, not much of a shot based on how most of them have swum in season (or even on some rest midseason)

      Hope wins

    • #42866
      maverick1
      Member

      on kzoo.edu/sports the calvin vs kzoo meet is listed at jan 5th, but on miaa.org it’s listed as jan 15th. Does anybody know the correct date?

    • #42867
      MilkMan
      Member

      @maverick wrote:

      Does anybody know the correct date?

      Tomorrow

    • #42868
      Duck
      Member

      Ah, Milkman, I notice your avatar link has gone the way of the Calvin College virgin… luckily, I have saved it for you:

    • #42869
      silentp
      Member

      @maverick wrote:

      on kzoo.edu/sports the calvin vs kzoo meet is listed at jan 5th, but on miaa.org it’s listed as jan 15th. Does anybody know the correct date?

      January 15th is a Tuesday and this isn’t a high school meet. Come on Mav, get on the ball!

      Sidenote, what the hell does “get on the ball mean”? Is it related to football when someone fumbles? I can think of no other time, in sport, where you are literally supposed to get on a ball.

    • #42870
      maverick1
      Member

      dude, i thought it was weird also, but you never really know……maybe kzoo and calvin both have the day off of school on the 15th to celebrate the openning of a casa bonita in west michigan.

    • #42871
      iamdonovan
      Member

      Plus, who are you going to trust? K-swimming.net or Steve Wideen?

    • #42872
      silentp
      Member

      @iamdonovan wrote:

      Plus, who are you going to trust? K-swimming.net or Steve Wideen?

      From this point forward, I will be putting my trust solely in Sassafras. Yes, Sassafras Havilar is the Director of Advancement Events at K and emailed a distribution list (which I am on for reasons I do not know) regarding upcoming sporting events. Not only is that the most ridiculous title ever, but his or her name is Sassafras. This combination makes Sassafras the sole resource for my K sports information.

    • #42873
      Vic
      Member

      @silentp wrote:

      @maverick wrote:

      on kzoo.edu/sports the calvin vs kzoo meet is listed at jan 5th, but on miaa.org it’s listed as jan 15th. Does anybody know the correct date?

      January 15th is a Tuesday and this isn’t a high school meet. Come on Mav, get on the ball!

      Sidenote, what the hell does “get on the ball mean”? Is it related to football when someone fumbles? I can think of no other time, in sport, where you are literally supposed to get on a ball.

      My freshman year we had meets on weeknights. I think we swam Hope on a Tuesday night or something, which actually wasn’t that bad.

    • #42874
      Milhouse
      Member

      @silentp wrote:

      Sidenote, what the hell does “get on the ball mean”? Is it related to football when someone fumbles? I can think of no other time, in sport, where you are literally supposed to get on a ball.

      Perhaps it originates from baseball or any other sport which requires focus and attention on a ball (keep your eye on the ball!). Of course, as swimmers, throwing a ball into the mix would only confuse and agitate us.

    • #42875
      DonCheadle
      Member

      The start of a soccer match is signalled by “getting on the ball” IT origniated there and has been popularized by the proliferation of “ball” games

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