http://www.swimmeet.com/meets/central14/Wasn't able to make it to the district meet and couldn't find any results. Heard SC won districts this year. Can anyone confirm?
It truly was a great meet. Probably the deepest the district has been in years…certainly the second fastest in the state. Central District qualified 51 at large swims, second to the SW's 68 and well ahead of the NE (40) & NW (25).
Impressed with a number of swimmers and teams. Coffman swam really really well. They lose a very talented senior class. And although UA finished second, they did not swim poorly...especially their seniors. Trace & Newcome did what was expected... who knew that a 1:44 finishes 8th in the 200. But the extraordinary performance for UA was by Baas. He scored in the 50 dropping over a second and came out of no where dropping a ton of time (4+seconds) in the 100 breast. Despite the fine effort by UA they just didn't have the numbers to top SC. The lower half of their team had to taper for sectionals to be certain to get to the district. As a result most dropped lower in the standings as they could not improve on their time.
It looks like another changing of the guard for the team title as SC will be a strong favorite next year. Although they lose 4 seniors...their underclassmen swam very well and will just get faster. They still lack the number of top heaters needed to score well in the state meet. It will be interesting to see if their relays can move up and they can crack the top 5 in team scores. I betting they were fully tapered for the district meet and will have a difficult time holding their places at the state meet. Next year even with the loss of Kabelka and Penn, they have plenty of firepower returning to defend their district title. Olentangy may be their toughest competition if UA doesn't bring in some contributing freshmen. SC's bench is deep as their numbers are impressive.
Good luck to all in the state meet this week. All who can hold their time can expect to move up.
Not so fast swimfan. Maybe a strong favorite for 2nd. Enjoy the win now SC as the Bears will be back next year with a vengeance. It will become apparent this weekend that UA is focused on the state meet not the district. As usual, the Bears will top SC when it counts...just like at the Ned Reeb and their dual meet this season. Right now UA has won twice and SC twice (and the sectional really doesn't count). This weekend will be the rubber match.It looks like another changing of the guard for the team title as SC will be a strong favorite next year.
Bold talk rjones, but let's look at your most recent prediction and the actual results.Not so fast swimfan. Maybe a strong favorite for 2nd. Enjoy the win now SC as the Bears will be back next year with a vengeance. It will become apparent this weekend that UA is focused on the state meet not the district. As usual, the Bears will top SC when it counts...just like at the Ned Reeb and their dual meet this season. Right now UA has won twice and SC twice (and the sectional really doesn't count). This weekend will be the rubber match.
Needless to say UA did not win by 100+ points nor did Coffman edge SC. All SC's swimmers dropped time in the district (the same was not true for UA's swimmers. As predicted the bottom of UA's squad clearly had tapered for the sectional and did not move up or drop time at the district.Saturday the Bears get serious and begin their drive to Canton. Here's how it will go:
Medley: UA, Hilliard Darby, Central - SC, Darby, UA
200 Free: Weaver, Newcome, Horton - Horton, Kabelka, Weaver - Newcome actually finished 8th
200 IM: Cook, Reardon, Kibbe - Reardon, Depeitro, Cook - Kibbe actually finished 10th (a great swim for a freshman)
50 Free: Trace, Scott, Whitaker - Trace, Scott, Martin
Diving: Thatcher, Holstein, Atha - Thatcher, Dinsmore, White - Holstein finished 9th
100 Fly: Miller, Higdon, Hamilton - Miller, Higdon, Dickman - Hamilton finished 13th
100 Free: Miller, Scott, Weaver - Miller, Scott, Horton
500 Free: Cook, Newcome, Kibbe - Newcome, Cook, Orlov - Kibbe finished 5th (another strong swim for the freshman)
200 Relay: UA, Coffman, Jerome - SC, Coffman, UA
100 Back: Trace, Reardon, Saczawa - Trace, Penn, Saczawa - Reardon finished 4th
100 Breast: Fisher, Dawson, Welty - Welty, Penn, Mayo - Fisher finished 8th
400 Relay: UA, Coffman, Jerome - Coffman, Jerome, SC - UA finished 5th
Don't get me wrong the Arlington boys swam very well, just not in line with your predictions rjones. UA lost because this year SC is a deeper team with the numbers to counteract UA's stars.
UA wins the meet by 100+; Coffman edges SC for second. SC clearly tapered for the sectional meet and will not move up at district. And the Bears will just keep going faster!
How about Carson Barnes from NA. The only freshman to qualify for the state meet. I would place him on top. That said UA & SC each had 3 freshman on their district teams. Kibbe for UA scored - got the podium in the 500 and swam on 1 of UA's relays. All 3 of SC's freshmen scored points. Kabelka made the podium twice in individual events + 2 relays. Kibbe may eventually be the strongest swimmer from this year's crop of freshman, but SC looks like they have the most overall talent. It wil be interesting to see who improves significantly next year.Of more interest is who is the top freshman this year. It seems to be between Kibbe from UA and Kabelka from SC. Kibbe seemed to step up all year for the Bears. Kabelka came on strong in the district meet. Anyone have thoughts about this?