That's great news! I know the kids all worked hard at that dual meet last year (UA won both the boys and girls side). I think the Comets gave their best effort of the dual season though and when I asked why, I was told "because if we didn't swim our best we'd lose". That's not something we normally hear in the dual season which made it fun to watch.Also I think ua is heading to Mason in January making it a yearly meet.
This kind of supports my point actually... The swimmers you list are all solid freshman but looking at their times available for LCM JO's this weekend and in SCY from March, none of these guys are likely to make it to state, let alone score there in 2015 (no shame in that, it takes an extraordinary freshman to score at State in Ohio).I think if you look sc is projected about 20 ahead of ua based on returning swimmers, ua has a good diver coming, Weimar and 3 contributing freshman wiener, voss, dimitrov...
Don't know about District placement, but I think UA actually takes a step back from their 9th place finish last year at State.UA will win the district AND finish top 5 in state! Count on it.
Had not heard that. How reliable is your information? If correct that will not only improve SC's swimming prospects but will be a major step toward winning their 4th state title in water polo. With or without Aslaner SC remains the favorite for the district swimming crown. At best its a wash between SC's expected freshman & UA's.also rumor is aslaner might be back
Even if the relay's not DQed, UA was not in the top 5 last year. The only state qualifier outside of the relays whose back is Reardon. So, as usual rjones is overstating the prospects for this season. Based on last year, the only other swimmer with a shot at qualifying for the state is Kibbe and absent significant time improvement, he will not make top heat. Although UA may qualify all relays, top heat is unlikely for any. So it appears that Zfish has it right when he says that next year UA will likely step back from their 9th place state finish. There's virtually no way for UA to win the district.Remember UA had one relay DQed.
Districts will be at OU this year. D2 on Friday at 10 am and D1 on Saturday at 230pm. Ou womens team has practice in afternoon on Friday and thats the reason for the earlier start time. Both genders are swimming together. I dont know how OU will hold everyone. When the meet was swum there from 05 to 08, d1 boys was Friday am, d2 girls sat am and d1 girls sat pm. I remeber pool.deck being crowded then.Just heard that OSU will host the Women's Big Ten the week of the district. Will the district meet go back to OU or will they use Denison? Either way I would imagine that they will split Boys & Girls in each division. I don't think OU or Denison has enough spectator space for both. Also, OHSAA is requiring all the districts to conduct their meets on the same day. I think that means D2 is on Friday & D1 is on Saturday. Anyone know specifics for this year's meet?
I agree on seating, it has to be less than OSU (1000?). There wasn't enough deck space for th Athens hs invite, teams were seating with the spectators.Not only will deck space be tight, but how many spectators can they fit. My memory is that with one sex swimming it was pretty full. If Friday is the problem, then swim in the morning and in the evening. That would not disrupt the OU girls. Saturday they could do the same or even afternoon and evening.
By the way, confirmed that Aslaner is back to finish his senior year at SC. That should improve both SC's water polo & swimming prospects.
According to the website, OU seats 1105; Denison depending on which site you look at seats anywhere from 800 to over 1000; and OSU again depending on the website seats 1400 to 1750 in the spectator section and has room on deck for 1300.I agree on seating, it has to be less than OSU (1000?). There wasn't enough deck space for th Athens hs invite, teams were seating with the spectators.
That's great information Dutchman! I like to have data like that whenever people talk about their incoming freshman scoring at the State Meet.Freshmen from any district in the D1 state meet are a rare occurrence. In the last 10 years the Central District has only qualified 9. Of those 9, only 4 have scored points - Jacob Griffith, Gabe Whitaker, Tim Collins, and Joey Long. Test yourself and see if you can come up with the year, event, place and the school for each. Two became state champions but only one in the event he scored in as a freshman.