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Club Swimming National Championships

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by cmgoods, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. cmgoods

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    ATLANTA – The defending national champions Colorado wasted no time in asserting their desire for a third straight title during the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] evening of competition at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The Buffalos jumped out to a lead of almost 200 points led by seniors Mattie Noble and Toshi Hirabayashi.

    800 Free Relay – The Colorado women rewrote their own ECC Meet record and held up the late charge by Florida’s Sarah Bateman to take home the gold with a finish time of 8:01.28. Bateman’s relay split was 1:50.67 to anchor the runners-up in 8:04.66. Florida returned the favor in the men’s 800 Free, out touching the Buffalos with a final time of 7:01.87.

    400IM – Colorado senior Mattie Noble erased her own meet record and dominated the 400 IM race with a final time of 4:45.06, while teammate Zoe Gossett finished in silver medal position, touching the wall at 4:54.52. Florida’s Nikki Hinojosa completes the podium with a final time of 4:59.56. On the men side, Florida’s Will Walter (4:10.42) dominated the race from beginning to end, finishing seven seconds ahead of North Carolina State’s Zack Goodman, and nine seconds ahead of Colorado’s Alex Rejvani.

    200 Back –James Madison’s Sierra Higinbotham wins the 200 Back with a time of 2:15.16, while Georgia’s Beatriz Maliszewski (2:16.33) claims the silver and East Carolina’s Erin Mahoney (2:16.57) claims the bronze. This is the only event of the evening that neither Colorado nor Florida finished in the top 3. Men’s back stroke gold went to Colorado’s Bryan Bonack (1:52.87), while Florida’s Jeff Reardon (1:55.46) and Missouri’s Andrew Tamachyna (1:57.17) rounds up the top 3.

    200 Fly – The “Big Three” (Colorado, Florida, Missouri) claimed all of the hardware from the 200 fly event. Colorado’s Zoe Gossett took home her second individual medal, this time a gold (2:14.18) to go with her sliver from the 400IM. Florida’s Nikki Hinojosa also takes home her second individual medal, but loses to Zoe for the second straight race. Missouri’s Kate Walker rounded out the top three. Florida’s men took home both gold and sliver as Will Walter (1:53.40) and Kristof Kertesz (1:54.11) finished 1-2 for the Gators with both going under the previous meet record. Colordo’s Tomas Jamieson-Lucy (1:56.42) takes the bronze medal.

    200 Breast – Whitney Fletcher (2:27.27) claims another gold for the Buffaloes, while Maria Bartolotta (2:28.71) claims the first individual medal for Connecticut. Missouri’s Mary Sheahen (2:29.53) just out touches Colorado’s Mattie Noble to claim the bronze medal. On the men’s side, Penn State’s Andrew Smiddy broke the ECC Meet record with a final time of 2:04.94, while UF’s Kertesz (2:09.75) took home his second individual silver medal, and Doug Parker touches the wall at 2:11.92 to claim the bronze.

    500 Free – Colorado captain Katie Booth won her first gold medal of 2013 with a final time of 5:21.09, while UConn’s Bailey Muchin (5:23.27) and Northeastern’s Stephanie Gee (5:25.29 just out touched Penn State’s Sarah Kaneshiki to fill the rest of the podium. Colorado’s Toshi Hirabayashi (4:45.26), Virginia’s Virk Verheul (4:47.06), and West Virginia’s Jermey Wilson (4:52.93) all claimed their first individual medals of 2013.

    400 Medley Relay – Florida’s relay team put on a show in the final event of the evening. That began with the impressive swim by Sarah Bateman in the women’s race, who chased down Colorado’s Katie Booth with a blistering 49.14 (22.97 split halfway) to take the gold medal away from the Buffaloes. The Gators set a new meet record with a final time of 4:03.31, while Colorado finished second at 4:08.39, and Mizzou claims the bronze with a 4:15.37. The men’s relay was a little closer; UF lead the whole way, and CU’s team could not chase down the Gators. Florida fell short of their goal of breaking the meet record, finishing with a 3:29.21, while CU finished second at 3:20.21, and Penn State claimed their first relay medal with a bronze finish of 3:33.58.

    Standing – Colorado’s women enjoy a comfortable lead over second place Florida, but the men’s race is wide open. Can Colorado use the advantage on the women side to claim an overall team title? Or can Florida bridge the gap and steal the title away? Stay tuned for an exciting second day of the 2013 East Coast Collegiate Swim & Dive Club National Championships.


    Overall Top 5
    Colorado – 612
    Florida – 414
    Missouri – 275
    Connecticut – 244
    Penn State – 205

    Men Top 5
    Colorado – 330
    Florida – 276
    NC State – 162
    Missouri – 157
    Penn State – 131

    Women Top 5
    Colorado – 326
    Florida – 188
    Connecticut – 161
    Missouri – 154
    James Madison – 116

    Swimming Live Results: http://www.ramblinwreck.com/livestats/c-swim/
    Diving Live Results: https://secure.meetcontrol.com/divemeets/system/index.php#
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    One would think that a club program this dominant could be brought to the varsity level and would be strong enough to compete. The foundation is there to have a good S&D program.
     
  3. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Our facilities are teh succ.


    Believe me, I would love for CU to have a swimming & diving program. The problem is that we don't have a regulation sized pool. The are only a small handful of Olympic sized pools in the whole state. For club sports, a 25 meter pool is ok. For varsity, it's inadequate.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This is why the university needs to partner with Boulder on a regional conference center and resort property. Millenium Harvest House would work very well. The current spot where the Farmer's Market is between Arapahoe and Canyon would be ideal to integrate with the downtown.
     
  6. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    yup this needs to happen
     
  7. sackman

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    My preference, and I realize its a far more expensive alternative, would be to convert the family housing complex into an athletics center, complete with the proposed indoor practice facility, indoor track facility, swimming & diving center, wrestling, gymnastics, etc.

    Yes, I know it would cost a ton of money. Yes, I know we don't have that money. It's still what I would prefer.
     

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