2016 NCAA Division III Championships – Day 1 Ups/Downs

Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Women’s Ups/Downs

It had always been projected that the battle for first place would be between Kenyon and Emory, that Williams and Denison would fight for third and fourth, and that there would be a huge drop to the next tier where MIT, Amherst, Wash U, and Wisconsin-Eau Claire, among others, would be vying for position. The first morning gave us a few interesting twists on this story as Kenyon and Williams picked up important points that could change these key races. Kenyon, in particular, narrowed the projected gap with Emory from 75 to 57.5 points, thanks to outscoring the projections by 3, 18, and 24 points in the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free, respectively. Williams outperformed in the 500 free, 200 IM and medley relay.

Below are the Ups (“A” finalists) / Downs (“B” finalists) for Day 1:

Team 500fr 200im 50fr 200MR Day 1 Indiv Totals Day 1 Relay Totals
Kenyon College 2/1 2/0 2/0 1/0 6/1 1/0
Emory University 1/2 1/1 2/1 1/0 4/4 1/0
Denison University 2/0 0/0 1/0 1/0 3/0 1/0
Williams College 1/1 1/1 0/0 1/0 2/2 1/0
Wisconsin-Eau Claire 0/0 1/0 1/0 0/1 2/0 0/1
Bates College 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/1 1/1 0/1
Amherst College 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 1/0 1/0
Connecticut College 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
DePauw University 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Keene State 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Middlebury College 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Mass Institute of Technology 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/2 0/1
Washington University (MO) 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/2 0/1
Illinois Wesleyan University 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/2 0/0
St. Thomas 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
New York University 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/1 1/0
Pomona-Pitzer 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/1 1/0
Johns Hopkins University 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/1
University of Mary Washington 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/1
Mount Holyoke College 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Luther College 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Calvin College 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Washington & Lee University 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
University of Redlands 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Gustavus Adolphus College 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Wheaton Illinois 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0
University of Chicago 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1
Kalamazoo College 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1
8/8 8/8 8/8 8/8 24/24 8/8

 

Team Day 1 Prelims Day 1 Psych Diff Projected Day 4 Finish
Kenyon College 116 71 45 449
Emory University 113.5 86 27.5 506.5
Williams College 81 64 17 382
Denison University 77 104 -27 357
Wisconsin-Eau Claire 45.5 32 13.5 139.5
Amherst College 41 52 -11 138
New York University 37 27 10 150
Bates College 33 27 6 83
Pomona-Pitzer 26 15 11 44
Wheaton Illinois 26 12 14 146
MIT 24 25 -1 162
St. Thomas 20 20 0 90
Washington University (MO) 18 31 -13 128
DePauw University 16 20 -4 64
Middlebury College 15 11 4 37
Connecticut College 14 15 -1 63
Illinois Wesleyan University 13 18 -5 31
Keene State 12 30 -18 15
University of Chicago 10 26 -16 90
Johns Hopkins University 7 19 -12 67

 

Men’s Ups/Downs

Day 1 prelims gave us a glimpse of what is to come, with Kenyon and Denison trading hits and misses. Denison didn’t do as well as expected in the freestyle events but had a better-than-expected 200 IM and stacked the A final in 3-meter diving. Kenyon improved on its seedings in the 500 free and 200 IM but slipped a little in the relay – which may or may not mean anything until finals. Still the projected margin between the two teams has narrowed considerably, and in Kenyon’s favor.

Other strong morning performances came from Claremont-McKenna-Scripps, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Williams, and DePauw.

Below are the Ups (“A” finalists) / Downs (“B” finalists) for Day 1:

Team 500fr 200im 50fr 3mtr 200MR Day 1 Indiv Totals Day 1 Relay Totals
Denison University 1/2 2/1 0/1 3/0 1/0 6/4 1/0
Kenyon College 1/0 2/1 1/2 0/0 1/0 4/3 1/0
Emory University 2/0 1/1 1/1 0/0 1/0 4/2 1/0
Johns Hopkins University 2/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1/0 3/1 1/0
Mass Institute of Technology 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 2/0 1/0
Rowan University 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/1 0/1 1/1 0/1
Whitworth University 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/1 0/1
DePauw University 0/1 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0
SUNY Fredonia 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 1/1 0/0
Washington University (MO) 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 1/0 1/0
University of Chicago 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/1
New York University 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/1
St. Lawrence 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Buffalo State College 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
SUNY Geneseo 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Tufts University 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Washington & Lee University 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/2 0/1
Carnegie Mellon University 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/2 0/0
Williams College 0/0 0/2 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/2 1/0
Calvin College 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/1
The College of New Jersey 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 1/0 0/1 1/0
Connecticut College 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Case Western Reserve 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Gettysburg College 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Lake Forest College 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Bowdoin College 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Birmingham-Southern College 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Pomona-Pitzer 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
St. Olaf 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Union College (NY) 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Widener University 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Stevens Institute of Technology 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1
Wheaton College (IL) 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1
8/8 8/8 8/8 8/8 8/8 24/24 8/8

 

Team Day 1 Prelims Day 1 Psych Diff Projected Day 4 Finish
Denison University 141 146 -5 404
Kenyon College 106.5 107 -0.5 397.5
Emory University 104 96 8 313
Johns Hopkins University 84 64 20 266
Williams College 52 40 12 175
Mass Institute of Technology 46 13 33 209
The College of New Jersey 36 29 7 97
Washington University (MO) 35 46 -11 182
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 26.5 9 17.5 112.5
Rowan University 26.5 40 -13.5 106.5
SUNY Fredonia 20 20 0 20
Whitworth University 19 22 -3 52
New York University 17 19 -2 107
Washington & Lee University 16.5 20 -3.5 50.5
Calvin College 16 22 -6 102
University of Chicago 16 21 -5 101
SUNY Geneseo 16 16 0 16
Carnegie Mellon University 14 5 9 21
DePauw University 14 4 10 45
Stevens Institute of Technology 14 14 0 53

 

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Andrew Majeske

In the men’s 500 watch out for Conover–looks like he shut it down in prelims– he might have more left to give than Baker Greenhalgh.

In the men’s 2 IM– I am guessing Holder takes Lindell in finals for a new record. Holder shut it down the 2nd hundred, and his breastroke/free are better than Lindell’s. Watch Manz to move up to 3rd– he shut it down in prelims too.

THEO

My predictions exactly. I see Lindell AND Holder breaking this morning’s barrier, but also see Holder taking the win. But I could be wrong.

Swimdad

My guess is you don’t know Jack.

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