Division III Weekly Preview: Four Weeks Away From The Big Show

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Just like in Division II, this is the last weekend for conference meets in Division III as everyone is finishing their season this weekend if they aren’t going to NCAA’s in four weeks. There are nine total conference meets in Division III this weekend.

NESCAC Men

CSCAA Ranked teams:

  • #9 Tufts men
  • #13 Amherst men
  • #15 Williams men

I mistakenly said the NESCAC men’s meet was last weekend but it was just a women’s meet last week. The NESCAC men will swim this week at Bowdoin starting Friday. This is basically the Division III Ivy League but it will still be a competitive conference with three top 15 teams in action.

Men’s swimmers to watch:

  • Kingsley Bowen, Tufts (100 fly, 100 back, 200 back)
  • Roger Gu, Tufts (50 free, 100 free)
  • Andrew Trunsky, Williams (500, 200 free, 1650)
  • Karl Sarier, Bowdoin (200 IM, 200 free, 100 free)

CSCAA Ranked Teams in action:

  • #4 MIT men, NEWMAC (Cambridge, MA)
  • #9 Pomona-Pitzer men, SCIAC (LaVerne, CA)
  • #11 CMS, SCIAC (LaVerne, CA)
  • #19 Stevens men, Empire 8 (Webster, NY)
  • #7 MIT women, NEWMAC (Cambridge, MA)
  • #14 SUNY Geneseo women, (Buffalo, NY)
  • #15 Pomona-Pitzer women, SCIAC (LaVerne, CA)
  • #16 CMS women, SCIAC (LaVerne, CA)
  • #16 Ursinis women, Centennial Conference (Lancaster, PA)
  • #20 Calvin women, MIAAC (Grand Rapids, MI)

Top men’s swimmers to watch:

  • Bouke Edskes, MIT (NEWMAC)
  • Gabe Schneider, MIT
  • Joshua Tomazin, MIT
  • Zu Pigot, Whittier (SCIAC)
  • Ben Brewer, California Lutheran (SCIAC)
  • Ben Culberson, CMS (SCIAC)
  • Connor Mergler, Buffalo State (ECAC)

Top women’s swimmers to watch:

  • Abby Van Harn, Calvin (MIAAC)
  • Kailey Allen, MIT (NEWMAC)
  • Meggie Letz, Ursinus (Centennial)

The SCIAC meet will be a competitive meet between Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps as the two California schools will be doing battle. They also have not put suits on yet this season since they didn’t go to a mid-season invite, so they may put up some times that will put Division III on watch this weekend. MIT is the headliner on the weekend as the top 10 team on both sides is the class of the field at the NEWMAC championships that they are hosting.

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Author: Andy Ross

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Andy Ross is the new man on board at Swimming World. He is based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He is a 2017 graduate of Southern Illinois University where he graduated cum laude.

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