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January 12, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Swimming and Diving – Event #12 Preview – Illinois State

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Previews,Swimming and Diving — Jon Green @ 10:00 am

Omaha got a big 174-124 win at Northern Iowa on Friday night and now they’ll look to get a 2nd win this weekend with another dual meet on Saturday at Illinois State (2 PM). The Redbirds are in the Missouri Valley Conference and have beaten teams such as Illinois, Truman State, Evansville, and Northern Iowa (182-110) this year. Their last event was the Copa Coqui Swim Invitational in Puerto Rico last Saturday where they finished 5th.

Omaha and Illinois State met last year in October in HPER and the Redbirds were 177.5-122.5 victors. Last year Omaha lost 176.5-119.5 @ Northern Iowa so they may fare a lot better this season if they were to make up a similar amount of ground as they did against Northern Iowa.  I’ll provide my projections and projected winners/runner-ups for Omaha based on Omaha’s times from the meet last night and Illinois State’s from their dual meet with Illinois.

50 Yard Freestyle – Projected Illinois State 15-4
100 Yard Freestyle – Projected Illinois State 16-3
200 Yard Freestyle – Projected Illinois State 16-3
500 Yard Freestyle – Projected Illinois State 16-3
1000 Yard Freestyle – Projected Illinois State 16-3
100 Yard Butterfly – Projected Illinois State 13-6
200 Yard Butterfly – Projected Illinois State 13-6
100 Yard Backstroke – Projected Omaha 10-9
200 Yard Backstroke – Projected Omaha 10-9
100 Yard Breaststroke – Projected Illinois State 16-3
200 Yard Breaststroke – Projected Illinois State 16-3
200 Yard IM – Projected Illinois State 16-3
200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Projected Illinois State 13-4
200 Yard Medley Relay – Projected Illinois State 15-2
1 Meter Diving – Projected Illinois State 16-2
3 Meter Diving – Projected Illinois State 16-2

Projected Omaha winners:
Natalie Renshaw – 100 Yard Backstroke, 200 Yard Backstroke

Projected Omaha runner-ups:
Christen Young – 200 Yard Butterfly

Well those projections aren’t pretty for Omaha giving them a 231-67 loss and seven events where Illinois State goes 1-2-3 along with a 1-2 in the 200 Yard Medley Relay. Omaha’s best chance to win seems to the 100 and 200 yard backstroke where freshman Natalie Renshaw has been superb.
I’m interested to see if this projection is remotely close to what happens because the numbers behind this showed some big gaps in time in most of those 16-3 events.

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