Arizona Nabs Commitment from Abby Miller for Class of 2020

The Arizona Wildcats have claimed another commitment for their class of 2020 with Crow Canyon Country Club Sharks swimmer Abby Miller. From Danville, California, Miller is starting up her senior year at San Ramon Valley High School and excels in butterfly and IM.

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Miller’s more sprint-oriented in fly and IM, so her 100 fly and 200 IM are her best events. A look at her best times:

100 fly – 54.68
200 fly – 2:04.88
200 IM – 2:02.84
100 back – 57.23

Her times in the 100 fly and 200 IM are well under the Winter Junior Nationals time standards of 55.99 and 2:03.79, respectively, and not far off of Winter Nationals cuts (54.19 and 2:00.99, respectively).

What’s exciting about Miller is not only her versatility, but her rate of improvement over the last couple years. Take a look at the chart below:

Progression 2012 2013 2014 2015
100 fly  58.69  57.52  55.42  54.68
200 IM  2:10.75  2:07.62  2:04.88  2:02.84

Miller swims for San Ramon Valley HS during the HS season, where just this past season she finished 9th in the 100 fly and 10th in the 200 IM at the CIF Swimming/Diving State Finals (the inaugural, all-Cali meet). She was also the fly leg of her team’s 4th place 200 medley relay (25.22) and a member of their 5th place 200 free relay (24.30).

Miller’s best times would have put her into the C final of the 200 IM and just outside of the C final of the 100 fly at last year’s Pac 12 Championships, and she still has a year to improve before she gets to campus. Comparing her bests in these two events to Arizona’s top times list from last year, she would have been 4th in both the 100 fly and the 200 IM, but not my much. These two events were arguably Arizona’s weakest, and it was more evident in the sprint fly, where they didn’t have any A or B finalists at the Pac 12 Champs in the 100 fly and were unable to seriously compete with the Pac-12’s best in the medley relays.

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swimfan000

Those times listed in bold actually do not qualify for Winter Nationals as the 100 fly & 200 IM qualifying times are 54.19 and 2:00.99.

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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