Articles by Karl Ortegon

Matzerath Hits PR 59.63 in 100 BR, Goes Under OLY Cut at German Trials Heats

Matzerath sliced a tenth off of his old best, and went under the Olympic cut by over a tenth, as the men’s 100 breast final will be a major race tonight.


Pepperdine Picks Up Lexie Deitemeyer of Denver Hilltoppers (2021)

During the 2019-20 season, Deitemeyer would’ve been Pepperdine’s #1 100 butterflier on the roster. She would’ve also ranked #3 in the 100 breast.

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Fordham Adds Breaststroker Kevin Zahariev to Class of 2025

At the 2020 New York HS State Championships, he scored in the 100 breast B-final, placing 10th with his lifetime best of 58.33.

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Sandpipers of Nevada’s Kendall Ruberio Commits to Concordia (2021)

Ruberio helped the Palo Verde Panthers to a 2019 Nevada 3A/4A high school title, contributing with a sixth-place finish in the 200 free. 

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NYC Breaststroker Kimberly Dutta Commits to MIT for Fall 2021

Dutta would’ve finished well in the A-finals at the 2020 NEWMAC Championships in both breaststrokes and the 100 fly.

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GWU Men Open Big Lead at A-10s, Osina Breaks Conference 200 IM Record

Marek Osina won the 200 IM in conference-record fashion, going 1:45.18 ahead of teammate and former record-holder Emils Pone’s 1:45.43.


Richmond and Davidson Women Make Moves on Day 2 of 2021 A-10 Champs

Davidson won the lion’s share of events, claiming two individual wins and one relay victory, while Richmond has been propelled by their depth.

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High-Ranking Japanese Gov’t Leader Says Olympic Cancellation Still Possible

Toshihiro Nikai, Secretary General of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party, said that canceling the Olympics could be an option if the pandemic worsens.


Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood Both Go Under GBR 200 BR Record, Renshaw Hits 2:20

Renshaw shot out to the lead, Wood in tow, to stop the clock at 2:20.89. Wood was second in 2:21.69, both over a second better than previous bests.


Kathleen Dawson Snaps Scottish Record in 100 Back, Passes Franklin All-Time

Coming into this week with a lifetime best and Scottish record of 58.65, Dawson tonight posted a 58.24, taking almost a half-second off of that time.


2021 European Championships in May to Run Without Spectators

The Hungarian Swimming Association made a joint statement with the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) announcing the decision earlier this week.


3x Oregon HS Champion Marcus Gentry to Join Notre Dame in 2022

Gentry was the 2020 Oregon HS 5A State Champion in the 200 free (1:43.07), while he won the 500 free and 100 back in 2019 as a freshman.

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MIT Adds Colorado 3A Champion Jolie Kim for Fall 2021

At the 2021 Colorado HS 3A State Championships, Kim won the 500 free state title (5:08.76) and touched second in the 200 free (1:55.93).

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Davidson Picks Up 56.4 Breaststroker Andrew Schou from FAST (AZ)

Holding a 100 breast PR of 58.59 pre-pandemic, he dropped over two seconds in his first meet back, blasting a 56.44 at an intrasquad in August 2020

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1:47.9 200 Butterflier Pierre Zeineddin Commits to D3 Caltech (2021)

At the 2021 NCSA Spring Championships in March, Zeineddin finished sixth overall in the 200 fly, going a lifetime best.