Articles by Karl Ortegon

Anna Hopkin Clocks 53.94 in 100 Meter Free at Missouri LC Qualifier

Hopkin came just seven-tenths away from her lifetime best and marked her best-ever outing at a non-summer championship meet.

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Janelle Rudolph Unleashes 47.7 Relay Split as Bellevue Wins Washington 3A Title

Rudolph also posted wins in the 50 free (22.37) and 100 back (52.90) while anchoring Bellevue’s winning 200 medley relay with a 22.22 split.


Bulgarian Record-Holder Yordan Yanchev Commits to Florida State

Yanchev holds senior national records in the 200 free and 400 free in long course meters and the 400 free in short course meters.


Wisconsin Picks Up Verbal from CIF Sac-Joaquin 100 Breast Champ Natalie Bercutt

This summer, at 2019 Speedo Juniors, she notched Olympic Trials cuts in the 100m breast and 200m breast, placing 18th in both races with lifetime bests.

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Spanish Nats 50 Back Runner-Up Paula Rodriguez Rivero Commits to Minnesota

Rodriguez also placed third in the 100 back (1:01.83), setting a personal best and taking down her own Spanish Junior record.

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Danish National Team-er Emily Gantriis Joins Cal Class of 2024

Gantriis is an important snag; Cal needs sprint talent to mitigate the losses of outgoing American record-holding sprinters Abbey Weitzeil and Maddie Murphy.


Stanford Men Land #13 Ethan Dang, Top 200Y Breaststroker in HS Class of 2020

Dang has been around in conversation for awhile as an age group standout, and he still holds several NAG records in both yards and meters.


Jing Quah Hits Lifetime Best 4:15.73 in 400 IM as Texas A&M Takes Down Rice

Hitting a 4:15.73, this was only Quah’s second time ever racing the event in yards, and the Singaporean junior was one of two Aggies under 4:20 on Saturday.

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Erika Brown Swims 500 Free, 100 Breast as Tennessee Women Blank Vanderbilt

Brown also led off Tennessee’s B 200 free relay at the end of the meet, clocking a 22.23 after having swum two 100 backs, the 100 breast, and the 500 free.


Alec Connolly Wins Trio of Events, Splits 19.4 as Tennessee Beats Georgia Tech

Alec Connolly flexed his sprint speed, claiming three wins in the 50 free (20.21), 100 free (44.16), and 200 free (1:37.28).


Alyssa Marsh Hits 22.5 Fly Split, 48.7 100 Free as Duke Ends Big Road Trip

Marsh’s 22.58 fly leg on the 200 medley relay out-split the other flyers in the field as well as every freestyle anchor.


Wisconsin Overpowers Minnesota in B1G Brawl; McHugh Hits Nation-Leading 100 BR

Max McHugh is back. Meanwhile, Beata Nelson hit a nation-leading 100 back time, and the Wisconsin women won the meet in the final relay.


Watch Dean Farris’s 49.7 100 Free and Other Races From Greensboro Night Two

Farris posted a sub-50 swim of 49.74 in the 100 free, now the second-fastest American swim of the 2019-20 long course season.


WADA President-Elect Witold Banka Pushes for Corporate Funding

To extend WADA’s reach and efficacy, Banka is seeking help from corporations. WADA is currently funded by public bodies, like the IOC.

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Virginia Nabs Verbal from Eagle Swim Team IMer/Backstroker Colin Bitz

This summer, Bitz finished in the top 10 in the 100 back, 200 back, 200 fly, and 200 IM at the 2019 NCSA Summer Championships.

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