Articles by Karl Ortegon

2018 Monday Preview #3: Which NCAA Meets to Pay Attention to This Week

Sometimes, there are too many meets to focus on in one week of the NCAA season. With all of the…

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Coleman Stewart Uncorks 46.2 Back as NC State Overpowers Duke

He leads the NCAA this year with that swim by nearly a full second. 

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Maggie Macneil Goes Michigan Record 51.49 100 Fly at Dual Meet

As the Michigan women downed Northwestern at home, Maggie Macneil had a statement swim in the 100 fly. The Canadian freshman,…

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Lleyton Plattel, Fastest 13-14 Miler Since Vassallo, Verbals to ASU

Lleyton Plattel of the Pleasanton Seahawks in California has verbally committed to Arizona State’s class of 2024.

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2018 Monday Preview #2: Which NCAA Meets to Pay Attention to This Week

Austin Katz and the Texas Longhorns will host Indiana and Florida for a two-day brawl this weekend.

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Nick Vance Changes Commitment from Auburn to Florida State

This summer, he had a fantastic long course season, producing new bests of 57.88/2:02.79 in the backstrokes, 2:03.85 in the 200 fly, and 2:08.02/4:26.82 in the IMs.

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Tulane Adds IHSA 50 Free Finalist Drew Petereit for 2019

Drew Petereit of Vernon Hills High School at the CATS Aquatic team in Illinois is the latest verbal commitment to Tulane’s class of 2023.

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2018 Iowa HS 100 Back Champ Nick Chase Verbals to Notre Dame

Chase won the IHSAA 100 back title this February with a 49.48, over a full second ahead of 2nd place.

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Auburn Adds Mason Manta Rays Breaststroker Tyler Babinec for 2019

Tyler Babinec of the Mason Manta Rays in Ohio has verbally committed to the Auburn Tigers. He is a senior…

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NC State Snags Verbal from SwimMAC Breaststroker Markus Wennborg

Last year, competing for Hopewell High School, Wennborg was 3rd in the 100 breast and 8th in the 200 IM at the North Carolina 4A Championships. 

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1:01/2:14 Breaststroker Taylor Steele Verbals to South Carolina

South Carolina has kept an in-state prospect home, as Coastal Aquatic Club’s Taylor Steele has announced her verbal commitment to the Gamecocks.

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IL Breaststroker Rachel Ponte Verbals to New Mexico State

Ponte had a 29.34 breaststroke split on St. Charles North High School’s state runner-up medley relay last season.

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Caroline McTaggart Off UCLA Roster This Season After Several Surgeries

McTaggart was a highly-touted recruit in the class of 2015, making SwimSwam’s top 20 rankings and coming in with sub-23 and sub-49 sprint free times, along with a 52.8 in the 100 fly. 

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Backstroker Danielle Carter of Palo Alto is Latest Verbal to Cal

Carter would’ve been just outside of the 100 back A final at the 2018 Pac 12 Champs, and she would’ve been a solid B final scorer in the 200 back.

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FHSAA 2A Champ Lucas Kravchenko Stays In State, Verbals to Gators

Kravchenko, a sprint freestyler and backstroker, is the defending FHSAA 2A Champion in the 100 backstroke.

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