Articles by Karl Ortegon

2018 CIF Southern D2 Double Champ Emily Trieu Verbals to Princeton

Trieu is a huge get for Princeton, as her 100 back PR ranks 2nd on the Tigers’ all-time program list.

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UCLA Lands Top 20 Honorable Mention Gabby Dang for 2019

Dang would’ve nearly made the 2018 Pac-12 A final in the 100 fly with her personal best, while she would’ve scored in the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 back C finals.

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Preston Niayesh Stays In State with Verbal to Cal

Preston Niayesh of the Tule Nation Tritons has verbally committed to Cal’s class of 2023.

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54.0 Breaststroker Liam Bell Sends Verbal to Alabama

Liam Bell of US-Aquatics in Atlanta, Georgia, has verbally committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Bell is a senior at…

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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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Ohio State Coasts Past Louisville and A&M Men, Pickrem Wins Two More

Pickrem won the 400 IM and 100 back on Day 2 of the meet.

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Freshmen Power Duke Women Past VT, Hokie Men Topple Duke

Easop Lee, Cabell Ann Whitlow, and Melissa Pish all won as the Duke women beat VT.

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Sydney Pickrem Picks Up Backstroke Duties, Hits 1:58 IM at OSU

With A&M having graduated Beryl Gastaldello and Lisa Bratton, their two top backstrokers, Pickrem is, oddly enough, stepping in on medley relay backstroke duties.

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NCAA Season Ramp Up: Which Meets to Pay Attention To This Week

Zach Apple is set to make his IU debut this week as the Hoosiers host Kentucky, Mizzou, and Notre Dame in a quad clash.

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Andrei Minakov Clips Russian Record in 100 Fly at YOGs

Andrei Minakov has broken the Russian national record in the 100m butterfly with his time of 51.12 at the Youth Olympic Games.

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Harvard Picks Up Illinois Sprinter Athena Ye for 2019

Rosary High School senior Athena Ye, who trains club with the Academy Bullets, has committed to the application process* at Harvard. Beyond…

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CIF State 100 BK Runner-Up Colby Mefford to Join Brother Bryce at Cal

As a junior with Oak Ridge HS last year, Colby Mefford was the 100 back runner-up at the 2018 CIF State Championships

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NC State Lands Key Verbal Commit from NCAP Sprinter Katie Mack

Mack is a key pickup for NC State, a pure sprint freestyler with impactful talent across every other stroke/discipline but breaststroke. 

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Triangle Aquatic Center in North Carolina to Add New 50m Pool

Besides the pool, the TAC is going to get more office space and spectator seats, along with a new fitness center. This massive expansion will add over 20,000 square feet to the complex and cost an estimated $10 million. 

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