Articles by Karl Ortegon

Stanford Commit Aaron Sequeira Breaks 50 in 100 Fly for First Time, Goes 47.2

Sequeira’s old best in the 100 fly was a 50.70 from 2018; this weekend, he also broke 1:50 in the 200 IM for the first time.

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Backstroker Kate Luft Transfers from South Carolina to UCLA

In her freshman season with the Gamecocks, Luft improved marginally in the 50 and 100 back while taking over five seconds off her old best in the 200 back.

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Purdue Lands Minnesota HS 2A Runner-Up Jenna Marquette for 2021

Last summer in long course, Marquette won Minnesota Senior Championships titles in the 100 breast (1:12.56/1:11.05 in prelims) and 200 breast (2:37.00).

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Georgia Nabs Indiana High School State Runner-Up Keegan Streett for Fall 2021

Streett is a strong freestyler, though he especially excels in mid-distance, toting a nice 1:37.0 in the 200. 

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Venezuelan National Team-er Julianna Penner Verbals to Hawaii for 2021

With Team Venezuela, Penner has raced at the 2019 World Junior Championships and the 2019 Central American and Caribbean (CCCAN) Championships.

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In a Supersuit, Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Goes Under Finnish 50 Fly Record

While his 23.44 was well under his lifetime best of 24.02 from 2017, it won’t count as an official time or record due to his wearing a banned suit.

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Colorado HS State Finalist Kira Hobbs Chooses Hawaii for 2021

Hobbs helped Dakota Ridge to a CHSAA 4A title in the 400 free relay with a 52.19 third leg split, while she was third, individually, in the 100 breast.

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All-American Zach Yeadon Heads to Cal for Final Year of NCAA Eligibility

Yeadon scored in the 500 free and mile at both the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Champs, while he’s the reigning ACC champion in both races.

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2020 NCAA Qualifier Hallie Kinsey Transfers to USC Trojans

Kinsey clocked a 1:54.12 to place sixth in the 200 fly at the 2020 SEC Championships. At that meet, she was also 10th in the 100 fly (52.51).

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Michigan Nabs First 2022 Verbal, Adds New England Prep Champ Lucas Hodgson

At the 2020 New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) championship meet in March, Hodgson won the 500 free in a lifetime best 4:30.84.

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Indiana HS 100 Breast Champion Sammy Huff Verbals to Tennessee for 2021

Huff, representing Noblesville High School, won the 2020 Indiana HS Champs (IHSAA) title in the 100 breast (1:02.87).

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South Carolina Picks Up IL Butterflier/IMer Paige Collins for 2021

Collins was the Illinois HS state runner-up in the 100 fly and finished fourth in the 200 IM last fall.

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NC State Associate Head Coach Bobby Guntoro Takes Over UNC-Wilmington Program

Guntoro is the third head coach in UNCW’s 42-year history. He takes over for Jason Memont, who was terminated at the end of the 2019-20 season.

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Colorado 4A 50/100 Free Champ Lindsey Immel Chooses NC State for 2021

At the 2020 Colorado 4A State Champs, Immel won the 50 free and 100 free state titles, going best times and successfully defending her title in the 100.

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North Hansen Becomes Second UConn Swimmer to Transfer to Ohio State

Hansen was UConn’s top 500 freestyler last year, and he ranked #2 on the team in the mile and #3 in the 200 free.

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