Articles by Karl Ortegon

2019 California State 100 Back Runner-Up Danielle Carter Leaves Cal Program

Backstroker Danielle Carter has entered the NCAA transfer portal and is no longer part of the California women’s swimming & diving program.

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5 Princeton Freshmen Claim an Event as Tiger Women Defeat Columbia

Nikki Venema, the 200 back winner with a time of 2:00.56, was one of five Princeton freshman women to win in their victory over Columbia.

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Despite Three Pool Records from Beata Nelson, NU Women Defeat Wisconsin

The Northwestern women won against Wisconsin for the first time since 2009, breaking a seven-meet Badger win streak as Nelson made pool history.

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Matt Grevers’ 200 Free NU Record Falls, Calypso Sheridan Drops Sub-24 50 Back

Federico Burdisso churned out a 1:34.15 in the 200 free to break Matt Grevers’ school record of 1:34.21 from back in 2007.

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Miami (FL) Wins Nearly All Events in Victory Over FGCU

Claire McGinnis swept the distance races, while Sydney Knapp won the 100 and 200 free as Miami dominated the visiting FGCU Eagles.

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Akron Women Trounce Eastern Michigan at Home on Senior Day

On senior day in Akron, three Zips put up double-win performances, including senior Jackie Pash in the 200 free and 200 IM.

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Burdisso Knocks NU Pool Record in Senior Day Win Over Iowa

Federico Burdisso, the Italian record-holder in the 200 fly, continues to have an immediate and seismic impact on the Northwestern program.

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Villanova Emerges Victorious by One Point in Thriller Over Rutgers

Villanova was down going into the final relay, and they found themselves behind going into the anchor legs. Then, Millicent Routledge dove in.

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Florida Picks Up FHSAA Class 2A 100 Fly Champion Billy Jones for Fall 2020

Billy Jones of the Bolles School Sharks has chosen to stay local, joining the University of Florida Gators for this coming fall.

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IHSAA 100 Breast Finalist Kabria Chapman Commits to Indiana

Franklin Regional Swim Team’s Kabria Chapman has verbally committed to Indiana University for the fall of 2021, the fifth to commit on the women’s side.

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Dean Farris Skips 200 Free, Goes Best in 100 Fly by 1.6 Seconds in Knoxville

Dean Farris was 53.43 in the 100 fly prelims today, good enough for third overall going into tonight’s final and marking his first time under 55 seconds.

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Amy Bilquist Undergoes Knee Surgery, Hopes to Return to Racing in March

U.S. National Champion Amy Bilquist has dealt with stress fractures in her legs from 2015-2019, broke her foot in fall of 2018, and broke her hand in 2019.

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5 Storylines to Follow at the 2020 Pro Swim Series – Knoxville

Ryan Held is the top seed in the 100 free this weekend. After a couple of underwhelming seasons, Held has taken back control of his swimming.

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Yara Hierath Changes Verbal from UCSD to NC State for 2020

Hierath represented Germany at the 2018 European Junior Championships and the 2019 European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships.

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19.6/44.3 Sprinter Jack Blake Retires from Swimming, Will Stay at Alabama

His biggest impact came in the 200 free relay, where he split 19.08 on the third leg as Alabama won the 2019 SEC title in 1:15.43.

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