Articles by Karl Ortegon

2015 M. NCAA Picks: Four Teams Bunched Up as Trojans Look to Defend 800 Free Relay Title

The three swimmers above all return from the Trojans’ title-winning 800 free relay last year in hopes to defend their crown.

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2015 M. NCAA Picks: Texas’ Strongest Event, 100 Fly, Features Title-Hungry Schooling and Conger

Top seed Jack Conger is having quite a sophomore season, and he’ll look to score a NCAA title in the 100 fly on day 2 of competition.

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Kelsi Worrell Re-Breaks Her Hours-Old 100 Fly Record at NCAA Finals

Kelsi Worrell (above) blew past her own record, having now gone under 50 seconds twice in one day in the 100 fly.

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Simone Manuel Splits the Fastest-Ever 100 Free to Anchor Stanford’s Record-Breaking Relay

Simone Manuel (above) swam the fastest relay split ever anchoring Stanford’s victorious 400 medley relay.

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Brett Stoughton and Margaret Guo Recipients of the Elite 89 Award at NCAA D3 Champs

Brett Stoughton (Calvin College) and Margaret Guo (MIT) with their Elite 89 Awards.

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2015 M. NCAA Picks: Kalisz the 400 IM favorite, but he’ll have company under 3:40

Chase Kalisz (above) has a monster breaststroke leg… come to think of it, his other three legs aren’t too shabby.

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: Stanford Eyeing Yet Another American Record in the 400 Free Relay

Lia Neal, a 2012 Olympian, led off Stanford’s NCAA-leading 400 free relay in a 47.55, which is close to her life time best of 47.16 from the individual 100 free.

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2015 M. NCAA Picks: Northwestern’s Wilimovsky in a League of His Own in the Mile

The NU junior (above) is red hot coming off of his nation leading performance in the mile at the 2015 Big Ten Championships.

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: Stanford Looking to Re-Break Records in the 400 Medley Relay

Simone Manuel, the freshman sensation, could be the a part of an NCAA, U.S. Open, and American record-breaking relay. Can she break 46 again?

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: Star-Studded 200 Back Field to Test Pelton’s 2013 Records

Elizabeth Pelton is the top seed in the 200 backstroke, an event which could see four or more swimmers under the 1:50 barrier.

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: Tight Race Between Stanford, Cal, and Tennessee in the 200 Medley Relay

Kelsi Worrell (above) could be a 22 low on the fly leg of Louisville’s medley relay, as the Cardinals look to place top eight this year.

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: SEC Rivals Hannis and Burchell Primed for Battle in the 100 Breast

Kaylin Burchell (Alabama, above) comes in with a lifetime best along with a conference title in one of the deepest and fastest conferences in the nation in hopes for a NCAA title.

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: Who Can Catch Manuel?

The young star Manuel (above) has catapulted herself on the international scene– can she back that up with NCAA greatness?

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: Bay Area Showdown in the 200 Free Relay, ‘Dawgs Not Far Behind

Rachel Bootsma (left) and Missy Franklin (middle) look to be key pieces to a possible Golden Bear trophy in the 200 free relay.

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: Stage is Set for Epic Franklin-Pelton 200 IM Battle

The Cal teammates above will be battling for the 200 IM title in a race that could possibly scare the NCAA record.

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