Articles by Karl Ortegon

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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2015 W. NCAA Picks: New NCAA Record-Holder Runge Has Title in Sights

Freshman star Cierra Runge is the NCAA record holder in the 500 free, but it’s no easy task to hold off swimmers like Leah Smith and Brittany Maclean.

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Seliskar Blasts Past a Kalisz NAG Record and a Phelps Pool Record in the 400 IM

The scoreboard after Seliskar’s swim and record board, which shows Phelps’ pool record at George Mason.

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2015 Men’s Pac 12 Champs: Day 1 Up/Mid/Down Analysis — Stanford to Build on Lead

Dave Nolan will lead five Stanford swimmers in total in the A final of the 200 IM, a BIG push for the Cardinal as they try to maintain their lead.

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Two State Marks Fall and Hinsdale Central Wins IHSA Boys Championship; Crazy Tie for Third

FULL RESULTS HERE The Hinsdale Central boys have been a force in Illinois since the beginning of IHSA swimming. Their…

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2015 ACC Men’s Championships: Day Four Finals Live Recap

Simonas Bilis may not be the top seed in the 100 free, but his 41.30 split from the 400 medley relay last night suggests that he has a big swim coming up.

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2015 Pac-12 Women’s Championships: Day Four Up/Mid/Downs

Cal freshman Noemie Thomas leads a 1-2-3 Golden Bear seeding in the 200 fly

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2015 ACC Men’s Championships: Day Four Ups/Mids/Downs

Wolfpack junior Christian McCurdy is the top seed in the 200 fly tonight, looking to defend his 2014 title. He holds the ACC record at 1:41.72

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Pochowski Possibly Qualifies for NCAAs at Florida Last Chance Meet

Florida State may have gotten a late qualifier to the 2015 NCAA Championships.

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World Record Holder Federica Pellegrini to Retire After Rio

Pellegrini’s 1:52.98 in the 200 meter freestyle from 2009 still stands as the world mark today.

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Cal Women Extend Lead on Day Two of Pac 12 Champs; Stanford Lingers

Cal’s star freshman Cierra Runge helped to extend the Golden Bear lead on Day 2 of the Pac 12 Champs.

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IHSA Boys State Meet Preview: Sean Workman Eyeing Two State Records

The IHSA Boys Championships kick off Friday morning with 1-meter diving prelims.

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