Articles by Karl Ortegon

Mick and Kevin Litherland Entered for Omaha After Missing NZ OLY Team

Two of the Litherland triplets, Mick and Kevin, tried for the New Zealand Olympic Team this spring but came up short. Nevertheless, their names showed up on the psych sheets for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials.

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2012 4×200 Relay Gold Medalist Vollmer Won’t Swim 200 Free at Trials

100m fly American record holder and former world record holder Dana Vollmer will not be swimming the 200 free at Olympic Trials.

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Army West Point Hires Nicki Stanley as New Assistant Coach

Army West Point has added to their women’s program staff with the hiring of West Virginia native Nicki Stanley.

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Becca Mann to Attack the Same Gnarly Schedule as 2012 Olympic Trials

Becca Mann is used to swimming long events, and swimming a lot of them. And that’s exactly what she’ll do at Olympic Trials next week.

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Jack Conger Adds Backstroke to Fly/Free Combo for Olympic Trials

One of America’s top butterfliers, Jack Conger, will swim both backstrokes in addition to his expected butterfly and freestyle combo at the upcoming Olympic Trials.

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Kelsi Worrell to Swim 50/100 Free and 100/200 Fly in Omaha

American SCY record holder Kelsi Worrell is swimming an Olympic Trials schedule that makes a lot of sense– she’s taking on the sprints for freestyle (50 and 100) and both the 100 and 200 butterfly races.

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Viviane Jungblut Takes Down Brazilian Record in 800 SCM Free

At the Campeonato Gaúcho de Invierno in Brazil, Viviane Jungblut cracked the national record in the 800 free in short course…

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Arizona’s Bonnie Brandon Nominated for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year

Arizona’s Bonnie Brandon has been nominated for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Brandon, who majored in nutritional sciences, is…

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UVA’s Courtney Bartholomew Nominated for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year

Virginia backstroker Courtney Bartholomew has been nominated for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Bartholomew made the ACC Academic Honor…

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Navy’s Ellen Bradford Nominated for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Navy breaststroker/IM’er Ellen Bradford has been nominated for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Bradford, who recently finished up her…

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Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell Nominated for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year

Louisville butterfly star Kelsi Worrell has been nominated for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Worrell majored in exercise science,…

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Tennessee’s Faith Johnson Nominated for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year

Tennessee sprint freestyler Faith Johnson has been nominated for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Johnson’s academic accolades include being…

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DCST’s Ellie Andrews, 13, Qualifies for Olympic Trials in 100 Breast

Thirteen-year-old Ellie Andrews of the Dublin Community Swim Team (Ohio) has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 breast…

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New Olympic Trials Cuts Everywhere at Auburn’s Richard Quick Invite

Rising Auburn sophomore Aly Tetzloff, originally from Indiana, snuck under the OT cut in two races over the weekend to punch her ticket to Omaha.

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Meghan Lynch Continues Charge on 11-12 NAG Rankings with #4 200 IM

12-year-old Meghan Lynch of the Greenwich YWCA Dolphins finished up her remarkable weekend with two more lifetime bests. Lynch, who lives…

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