Articles by Karl Ortegon

Michael Andrew Wins Two More on Final Night of Columbia Sectionals

17-year old Michael Andrew doubled up on the final night of the Columbia Sectionals to win both the 200 IM and 50 free at the University of Missouri.

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Kyle Robrock Posts 22.9 50 Free to Close Gresham Sectionals

On the final night of competition at the 2016 Speedo Sectionals in Gresham, Oregon, Denver Hilltoppers’ Kyle Robrock zeroed in on his best time in the 50 free for a 22.93, just off of his PR of 22.90.

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Sean Lehane Drops Lifetime Best 1:55.74 200 Back in Brown Deer

Prior to today, Lehane’s best was the 1:56.43 he swam in semifinals at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. He would go on to finish 4th in the final with a 1:56.44.

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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: American Women on WR Hunt in 800 Free Relay

The American quartet will be chasing gold as well as the Chinese World Record of 7:42.08.

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Indiana Hoosiers Add Another Sprinter, Nab Emory Transfer Harold Duke

After picking up one of Egypt’s top sprint freestylers Mohamed Samy as well as Tennessee sprint transfer Josh Romany in the last couple of…

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1:59.72 200 Free for Katie Drabot on Night 2 of Brown Deer Sectionals

2016 SPEEDO SECTION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP Brown Deer, WI Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center Meet Central Results: Meet Mobile After posting a…

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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: Kaneto Favored in 200 Breast Sans Americans

Japans Rie Kaneto is the only sub-2:20 performer this year, and will look to lead an Olympic final without any Americans.

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2016 Rio Olympics Previews: 2 World Leaders Clash in Women’s 200 Free

Katie Ledecky will attempt to handle Sarah Sjostrom in the 200 free in Rio in a blockbuster showdown between two forces in the sport of swimming.

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Ukraine Swim Team Doctor Given Four-Year Doping Ban

The dominoes continue to fall in the maelstrom of doping scandals that have washed through 2016, with mere days remaining before the…

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Taylor Ruck Posts 55.0 100 Free on Night One of Gresham Sectionals

On the first night of the 2016 Greshman Sectionals in Oregon, 2016 Canadian Olympian Taylor Ruck won the women’s 100 free…

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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: King Eyeing Meilutyte’s 100 Breast Throne

Lilly King will swap her Hoosier cap for one with the American flag this summer as she races for gold in the 100 breast.

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Indiana Hoosiers Add Matt Bowe to Coaching Staff

Ray Looze, head coach of the Indiana University swimming program, has added Matt Bowe to his coaching staff today. Bowe heads…

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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: Hosszu Lunging for Ye Shiwen WR in 400 IM

Katinka Hosszu is well within range to achieve two milestones in her storied career: Olympic gold, and Ye Shiwen’s 400 IM world record.

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OSSC Girls End Ohio JO’s by Crushing 400 Free Relay 11-12 NAG Record

Ava Lachey, Martina Peroni, Hannah Routh and Riley Huddleston of the Ohio State Swim Club have crashed through another NAG relay record, taking down the 400 free relay record for the 11-12 age group.

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Lasco Moves to #3 All-Time in 13-14 200 Back at Middle Atlantic Champs

At the 2016 Middle Atlantic LC Senior Champs, held at Bucknell University, 14-year-old Destin Lasco moved up to #3 on the 200 back all-time list for the 13-14 age group.

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