Articles by Karl Ortegon

Michigan’s Pyshnenko Out, But Expected to Return by Semester’s End

Pyshnenko has been dealing with an injury, but she has been training in practice with the team, and is expected to return before winter break.

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PREVIEW: Several SEC Powerhouses to Descend Upon Georgia Tech Invite

Florida’s Maxime Rooney is one of the anticipated big guns to compete this week at the Georgia Tech Invite.

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Sarah Grinalds Taking Gap Year Post-Injury, Joining Princeton in 2019

After suffering a shoulder injury this spring, Grinalds will take this season off. She will get four years of eligibility, still, starting next season.

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PREVIEW: 2018 Swedish National Short Course Championships

Erik Persson is one of five swimmers to have been pre-approved onto the Swedish roster for SC Worlds this December.

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PREVIEW: What to Watch For at the 2018 Art Adamson Invitational

It’s Aggie Nation, and the hosts Texas A&M look to dominate their own mid-season invite this week.

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Ohio State and Kenyon Combine Teams for Exhibition Intrasquad

Events like 75’s and 175’s of stroke were contested at the meet.

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Bella Hindley Triples Up as Yale Overpowers Columbia

Hindley leads the Ivy League this season in the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 back.

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Luca Urlando Scares Michael Phelps’ 15-16 200y Fly NAG Record

His 1:42.49 now surpasses Brendan Burns on the 15-16 all-time list in this event, and he’s now well within striking distance of the NAG record, held by none other than Michael Phelps at 1:42.10.

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Whitley Punches 1:55.8 200 Breast as Cal Dominates Triple Distance

Whitley improved his nation-leading 1:56.60 with a 1:55.87 today. Only Andrew Seliskar has been under 1:57.9 this year, besides Whitley.

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Badger Swim Club’s Sabrina Vumbacco Sends Verbal to Bucknell

Vumbacco is coming off of a great summer season in long course, notching LCM bests in the 400 free, 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM.

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Bucknell Adds Verbal from Versatile Abigail Thrall of West Hartford

Thrall is already fast enough to score at the conference level in the 200 breast and 400 IM.

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Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics’ Riley Vanmeter Sends Verbal to Alabama

This summer, Vanmeter competed at the 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals, finishing 30th in the 100 fly (55.64) just outside of scoring range. 

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2017 IHSA 100 Fly Runner-Up Julia Heimstead Sends Verbal to Arizona

As a sophomore last season, Heimstead was part of the Normal Community HS team that placed 4th at the 2017 IHSA State Championships in November.

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Auburn Picks Up Backstroker Ella Miller from Edge Swim Club

Miller is within hundredths of what it took to C final in the 100 back at SECs last season.

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Red Bank Backstroker Paul Retterer Verbally Commits to USC for 2019

Retterer was a 200 back finalist at both YMCA National Championships, placing 13th in short course in the spring and 4th in long course this summer.

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