Articles by Karl Ortegon

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.


Justina Kozan Erases Sippy Woodhead LSC Record Which Had Stood 40 Yrs

Kozan’s 1:45.77 cleared the SCS 13-14 200 free record held by the legendary Sippy Woodhead, which was a 1:46.40 done in 1978.


Mission Viejo’s Katie Crom Takes Down Cassidy Bayer’s 13-14 200 FL NAG

Crom was 1:56.00, just .01 faster than Bayer’s mark from 2013.


Berkoff, Harder Shine at 2018 MAC Fall Invite in Missoula

Both swimmers won every single event in which they raced.


Freestyler Katie Capelli of Club Wolverine Sends Verbal to UCSD

Katie Capelli, a freestyler who swims with Club Wolverine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has verbally committed to the University of California- San Diego for 2019.

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2018 Monday Preview #5: Which NCAA Meets to Pay Attention to This Week

The Texas women face a huge test, taking on Stanford and Cal, on the road, on back-to-back meet days.


NAG Falls, Several Huge Performances Posted at Kevin Perry Invite

14-year-old Justina Kozan went huge best times in all of her events, adding wins in the 100/200 free, 100 fly, and 200 IM.


#4 Olivia Bray Goes Out of State, Verbals to Texas for 2020

Olivia Bray of the Virginia Gators has verbally committed to the Texas Longhorns. Bray, ranked 4th in the class in the…


Yale Overpowers D3 MIT Men and Women in Boston

Bella Hindley was the only double winner yesterday for the Yale women.

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Mulcare and Hansson Triple, Trojans Defeat Arizona

Patrick Mulcare and Louise Hansson swept the men’s and women’s backstrokes, respectively, while Mulcare also took the 400 IM and Hansson the 100 fly.

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Several Bears Notch Double Wins as Cal Tops Washington State

Freshman Ema Rajic swept the breaststrokes, and she was within two seconds of her 200 breast PR with a 2:15.45.

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Another 51-Mid Fly for Macneil Highlights Michigan-Iowa-Denver Day 2

Michigan star freshman Maggie Macneil is no one-hit wonder.


Vargas Drops Nation-Leading 8:56 in 1000 Against Denver, Iowa

That’s his fastest he’s been in dual meets, ever– the sophomore was 8:51.71 for his PR going out in his mile at 2018 NCAAs. 


500 Athletes Expected at This Weekend’s Riga Sprint Meet in Latvia

With the World Championships less than two months away, this is one of the last chances for eligible swimmers to qualify for the meet.

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Mason Manta Rays Sprinter Leanna Wall Verbals to Purdue

Sprinter Leanna Wall will join the Boilermakers next fall.

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