Articles by Karl Ortegon

La Mirada’s Kevin Vargas Verbals to Florida Gators

Vargas finished 3rd in the 400 IM and 4th in the 800 free at the 2018 Speedo Jr Nationals. 


Martinenghi’s Comeback, American Pair Expected at Bolzano Cup

Martinenghi missed the 2018 European Champs due to a groin injury, but he’s expected to return to racing this weekend.

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2018 Wisconsin Girls HS Sectional Meets Preview

Defending 100 back state champ Katrina Marty of Madison West will be racing at the Middleton Sectional, one of the deepest and fastest meets anticipated.

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Former NAG Record-Holder and #12 Tristen Ulett Verbals to Louisville

Dynamo Swim Club’s Tristen Ulett has sent a verbal commitment to the University of Louisville for 2020. She will join their…


Lakeside’s Sophia Miller Verbals to Boston College

Sophia Miller of Lakeside Swim Team (KY) has verbally committed to Boston College’s class of 2023. So incredibly excited to announce…

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Auburn Snags TX Freestyler/IMer Zoe Gawronska for 2019

Gawronska finished 3rd in the 400m IM at the 2018 Polish Nationals in May.


Northwestern Adds Futures Champ Emma Lepisova to Class of 2023

Lepisova is a Speedo Jr Nationals finalist and will add backstroke depth to the Wildcat roster.

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Notre Dame Lands HEAT Distance Specialist Luke Thornbrue for 2019

Thornbrue joins a distance group in South Bend led by NCAA All-American Zach Yeadon.

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Bucknell Reels In Verbal from Sprinter Jacqueline Rounsavill

Rounsavill is Council Rock HS’s first female swimmer under 24.0 in the 50 free, and the 100 breast school record she broke last season had previously stood for 28 years.

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Magnolia Breaststroker Caitlin Reynera Verbals to ‘Bama for 2019

Magnolia Aquatic Club’s Caitlin Reynera is another verbal commitment to the Alabama Crimson Tide’s class of 2023. Reynera is a senior…

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Northwestern Keeps Rolling with Verbal from 1:45 200 Flyer Ben Miller

Northwestern University has picked up a verbal commitment from Oregon native Ben Miller of the Tigard Tualatin Swim Club and Tigard…

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VSHL 6A 100 Back Runner-Up Nathan Wakefield Verbals to South Carolina

Nathan Wakefield of Poseidon Swimming in Virginia has verbally committed to the University of South Carolina. Excited to announce my verbal…

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IMer Erin Verbrugge Stays Local, Verbals to Purdue

Verbrugge is a versatile swimmer, talented in backstroke and breaststroke with her best event being the 200 IM.

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Mount Lebanon Freestyler Sophia Donati Verbals to Bucknell

Donati swam on two scoring relays for Mount Lebanon High School at the 2018 Pennsylvania ‘AAA’ Championships.

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4x Kansas HS State Champion Ben Patton Verbals to Mizzou

Patton has won two Kansas HS titles in the 200 IM and two in the 100 back.

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