Articles by Karl Ortegon

Beata Nelson Hits 53’s in 100 Fly, Back as Badgers Drop Green Bay

The Wisconsin Badgers opened up their 2018-19 campaign with wins on home turf for both men and women. 

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Mabel Zavaros Wins Twice as Florida Women Chomp Miami (FL)

Primarily a butterflier, she’s incredibly versatile, and clocked wins in the 200 back (1:56.88) and 400 IM (4:16.37).

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Sprint Butterflier Mallory Jump of St. Charles Verbals to Purdue

Jump is a butterflier and IM’er and a senior at St. Charles North High School in Illinois. 

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Ashley Conrad Follows Sister Amber to Texas A&M with Verbal for 2019

Rockwall Aquatic Center of Excellence’s Ashley Conrad is the fourth verbal commitment to Texas A&M’s next freshman group, and she also makes it 4-for-4 for in-state pickups this recruiting round for the Aggies.

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West Virginia Picks Up Verbal from Breaststroker Conrad Molinaro

Conrad Molinaro of Upper Saint Clair Swim Club has verbally committed to the West Virginia Mountaineers.

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OSU Survives Bama Men and Women at Home, Freshmen Impress

OSU’s Ruslan Gaziev took two individual wins, was clutch on relays, and secured an NCAA ‘B’ cut in an impressive SCY and NCAA debut for the Canadian freshman.

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Maxime Rooney, Zavaros Twins Notch Double Wins as Florida Downs FAU

Rooney posted a very strong 47.87 100 fly win, while Mabel and Rosie Zavaros won a combined four events on the women’s side.

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UT Women’s Brutal Fall Semester Includes Meets with Stanford, Cal, A&M

Claire Adams is a leader for a Texas team which will face a ton of stark competition in 2018-19.

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Israeli Sprinter Mark Shperkin to Join South Carolina in 2019

Israel’s Mark Shperkin has announced (via Instagram) his verbal commitment to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. His caption states he’ll…

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UNC Receives Verbal from Sprinter Gavin Mayo

North Carolina has picked up a verbal commitment from Gavin Mayo of Hempfield High School in Pennsylvania.

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VHSL 5A Finalist Kayla Graham of NCAP Sends Verbal to Pitt

Kayla Graham of Nation’s Capital Swim Club has verbally committed to the University of Pittsburgh class of 2023.

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Stanford Snags 2019 Verbal from Irvine Novaquatics’ Sean Slusiewicz

Stanford will gain a sprint freestyler/butterflier in Sean Slusiewicz.

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Norway’s Halvor Borgström, Son of Olympian, Joins Texas Men for 2018

His father, Arne Borgström, won an NCAA title in the 80’s at the University of Alabama.

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GHSA 7A 100 Back Runner-Up Lleyton Smith Sends Verbal to Auburn

SwimAtlanta‘s Lleyton Smith is yet another verbal commit to Gary Taylor’s first recruiting class at Auburn. He is a senior at Lambert…

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UVA Women to Travel to Six-Team Brawl at SMU Classic

Megan Moroney is a key returner for the UVA women.

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