Articles by Karl Ortegon

Rock Island High School Boys Swim Season Shaded by Forfeits and Hazing Accusations

After some inattention to Illinois High School Association (IHSA) eligibility by-laws, it was discovered that two members of the Rock…

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2015 Arena Pro Swim Series – Mesa: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

Ms. Ledecky (above) will look to put up a solid 400 free this morning and set herself up for a big finals swim.

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2015 Arena Pro Swim Series – Mesa: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

MP is back in his first finals session since his suspension, slated to compete in a loaded 100m fly final in Mesa.

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2015 M. NCAA Picks: Wolfpack Hungry for First-Ever Relay Title in 200 Free Relay

Simonas Bilis (above) will try to lead the NC State Wolfpack to their first-ever NCAA relay title in the 200 freestyle relay.

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2015 M. NCAA Picks: 200 Back American Record in Jeopardy; Murphy Seeded Faster Than Last Year

Ryan Murphy sits atop the country in this event this year, and he isn’t too far from the 1:36.81 American record set back in 2007 by Mr. Lochte.

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2015 M. NCAA Picks: 200 Medley Relay Up for Grabs, but Schooling Might Make the Difference for Texas

Joseph Schooling (above) split a 19.66 at Big 12s swimming butterfly on Texas’ A relay.

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2015 M. NCAA Picks: Four Teams Bunched Up as Trojans Look to Defend 800 Free Relay Title

The three swimmers above all return from the Trojans’ title-winning 800 free relay last year in hopes to defend their crown.

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2015 M. NCAA Picks: Texas’ Strongest Event, 100 Fly, Features Title-Hungry Schooling and Conger

Top seed Jack Conger is having quite a sophomore season, and he’ll look to score a NCAA title in the 100 fly on day 2 of competition.

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Kelsi Worrell Re-Breaks Her Hours-Old 100 Fly Record at NCAA Finals

Kelsi Worrell (above) blew past her own record, having now gone under 50 seconds twice in one day in the 100 fly.

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Simone Manuel Splits the Fastest-Ever 100 Free to Anchor Stanford’s Record-Breaking Relay

Simone Manuel (above) swam the fastest relay split ever anchoring Stanford’s victorious 400 medley relay.

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Brett Stoughton and Margaret Guo Recipients of the Elite 89 Award at NCAA D3 Champs

Brett Stoughton (Calvin College) and Margaret Guo (MIT) with their Elite 89 Awards.

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2015 M. NCAA Picks: Kalisz the 400 IM favorite, but he’ll have company under 3:40

Chase Kalisz (above) has a monster breaststroke leg… come to think of it, his other three legs aren’t too shabby.

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: Stanford Eyeing Yet Another American Record in the 400 Free Relay

Lia Neal, a 2012 Olympian, led off Stanford’s NCAA-leading 400 free relay in a 47.55, which is close to her life time best of 47.16 from the individual 100 free.

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2015 M. NCAA Picks: Northwestern’s Wilimovsky in a League of His Own in the Mile

The NU junior (above) is red hot coming off of his nation leading performance in the mile at the 2015 Big Ten Championships.

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: Stanford Looking to Re-Break Records in the 400 Medley Relay

Simone Manuel, the freshman sensation, could be the a part of an NCAA, U.S. Open, and American record-breaking relay. Can she break 46 again?

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