Articles by Madeleine Lepesant

Justina Kozan Closes 200 IM in 29.15, Now A Top 10 Swimmer Among 15-16 Girls

Justina Kozan of Brea Aquatics raced home in a 29.15 to out-touch Leah Hayes in the 200 IM at Juniors. She is now the 10th fastest 15-16 200 IMer of all-time in the US.

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Leah Hayes Creeps Closer to Missy Franklin’s 13-14 200 IM NAG Record

Leah Hayes finished second in the women’s 200 IM at the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships. She was only 0.36 seconds off of Franklin’s NAG record.

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Leah Hayes Becomes Second Fastest Female 13-14 200 IMer in US History

Leah Hayes dropped 3 seconds in her 200 IM to make herself the second fastest 13-14 200 IMer. She is only a second off of Missy’s Franklin’s NAG record.

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2-Time Texas 5A State Champion Olivia Gonder Commits to Illinois State

2-time 2019 Futures qualifier Olivia Gonder has sent her verbal commitment to Illinois State University beginning in the 2020-2021 season.

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Donna Depolo Earns OT Cut in 100 Breast on Day 2 of Mt. Hood Futures

Donna Depolo, a rising junior at Nevada, hit her Olympic Trials cut in prelims on Friday at the Mt. Hood Futures Championships.

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Virginia 6B Region 2 Champion Luke Johnson (2020) Commits to Duke Blue Devils

2x Virginia State high school finalist Luke Johnson has announced his verbal commitment to swim at Duke University beginning in the fall of 2020.

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Winter US Open Qualifier Madeline Dyer Commits to University of Akron

Madeline Dyer of Akron, OH has decided to remain in-state with a verbal commitment to swim at the University of Akron’s class of 2024.

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2019 CCS Finalist Mackenzie Thomas Commits to DI UMBC

Hollister, CA native Mackenzie Thomas will join the UMBC roster beginning in the fall of 2019, where she will continue her academic and athletic careers.

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5x Iowa State Finalist Jacob Keller to Join UNLV Rebels

4-sport high school athlete Jacob Keller has committed to swim for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels beginning in the fall of 2019.

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Turkish National Record-Holder Aleyna Ozkan Verbally Commits to Duke (2020)

EYOF and European Junior Championship medalist Aleyna Ozkan has verbally committed to swim at Duke University beginning in the fall of 2020.

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2x YMCA National Champ Jessie McMurray Commits to SDSU Class of 2024

YMCA 50m breast national record holder Jessie McMurray announced her verbal commitment to swim for San Diego State University beginning in the fall of 2020.

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Pennsylvania District I Finalist Sarah Manthorp Commits to Lehigh

Sprint freestyler Sarah Manthorp has committed to swim for the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks. She will begin in the 2020-2021 season.

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3-time Florida District 5 Champion Izzy Haight (2020) Verbally Commits to Tampa

Sprint freestyler Izzy Haight of Plant High School in Florida has verbally committed to the University of Tampa’s class of 2024.

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Ellen Fero Verbally Commits to Indiana State

Ellen Fero of powerhouse Fishers High School will remain in state with verbal commitment to Indiana State’s class of 2024.

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2019 Futures Qualifier Julianne Libler to Join Xavier Musketeers

2018 D1 Michigan High School State finalist Julianne Libler has committed to swim at Xavier University beginning in the 2019-2020 season.

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