Cornell Big Red Earns Verbal Commitments from Curtis, Hulse

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Cornell University men’s swimming and diving team has picked up two new members* of the class of 2020, Calvin Hulse of Onalaska, Wisconsin and Dylan Curtis from Centerville, Ohio.

Dylan Curtis swims for Centerville High School and Dayton Raiders. He was third in the 100y back at the 2015 Ohio State High School Division I Championships last February, touching at 49.71. He was also 13th in the 100 free (46.38), and led off Centerville’s medley relay (23.12) and 200 free relay (21.77).

Curtis competed at Summer Junior Nationals in San Antonio, where he achieved best times in the 100m back (58.92) and 100m free (53.32). His best times are:

  SCY LCM
50 back 23.12 26.83
100 back 49.71 58.92
200 back 1:51.66 2:12.01
50 free 21.63 23.48
100 free 46.08 53.32

Curtis would have scored in the C final of the 100 back at 2015 Ivy League Men’s Championship. He will have one year of overlap with Dylan Sali, one of the top 100/200 backstrokers in the conference.

Calvin Hulse is a senior at Onalaska High School. At the 2015 WIAA Boys Division 1 State Meet in February, Hulse placed fifth in the 50 free (21.38) and seventh in the 100 free (47.85). Hulse also swims for La Crosse Area Family YMCA Wave Swim Team, where he was sixth in the 50m free (24.24) at this summer’s YMCA Long Course National Championships.

Hulse concentrates on sprint freestyle; his best times include:

  SCY LCM
50 free 21.11 24.24
100 free 47.09 54.56
50 back   29.59
100 back 56.50 1:05.45

It took 20.5/45.0 to final in the men’s 50/100 freestyles at the 2015 Ivy League conference championships.

Hulse announced on his Twitter account, “Beyond excited to announce that I have committed to swim for Cornell University next year!”

*DISCLAIMER: Hulse and Curtis have not yet been officially accepted to Cornell. As is true with all Ivy League schools, Cornell’s Admission Office will not send its acceptance letter until the beginning of December, along with those of all Early Action candidates. The procedure for a recruited athlete at Cornell is for Admissions to review (his) transcript and SAT scores, “support (his) application for admissions in the fall,” issue a Likely Letter, then offer (him) acceptance into the class of 2020.

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Congrats Dillon!

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