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Milla Ruthven of the Loveland Swim Club in Colorado has verbally committed to the University of Utah. She will join the Utah class of 2025.
- 200y free – 1:53.16
- 500y free – 4:54.98
- 1000y free – 10:03.59
- 1650y free – 17:04.14
- 200y fly – 2:03.63
- 200y IM – 2:08.67
- 400y IM – 4:21.66
Ruthven’s best event is the 500 free, though she can go up to the mile and is strong in the 400 IM, too.
At the 2019 Winter Junior Championships – West, Ruthven went her lifetime best in the mile (17:04.14) to place 19th overall. This past summer, at the 2019 Mount Hood Sectionals, Ruthven placed sixth in the 400 free (4:25.07) and 800 free (9:01.78) and touched seventh in the mile (17:20.70).
Ruthven would’ve been Utah’s #4 500 freestyler on last year’s roster. In 2018-19, they were led by Sara McClendon (4:47.19), a current junior. McClendon also led the way for the Utes in the mile (16:20.96). In the 400 IM, Utah just graduated Jordan Anderson, a 2019 Pac-12 A-finalist (4:08.75) who raced at NCAAs.
Ruthven is the first public 2025 commit for Utah.
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