Ella Jo Piersma

Ranking The 2022 Women’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #9-12

We’re into ranked recruits now, including new Indiana Hoosier Kristina Paegle, the #11 recruit in the nation. Our recruiting class ranks continue.

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College Swimming Previews: #7 Michigan Women Combat Losses With Bevy of Sprinters

Michigan had another strong showing in 2021-2022, finishing second at the 2022 Big Ten Championships and seventh at NCAAs.

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Mason Manta Rays Set 17-18 200 Mixed Medley Relay NAG at Ohio Senior Championships

The Mason Manta Rays relay team of Carl Bloebaum, Jessey Li, Gibson Holmes, and Ella Jo Piersma broke the 200-meter mixed medley relay NAG record on Friday. 

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Hawken Wins 24th OHSAA Girls Title, Hunting Valley University School Boys Win

Hawken has won the Division II girls title every year since 1999, and their 2022 win brings the girls to 32 state titles total.

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Gibson Holmes Breaks Records Held by Foster brothers at Southwest Ohio Classic

Holmes broke records held by Grant House, Cody Bybee, and Jake Foster at the 36th edition of the 2022 Southwest Ohio Classic.

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Katie Crom, One of Top Remaining 2022 Recruits, Announces Verbal to Michigan

After a weekend of big time drops, National Junior Team member Katie Crom from Mission Viejo Nadadores announced her verbal commitment to Michigan.

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Gates Mills Hawken Wins OHSAA D2 Girls Title Convincingly, Bare Hits 1:01.64 BR

Gates Mills Hawken senior Sydney Bare won an incredibly tight race with Cinci Hills Christian junior Jessey Li in the 100 breast.

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Ella Jo Piersma Follows Family Legacy with Verbal to Michigan (2022)

She’s the daughter of Rachel Gustin and John Piersma, who swam together at Michigan and were USA National Team-ers in the 1990s.

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Aaron Sequeira, Nathan Wall Shine At Cincinnati Marlins Intrasquad

Sequeira, a Stanford commit, set a 200 fly lifetime best in 1:49.34 and neared PBs in five other events over the three-day meet.

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Carson Foster Swims 1:58 in 200 IM in “Semi-Finals” of Trials Simulation

In his 2nd of what will be three 200 IM swims this weekend in Oxford, Carson Foster swam a 1:58.83 in the 200 IM final on Friday.

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Ohio State Commit Conley Downs 200 IM Record at Ohio Division 2 States

Conley, an Ohio State commit, took a full second off the state mark in 1:47.52, just 2 hundredths shy of his best from 2018 Winter Juniors.

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