Utah Clinches Two Verbals from Colorado’s Anelise Hedges, Minnesota’s Sydney Rogness 

Anelise Hedges Sydney Rogness Utah
Photo Courtesy: Anelise Hedges / Sydney Rogness

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NEW COMMITS: The University of Utah has received a pair of verbal commitments for the 2021-22 season and beyond from Arvada, Colo. native Anelise Hedges and Sydney Rogness of Stillwater, Minn.

Both talented swimmers will join Haily Payne, Maile Andresen, Norah Hay, and Milla Ruthven as a member of the Utes’ class of 2025.


Anelise Hedges

Photo Courtesy: Anelise Hedges

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I’m very excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Utah! I would like to thank my family, friends, and coaches for getting me to where I am. This has been a crazy process but I can’t be more excited! GO UTES!”

Hedges does her club swimming with the Jeffco Hurricanes / Evergreen Swim Team and most recently earned bronze in both the 200 breast and 400 IM at Potomac Valley Seniors in February. Last summer, she raced to sixth in the 400m IM at Colorado LCM Seniors before going on to grab bronze in the 200m breast at TYR Summer Seniors.

Her best times include:

  • 50 breast – 30.44
  • 100 breast – 1:03.77
  • 200 breast – 2:15.37
  • 200 IM – 2:04.20
  • 400 IM – 4:23.27

Also competing for Arvada West High School, Hedges is a four-time Colorado 4A State Championship finalist. She placed second in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 breast as a junior while taking fourth and sixth, respectively, in those events during her sophomore season. 


sydney rogness utah

Photo Courtesy: Sydney Rogness

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am very excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my education and swimming at University of Utah! I want to thank my family, friends and coaches for all the support! GO UTES!”

Rogness swims year-round with MAKO Aquatics and was the runner-up in the 200 IM at Minnesota Seniors in March where she also secured bronze in the 400 IM. She raced both IMs at Juniors West in December and won those two events at Minnesota LCM Seniors last summer.

Her best times include:

  • 200 IM – 2:02.71
  • 400 IM – 4:19.95
  • 100 free – 51.78
  • 200 free – 1:52.03

A current senior at Stillwater Area High School, Rogness is a six-time Minnesota Class AA State Championship finalist. She placed fourth in the 200 IM and 10th in the 100 free during her junior year while taking third and sixth, respectively, in those events as a sophomore. 

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    Jennifer Ridge

    Sydney swims for Mako Aquatics

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