2017-18 Freshman Season: Finished eighth in the 50-yard free (21.76) and sixth in the 100-yard fly (51.23) vs. Denver • took eighth in the 50-yard free (21.86) and fifth in the 100-yard fly (51.87) vs. Hawai'i and Drury • finished eighth in the 100-yard fly (50.12) at the Minnesota Invitational • took seventh in the 50-yard free (21.42) and seventh in the 100-yard fly (50.90) against Iowa • placed seventh in the 200-yard free (1:42.24), sixth in the 50-yard free (21.46), and seventh in the 100-yard fly (50.70) vs. Florida State.
High School: 2017 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School • coached by Annette McDonald • four-time letterwinner in swimming • four-time All-Conference, All-section, All-City, All-Area and All-State honoree • four-time NISCA All-American • three-time Kanas state Swimmer of the meet • holds school records in 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 100 back, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay • member of Lawrence Aquahawks • 2015 Montanat Swimmer of the Year.
Personal: Born March 16, 1999 • son of Dorie and Tony Portela • has two siblings: Anthony and Chloe • mother Dorie and father Tony, swam at Alabama • brother Anthony and sister Chloe also swam for Minnesota • enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and disc golf • major is currently undecided.
|Top Times at Minnesota|
Gophers Earn B1G Weekly Honors
1/31/2018 - M. Swimming
Three student-athletes of the Minnesota men's and women's swimming and diving team earned Big Ten weekly honors this week.
Gophers Earn CSCAA Academic Honors
1/29/2018 - M. Swimming
Minnesota men's and women's swimming and diving programs were named Scholar All-America teams for the 2017 fall semester.
Gophers Win B1G Triple Dual
1/27/2018 - M. Swimming
Minnesota men's and women's swimming and diving closed out their regular season with a pair of Big Ten victories Saturday afternoon defeating Northwestern and Purdue.