Santa Margarita’s girls swim team was unsure early in the season about where its new depth would come from after graduating several seniors last year.
The Eagles now know.
The reigning CIF-SS Division 1 champion has been buoyed by five freshmen.
“A strong freshman class has really helped us out,” Sa
The Cal-bound senior won the 200- (1:38.68) and 500-yard (4:23.76) freestyles in Orange County-leading and automatic All-America times during a double-dual meet against Division 1 powers Corona del Mar and Loyola of Los Angeles.
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O.C. BOYS TOP 10
1. University 2-1
2. Corona del Mar 2-1
3. Northwood 7-0
4. Santa Margarita 2-1
5. Dana Hills 5-0
6. Edison 1-2
7. Foothill 3-0
8. Mater Dei 3-1
9. Tesoro 2-1
10T. Newport Harbor 1-0
10T. San Clemente 1-2
Santa Margarita’s girls swim team utilized its depth and a pair of speedy anchors to defend its title at the Millikan Southern Section Relays on Saturday night in Los Alamitos. Anchor Katie McLaughlin’s dash of nostalgia provided another boost. The U.S. national team member and freshman Samantha Shelton ra
Two major meets on opposite ends of Orange County will make Saturday one of the busiest and most competitive days of the swimming and diving regular season.
The Mission Viejo Invitational will play host to teams from throughout the state while the finals of the girls Millikan Southern Section Relays will be held at the Joint Forces Train
Mater Dei swim coach Ken Dory loves the dual-meet format because of days such as Thursday.
The Monarchs’ No. 9-ranked girls used their depth and strategy to open the Trinity League with a 99-70 dual-meet victory at No. 3 JSerra.
“I wish there was a CIF championship for dual meets,” Dory said. “I&rsq
Corona del Mar freshman Eva Merrell blazed two school records Wednesday to help lead the Sea Queens' No. 5 girls swim team past host No. 8 Irvine, 90-80, in the Pacific Coast League.
The Aquazot club swimmer won the 100-yard butterfly (54.26 seconds) and 100 backstroke (56.20) in school records but also anchored the
Dana Hills’ No. 5 boys swim team braced for a tempest pool Tuesday with the arrival of preseason-ranked San Clemente.
The Dolphins experienced the visitor’s speed but not until after their own power calmed the waters of the South Coast League opener.
Dana Hills rode a sizzling start, impressive victories by freshman
The large straw hat and sunglasses offered protection from the sun but briefly hid his identity Saturday afternoon before the boys Millikan Southern Section Relays. But as he approached, the embroidered name on his shirt - Coach Aaron - gave him away.
In his typical low-key and humble style, five-time Olympic gold medalist and world-reco
The Harvard-bound senior raced on three winning relays to help the Trojans defend their title at the boys Millikan Southern Section Relays. Tran led off the 4x100-yard individual medley, 200 backstroke and the championship-clinching 200 medley (1:34.66), which ranks second in meet history.
LOS ALAMITOS – The finals of the boys Millikan Southern Section Relays shifted Saturday night to the Joint Forces Training Base, offering swimmers new starting blocks and sight lines to navigate.
But nothing changed with University’s championship mentality.
The reigning CIF-SS Division 1 champion captured its trademar
Pacific Coast League boys swimming rivals University and Corona del Mar are set to duel Saturday night at the finals of the 44th annual Millikan Southern Section Relays in Los Alamitos.
And if either squad falters, watch out for another PCL contender: Northwood.
The annual relay meet shifts to the Joint Forces Training Base in Lo
Millikan SS Relays
At Joint Forces Training Base, Los Al
Combined Prelims (Tues, Thurs sessions)
Top 8 advance to Saturday’s 5 p.m. finals
400-yard IM -- 1. CdM 3:30.02; 2. Uni 3:36.33; 3. SM 3:45.33; 4. Arc 3:45.11; 5. Nor 3:47.15; 6. Lake 3:48.18; 7. NH 3:49.16; 8. SoPa 3:57.01
SANTA MARGARITA 92, TESORO 78
DANA HILLS 114, EL TORO 56
OCEAN VIEW 107, ESTANCIA 59
LOS AMIGOS 117, SANTA ANA 46
HUNTINGTON BEACH 106, MIRA COSTA 64
200-yard medley relay (1:48.00) – Tes 1:36.51; SM 1:36.69; DH 1:46.76; ET 1:47.57
200 free (1:48.50) &n
LAS FLORES - Santa Margarita’s depth was put to the test Thursday by the No. 2-ranked girls swim team in Orange County and the absence of two CIF qualifiers.
The top-ranked Eagles and Katie McLaughlin passed with record-setting numbers, defeating host Tesoro, 101-69, to capture the schools’ “Dual in the Pool&rdqu
Woodbridge’s swim teams had a busy but successful weekend.
The Warriors’ girls emerged from a tight competition to capture the Canyon Relays on Friday and then turned in a dominant effort at the Kennedy Invitational on Saturday.
Woodbridge also claimed the boys title at Kennedy.
At the Canyon Relays, the Woodbridge and Or