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.
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
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 freshman captured the 100 (52.58) and 200-yard (1:51.40) freestyles and anchored the 200 (23.63) and 400 (53.09) freestyle relays to help the No. 1 Eagles defeat No. 2 Tesoro, 101-69, in the teams’ “Dual in the Pool.”
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
LA HABRA - Sonora swimmers Taylor Ault and Ben Blevins-Boor hit their early-season marks Monday at the Sonora Invitational.
The late-season breakthroughs could arrive in May, but both were encouraged by their final session of the two-day meet, which started Saturday.
Ault, a sophomore, captured the 500-yard freestyl
Katie McLaughlin Santa Margarita The Cal-bound senior helped the Eagles capture two relays and finish second in another as they defended their title at the Capistrano Valley Relays. She split a sizzling 48.63 anchor in the 400 free relay, which placed second, and split a 23.77 in the butterfly on a meet-record medley
Santa Margarita’s No. 1 girls swim team edged No. 2 Tesoro to defend its title at the Capistrano Valley Relays on Saturday.
Corona del Mar’s second-ranked boys had a bit easier path in its title defense at the early-season relay meet.
Santa Margarita’s girls led Tesoro, 86-84, going into the meet-ending 200-yard