The team of Andrew Knoell, Matthew Lee, Timmy Hanson and Sean Messer clocked a time of 4 minutes, 5.87 seconds in the victory.
The previous national age-group standard was a 4:06.98. That time was achieved twice, including once by an Irvine Novaquatics relay in 1998 that feature future Olympic legends Aaron Peirsol (Newport Harbor) and Michael Cavic (Tustin) and Jeff Heinz and Bryan Neff. NOVA of Virginia also matched the time in 2004.
Knoell and Messer will be a freshmen at University in the fall while Lee will be an incoming freshman at Beckman. All three reside in Irvine. Hanson will be entering his sophomore year at Corona del Mar. He resides in Newport Beach.
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