Evans Gets High School Record, but Los Alamitos Wins Team Title

Times Staff Writer

Janet Evans ended her high school career with a national high school record, but a Southern Section team championship eluded her for the fourth consecutive year.

Los Alamitos High School won its second consecutive 3-A division title Saturday night at the Belmont Plaza pool in Long Beach. San Marino also repeated as boys’ champion.

Evans, who won three gold medals in the 1988 Olympics, broke her own mark in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1 minute 59.96 seconds. Evans set the record of 2:00.72 last season during the 3-A meet.

Evans also won the 500 freestyle in 4:38.34, which was a second off her national high school record of 4:37.30, which she set last year.


Los Alamitos’ depth proved to be too much in the team competition as it finished with 195 points. Evans’ El Dorado team was second with 104 points.

San Marino rallied late in the meet to retain its title. The Titans won the last two individual events--the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke--and finished with 179 points. Damien was second with 132 points.

In the 2-A boys’ meet, Woodbridge and San Luis Obispo tied for first with 82 points.

Chad Hundeby of Woodbridge won the 200 freestyle (1:38.45) and 500 freestyle (4:25.29).


Trabuco Hills won the girls’ competition with 173 points. Amy Ward of Trabuco Hills won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.