50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle
Mission Viejo, Jr.
The Polish swimmer won both events with ease at the Division I finals, winning the 50 free in 20.58 and the 100 free in 44.44, which was two seconds faster than second-place Brad Kittredge of Santa Barbara.
200 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly
Santa Margarita, So.
Double-victory performance at Division I finals makes one wonder just how good he’ll become in the next two years. Just missed section record in the 100 butterfly, finishing in 49.90. Won the 200 free in 1:38.89.
200 Individual Medley, 500 Freestyle
Los Alamitos, Jr.
Seeded fourth in the Division I 200 IM after the prelims, but came back to win in 1:49.37--more than seven seconds faster than his prelim time. Was just touched out in the 500 free and finished second (4:26.45).
Won event at the section Division I finals in 50.64, which was more than a second faster than second-place Karl Hyross of Mission Viejo.
El Toro, Sr.
Came back hard in the last half of the Division I final race to out-touch Woodbridge’s Sean Moore and finish second in 58.22.
Capistrano Valley, So.
Teammate of all-county diver Summer Brown, was lone county diver to place in top five at the Division I finals, finishing third with 482.50 points.
Coach of the Year
Acknowledging his debt to the Nadadores swim club, Pelton still seldom gets the credit he deserves for the school’s 17 boys’ division titles.
AHMAD FILSOOF (Sr.), AGUSTIN GUZMAN (Jr.), RUSSELL ROWLANDS (Sr.), BART KIZIEROWSKI (Jr.)
200 Freestyle Relay
With one of the nation’s top freestylers, Kizierowski, as their anchor, the Diablos could not be stopped. They posted a blazing time of 1:25.44 at the Division I finals.
BART KIZIEROWSKI (Jr.), KARL HYROSS (Jr.), GOH PHUANGTHONG (Jr.), AHMAD FILSOOF (Sr.)
400 Freestyle Relay
Finished first at the Division I finals in 3:06.36, more than four seconds faster than second-place Marina. The victory gave the Diablos a relay sweep at the finals.
GOH PHUANGTHONG (Jr.), BRANDON HUIE (Sr.), AGUSTIN GUZMAN (Jr.), RUSSELL ROWLANDS (Sr.)
200 Medley Relay
First event held at the Division I finals and the Diablos demonstrated immediately they could win (in 1:35.84) without Kizierowski or Filsoof in the lineup.
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The Second Team
Philippe Demers (So.)
Time: 21.46. Seemingly can swim all events, with the 50 free no exception. Recorded county’s second fastest time of season.
Philippe Demers (So.)
Time: 46.70. Posted county’s second-fastest time at Sea View League finals, where he handily defeated Irvine’s Steve Ronson.
Dawson Hughes (Sr.)
Time: 1:40.92. Won Sea View League finals, then beat Mission Viejo’s Filsoof for fourth at Division I finals. Headed to Michigan.
Goh Phuangthong (Jr.)
Time: 4:31.14. One of county’s premier long-distance swimmers. Finished third behind Los Alamitos’ Haney at Division I finals.
Bart Kizierowski (Jr.)
Time: 50.79. Nationally ranked, he probably would have won this, too, had he swam the event at the Division I finals.
Sean Moore (Sr.)
Time: 58.63. During last year’s section finals, he was swimming in France, but he made it this time and took third in Division I.
Mark Kwok (Sr.)
Time: 50.58. Already victorious in the 200 IM at the Division II finals, he capped prep career with a second-place finish in the fly.
Mark Kwok (Sr.)
200 indiv. medley
Time: 1:51.60. Named Division II section swimmer of meet for second year thanks to first-place finish and All-American time.
200 freestyle relay
Time: 1:26.61. Ryan Ball (Jr.), Mark Van Nostran (Fr.), Marcel Widarto (Sr.) Mike Van Nostran (Sr.). Set a record at South Coast League finals where they beat the Diablos in 1:28.44. But they finished second to Mission Viejo at Division I finals.
400 freestyle relay
Time: 3:10.59. Blaine Morgan (Sr.), Erik Larson (Sr.), Lance Banuk (Jr.), Stever O’Rourke (Jr.). First in Sunset League finals and second to Mission Viejo at Southern Section Division I finals.
200 medley relay
Time: 1:36.83. Blaine Morgan (Sr.), Jarrett Gurewitz (Sr.), Erik Larson (Sr.), Lance Banuk (Jr.). Though they took second to the Diablos at Division I finals, the relay team was still fast enough to get an All-American time. Took first at Sunset League finals.
Shawn Thomas (Sr.)
Score: 359.25. Sixth at Division I finals, just missing fifth by 18.65 points. Scored 396.50 points to win Sunset League finals.