200 MEDLEY RELAY
Team: Gonny Shimura, Sr.; Nicholas Yu, Jr.; Billy Swanson, Sr.; Tyson Beamer, Sr.
Went out fast and finished strong to win Division I title.
Aaron Peirsol Newport Harbor Jr. 1:38.62
Posted 22.98 split on first leg to take lead and went on to win Division I title.
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Harris Radie Santa Margarita Sr. 1:53.23
Took Division I title by nearly three seconds over nearest competitor. Second in division in 100 backstroke.
Michael Cavic Tustin Jr. 20.21
Division III record time in this event was set on the lead leg of the winning 200 freestyle relay, besting 10-year-old mark.
Division III-winning time was more than a second ahead of the previous division record that had stood for nine years.
Jonathan Russell Santa Margarita Sr. 46.49
Two-time county leader in this event, he won Division I title.
Adam Hewko Servite Fr. 4:29.19
Tried several events in dual meets and settled on winning the Division I title in this one.
200 FREESTYLE RELAY
Newport Harbor 1:26.09
Team: Joey Snelgrove, Sr.; Steven Jendrusina, Sr.; Peter Belden, Sr., Aaron Peirsol, Jr.
Once again, Peirsol pulled away from field in final leg to win Division I title.
Won the Division I title, despite not shaving or tapering for the event.
Alejandro Jacobo Mission Viejo Jr. 59.98
Helped the Diablos to the South Coast League title and finished second in Division I. Also anchored the league's best 400 freestyle relay team.
400 FREESTYLE RELAY
Newport Harbor 3:09.97
Team: Andrew Cole, Jr.; Peter Belden, Sr.; Ryan Lean, Jr.; Aaron Peirsol, Jr.
Peirsol's first split of 21.84 on anchor leg helped Sailors beat Division I champion Irvine.
Louie Gagnet University Sr. 640.95 pts.
Set Division II record, breaking the mark of 601.80 set last year by Laguna Hills' Michael Hilde.
200 MEDLEY RELAY: Santa Margarita: Jonathan Russell, Sr., Harris Radie, Sr., Matt Sabatasso, Jr., Cutberto Hernandez, So.; 1:39.85--Finished second to Irvine at Division I finals.
200 FREESTYLE: Jonathan Russell, Santa Margarita, Sr., 1:40.50--Second-place finisher at Division I finals. Ranked No. 6 in county in the 100 backstroke.
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY: Aaron Peirsol, Newport Harbor, Jr., 1:54.37--Second-best county time was set at Sea View League finals, but he did not swim event at Division I championships.
50 FREESTYLE: Scott Baer, Dana Hills, Sr., 21.26--Survived swim-off to qualify for finals, then won Division I title from Lane 8.
100 BUTTERFLY: Gonny Shimura, Irvine, Sr., 50.34--Won the only individual title for Division I champions. Took third in 100 backstroke.
100 FREESTYLE: Louis Vayo, Troy, 46.78--Third-place finish in Division III finals was best county effort.
500 FREESTYLE: Chris Meyer, Canyon, Sr., 4:31.66--Third in Division I 200 freestyle, posting third-best county time of 1:41.81.
200 FREESTYLE RELAY: Irvine: Billy Swanson, Sr., Mike Shapiro, Sr., Gerald Kim, Sr., Tyson Beamer, Sr.; 1:26.87--Edged by Newport Harbor to finish second at Division I finals.
100 BACKSTROKE: Gonny Shimura, Irvine, Sr., 49.81--Edged by Peirsol for the Division I title.
100 BREASTSTROKE: Nicholas Yu, Irvine, Jr., 1:00.12--Sea View League champion was fourth at Division I finals.
400 FREESTYLE RELAY: Irvine: Mike Shapiro, Sr., Gerald Kim, Sr., Gonny Shimura, Sr., Phillip Kim, Sr.; 3:11.23--Followed Newport Harbor to the finish line at the Division I finals.
DIVING: Michael Hilde, Laguna Hills, Sr., 611.90--2000 Division II titlist and record-holder won Division I title this season.
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KEN DORY, BOYS' COACH OF THE YEAR
A second consecutive Southern Section title was his to lose, but Dory managed to blend high school swimmers and club-trained international-class competitors into a potent championship team. His management style helped Irvine improve on its runner-up finish in 1999 to win back-to-back Division I titles.