Campolindo High School Takes the Win at Mission Viejo Invitational

2017 Mission Viejo Invitational

  • William Woollet Aquatics Center
  • Irvine, CA
  • Saturday, March 25th
  • Results 

The 45th Mission Viejo High School invitational kicked off with the girls 200-yard medley relay.  The quartet of Sam Nickell(26.52), Alexa Melera(31.28), Autumn D’Arcy(24.64),and  Emily Rigby(24.06) touched with the combined time of 1:46.51.  The Redlands East Valley Team out touched Campolindo by .2.

D’Arcy added 2 more golds throughout the evening winning the 200-yard IM(2:03.34) and the 100-yard butterfly(54.57). D’Arcy swam to a lifetime best in the 200-yard IM by over a second.  The junior collected 3 gold and a silver in the 400 free relay.

Junior, Shawn Lou of Northwood had a total of 4 top finishes throughout the meet.  Lou finished first in the 50-yard freestyle touching at 21.53.  Later, Lou touched first in the 100-yard freestyle at 46.24. Lou was a member of the quartet that took both wins in the 200 and 400-yard free relay.

Jolen Griffin, a senior at Campolindo moved up 2 spots to take first in the 100-yard butterfly(48.98).  Griffin added another win in the 100-yard backstroke touching at 49.42. Griffin was also a member for the winning 200-medley relay.  Griffin finished the meet with a 2nd place finish in the 400-yard free relay (3:10.34).  The senior will be attending University of California-Santa Barbara in the fall.

The girls 200-free relay was won by .01 from Miramonte.  The team of Eloise Engs(25.18), Katie Lyons(24.10), Kylie Morrison(25.39), Katrina Drake(23.84) touched with the combined time of 1:38.51.  The quartet just out touched Campolindo by .01.

Other Top Finishers


  • 200-yard freestyle-Sophia Cavalli(1:50.24)
  • 50-yard freestyle- Katie Lyons(24.00)
  • 1-meter Diving-Hayley Montague(501.70)
  • 100-yard freestyle-Abby Samansky(51.67)
  • 500-yard freestyle- Liberty Williams(4:52.19)
  • 100-yard backstroke-katy Karkoska(55.66)
  • 100-yard breaststroke-Julie Gonik(1:05.84)
  • 400-yard free relay- Miramonte(3:30.28)


  • 200-yard medley relay-Campolindo-1:35.99
  • 200-yard freestyle-Hunter Hitchens(1:41.23)
  • 200-yard IM- Min Zhi Chua(1:50.94)
  • 1-meter Diving-Colten Young(558.95)
  • 100-yard butterfly- Jolen Griffin(48.98)
  • 500-yard freestyle- Kevin Chao(4:35.67)
  • 200-yard free relay-Northwood(1:26.60)
  • 100-yard breaststroke-Brad Polo(56.04)
  • 400-yard free relay- Northwood(3:09.23)

Top 5 Team Scores


  1. Campolindo-512
  2. Redlands-420.5
  3. Northwood-415
  4. Torrey Pines-217.5
  5. Miramonte-211


  1. Redlands East Valley-457
  2. Miramonte-424
  3. Campolindo-404
  4. Clovis West High School-398
  5. Torrey Pines-271

Overall Champion: Campolindo High School

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3 years ago

How could this be the Mission Viejo Invitational when it’s held in Irvine and it appears that Mission Viejo H.S. did not compete? Just curious……

Reply to  Billy
3 years ago

The pool wasn’t available and from what I read Mission Viejo high lose the good swimmers to Santa Margarita who didn’t compete either.

3 years ago

This was the 45th year of one of the faster mid season high schools invite in the country. This year it was in Irvine because the Mission pool is undergoing a major renovation. Mission Veijo High School did swim this invite. Note the top five boys and girls teams / times are very good for mid season un tapered swims. Very competitive meet and a lot of these athletes will end representing thier high school at the California State CIF Championships in May. Congrats to all of the athletes.

3 years ago

Campolindo — alma mater of Matt Biondi!

About Olivia McLain

Olivia McLain

My name is Olivia McLain and I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.  I am currently a junior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where I am also on the UNO Women's Swim Team. I specialize in the 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, and now that its allowed …

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