The USC Trojans picked up a commitment in the form of breaststroker Nathan Wu, a CIF state record holder in 200 medley relay.
Fresh off breaking the 500 free national high school record, Rex Maurer heads into finals of the 2023 CIF State Champs as top seed in the 200 and 500 free.
Though it was just the prelims session, there was a ton of fast swimming on Friday, including five CIF meet records.
Teagan O’Dell took down her own 100 back meet record from prelims and helped break another in the 200 free relay on Friday night.
Kozan broke her sister’s two-year-old conference record to help guide the Santa Margarita girls to their 23rd consecutive Trinity League title.
Verdolaga will add much needed points to Army’s butterfly events as they seek to claim the Patriot League Conference title from Navy.
Santa Margarita, a premier high school program in the country currently, broke a National HS Record at the meet, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.
Bella Sims is focusing on races she didn’t swim at Winter Juniors -West last weekend, which includes the 4th-fastest 400 yard IM in history.
Loyola junior Rex Maurer was dominant in the boys 200 free, clocking a 1:36.41.
Teia Salvino won two individual events for Santa Margarita and helped the team to two relay wins as well. The team won 14 out of 22 events at the meet.
While defending champions Loyola won the 400 free relay with a new DI Meet Record, Santa Margarita’s 4th place finish earned them the title by 1.5 points.
The Santa Margarita men and women both picked up Trinity League titles last weekend. Two SMCHS relays and Justina Kozan both broke Trinity League records.
Two of the country’s top high school programs faced off in a dual meet competition, with Loyola High School defeating Santa Margarita High School.
Irvine Novaquatics 11-12 boys now own the 200 medley, 200 free, and 400 free relay national age group records.