Once again Laguna has captured the Orange Coast League swimming crowns as the boys captured five of the eight individual events and all three relays to out point runner-up Calvary 433 to 260. Costa Mesa finished third at 260.
For the Breakers, it was their seventh consecutive league title.
Orange Coast League Meet Records Set:
Boys Varsity 200 yd Medley Relay – 1:36.45 (Erik Juliusson, Cameron Karkoska, Max Morgan, Nolan Del Toro)
Boys 200 yd Free – Erik Juliusson 1:40.63
Boys 100 yd Fly – Erik Juliusson 49.72
Boys 200 yd Free Relay – 1:29.23 (Nolan Del Toro, Billy Renner, Jack Dodson, Cade Baldridge)
Boys 100 yd Breaststroke – Cameron Karkoska 58.31
Boys 400 yd Free Relay – 3:10.80 (Karkoska, Morgan, Baldridge, Juliusson)
Cade Baldridge swam his personal best in the 50 Free (21.79) and the 100 Free (48.26) achieving CIF automatic qualifying times in both events. Max Morgan was league champion in the 200 IM swimming his best time of 1:56.68.
The boys will be back competing in Division II this season after spending six years at Division III where they finished second in 2012 and ‘14. The best Laguna finish at Division II was 15th in 2005. The finals are Saturday, May 16, at Riverside City College.
Laguna girls also captured the league title, their eighth consecutive, with seven of eight individual titles and all three relays to out point Estancia 489 to 204 for the title. Costa Mesa was third at 193.
Orange Coast League Meet Records:
Girls 200 yd Free Relay – 1:40.78 (Harper Dix, Kyla Whitelock, Aria Fischer, Kasey Karkoska)
Girls 100 yd Free – Kasey Karkoska 52.72
Girls 400 yd Free Relay – 3:38.78 (Harper Dix, Aria Fischer, Sophia Lucas, Kasey Karkoska)
Olivia Vera swam her personal best in the 100 Breaststroke, placing first with 1:10.23. Aria Fischer was league champion in the 500 Free, swimming a personal best time of 5:10.22, which an automatic CIF qualifying time. Natalie Selin also swam a new qualifying time in the 100 Fly at 1:03.80
The girls team also returns to Division II this season having finishing second three times at the meet in Division III. Their best D-II finish was 10th in 2007. The Breakers got a jump on scoring this year as freshmen divers Liv Mitchell placed second with a 469.00 score and Mackenzie Peasley scored with a 17th place finish at 339.15 . The 21 team points counts towards the D-II totals. Breakers last recorded diving scores in 2009 when Lena Kardos finished third in 4-11 with a 387.9 in the 1 meter diving competition.
Coaches Beth Weber and Kari Damato have done another excellent job this season despite the long outdated facilities.