LONG BEACH — Corona del Mar High's Michael Liao and Newport Harbor's Jack Yeager stood out at the CIF Southern Section Division I boys' swimming preliminaries at Belmont Plaza Pool Wednesday, as each senior advanced to Friday's finals in four events.
Liao placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 56.39 seconds.
Yeager qualified first in the 50 freestyle in 20.99. He qualified fifth in the 100 butterfly (51.54).
Liao was part of three CdM relay teams moving on and Yeager played a part in two Newport Harbor relay teams qualifying for the finals Friday at Belmont Plaza Pool at 6 p.m.
CdM's Garrett Larson grabbed the top seed in the 200 individual medley in 1:51.51 and John Kim qualified second (1:52.69).
Liao helped the Sea Kings' 200-yard medley relay team, which also featured Jared Namba, Kim and Matthew Berry, to the top seed in 1:35.23. The other two events Liao qualified for the finals were in the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams, which saw CdM take the third seed in each event.