RIVERSIDE — For the third year in a row, the Corona del Mar High boys' swim team made an electrifying statement at the start of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 finals.
On Saturday night at Riverside City College, the Sea Kings shattered a record that had been around since before any of the four swimmers were born. It was the start of a night of strong swims that earned the CdM boys a historic second-place team finish.
It's the first time since winning in 1970 that CdM's boys have finished top-two as a team in CIF swimming.
CdM won the 200-yard medley relay for the third straight year at Division 1 finals. Senior Jared Namba, freshman Tyler Lin, junior Christian Garkani and junior Blake Motal touched in 1:32.88, a school record, Orange County record and Division 1 meet record time. San Marino held the previous Division 1 meet record, a 1:33.21 in 1991.