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SPORTS
August 19, 2006
PEIRSOLS STAND OUT VICTORIA, B.C. — Newport Harbor High product Aaron Peirsol won the 100-meter backstroke on Thursday at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, finishing the race in a Canadian-record time of 53.32 seconds. Younger sister Hayley Peirsol was a strong second in the 1,500 freestyle on Thursday, finishing in 15 minutes, 57.36 seconds. Aaron Peirsol, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and the reigning world champion in the 100 back, was ahead at the halfway point and finished well ahead of runner-up Ryan Lochte (54.02)
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SPORTS
By Dominic Perrone | August 10, 2006
Tonight, for the first time in the five-day U.S. Swimming National Championships, both Hayley and Aaron Peirsol are likely to compete in finals at Irvine High, beginning at 5:30. Hayley Peirsol, a former standout at Newport Harbor High, will compete in the 800-meter freestyle final after qualifying third with a time of 8 minutes, 35.64 seconds on Friday. Kate Ziegler had the top qualifying time (8:25.31), followed by Adrienn Binder (8:35.50). The top eight in the preliminaries of each event move on to the championship final.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | August 10, 2006
IRVINEĀ -- To thousands wedged into the stands at the USA Swimming National Championships on Saturday, it may have appeared that the men's 200-meter backstroke final went, surprisingly, down to the wire. But according to three-time Olympic gold medalist Aaron Peirsol, who held off strong challenges by Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte to win his 11th national title in his hometown, the race at Irvine High was over before it started. Peirsol, a Newport Harbor High product and the reigning world and Olympic champion in both the 200 and 100 backstroke events, said his success was assured just moments before, when younger sister Hayley Peirsol won the women's 800 freestyle final.
SPORTS
July 17, 2006
HOOVER, Ala. ? Newport Harbor High product Misty May-Treanor and her partner, Kerri Walsh, defeated Holly McPeak and Nicole Branagh, 21-15, 21-12, in the final of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' Birmingham-Hoover Open beach tournament Sunday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. May-Treanor and Walsh earned their fifth win in the last seven AVP events and their seventh AVP title in 2006. In the men's event, Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb and partner Sean Rosenthal were defeated in the final, 21-14, 17-21, 15-11, by Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser.
SPORTS
March 19, 2006
ATHENS, Ga. ? Former Newport Harbor High swimming star Hayley Peirsol led the charge as Auburn captured the NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving championship on Saturday, edging Georgia by three points, 518.5-515.5, at the Gabrielsen Natatorium. It marked the second-closest finish in the history of NCAA swimming and diving. In 2001, Georgia and Stanford were within 1.5 points of each other. Peirsol, a junior at Auburn, broke the pool record in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:49.
NEWS
By: | September 20, 2005
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aaron Peirsol, a former star at Newport Harbor High, was voted the USA Swimming Athlete of the Year on Saturday at the U.S. Aquatic Sports Convention completed Sunday in Greensboro, N.C. This award caps a stellar year that saw Peirsol win eight consecutive races, including three gold medals at the world championships. He also set two world records. Peirsol won the 100 and 200 backstroke events and was on the winning 400 medley relay at the world championships, held July 24-31 in Montreal.
NEWS
By: Chris Yemma | August 25, 2005
Newport Harbor High product Hayley Peirsol had trained rigorously all summer in the hopes of furthering her swimming career. Indeed, it paid off. Described as a breakout season by one of her coaches, Peirsol grabbed numerous titles during the heated months and capped them with a meet record and gold medal at the World University Games last week in Turkey. Peirsol, a junior at Auburn, claimed the women's 1,500-meter freestyle title in a meet record 16 minutes, 8.06 seconds August 16 in Izmir, Turkey, breaking the previous meet record of 16:14.
NEWS
By: Rick Devereux | August 3, 2005
It is fairly safe to say that Aaron Peirsol has had a good year. The former Newport Harbor High standout won three Olympic gold medals at the Athens Games last summer, set a world record in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke races, finished first in three events last week at the world championships in Montreal and finished off his torrid run with three victories in three events Tuesday at the Duel in the Pool at the...
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