Records fall at Foothill Swim Games, Newport Harbor

It was a record-setting Thursday for the boys at the Foothill Swim Games.


And Ayla Spitz made it a record-setting day for the Newport Harbor girls.

The boys combined to set three meet records during a blistering prelims session at the Foothill Swim Games.

Northwood’s 200-yard medley relay out-dueled Dana Hills in the third and final heat to set a meet-record with a time of 1 minute, 34.01 seconds. The team of Gabe Munoz, Henry Wu, Hwa Min Sim and Shawn Lou outdistanced Dana Hills by about half-a-second to break University’s 2014 record of 1:34.87.

The Dolphins also raced under the 2014 standard with a 1:34.52.

The teams will duel again at Saturday’s 10 a.m. finals.

Tesoro junior Daniel Kim set the second meet record in the 100 freestyle by the slightest of margins. He stopped the clock in 45.70, one one-hundredth of a second under the standard of 45.71 set by University’s Will Hofstadter in 2015.

Dana Hills’ Trent Pellini helped close the show in the 100 breaststroke. The Purdue-bound senior rattled the county record by touching in a meet-record 54.38, just .24 seconds off John Criste’s 2007 O.C. record of 54.14 for Mission Viejo.

Pellini smashed Daniel Kim’s meet record of 56.82 for Irvine in 1999. Calvary Chapel junior Andrew Koustik also raced under Kim’s record with a 56.73 in the heat following Pellini.

Foothill junior Zane Scott blazed a top-qualifying 20.46 in the 50 free to jump to fifth in county history in the two-lap race.

In girls swimming:

Newport Harbor 121, Corona del Mar 49: The Sailors…

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