Mission Viejo High School started its latest conquest of the Southern Section 4-A swimming championships by setting a section record it the boys' 200-yard medley relay of 1 minute 35.23 seconds, breaking Long Beach Wilson's nine-year-old record by .06 seconds.
The Diablos finished the night winning the boy's 400-meter free-style relay in 3:07:68, some 6 1/2 seconds ahead of their closest competitor, Redlands. They celebrated the victory by tossing Coach Mike Pelton into the lane at Long Beach's Belmont Plaza Pool in which they had just won.
Pelton swan a short victory lap back to the poolside and--with the help of some swimmers--collected the first-place award for his team's 226 points Capistrano Valley was second with 105 points and Corona del Mar third with 85.
Mission Viejo's Frank Wattles took fist in the 100-yard butterfly (50.33), and Ernie Vela was first in the 100-yard backstroke (52.64).