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THE TIMES 1998 SPRING ALL-COUNTY TEAMS

All- County Boys' Swimming And Diving

June 14, 1998

JAMES THORNTON, 200, 500 freestyles, Foothill, Sr.

Although the Arizona-bound Thornton did not win either of his events at the Division I finals, his second-place finishes in the 500 (4:28.06) and 200 (1:40.22) freestyles were top county times.

FRANK UXA, 200 individual medley, Santa Margarita, Sr.

Uxa surprised the field when he came back from a third-place preliminary swim to win at the Southern Section Division I finals. His winning time of 1:51.58 was four seconds faster than his preliminary time.

ALAN ONG, 50 and 100 freestyles, Mission Viejo, Jr.

Ong swam in only two dual meets during the season but made his statement in the Division I finals, where the Malaysian exchange student blew away the competition to win the 50 (21.29) and 100 (46.31) freestyles.

HIRO SAKODA, 100 butterfly, Sunny Hills, Sr.

Sakoda's butterfly times remained among the top three in the county the entire season. He finally took over the top spot when he swam a 50.14 at the Division II finals, where he finished second.

JAROD CRUZAT, 100 backstroke, Servite, Jr.

Cruzat fell just short of beating Mike Tse of Granada Hills Kennedy who won by .14 seconds at the Division II finals. His time of 51.61 was the county's top time. He also finished second in the 200 IM (1:54.51).

DANIEL KIM, 100 breaststroke, Irvine, Jr.

Kim not only provided Irvine with a first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (57.03) at the Division I finals, but his breaststroke leg on the 200 medley relay also helped the Vaqueros finish second in the event.

KEN DORY, Coach of the Year, Irvine

Dory led his boys' team to its fourth consecutive Sea View League title and to a second-place finish at Southern Section Division I finals. It marked the school's best finish in boys' swimming.

RAYMOND VINCENT, Diving, El Toro

Vincent, who's one of the nation's best divers, was the top county finisher at the section Division I finals. He totaled 479.50 points to take third behind brothers Troy and Brice Dumais of Ventura Buena.

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DIOGO BEZERRA (Jr.), BO LUDDY (Jr.), GUIHERME REGO (Jr.), ALAN ONG (Jr.)

200 medley relay: Mission Viejo

The all-junior team nipped Irvine at the touch pad to take first at the Division I finals in an All-American time of 1:36.46. Ong, who won the 50 and 100 freestyles, turned in a 20.98 anchor split for the Diablos.

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FRANK UXA (Sr.), ANDREW JENSEN (Sr.), TYLER WILSON (Sr.), JONATHAN RUSSELL (Fr.)

200 freestyle relay: Santa Margarita

Santa Margarita's relay team did not duplicate its first-place finish from last year, but it still managed to take second in a very fast 1:27.17. Long Beach Wilson finished first, only .08 seconds ahead of the Eagles.

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MATT FEENEY (Jr.), MATT KELLEHER (Jr.), ALAN ONG (Jr.), DIOGO BEZERRA (Jr.)

400 freestyle relay: Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo's Ong made his move on his anchor swim to give the Diablos a come-from-behind victory at the Division I finals. Mission Viejo finished in 3:11.72, the section's fastest time this season.

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