Juniors Steven Stumph and Sven Campbell each set records in two individual events, leading the Campolindo High boys swim team to its eighth consecutive title at the North Coast Section Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday.
The Cougars' quartet of Campbell, Stumph, Jonathan Ratchford and Robbie Ashby started the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in an NCS-record time of 1 minute, 32.99 seconds, obliterating Miramonte's 2011 mark by more than one second.
It was a sign of things to come at Concord Community Pool.
"It was an outstanding meet for us," Campolindo coach Ron Heidary said. "The guys obviously were very good. Steven and Sven are two of the fastest swimmers in the country. They are just phenomenally gifted athletes, and they work very hard.
"But we don't win the meet without the whole team swimming well."
Stumph broke his own mark in the 200 individual medley by nearly two seconds with a time of 1 minute, 47.52 seconds. He also eclipsed the record in the 100 breaststroke in 54.06, in which he topped rival Charlie Wiser of Miramonte (54.57). Wiser had set the previous record of 55.27 in 2011.
Campbell set, or was a part of, an NCS record in all four of his events. In a robust sequence, Campbell won a duel against De La Salle's David Morgan, the 50 freestyle winner, in the 100 freestyle final in a record 44.22.
Then, after Granada's Nick Silverthorn edged out Amador Valley's Bryan Hughes in a
Campbell went on to break his own mark in the 100 backstroke by over 1﻿1/2 seconds in 48.16, fending off a challenge from Jason Chen of Amador Valley (49.21).
San Ramon Valley closed the show with gusto, as Justin Roberto, Tyler Martin, Nick Pasichuke and anchor Clayton Young won the 400 free relay in a school-record 3:05.78.
Campolindo finished with 246 points, runner-up Miramonte had 204 and the Wolves 191.5. A young Amador Valley squad placed fifth with 154.
Las Lomas star Jackson Miller set a record in the 200 freestyle (1:36.85), holding off Silverthorn (1:37.08), who also finished in under the previous record.
Miller was disqualified for a false-start in the 100 freestyle trials Friday, thus a dream showdown Saturday among Miller, Campbell and Morgan didn't take place.
"We were really hoping to get the three of us right next to each other in the finals, all of us going 44s and just making this giant wave in front of everybody," Campbell said. "That would have been amazing, a spectacular experience."