MORAGA -- Steven Stumph, Jackson Miller and Sven Campbell didn't disappoint in their final Diablo Foothill Athletic League swimming championships.

The four-year standouts led a day of blistering swims at the Soda Aquatic Center on Saturday as meet records were broken in nearly half the events. Seven individual events and three relays saw faster times than ever before.

Campolindo's Stumph and Campbell combined to set new standards in four races and helped keep the Cougars' decade-long dominance in the boys team competition going. The Campolindo girls also won the team title, beating Acalanes 476-418 behind two individual wins from sophomore Mary Ashby (50-yard freestyle, 100 freestyle).

"All the kids swam well," Campolindo coach Ron Heidary said. "We had kids that didn't make the top 16 that swam lifetime best times (in the preliminaries). I would say all the way around I think it was one of the best meets in Campolindo swimming history."

Miller, a Las Lomas senior bound for Indiana, had a hand in three meet records and helped the Knights take second in the boys' team standings.

There were gasps in the crowd when the splits from his ultra-fast starts in the 200 and 100 freestyle were shown on the results board.

Both swims ended in records. The 1:36.16 he posted in the 200 freestyle eclipsed his own meet record from last season while his 44.32 in the 100 freestyle beat Campbell's 2012 mark.


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"It's always nice to break records, but I'm here to swim my own individual races," Miller said. "Whatever comes out of it goes down and people can see, but for me it's just the satisfaction of going a best time."

Campbell, who had just posted a record swim himself in the 50 freestyle (20.33), watched from the pool deck as his friend took down his old record in the 100 freestyle. The Cal-bound senior didn't swim either of his main events — the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke -- instead electing to see where he was at in the 200 and 50 freestyle.

Campbell wasn't too bummed to see one of his many DFAL records fall.

"If there was any guy that I would want to see take down my record, it's Jackson," Campbell said. "He's just a really good guy, talented swimmer. I'm happy he got it... It motivated me in the (400 freestyle) relay. Today was all fun, it's just me and him playing cat and mouse."

Stumph, who is headed to USC, set DFAL records in both of his individual events, the 100 breaststroke (54.42 seconds) and 100 butterfly (49.14 seconds). He also combined with Campbell, J.D. Ratchford and Grant Sivesind to finish the meet with a commanding victory in the 400 freestyle relay. Their time of 3:03.08 shattered the previous record set by the Cougars last season by more than three seconds.

Stumph will leave Campolindo with DFAL records in three individual events and two relays. His record in the 100 butterfly was particularly impressive considering Stumph hadn't focused on the event much until this season.

"Steven works so hard and is so disciplined and dedicated, he can do probably anything he wants to do," Heidary said. "This year we worked more on the fly and he's improved quite a bit. We knew that he could swim that fast."

Ratchford also claimed titles in two individual events for Campo, the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke. The senior, who was also on two winning relays, is headed to Cal to play water polo.

Acalanes' Brittany Usinger was a double-winner on the girls side, including a meet record in the 100 butterfly (54.75). Campolindo's Hannah Grubbs broke the girls 100 backstroke record and swam on two winning relays.

Other individual champions included Las Lomas' Kelsey Leonard (girls 200 freestyle), Miramonte's Annie Larsen (girls 500 freestyle), Miramonte's Cameron Hoyt (boys 500 freestyle) and Las Lomas' Kate Didion (girls 100 breaststroke).