A repeat performance was oh so close for the Edison High girls' swim team, but it wasn't to be.
In a Division I final Friday at historic Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach that had plenty of drama and several stellar performances, Edison fell two points shy of repeating as CIF champion. The honor instead went to University of Irvine, which won the girls' crown with 235 team points.
Edison finished in second place with 233 points, followed by Aliso Niguel in third with 191 points.
"While it would have been nice to repeat as CIF champions, both myself and my co-coach, Keith Ryan, could not be more proud of these girls and how well they swam Friday night at the finals," Edison co-Coach Diggy Riley said. "As I said before, the bigger the challenge, the more excited they get about swimming fast, and there was no doubt they were pumped."