CIF Southern Section Division II preliminaries: Burbank High's Aram Simonian and the school's boys' 400- and 200-yard freestyle relay teams earned spots in today's finals by doing well Thursday in the preliminaries at Long Beach's Belmont Plaza Pool.
It is the first time since 1996, when John Won took part, that Burbank will score points in the finals.
Simonian placed 13th in the boys' 100 butterfly, setting a school record of 53.76 seconds. He broke the mark of 53.89 set in 1986 by Spencer Hess. He will swim in the consolation championship. He was also disqualified in the 200 individual medley.The Bulldogs 400 relay team of Simonian, Greg Fields, David Nelson and Marc Anunta earned a spot in the consolation championship by placing 14th in 3:19.13. The group also finished 17th in the 400 relay in 1:30.97. The Burroughs team of Michael Singhanate, Nick Fiock, Josh Lawrence and Jarrod Przebieda was 30th in the same race in 1:32.75.