QH swimming Drossel

Photo courtesy of Michele Kewley

RECORD DAY — Quartz Hill freshman Emily Drossel poses with coach Brian Reed as she holds her third-place pennant for the girls 100-yard butterfly at the Meet of Champions on Saturday.


WALNUT — Two swimmers from the Antelope Valley broke four school records on Friday and Saturday at the Meet of Champions at Mt. San Antonio College.

Quartz Hill’s Emily Drossel finished third in the girls 100-yard butterfly with a new school record of 56.95 seconds, breaking the record of 58.85 that was set in 2005.

Approximately 10 minutes later, Drossel broke the school record in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of five minutes and 14 seconds to place 10th. The previous record of 5:18.32 was set in 2008.

Quartz Hill coach Brian Reed said it was the first time he has had a swimmer finish in the top three in an event at the meet.

“That was really kind of impressive,” Reed said.

Knight’s Leonel Leon broke the school record in the 100 butterfly and the 200 freestyle in the prelims on Friday. He swam 2:01.97 in the 200 free and 55.00 in the 100 fly.

The Quartz Hill girls 200 medley relay and 400 free relays set new CIF automatic times, as did the Quartz Hill boys 200 and 400 free relays.

“The relays did really good,” Reed said. “Overall it was just a really strong meet.”

Quartz Hill will compete against Highland at Marie Kerr Park at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, when the Rebels can clinch the Golden League title.

The Golden League Finals will be held on April 24 at Eastside Pool, starting at 9:30 a.m.

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