Drozda wins two events at conference meet


THORNTON – Mountain Range sophomore Shelly Drozda won the 100 backstroke and the 200 freestyle at the Front Range League Championships and the Mustangs’ 200 freestyle relay team also took first to advance to the state meet.

Mountain Range set a meet record in all three events to finish eighth with 340.5 points. Fossil Ridge took first, followed by Fairview and Loveland. Legacy was seventh, while Horizon placed 12th.

Drozda set the record in the 200 free with a time of 1 minute, 52.30 seconds; she also set a 100 back by nearly two seconds with a state-qualifying time of 56.73 seconds. She also helped the 200 free relay team set a record with a time of 1:39.20. Mountain Range’s 200 medley relay finished fourth.

Legacy sophomore Mary Lombardi was second in the 500 free and was sixth in the 200 individual medley. Legacy also placed third in the 400 free relay and fifth in the 200 medley. Fiona Dretzka was third in the 200 IM for the Lightning.

Fossil Ridge’s Rhianna Williams and Bailey Nero each won two events. Williams took first in the 50 and 100 freestyle, while Nero won the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle.


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