HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING / CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS : Palisades Boys and Girls Sweep

There was something old and something new in the City Section swim finals Wednesday night at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach.

The old? Palisades High again dominated the team scoring, winning both the boys' and girls'titles.

For the boys, who handily outscored second-place Birmingham, 385.5 to 196, it was the sixth consecutive title. For the girls, who held off Venice, 269-245, it was the ninth championship in the past 10 years.

The new? Three City records fell, two going to sophomore Kristine Quance of Granada Hills.

Quance, 16, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes 2.21 seconds, a personal best that broke her City mark of 2:06.04, set in last week's preliminaries.

"I didn't think I'd get that nervous tonight," Quance said. "But on the (starting) block I was kind of getting a little nervous and I was like, 'Whoa. Why are you nervous?' But I guess it was because I really wanted to do my best time."

She did, then erased the City record in the 100-yard breast-stroke. Her time of 1:03.39 broke her mark of 1:03.87, which also was set in last week's preliminaries.

"I wanted to go 1:02," Quance said.

Also setting a City mark Wednesday night was Carson's Claudine Martinez, who clocked 1:53.16 in the 200-yard freestyle. Martinez also successfully defended her title in the 500 freestyle.

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