BRAWLEY – Brawley’s Lion Center hosted this year’s Imperial Valley League Swimming Championships on Saturday after a two day delay due to the wildfires in San Diego which put a halt to CIF swimming activities earlier in the week.
For the Wildcats, the women’s side finished first overall with 369 total points, followed by the Southwest girls with 302 total points.
The Boys side of the meet finished with the same top two teams but with the final standings switched as the Southwest boys finished first with 421 points, followed by the Wildcat boys with 359 points.
Brawley Union High finished first with overall combined scores of 728, followed by Southwest (723) and Central Union High (229).
Although Vincent Memorial did not finish high on total standings they did have two of the four new IVL meet record times in this years meet.
Edgar Murrillo finished the boys 100 yard backstroke with a CIF automatic time of 52.65, also beating the previous IVL meet record of 56.5.
Also from Vincent Memorial High Ana Sofia Soto broke the girls 500 yard Freestyle IVL meet record by just under twenty seconds. Her time of 5:19.86 was also good enough for a CIF Automatic bid.
Also breaking IVL meet records were Southwest’s Alexa Vasquez and Imperial’s Sammy Estes.
Vasquez earning her IVL meet record and CIF Automatic time of 2:01.36 in the girls 200 yard freestyle, while Sammy Estes earned hers with a 1:02.35 in the girls 100 yard backstroke, breaking her old record from last year (1:03.22) by almost a second.
“I am so happy with the way the IVL meet went today. There were four new meet records and many (swim) events had improved CIF qualifying times. I feel bad that we had to have a delay from the original meet date because there were several athletes who could not come today. The important thing is that we got improved CIF times. It was an emotional meet for the Seniors since it was their last high school league meet. We are now focusing on CIF prelims which will be held on Thurs., May 22,” said Brawley Head coach D’Ann Luckey after the meet.