BRAWLEY – The Brawley Union High Wildcats hosted the Southwest Eagles Wednesday afternoon with both schools earning an overall split on the evening.
For Brawley, the boys gained an exiting, tough, come-from-behind victory after falling back by as many as twenty-one points earler.
Led by big wins from Jordan Brewer in the 100 meters and 200 meters, the clincher came in the last race of the day as Ralph Alarcon, Alonso Mata, David Rogers, and Isaac Elizarraz won the 4 X 400 earning the Wildcat boys’ squad the victory by a score of 69.5 to Southwest’s 57.5.
The win earned the Wildcat boys a 5-0 mark in IVL and the 2014 season IVL championship.
“It was a lot closer than we thought, Southwest really came out big and made us work for the championship and we were led by the seniors, Misael Soto and Jordan Brewer, like we have been led throughout the whole year,” said Brawley Head Coach Jose Flores of the boys’ meet.
The girls’ meet did not come down to as dramatic a finish, the Wildcats were able to keep within striking distance, but in the end, just could not keep up with the two time defending IVL champions, the Eagles.
Led by senior standout, hurdler/sprinter, Larrissa Lizarraga, the Eagles ended the afternoon with a 79-48 victory further paving the way to their third IVL Title in a row.
“They have won league for the last three years, so just to even get that close to them, we had a lot of bright spots for individuals like senior Mia Adams and Kalyn Gutierrez that led the team today, again like they have throughout the whole year,” said Coach Flores.
Up next, the Wildcats will hit the road for a dual track meet at Holtville High next Thursday.