El Centro Sunsations beat Yuma and Holtville at Home Meet

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El Centro pulls past the competition winning their home swim meet.
An El Centro swimmer pulls past the competition, contributing to the team’s win during a home swim meet.

EL CENTRO – The El Centro Sunsations hosted both the Yuma Wahoos and Holtville Stingrays July 19, and the Sunsations showcased their talents with a big win.

El Centro finished with 370 points while over Yuma had 100.5 and Holtville 130.5.

The most notable race of the event took place in the boys 13-14 year old 50-meter butterfly. The winner for the race was Nathan Kempton of Yuma, finishing with a time of 42:81. Coming in second, Jose Luis Ramirez finished less than a second behind Nathan with a time of 42:95.

Moving through event 33, El Centro squeezed by with a win in the girls 13-14 year old 50-meter breast stroke. The winner was Montserrat Apolinar, 14, who finished with a final time of 47:37. Finishing extremely close, Rachel Pauly had a final time of 47:57. This hard-won race pushed El Centro ahead for a higher combined time.

Moving into the last race, El Centro took the boys 15-18 year old 50-meter freestyle as Moises Hernandez, 16, finished with a time of 28:87. This final win from El Centro secured their first place spot.

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