El Centro Sunsations beat Yuma and Holtville at Home Meet

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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