Imperial Sea Lions Host Brawley, El Centro, and Yuma for Relay Race

Imperial Sea Lions demonstrates their skills with a big win over Brawley, El Centro, and Yuma in Imperial Relays.
Swimmers from the Imperial Sea Lions demonstrate their skills with a big win over Brawley, El Centro, and Yuma at the Imperial Relays held Saturday in Imperial.

IMPERIAL – The Imperial Sea Lions swim team hosted Brawley, El Centro, and Yuma Saturday for a relay meet where Imperial won, finishing with a final team score of 1640. Coming in second place, the Brawley Sunstrokers finished with a final score of 1194 and the Yuma Wahoos came away with third place with a team score of 1118. The El Centro Sunsations finished last with a combined team score of 816.

The girls eight and under began the event in the 100-yard freestyle relay. Brawley’s girls won the first event with a final time of 1:35.86 adding 40 points to their team’s score. The Yuma Wahoos finished this event in second place with a slightly higher time of 2:03.87.

Moving through the events, Imperial’s eight and under boys took their marks for the 100-yard freestyle relay. With a team consisting of Michael Crabtree, Deuce Griffith, Angel Rodriguez, and Austin Bogue- Prince, they finished with time of 1:46.19 beating the competition with a big lead.

One of the next events in the race was the boys 11 and 12-year-old 200-yard medley relay. In this event, Imperial’s team finished number one once again, with a final time of 4:07.53. However, Brawley answered right back in the girls 13 and 14 year old 200-yard medley relay, racing with a big lead and final time of 2:32.98.

Moving into the last event, the mixed 15-18 year-olds raced a 200-yard freestyle relay in an attempt to change the leader boards one last time. Brawley’s Jessica Acosta, Anthony Koen, Rose Fiorenza, and CJ Manuel took the event with a final time of 2:14:53. Imperial’s team gave Brawley a close race finishing only two second behind with a final time of 2:16.83. With the combined scores from all 35 events, the Imperial Sea Lions won by finishing with a big lead and final score of 1640.