Southwest Eagles face Central Spartans at Home for Track


EL CENTRO – The Southwest Eagles hosted the Central Spartans for a home track meet, April 28, where Southwest boys won overall, but Central’s girls came out on top in their events. The Southwest boys scored  71, while Central boys mustered a 56. Central ladies finished the meet with a total score of 67 and Southwest Spartan’s with a score of 60.

Southwest girls line up to cease victory in 100m hurdles.
Southwest girls line up to cease victory in 100m hurdles.

Central ladies dominated in the 200-meter dash, taking first, second, and third in the race. Alyssa Valdez grabbed first place with a personal best time of 27.13. Karen Ortiz also had a personal best time, nabbing second at 27.28  and Karina Soto came in third with a score of 28.16 adding to team points.

Central’s Arely Pacheco ran the 300m hurdles at 50.85  in one of the closer races beating her closest opponent, Southwest’s Alyssa Miranda by 1.39.

For the boys, Southwest’s Romeo Corona finished ahead of Central’s Steve Gonzales with a time of 15.54,  breaking away from Gonzales by .49 of a second. The close race gave the Southwest the drive they needed to keep Central from the win. In the 200-meter wheelchair race, Mauricio Pena from Southwest gave it his all to aid his team in victory with a personal best of 59.24 seconds.

At the end, Southwest boys took the win and Central’s ladies pulled ahead of Southwest for a win. Southwest will move to to face Brawley at the Wildcats field for their next meet and Central moves to play Calexico at home for their next meet.

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