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Wildcats dominate IVL swim finals

May 11, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — The Brawley Union High swim team thrashed the competition during the Imperial Valley League finals Thursday.

Brawley's next focus — CIF.

The Wildcat boys won eight of 11 events while the Brawley girls won every event at the league meet.

Jennifer Cardenas, 15, of Brawley had a big meet.

Cardenas, a sophomore, won the 200-yard individual medley relay in 2:27.51 and 100 butterfly in 1:03.77.

"I did very great. I was a little nervous because of the IVL finals, but I was ready to compete," said Cardenas.

She teamed with Stephanie Luckey, Brooke Pace and Lauren Roberts to win the 200 medley relay in 2:03.18.

Cardenas and Danae Smith, Marianne Wenzel and Pace took the 400 freestyle relay in 4:05.14.

Cardenas said she is looking forward to San Diego CIF competition.

Roberts won the 200 meter freestyle in 2:14.73 and 50 freestyle in 27.31.


Pace took the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.36 and 100 freestyle in 59.69.

Luckey won the 100 backstroke in 1:12.23 and 500 freestyle in 6:15.47.

Smith, Wenzel, Roberts and Tracey King teamed to take the 200 freestyle relay in 1:52.09.

On the boys side, Spencer Kellogg, 18 and led the Wildcats, winning the 50 freestyle in 24.10 the 100 freestyle in 52.20.

"I'm excited to be going to CIF. I'm not really nervous, just ready to compete," said Kellogg.

Kellogg teamed with Mark McConnell, Robbie Overstreet and Danny Simms to take the 200 medley relay in 1:59.72. The same group won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:54.24.

Overstreet grabbed the 200 freestyle title in 2:09.22 and McConnell the 500 freestyle in 6:29.77 and 100 backstroke in 1:10.50.

Brawley's Jeremy Schmidt took the 200 individual medley relay in 2:41.90.

Central's Fabian Amparano triumphed in the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.19 and the 200 freestyle relay with teammates Josh Kramer, Frankie Esquivel and Ernie Castellanos.

For Southwest, Robert Boniface won the butterfly in 1:01.12.

All the winners received a medal, as did the second- and third-place finishers.

Brawley head coach Nancy Kellogg said of her squad, "They did great. We had personal bests in some races and some improved their CIF qualifying times. We also broke some school records."

CIF preliminaries are Wednesday and the finals are May 25 in San Diego.

Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.

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