All season Brawley Union High School swimmer Spencer Kellogg has played second fiddle to just about everyone.
Throughout the year the Wildcat boys swim team was overshadowed by the girls squad and Kellogg took a back seat in the 50-meter freestyle to Southwest High's Robert Boniface, who defeated Kellogg earlier this year by 1/100th of a second. Boniface was narrowly victorious but victorious nonetheless.
So with everything on the line in one of the biggest meets of the year, the Imperial Valley League finals Thursday, Kellogg put together one of his best performances of his career and took home four gold medals, including a victory over Boniface in the 50.
Kellogg won in 24.10 seconds, edging Boniface, who finished in 24.21. Kellogg's time in the 50 was not only a personal record but was a school mark.
"Robert's probably the best competition I've faced all year. He's definitely the fastest in the Valley," said the 18-year-old senior. "So going into that meet I knew I had to go all out if I wanted to do well, especially in the 50. My adrenaline was pumping and I just gave it my all."