NATIONAL CITY — Imperial Valley Desert Aquatic swimmer Yuri Takata qualified for the Junior Olympics in five events at the Southbay Aquatics Memorial ABC swim meet here recently.
Takata won the girls 11-12 ‘A' 50-meter backstroke (35.48 seconds), took third in the ‘A' 100 backstroke (1 minute, 19.15 seconds), fourth in the ‘A' 50 butterfly (35.07), fifth in the 50 breaststroke (42.39) and sixth in the 50 freestyle (31.39). All times were good enough to qualify her for the Junior Olympics.
Also in the ‘A' class the IVDA's John Cardenas took fifth in the boys 11-12 backstroke while Jennifer Cardenas took sixth in the girls 15-and-over 100 butterfly.
In the ‘B' division the IVDA's Anthony Mason took third in the boys 8-and-under 50 backstroke and 50 freestyle, fourth in the 50 butterfly and fifth in the 50 breaststroke and 100 freestyle. In the 9-10 girls class Alexandra Mason took second in the 200 freestyle, third in the 50 breaststroke, fourth in the 100 freestyle, seventh in the 50 butterfly and eighth in the 50 backstroke. Elvia Vazquez took fifth in the 100 butterfly. In the 11-12 girls division Stevie Wills took fifth in the 50 breaststroke and eighth in the 200 freestyle. Amanda Mason was fifth in the 50 freestyle.