Youth sports: Takats earns trip to Junior Olympics

June 01, 2001

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.


In the ‘C' 9-10 girls division Elvia Vazquez was sixth in the 50 butterfly and eighth in the 50 freestyle. In the 11-12 girls division Alexis Vazquez was fifth in the 50 butterfly. In the 11-12 boys class John Cardenas was first in the 50 butterfly and seventh in the 50 breaststroke. In the 13-14 girls class Natalia Cardenas was first in the 100 butterfly, third in the 200 individual medley and fourth in the 100 freestyle.

Junior track

SAN DIEGO — Twenty Meadows Union Elementary School students participated in the Southern California Municipal Athletic Foundation championships here recently.

In the '86 class (year in which the contestants were born) Alex Ibarra was third in the 1600-meter race (4:58.48) and fifth in the 400 (61:08) and Daniel Osuna was fourth in the 400 (60:47).

In the '87 class Erica Camacho took second in the 1600 meters (5:36.5).

In the '88 class Erik Leal took fourth in the high jump (4 feet, 6 inches), Javier Alvarado was sixth in the high jump (4-3) and Alfredo Ibarra was seventh in the shot put. Tyra Marquez was fourth in the long jump (13-7).

In the '89 class Jovane Camacho was fifth in the 800 (2:28.32), Matt Blevins was fourth high jump (3-9).

In the '91 class Robert Padilla was eighth in the 800 (2:59.95) and Antonio Ramirez was sixth in the 400 (74.46).

In the '92 class Francisco Lemus was seventh in the 400 (79.82).


SEELEY — The winners of Saturday's Imperial Valley BMX Association races were:

Girls — Kiersten Brown (8) and Samantha Culp (11).

Cruiser — Marty Peebles (31-35).

Novice — Austin Walton (6), Robert Kahler (9) and Christian Ceja (11).

Intermediate — Ryan Price (8), Ian Adame (9), Tristan Roche (10), Taylor Brisghella (12) and Joshua Angulo (14).

Expert — Cameron Lofgren (10), Shayne Godfrey (12), Ty Patterson (13) and Justin Lofton (16).

Cru take third

SAN DIEGO — The Cru won three games to take third place at the Runnin' Rebels tournament here this past weekend.

Led by Robert Christensen's 28 points the Cru beat the Skyline Rockets 70-44. Tusane Ginger added 16 for the Cru. The Cru also beat Nordoff 53-52. Vincent McSee led the Cru with 14 points and Ginger added 11. The Cru wrapped up the tournament with a 51-46 win over Lincoln. Andrew Grooms had 19 points to lead the Cru.

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