The Southwest High boys and girls cross country teams kicked off the Imperial Valley League season with decisive victories over Central Union High at Bucklin Park in El Centro on Thursday.
The Southwest boys cruised to a 15-42 win while the girls won primarily by default 15-50 as the Spartans were not able to field a complete team.
Leading the Eagles on the boys side were Doug Fulp, Garrett Bishop and Sal Acevedo all tying for first in 18 minutes, 38 seconds over the 3-mile course. Fulp was officially given first place with Bishop in second and Acevedo in third. Isaiah Obeso finished fourth in 19:27, followed by Devon Hood in fifth in 19:45 for the Eagles.
For Central, Alex Ibarra took sixth place in 20:04, followed by Eduardo Santiago in seventh (20:22) and Hipolito Valdez in eighth (20:24). Irving Palacios took 10th in 22:46 and Anthony Rosas was 11th in 23:19 for the Spartans.