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Youth sports: Wills, Hannon earn Junior Olympic trips

December 21, 2001

POWAY — Two Imperial Valley Desert Aquatics swimmers qualified for the San Diego-Imperial short course Junior Olympics at a meet here last weekend.

IVDA's Stevie Wills and Julia Hannon both qualified for the Junior Olympics at the Pacific Swim A/B meet. Hannon qualified in the 11-12-year-old girls 50-yard breaststroke and 100 breaststroke. Wills qualified in four events, to bring the number of events she has qualified for to nine.

Wills took fifth in the 11-12 girls 100 individual medley, ninth in the 200 freestyle, 10th in the 100 backstroke and 15th in the 100 freestyle to qualify for the Junior Olympics in each event. She also took 10th in the 50 breaststroke, 13th in the 50 backstroke and 15th in the 50 butterfly.

Hannon took 11th in the 100 breaststroke, 13th in the 50 breaststroke, 13th in the 200 IM and 15th in the 100 IM.

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In the girls 8-and-under division, Ali Hannon was first in the "B" 50 butterfly, second in the "A" 50 breaststroke, seventh in the ‘A' 100 freestyle and second in the ‘B' 100 IM.

In the women's 15-and-over division, Erika Valle took third in the "B" 100 backstroke and 50 freestyle and sixth in the 100 freestyle.

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

Girls — Leslie Aubrey (7), Shelbi Long (10), Katherine West (11), Christine Gotchie (12) and Samantha Culp (15).

Cruiser — Michael Schlereth (11), Jacob McCurdy (14), Brian Cannon (26-30), Will Rells (31-35), David Vontesmar (36-40), Pokii Seeman (41-45) and Bart Hatcher (51 and over).

Novice — Alec Ormand (6), Justin Beard (9), Brendan Burnett (10) and Grey McWane (13).

Intermediate — Adam Johnson (5 and under), D.J. Evans (7), Damon Sumerall (9), Tyler Spence (10), Michael Erler (11), Christopher Beshears (12), Blake Plourd (14) and Jimmy Gilson (28 and over).

Expert — Jake Perritt (6), Jonathan Carrillo (7), Michael Wolfe (8), Ian Adame (9), Stephen Pipoly (10), Cameron Lofgren (11), Nic Long (12), Ryan Conery (13), Jacob McCurdy (14), Justin Lofton (15) and Paul Meeks (17).

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