Hannon, Valle place first for Desert Aquatics
Several Imperial Valley Desert Aquatics swimmers came home with top placements in the Heartland Swim Association's Junior Olympic Max Meet at El Cajon.
Brawley's Ali Hannon, 9, won the girls 9-10 age 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 43.09 seconds. That was fast enough to qualify for this summer's Junior Olympics.
Imperial's Erika Valle, 15, won the girls 13 and over 50 freestyle in 28.23. She took third in the 100 backstroke (1:16.62), fifth in the 100 free (1:03.44) and seventh in the 100 butterfly (1:18.18).