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Wildcats dominate Tigers, Vikes

April 11, 2002|By ERIC GALVAN

Sports Writer

BRAWLEY — It was a good day for the Brawley Union High boys and girls track and field teams here Wednesday as they swept Holtville and Imperial in a triple dual meet.

The Brawley boys destroyed Holtville 121-5 and thumped Imperial 101-26. The Wildcat girls had similar success, beating Holtville 85-42 and Imperial 112-14.

The Brawley/Holtville results counted toward Imperial Valley League standings. Imperial is not in the IVL in track so its results were non-league.

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The Vikings and Tigers split their duals, with the Holtville girls getting past Imperial 77-46 and the Tiger boys downing the Vikings 76-49.

On the girls side, leading Brawley (2-1 IVL) with multiple victories were Brook Burnett with three and Whitney Williams, Meg Allen and Cynthia Flores with two each.

Burnett won the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.87 seconds, the 300-meter low hurdles in 54.45 and the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 4 1/4 inches.

Williams won the 100 in 13.42 and in the 200 in 28.45.

"I thought I did pretty good today. My times improved from last time, so I was happy with that," said Williams. "I had pretty big expectations coming into this and I think I met them."

Flores won the shot put with a toss of 38 feet, 6 1/2 inches and the discus with a 100-10.

Rounding out the individual victories for the Wildcats was Meg Allen in the 800 in 2 minutes 30.55 seconds and the 3,200 in 13:01.51.

"All the teams here did really good today," said Allen. "All the teams are getting better and are trying really hard."

Leading Holtville (0-2) was Nina Rivas with wins in the long jump with a 14-2 1/2 and the triple jump with a 29-3. Liz Robinson won the 1,600 for Holtville in 5:57.69.

The only individual victory for Imperial came from Melissa Gaston in the 400, winning in 1:06.38.

It was a near clean sweep for the Brawley boys (3-0) as they won all but one individual event.

Leading the Wildcat boys with multiple victories were Xay Shephard, Luis Maldonado and Mark Martinez, all winning two events.

Shephard won the 100 in 12.25 and the 400 in 54.64. Maldonado took the 1,600 in 4:59.67 and the 3,200 in 11:06.99.

"I was pretty happy with my time in the mile because it was a PR (personal record)," said Maldonado. "But I'm just happy that this is over because the weather was just terrible earlier … it was too hot. Even though I was happy with my times, I still think I have a lot of work to do."

Martinez was victorious in the shot with a put of 45-7 and the discus with a toss of 135-10.

Also winning for Brawley were Richard Encinas in the 200 (24.81), Arturo Contreras in the 800 in 2:19.73, Juan Anguiano in the 110 hurdles (17.85) and Sergio Loya in the 300 hurdles in 45.11.

Getting wins in field events for the Wildcats were Raul Hernandez, taking the high jump with a leap of 5-10 and Nate Engels in the triple jump with a 38-6 1/4.

"I thought I did pretty good today, but I don't think I did as well as I could've because my leg's been bothering me," said Hernandez. "I think if I was 100 percent I probably could've got a 6-2 in the high jump. So knowing that, that's kind of disappointing."

Imperial's Stewart Cole won the long jump with a leap of 17-9.

The Vikings (0-2) did not have any individual winners.

The Wildcats will host Palo Verde at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday and Imperial and Holtville will compete in a tri-meet at 3:15 p.m. April 18 at Central Union High in El Centro.

For complete results see scoreboard.

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