Entering her team's track and field meet against Calexico on Thursday, there was only one thing Brawley Union High distance runner Meg Allen wanted.
That single desire was to beat Calexico. All athletes want to beat their opponents, but for Allen and her teammates the Calexico meet meant more.
If the Wildcat girls were to beat the Bulldogs, Brawley, Calexico and Southwest would finish in a three-way tie for the Imperial Valley League championship. If the Wildcats were to lose, Southwest would be sole possessor of the championship and Brawley and Calexico would finish tied for second.
So Allen went out and won all three of her individual events, the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 36.71 seconds, the 1,600 in 5:50.86 and the 3,200 in 13:09.16.