IMPERIAL — The El Centro Sunsations narrowly defeated the Imperial Sea Lions and Southern Arizona Sand Sharks of Yuma summer recreational swim teams in a tri-meet at the Imperial city pool Thursday.
El Centro scored 282 points, while Imperial earned 274 points and Yuma, 169.
The Imperial girls outswam El Centro and Yuma 146-132-105, respectively, but the El Centro boys made up the difference by defeating Imperial and Yuma 150-128-64.
Taylor Haller, 8, Samantha Ross, 10, and Stephanie Brock, 14, led the way for Imperial, winning two events each. Haller took the 7-8 25-yard backstroke in 21.56 seconds, just edging teammate Ashlyn Brundy, 9, in the 25-yard freestyle (18.81).
Ross earned the win in the 9-10 50-yard butterfly (36.71) and a win in the 50-yard freestyle (35.34), while Brock took care of the 13-14 division by winning both the 50-yard butterfly (31.43) and the 50-yard backstroke (34.55).