Holtville High School’s Skylar Hanson prepares to dive off the starting platform during the Vikings’ tri-meet with Brawley and Calipatria at the Lions Center Pool in Brawley on Thursday, March 18. | PHOTO COURTESY OF HOLTVILLE HIGH

Brawley Girls Swim to IVL Tri-Meet Win

BRAWLEY — In an Imperial Valley League girls’ swimming tri-meet, it was Brawley Union High coming out on top, beating Holtville and Calipatria at Lions Center Pool in Brawley on Thursday, March 18.

The Wildcats won the meet with 87 total points, followed by Holtville with 51 and Calipatria with 14.

Brawley’s Solae Enders, Ryan Dickerson and Cassiana Escalera all won their four events on the day to pace the Wildcats’ victory.

Holtville got a first-place finish from sophomore Skylar Hanson in the 100-yard butterfly and a first-place finish from its 400-yard freestyle relay team of Alyssa Enriquez, Kathryn Self, Jasmine Garewal and Abby Garewal.

Results from the tri-meet were:

200-yard medley relay: Brawley (Solae Enders, Ellie Hoskins, Cassiana Escalera, Ryan Dickerson) 2:09.84. Holtville (Melany Lopez, Bella Fusi, Audrey Lucero, Skylar Hanson) 2:32.87. Brawley (Isabella Halcon, Alex Veysey, Caitlynn Pederson, Jesse Garcia-Cruz) 2:34.39.

200-yard freestyle relay: Brawley (Solae Enders, Ellie Hoskins, Cassiana Escalera, Ryan Dickerson) 1:53.72. Holtville (Audrey Lucero, Melany Lopez, Alyssa Enriquez, Skylar Hanson) 2:06.98. Holtville (Kathryn Self, Jasmine Garewal, Abby Garewal, Bella Fusi) 2:41.95.

400-yard freestyle relay: Holtville (Alyssa Enriquez, Abby Garewal, Jasmine Garewal, Kathryn Self) 6:17.69.

200-yard freestyle: Cassiana Escalera, Brawley, 2:13.90. Audrey Zendejas, Calipatria, 3:00.25. Josy Esquivel, Brawley, 3:25.18.

200-yard individual medley: Jesse Garcia-Cruz, Brawley, 3:10.80. Bella Fusi, Holtville, 3:23.89.

50-yard freestyle: Solae Enders, Brawley, 27.95. Ellie Hoskins, Brawley, 29.18. Isabel Regalado, Calipatria, 31.79.

100-yard butterfly: Skylar Hanson, Holtville, 1:18.25. Audrey Lucero, Holtville, 1:19.81. Caitlyn Pedersen, Brawley, 1:22.50.

100-yard freestyle: Cassiana Escalera, Brawley, 1:00.99. Ellie Hoskins, Brawley, 1:06.86. Isabella Halcon, Brawley, 1:10.66.

500-yard freestyle: Ryan Dickerson, Brawley, 6:36.40. Caitlynn Pedersen, Brawley, 7:44.01. Audrey Zendejas, Calipatria, 7:57.58.

100-yard backstroke: Solae Enders, Brawley, 1:16.00. Alyssa Enriquez, Holtville, 1:37.76. Mia Loera, Brawley, 1:47.15.

100-yard breaststroke: Ryan Dickerson, Brawley, 1:26.40. Audrey Lucero, Holtville, 1:29.51. Skylar Hanson, Holtville, 1:32.65.

Holtville Swim Fundraiser

The Holtville High swim team is raising funds through a virtual run/walk/swim. From April 1 through May 31, participants can run, walk, or swim their way to either 5 kilometers or 10 kilometers.

The cost is $35 per participant and each participant gets a “Viking Strong” t-shirt, a race medal, and a downloadable race bib. To enter the virtual event, visit: https://bit.ly/30YaYfd

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