DOWNEY - The Warren High School Lady Bear swim team defeated cross-town rival Downey last Thursday, 99-71, to win the San Gabriel Valley League title for a third year in a row.The Lady Bears finished their dual meet season with an overall record of 6-4. Warren opened the dual meet against Downey last week with a 1-2 finish in the 200 meter feestyle from Brittney Baron and Kayla Casas. Valerie Orozco and Kim Shepherd followed suit and also went 1-2 in the 200 IM. The Lady Bears continued to earn points by taking first place in two of the three relays to seal the San Gabriel Valley League win. The Lady Bear J.V. squad also defeated Downey 95-59 to claim the Junior Varsity swim title. The J.V. team finished their season with an overall record of 9-1 and an undefeated league record. Kelsey Flores, Brenda Gonzalez, Clarissa Garcia and Bianca Villareal have swam solid all season and led the charge for the upstart J.V. Lady Bear squad. Coach Cordero certainly has talent ready to fill the ranks for next season and a strong showing by her J.V. team in league point to that. Cordero is very pleased with how hard both of her teams have worked and is very much looking forward to her varsity team swimming fast in C.I.F. The Lady Bears have been busy this week at the S.G.V.L. preliminaries and finals (results unavailable at press time). The Lady Bears will continue on to C.I.F. next week after league finals are over and the top swimmers qualify for their respective events. Things are certainly heating up in the pool for the Lady Bear swim team.
********** Published: May 2, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 03