La Quinta stops Indio's streak

La Quinta stops Indio's streak


La Quinta stops Indio's streak



The La Quinta High School girls’ track and field team wrapped up the Desert Valley League title Thursday, and in the process ended Indio’s 22 DVL-meet winning streak with an 87-40 victory.

Led by Megan Huebner in the distance events and Kayla Wilson in the dashes — each won three events — the Blackhawks took an early lead over the Rajahs on Thursday and were never really in danger of relinquishing it.

Huebner won the 1,600 (5:37.81), the 800 (2:33.47) and the 3,200 (12:28.97), while Wilson won the 100 (12.28), 200 (24:21), and long jump (17 feet, 21/2 inches).

“We were both undefeated, that was our first league loss in three and a half years,” Indio girls’ head coach Becky Baker said. “It was a nice streak, but numbers sure make a difference and it showed today that they had more depth and obviously two stellar athletes like Kayla (Wilson) and Megan (Huebner) — they’re going to score a lot of points for their team.”

The Blackhawks’ surprisingly strong sophomore class was well represented by Nirie Boglino, who won the high jump (5-0) and the triple jump (32-7).

“The high jump was pretty intense because I had to fight for that first place the entire time, because I was competing against this Indio girl (Regina Bowman), who was jumping the same as me,” Boglino said, “and we were at 5 feet and I missed the first two jumps and I was really scared, but then I got over the third and I got that first place so I felt pretty good, and that’s my (personal record).”

Both teams came into the meet at 4-0 in league play. The La Quinta win improves the Blackhawks to 5-0 and drops the Rajahs to 4-1, sealing the DVL title for La Quinta with one league meet remaining for both teams.

La Quinta is at Palm Desert at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday and Indio is at Coachella Valley.

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