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Ceres High School's track and field program has over 100 members, 60 of which will compete at the varsity level.

"We have some kids out here that want to be special," head coach Bill Curlis said. "If they work at it, they can make it happen."

Alejandro Garcia (Sr.), Nick Sandoval (Sr.), Brandon Jolley (Sr.) and Le Hong (Jr.) should do well in multiple events for the boys team.

Garcia (3,200, 1,600, 800), Sandoval (400, 200, relays) and Jolley (shot put, discus) all competed at the varsity level last year.

Alejandro, a two-time state-qualifier in cross country, broke the 10-minute mark in the 3,200 last month when he finished in second place (9:51) at the Brenda Athletic Clubs High School Invitational.

"He's in an elite group right now," Curlis said.

Le (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, long jump, 4x100) sat out last season.

"He's done a lot of work on his own to get better," Curlis said.

Ceres High's girls will be led by Kaela Causey (Sr.), Angie Prak (Sr.), Amy Raymond (Sr.), Alyssa Eudy (Sr.), Bryce Ford (Fr.), Ashley Thiner (Jr.) and Nora Lopez (So.).

Causey (high jump, long jump), Prak (pole vault, 100 hurdles), Raymond (discus, shot put) and Eudy (discus, shot put) are returners.

Ford (high jump, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 400), Thiner (1,600, 800, triple jump, long jump) and Lopez (3,200, 1,600, 800) are newcomers.

Bryce finished third in the 300 hurdles (48.82) and high jump (4-6) at the Brenda meet.

She could win VOL titles in both events.

"She'll probably be our leading scorer this year," Curlis said. "She's a monster. She doesn't know how good she is."

The Bulldogs' VOL dual-meet schedule includes competitions with Central Valley, Oakdale, Sonora, Sierra, East Union, Manteca, Lathrop and Weston Ranch.

Ceres High's boys and girls compiled 1-7 and 0-8 records, respectively, in 2009. The Bulldogs' lone win came against their crosstown rival.

Sierra and Oakdale should contend for league championships.

"We'll be a lot more competitive this year," Curlis said. "But I don't think we'll win many of them (duals)."