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Crosstown rivals split
Alejandro Garcia played a major role in leading Ceres High's varsity boys track and field team past crosstown rival Central Valley, 65-56, in gusty conditions last Thursday.

The junior dominated the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 during the Valley Oak League dual meet. He also ran the anchor leg on the Bulldogs' winning 4x400 relay team (Garcia, Joey Simas, Brandon Avila and David Hoban).

"Last season, they beat us," Garcia said. "We're better this year. Our talent is spread evenly rather than in several events."

Asked if he was pleased with his individual performance, Garcia said: "My times were average. I didn't have nobody to push me. I was just running against the wind."

Bulldog teammates Brandon Jolley, Albert Melendez, Ricky Raya, Brandon Avila, Joey Simas, Michael Brace, Charles Cano and Moises Quintana turned in standout performances as well.

Jolley, Melendez and Raya won the discus, shot put and 110 hurdles, respectively.

Avila took first in the triple jump and tied for second in the long jump.

Simas took first in the 100 and second in the 200.

Brace took second in the 110 hurdles.

Cano and Quintana took second and third in the shot put.

Tyree Jones, Marc Bejaran, Vince Lopez, Oscar Tovar, Sonny Purewal and Trevor Mew led Central Valley's boys.

Jones placed first in the 100.

Bejaran placed first in the high jump.

Lopez placed first in the 200 and second in the 100.

Tovar placed second in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.

Purewal placed second in the long jump.

Mew placed second in the high jump.

Central Valley's girls cruised to an 83-34 win over the Bulldogs.

"I knew we wouldn't have a problem because we got a lot of strength across the board," Hawks head coach Mike Reynolds said.

Jasveen Brar, Adrianna Mendez, Jordan Smith, Eva Noorzai, Jenna Mills, Vanessa Menor, Tailorae Levell, Breanna Wideman and Drucella Miranda all earned points for Central Valley.

Brar swept the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 400 and triple jump.

Smith took first in the 100 and 200.

Mendez took first in the 1,600 and 3,200.

Noorzai took first in the long jump.

Mills took first in the high jump.

Menor took second in the high jump.

Levell took second in the 200.

Wideman took second in the 300 hurdles.

Miranda took third in the 300 hurdles.

Ceres High's girls received productive outings from Jennifer Perez, Alyssa Eudy, Amy Raymond and Angie Prak.

Perez placed first in the 800, and second in the 1,600 and 3,200.

Eudy placed first in the shot put and third in the discus.

Raymond placed first in the discus and second in the shot put.

Prak placed second in the 100 hurdles.