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Frosh-soph track & field athletes shine
Central Valley High School's track and field program had multiple placers at the Valley Oak League frosh-soph championships on Saturday, May 9 in Oakdale.

"It's definitely a good sign for the future," head coach Mike Reynolds said.

Jordan Smith finished first in the 100 (13.19) and third in the 200 (28.95) during the girls competition.

Breanna Wideman finished second in the 300 hurdles (55.49) and third in the 100 hurdles (19.41).

Drucella Miranda finished second in the 100 hurdles (19.33) and fifth in the 300 hurdles (57.81).

Eva Noorzai finished fourth in the triple jump (27-08.00) and eighth in the long jump (12-00).

Ceres High's Venus Lopez took second in the 800 (2:50.72) and sixth in the 400 (69.63).

Crystal Duran took second in the long jump (13-03.25), third in the 400 (68.57) and sixth in the 200 (30.42).

Bella Caryle took third in the shot put (28-01.25) and discus (72-06).

Kiana Crawford took fifth in the 100 (14.55) and 10th in the 200 (30.97).

Sophia Garcia took 12th in the 400 (1:22.88).

Japreet Greway took 13th in the 200 (32.56).

Matt Menor had a standout performance for Central Valley's boys in the trials. He broke his right arm while stumbling at the finish line after winning the 110 hurdles in dominant fashion (16.90).

Sonora's Brandon Blackburn took first in the finals (19.36).

"He finished way ahead of everybody," Reynolds said. "Nobody even came close to his time in the finals."

Hawk teammate Edward Martinez placed first in the 300 hurdles (44.24) and fourth in the 200 (24.25).

Tyree Jones placed second in the 100 (11.69).

Alejandro Sanchez placed second in the 1,600 (5:07.43)

Tony Cordova placed third in the pole vault (9-6).

Brian Jimenez placed seventh in the 3,200 (13:29.80).

Cruz Mendez placed seventh in the 1,600 (5:18.54).

Anthony Cetendo placed eighth in the long jump (14-05.50) and 11th in the 400 (59.85).

William Hunnel placed ninth in the pole vault (8-0).

Patrick Vallarico placed 10th in the pole vault (8-0).

Ovaldo Contreas placed ninth in the discus (93-08) and 13th in the shot put (33-04.50).

Andrew Ramos placed 10th in the 200 (26.31).

Francisco Gonzalez placed 14th in the 1,600 (5:36.99).

Dylan Ball placed 14th in the discus (67-04.50) and 19th in the shot put (26-03.00).

Bulldog Rajinder Sing placed third in the 800 (2:20.96) and sixth in the 100 (12.68).

Jose Perez placed fourth in the 400 (56.63) and ninth in the 200 (26.07).

Matt Mey placed sixth in the 800 (2:25.19) and 1,600 (5:14.68).

Gabriel Sanchez placed sixth in the 400 (58.34) and 11th in the 200 (26.44).

Jacob Meyer placed seventh in the high jump (4-10), ninth in the triple jump (26-01.75) and 10th in the long jump (13-00.75).

Max Espinosa placed eighth in the discus (97-01) and 16th in the shot put (31-08.25).

Ryan Ramerez placed ninth in the 300 hurdles (51.09).

Avery Jackson placed 18th in the shot put (26-06.00) and discus (57-07).

Lavpreet Jammu placed 20th in the 1,600 (6:09.71).

Jose Garcia placed 21st in the 1,600 (6:39.64).