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Bogart brings home medal from Elk Grove
Hawk junior Chase Bogart finished in fourth place while competing in the 800 at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Varsity Boys Track & Field Championships last week at Elk Grove High School. - photo by Photo courtesy of StanCo Distance

Central Valley varsity boys track and field members Chase Bogart, Christian Balderas, Benjamin Barajas, Sebastian Pena and Enrique Martinez had productive seasons cut short at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Championships last week at Stockton's Cesar Chavez High School.

Bogart, a junior, claimed a fourth-place medal while competing in the 800 (2:05.10).

He took third with a personal record (2:04.32) during trials.

"My goal was to move on to Masters," Chase said. "This is the closest I've gotten."

Bogart finished ninth in the 1,600 (4:56) at Divisionals.

Chase was slowed by knee, shin and foot injuries.

"It added pressure and made me a lot more nervous," he said. "I wasn't running the same. My body could only take so much."

Bogart won the 800-meter WAC title.

He placed second in the 1,600 and fifth in the 3,200 at the conference finals.

Chase set school records in both the 800 and 1,600 during the WAC dual season. He had a perfect 5-0 record in the 800.

"This is one of my best years," Bogart said. "I pushed myself. I have no regrets."

Balderas, a freshman, placed sixth in the 1,600 (4:45) and 3,200 (10:23).

He set a personal record during both races.

Barajas, a sophomore, placed eighth in the discus (114-7).

He set a PR.

Martinez, a sophomore, placed ninth in the 3,200 (10:57).

Pena, a sophomore, placed ninth in the 400 (54.54).

Central Valley finished 14th overall in the team standings.

The Hawks were awarded six points.