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Bulldogs secure clean track and field sweep of Hawks
CHS boys, girls beat crosstown CV
Central Valleys Ben Saldana, pictured left, competes against Judas Chavarin in the 1,600 meters on Wednesday at Bulldog Stadium. Chavarin won the race. He also placed first in the 400 and was a part of Ceres Highs victorious 4x400 relay team. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's Judas Chavarin admitted he was nervous prior to competing against Central Valley's Ben Saldana.

Chavarin had a 1-3 record versus Saldana in the 1,600 meters before Wednesday's Western Athletic Conference varsity boys track and field dual meet.

Judas finished behind Ben at the Dean Andreessen Classic, Stanislaus County Meet and Merced/Stanislaus County Clash.

Chavarin recently bested Saldana at the Falcon Spring Classic.

Judas and Ben placed 1-2 during last week's crosstown showdown.

Chavarin also took first in the 400 and ran the first leg on the victorious 4x400 relay team while leading the Bulldogs to a 74-55 victory over the Hawks.

For the second year in a row, the Bulldogs and Hawks posted identical 3-3 records in the WAC dual-meet standings. The two teams tied for third place.

Ceres High's Tristan Dray placed first in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles against Central Valley.

Tomas Rocha placed first in the 800.

Jacob Edwards placed first in the long jump and triple jump.

Austin Stiles placed first in the high jump.

Ricky Valenzuela placed second in the 300 hurdles and 400.

Manuel Baez placed second in the 800.
Pietro Puducay placed second in the discus.

Seth Gibson placed second in the long jump and 110 hurdles, and third in the 300 hurdles.

Kevin Moita placed second in the 200 and third in the 100.

Ceres High's 4x400 relay team of Chavarin, Dray, Moita and Rocha placed first.

Saldana also placed first in the 3,200.

Central Valley's 4x100 relay team of Alex Vazquez, Ja'Quan Gardner, Angelo Bermudez and Kendel Johnson placed first.

Jose Uribe placed first in the discus and shot put.

Gardner placed first in the 100.

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

Gilbert Alvarez placed first in the pole vault.

Juan Manriquez placed second in the shot put and third in the discus.

Diego Andrade placed third in the long jump.

Jordan Sek placed second in the high jump.

Allen Keefe placed second in the pole vault.

Kenneth Padilla placed third in the high jump.

CHS 80, CV 37
Ceres High School's varsity girls track and field team cruised to a 80-37 victory over Central Valley on Wednesday at Bulldog Stadium.

The Bulldogs (5-1) placed second in the WAC dual-meet standings for the second straight year.

The Hawks (1-5) finished sixth.

Ceres High's 4x400 relay team of Kyle Bassard, Claudia Jimenez, Ashlee Stiles and Mallynda Benjamin placed first against Central Valley.

Sydney Elness placed first in the triple jump, long jump and high jump.

Saray Gonzalez placed first in the discus.

Lisette Carretero placed first in the 1,600.

Nichole Parker placed first in the shot put and second in the discus.

Gykisha Smith placed first in the 100 hurdles and second in the 100.

Jimenez placed first in the 400 and third in the 200.

Azia Brewster placed second in the 100 hurdles and high jump.

Marcella Puducay placed second in the shot put.

Benjamin placed third in the 100.

The Hawks' 4x100 relay team of Emerald Gutierrez, Heaven Simon, Mikayla Mabie and Sherlyn Hernandez placed first.

Hernandez placed first in the 100 and 200.

Simon placed first in the 300 hurdles.

Mabie placed second in the 200.

Kristie Del Valle placed second in the triple jump and long jump.