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Bulldogs sweep Wolves in track and field
CHS varsity boys, girls improve to 3-1 in conference dual standings
Azar Harrison and Ceres Highs varsity girls track and field team bested Pacheco 85-39 last Wednesday in Los Banos. Harrison placed first in the 400 and 200. - photo by Photo courtesy of Anthony Gerads

Ceres High's varsity boys and girls track and field teams tightened their grip on second place in the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet standings with a sweep of host Pacheco last week.

Ceres High's girls team coasted to a 85-39 win over the Panthers on Wednesday in Pacheco.

The Bulldogs improved to 3-1 in the WAC.

Junior speedster Azar Harrison led the way.

"She excelled in all of her events," head coach Brett Johnson said.

Harrison placed first in the 400 and 200.

"Azar continues to shine," Johnson said. "She's a second away from breaking Reshundra Smiley's 400-meter school record. She's such a fierce competitor. She always rises to the occasion."

Alyssa Stiles, Leslie Arroyo and Bianca De Los Reyes also contributed to Ceres High's point total.

Stiles placed first in the long jump and triple jump.

Arroyo placed first in the 100 hurdles.

De Los Reyes placed second in the 300 hurdles.

Ceres High's boys team posted a 74.5-60.5 victory against Pacheco.

The Bulldogs improved to 3-1 in the WAC.

"It was a little closer than I hoped for," Johnson said. "We won by 14 points."

Senior distance runner Joseph Gutierrez led the way.

Gutierrez placed first in the 3,200 and 1,600.

He also teamed up with Luis Yepez, Aaron Alarcon and Kendrick Perata to place first in the 4x400 relay.

"Joe was good for us last season," Johnson said. "This year, he's taken it to another level. He has such a great work ethic."

Ceres High's 4x100 relay team of Alarcon, Luis Yepez, Daniel Yepez and Andrew Gibson placed first.

Alarcon placed first in the 800.

Jerry Soto placed first in the shot put and discus.

Gibson placed first in the 100 and second in the pole vault.

Brent Cantu placed second in the shot put and discus.

Ceres High will close out the WAC dual season at crosstown-rival Central Valley today at 3:30 p.m.