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Ceres High teams prevail, remain in first place
Bulldogs still undefeated
Joseph Gutierrez helped Ceres Highs varsity boys track and field team keep its perfect record intact against Western Athletic Conference competition last week. Gutierrez swept the 1,600 and 3,200. - photo by Photo courtesy of Anthony Gerads

Ceres High's varsity boys and girls track and field teams both remained in a first-place tie atop the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet standings after sweeping visiting Patterson.

"To beat a team like Patterson is exciting," head coach Brett Johnson said. "They always have solid kids each year."

Ceres High's boys team improved to 2-0 in the WAC after defeating Patterson 78-58 on April 11 at Bulldog Stadium.

The Tigers (1-1) suffered their first loss.

"We knew it would be very close," Johnson said.

Daniel Yepez led the Bulldogs.

Yepez swept the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and triple jump.

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

Jerry Soto placed first in the shot put.

Brent Cantu placed first in the discus.

Jorge Tiscareno placed first in the pole vault.

Ceres High's 4x400 relay team of Bryan Erenas, Kendrick Perata, Aaron Alarcon and Luis Yepez placed first.

Perata placed first in the 800 and third in the 1,600.

Gonzalo Rivera placed second in the 800 and 1,600.

Alarcon placed second in the long jump and triple jump, and third in the 300 hurdles.

Yepez placed second in the 400 and third in the triple jump.

Andrew Gibson placed third in the 110 hurdles, 100 and pole vault.

Zach Baker placed third in the 400, high jump and long jump.

Justin Barnes placed third in the 3,200.

Ceres High's girls team prevailed, 71-59.

The Bulldogs improved to 2-0 in the WAC.

The second-place Tigers dropped to 1-1.

"I'm a little surprised because of our youth," Johnson said while talking about his team's unbeaten record. "But we have a great group. They work hard."

Azar Harrison swept the 400 and 200.

Mya Robinson placed first in the high jump.

Mercedez Wood placed first in the shot put.

Ceres High's 4x100 relay team of Harrison, Shania Evans, Rosie Bonales and Alina Williams placed first.

Ceres High's 4x400 relay team of Williams, Harrison, Destiny Suarez and Rachael Thomas placed first.

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

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

Leslie Arroyo placed first in the 100 hurdles and second in the 300 hurdles.

Evans placed first in the triple jump, second in the long jump and third in the 3,200.

Williams placed second in the 100.

Bianca De Los Reyes placed second in the 3,200.

Thomas placed second in the 800 and third in the 400.

Alyssa Stiles placed third in the long jump and triple jump.

Bella Curry placed third in the 1,600.

Lauren Cooper placed third in the discus.

Ceres High will battle Livingston's unbeaten boys and girls teams today at Bulldog Stadium. The duals will get underway at 3:30 p.m.

"Every Wednesday is a battle," Johnson said. "It doesn't matter who you got."