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CHS athletes qualify for track and field Divisionals
Seth Gibson helped lead Ceres Highs varsity boys track and field team to a runner-up finish at the WAC Championships last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's varsity boys and girls track and field teams took second and third, respectively, at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday in Patterson.

"The kids performed well," Bulldogs head coach Brett Johnson said.

Ceres High's boys squad totaled 50 points on its way to finishing ahead of Livingston (43), El Capitan (36), Los Banos (19), Pacheco (19) and Central Valley (4). Host Patterson (81) placed first.

Tristan Dray swept the 110 hurdles (15.23) and 300 hurdles (41.28).

Marcellus Boykins placed second in the long jump (20-3) and triple jump (40-111/2).

Seth Gibson placed second in the 110 hurdles (15.76) and third in the 300 hurdles (42.63).

Kevin Moita placed third in the 200 (23.37).

Luis Calderon placed third in the shot put (42-11) and sixth in the discus (111-3).

Veeti Partanen placed third in the pole vault (10-0) and ninth in the long jump (17-2).

Isaac Leon placed fourth in the 1,600 (4:55.87) and seventh in the 800 (2:15.46).

Myron Sichanpheng placed fifth in the triple jump (39-7) and sixth in the long jump (18-9).

Manuel Baez placed fifth in the 800 (2:13.49) and sixth in the 200 (24.46).

Blake Tobler placed sixth in the shot put (38-5) and 11th in the discus (96-3).

Gabriel Heredia placed sixth in the 110 hurdles (19.55) and 11th in the 300 hurdles (50.64).

Angel Macias placed sixth in the 3,200 (12:11.23) and 16th in the 1,600 (5:28.80).

Louie Thomas placed seventh in the triple jump (35-31/2).

Johnni Smith-Willis placed eighth in the 200 (24.74).

Trevor Nash placed eighth in the triple jump (34-1) and 11th in the long jump (15-5).

Efren Ramirez placed ninth in the 1,600 (5:09.95) and 10th in the 800 (2:18.74).

Isaac Soto placed ninth in the pole vault (8-6) and 11th in the 3,200 (12:44.28).

Adalberto Rodriguez placed ninth in the 3,200 (12:41.32) and 18th in the 1,600 (5:32.38).

Ryan Wolf placed 11th in the shot put (36-81/2) and 12th in the discus (93-1).

Ceres High's 4x400 relay team of Dray, Moita, Gibson and Ulises Diaz placed first (3:34.12).

Ceres High's 4x100 relay team of Gibson, Dray, Diaz and Moita placed second (44.05).

Ceres High's girls squad (45) topped Los Banos (37), Central Valley (32), El Capitan (21) and Pacheco (13).

The Bulldogs finished behind Livingston (57) and Patterson (47).

Azia Brewster placed first in the 100 hurdles (16.85) and high jump (4-10), and third in the long jump (14-71/2).

Sydney Elness placed second in the triple jump (32-01/2), fourth in the high jump (4-6) and fifth in the long jump (14-3).

Mallynda Benjamin placed third in the 100 (13.70) and 200 (27.96).

Haleigh Leazer placed third in the 1,600 (6:11.84) and sixth in the 800 (2:56.11).

Ashlee Stiles placed third in the 800 (2:48.39) and seventh in the high jump (4-2).

Yarisleidi Rodriguez placed fifth in the shot put (29-0) and 16th in the discus (57-8).

Yasmine Cordova placed sixth in the 400 (1:07.74).

Saray Gonzalez placed sixth in the shot put (78-7) and 19th in the shot put (22-9).

Kaylee Holloway placed seventh in the 400 (1:08.55).

Alexis Sanchez placed seventh in the shot put (26-8) and 21st in the discus (51-4).

Nichole Parker placed eighth in the shot put (26-51/2) and 10th in the discus (71-3).

Marcella Puducay placed 14th in the shot put (23-11).

Ceres High's 4x100 relay team of Benjamin, Brewster, Claudia Jimenez and Destiny Adams placed first (52.53).

Ceres High's 4x400 relay team of Cordova, Adams, Jimenez and Kaylee Holloway placed second (4:31.30).