Ceres High School’s swim program secured a split while competing against visiting Grace Davis this past week.
The Bulldogs won the Western Athletic Conference girls swim dual, 94-75, on Friday.
“We pulled it out at the end,” Ceres High head coach Kayla Himmist said. “We were really close out at one point.”
The Bulldogs improved to 2-0 in the WAC standings.
“Being undefeated right now hasn’t quite hit them,” Himmist said. “They have a really good chance this season to beat a lot of teams.”
Ally Feld placed first in the 100 IM (1:15.62) and 50 breast (39.28).
Katie Hensley placed first in the 500 free (6:28.31) and 50 back (36.87).
Allison McAdams placed first in the 200 free (2:19.53) and 50 free (27.85).
Andrea Contreras placed second in the 50 fly (40.06) and third in the 100 IM (1:26.19).
Haille Degg placed second in the 200 free (2:45.50) and third in the 50 breast (46.50).
Jazzmin Suarez placed second in the 100 free (1:13.47) and third in the 50 free (32.18).
Jewell Stahl placed third in the 50 fly (42.78).
Reagan Hensley placed third in the 100 free (1:19.94) and fourth in the 50 back (43.37).
Denise Hinojosa placed fourth in the 50 breast (50.47) and fifth in the 50 fly (45.66).
Liset Raygoza Renteria placed fifth in the 50 free (40.47).
Emily Bringazi placed fifth in the 100 free (1:32.72) and sixth in the 200 free (3:26.60).
Ceres High’s 400 free relay team of Allison McAdams. Katie Hensley, Jazzmin Suarez and Ally Feld placed first (4:28.15).
Ceres High’s 200 medley relay team of Katie Hensley, Feld, Andrea Contreras and McAdams placed first (2:18.72).
Ceres High’s 200 medley relay team of Reagan Hensley, Haille Degg, Jewell Stahl and Emily Bringazi placed third (2:45.10).
Ceres High’s 200 free relay team of Contreras, Degg, Stahl and Suarez placed second (2:14.06).
Ceres High’s 200 free relay team of Bringazi, Denise Hinjosa, Raygoza Renteria and Reagan Hensley placed fourth (2:38.63).
Ceres High’s shorthanded handed boys team lost 98-25 to Grace Davis.
The Bulldogs dropped to 1-1 in the WAC standings.
“Right now, they’re really focusing on personal times,” Himmist said. “When we’re outnumbered, it’s not plausible to win (as a team).”
Sophomore Nick Campbell swept the 50 free (25.94) and 100 free (59.81).
“He’s super competitive,” Himmist “He’ll continue to improve the next couple of years.”
Jeremy Kier placed second in the 50 free (26.65) and third in the 50 breast (35.59).
Cruz Fee placed second in the 50 fly (34.00) and fourth in the 50 free (28.44).
Ryan Baranski (work) and Matthew McCleskey (injury) did not compete.
“They’re a fun group to coach,” Himmist said. “They’re dedicated. They really push each other.”
Ceres High’s boys and girls roster sizes are smaller this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“COVID safety was concerning to everybody,” Himmist said.
Central Valley’s girls tennis team improved to 4-2 overall and 4-1 in the WAC South Division with an 8-1 win over Pacheco on March 8 in Los Banos.
Bandna Bhatti defeated Jacqueline Vega Gomez 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 in No. 1 singles play.
Virginia Moore defeated Aaliyah Lucas 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2 singles play.
Sabina Dhillon defeated Bianca Montoya Chavez 6-1, 6-3 in No. 3 singles play.
Edith Amaya defeated Ariannah Sanchez 6-4, 6-3 in No. 4 singles play.
Manmeet Kaur defeated Sontee Schofield 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 in No. 6 singles play.
Jessica Saini lost 6-4, 6-1 to Sophia O’Brien in No. 5 singles play.
Alika Victorino and Eliza Quetzel defeated Elizabeth Gonzalez and Isabella Oseguera 6-2, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles play.
Central Valley’s No. 2 and 3 doubles teams both won by forfeit.
Ceres High’s cross country program closed out the Western Athletic Conference South Division Dual-Meet season last week.
Ceres High’s girls team lost 15-55 to Los Banos on March 9 at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.
The Bulldogs (1-3) tied for third in the WAC standings.
The Tigers (4-0) placed first.
Wendi Lizola was Ceres High’s top finisher.
She placed third with a time of 25 minutes, 35 seconds on the 3-mile course.
Elizabeth Mercado (27:38), Esmeralda Garcia Guzman (28:22), Bianca De Los Reyes (28:33) and Gabriela Soto (30:26) finished 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th, respectively.
Ceres High’s boys team suffered a 25-32 loss.
The Bulldogs (1-3) finished fourth in the conference standings.
The Tigers (3-1) took second.
Eduardo Ortiz was Ceres High’s top finisher.
He placed third with a time of 21 minutes on the 3-mile course.
Rey Soto (21:11), Cesar Bolanos (21:28), Paul Ruiz (22:00) and Simon Mann (24:28) placed fourth, fifth, eighth and 12th, respectively.
Ortiz, Ruiz and Mann set personal records.