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CHS, CV athletes turn in solid performances
Smith leads Ceres Highs varsity girls
Hawk Kenneth Padilla cleared 10 feet, six inches on his way to a sixth-place finish in the pole vault at the Merced/Stanislaus County Clash. - photo by Dale Butler

Gykisha Smith, a newcomer on Ceres High School's varsity girls track and field team, won the 100 (13.56) and placed second in the 100 hurdles (17.00) at the Third Annual Falcon Spring Classic on March 30 at Atwater High School.

The top-three finishers in each event were awarded T-shirts.

Cecilia Carretero placed second in the 800 (2:34.73), third in the 3,200 (13:03.56) and sixth in the 1,600 (5:47.89).

Syndey Elness placed fourth in the triple jump (27-91/2) and seventh in the long jump (13-23/4).

Perla Vargas placed fourth in the 400 (1:07.49) and ninth in the 200 (29.53).

Colleen Mauga placed fourth in the discus (89-9) and 10th in the shot put (28-9).

Ashley Schmidt placed fifth in the triple jump (25-9), and sixth in the long jump (13-31/2) and high jump (3-10).

Jacob Edwards placed fifth in the long jump (18-63/4) and ninth in the triple jump (36-91/2).

Karina Ruiz placed seventh in the 400 (1:09.10) and 800 (2:46.49).

Kyla Bassard placed 10th in the 100 (14.64).

Alexis Boardrow placed 10th in the discus (76-4).

Aura Miranda placed 15th in the 100 (14.85) and 19th in the 200 (31.33).

Nichole Parker placed 16th in the shot put (25-9) and 17th in the discus (69-0).

Stacy Jolley placed 18th in the shot put (25-7) and 19th in the discus (66-1).

Aurora Almonte placed 22nd in the 200 (32.50).

Maria Razo placed 23rd in the 100 (15.34).

Valerie Hamilton placed 24th in the shot put (20-11).

Ceres High's varsity boys 4x100 relay team of Mark Lerma, Gabriel Solis, Lovepreet Singh and Tyree Williams placed second (45.34).

Caden Johnson placed second in the triple jump (39-91/2) and fourth in the high jump (5-5).

Tristan Dray placed third in the 110 hurdles (16.44) and fifth in the 300 hurdles (43.81).

Williams placed fourth in the 200 (23.48) and seventh in the 100 (11.83).

Ceres High's 4x400 relay team of Solis, Dray, Judas Chavarin and Moises Rocha placed fifth (3:38.37).

Lerma placed fifth in the 100 (11.63).

Singh placed sixth in the 100 (11.76) and ninth in the 200 (24.30).

Jordan Dray placed eighth in the triple jump (37-0), ninth in the 300 (46.77) and 10th in the 110 hurdles (18.71).

Kevin Rameriz placed 10th in the 3,200 (12:19.60) and 19th in the 800 (2:27.74).

Noah Perata placed 12th in the triple jump (35-7) and 14th in the long jump (12-7).

Lorenzo Trinidad placed 12th in the 3,200 (12:40.14) and 21st in the 1,600 (5:31.85).

Chavarin placed 13th in the 1,600 (5:03.73).

Mark Rodriguez placed 14th in the discus (102-6) and 19th in the shot put (32-5).

Pietro Puducay placed 14th in the shot put (35-10) and 22nd in the discus (85-11).

Joao Moita placed 15th in the 3,200 (13:32.25).

Edgar Torres placed 17th in the 800 (2:27.11) and 20th in the 1,600 (5:28.15).

Fernando Madrigal placed 19th in the 3,200 (14:40.76).

Austin Moore placed 20th in the discus (90-4) and 24th in the shot put (29-01/2).

Rocha placed 21st in the 800 (2:49.34) and 24th in the 1,600 (5:52.58).

CV represents Stanislaus
Central Valley's Heaven Simon, Ja'Quan Gardner, Kenneth Padilla, Jose Uribe and Cristian Romo traveled to Turlock High's Joe Debely Stadium on March 22 to participate in the Merced/Stanislaus County Clash.

Simon, Gardner, Padilla, Uribe and Romo were among those athletes representing Stanislaus.

Heaven took third in the 100 (13.22) and fourth in the 400 (61.32) in the varsity girls division.

Ja'Quan took third in the 100 (11.37) during the varsity boys competition.

Kenneth took sixth in the pole vault (10-6).

Jose and Cristian took 14th (108-11) and 15th (107-7), respectively, in the discus.