Ceres High’s and Central Valley’s track and field teams competed at the Western Athletic Conference and Central California Conference Championships, respectively, this past week.
Eighteen Bulldog athletes qualified for Divisionals.
“There were great performances all the way around,” Ceres High head coach Brett Johnson said while assessing his program’s showing at the WAC Finals. “Our kids are just now getting to midseason form because we had a delay in our conditioning due to the weather and our facilities. They made the most of the season and bounced back.”
Ceres High’s boys amassed 62.5 points en route to a third-place showing in the team standings on May 3 at Pacheco High School.
The Bulldogs finished ahead of Beyer (41), Johansen (39.5), Los Banos (35.33), Grace Davis (32.33) and Pacheco (15).
Lathrop (119) and Mountain House (69.33) took first and second.
Bulldog Lebron Stallworth set a personal record while placing first in the high jump (6-0).
Faiva Tuakalau placed first in the shot put (43-2). He set a personal record in the event.
Tuakalau also placed 11th in the discus (107-0).
Tre Karriem placed second in the triple jump (39-9).
Manny Mendoza placed second in the 400 (52.16).
He set a personal record in the event.
Dakota Adams placed third in the pole vault (10-0) and 13th in the long jump (15-101/2).
Daniel Baker placed fourth in the discus (118-2).
Bryan Gallardo placed fifth in the discus (114-6).
Angel Palma placed sixth in the shot put (37-2).
AJ Brown placed sixth in the high jump (5-4).
Jesus Madrigal placed seventh in the pole vault (7-6) and 19th in the long jump (14-51/4).
Cesar Bolanos Aleman placed eighth in the 800 (2:12.83).
Gurman Dhaliwal placed eighth in the high jump (5-2).
Dakota Adams placed ninth in the triple jump (33-7).
Alexander Vas Dinis placed 12th in the discus (106-6).
Yahir Ruiz placed 14th in the 3,200 (12:09.96).
Aaron Lopez placed 16th in the 800 (2:25.54).
James Arbaugh placed 19th in the 400 (1:03.30), 21st in the 100 (13.76) and 23rd in the 200 (28.54).
Ceres High’s 4x100 relay team of Manny Mendoza, Ricky Stanley, Tarrell Lee-Gill and Lebron Stallworth placed fourth (45.35).
Ceres High’s 4x400 relay team of Mendoza, Stanley, Bolanos Aleman and Dakota Adams placed fourth (3:50.54).
Ceres High’s girls totaled 20 points on their way to a fifth-place finish
The Bulldogs topped Pacheco (19), Grace Davis (6) and Johansen (6).
Lathrop (149), Mountain House (114), Los Banos (82) and Beyer (26) took first, second, third and fourth, respectively.
Bulldog Lilly Blevins placed first in the shot put (29-61/2) and 10th in the discus (71-9).
Jillian Mande placed second in the discus (87-4) and third in the shot put (26-101/2).
Serena Chalk placed fifth in the shot put (26-4).
Evelyn Alvarez placed seventh in the 1,600 (6:58.33).
Alexa Sandoval placed seventh in the shot put (25-6) and eighth in the discus (76-5).
Jazmyne Arendt placed eighth in the 400 (1:10.13).
Jelaine Esguerra placed ninth in the 100 (14.33) and 10th in the 200 (30.66).
Monica Cendejas placed 11th in the long jump (11-3) and triple jump (25-31/2).
Izabella Jacquez placed 13th in the discus (67-1).
Abigayil Prado placed 13th in the 100 (14.65).
Jayda Bryant placed 13th in the 300 hurdles (1:05.29), 15th in the 100 hurdles (22.97) and 17th in the 200 (31.92).
Carmen Arce placed 18th in the 100 (15.26) and 19th in the 200 (32.62).
Ceres High’s 4x800 relay team of Evelyn Alvarez, Liset Renteria, Giulia Puonzo and Jelaine Esguerra placed third (12:44.81).
Central Valley’s girls totaled four points while finishing in seventh place at the CCC Championships on May 3 at Golden Valley’s Veterans Stadium.
Golden Valley (155.5), Atwater (120.5), El Capitan (110), Patterson (62), Merced (59) and Buhach Colony (31) took first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
Hawk Lliria Lira Trinidad placed fourth in the pole vault (8-2) and 11th in the 400 (1:11.83).
Giselle Mendez placed ninth in the long jump (14-5) and 10th in the 400 (1:10.67)
Natalie Perra placed 14th in the shot put (18-9) and 16th in the discus (38-8).
Jasmin Madriz placed 14th in the discus (56-5) and 16th in the 400 (1:21.18).
Marlene Jaquez placed 15th in both the discus (54-1) and shot put (17-6).
Central Valley’s boys didn’t post a team score thanks in large part to a lack of numbers.
Golden Valley (169.5), Atwater (158), Merced (105.5), Patterson (54), El Capitan (30) and Buhach Colony (28) took first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
Hawk Jadin Navarro placed eighth in the 300 hurdles (47.98) and 10th in the 110 hurdles (20.53).
Xavier Ramirez placed eighth in the long jump (1731/2) and 19th in the 100 (12.46).
LaDre Sengsoury placed 13th in the 3,200 (12:43.73), 16th in the 1,600 (5:39.17) and 20th in the 800 (2:32.18).
Luis Flores placed 14th in the 400 (58.83) and 23rd in the 100 (13.09).
Cesar Hernandez placed 15th in the 400 (59.46).
Kevin Garcia placed 15th in the 3,200 (14:05.08), 17th in the 1,600 (5:44.22) and 21at in the 800 (2:40.23).
Darius Jackson placed 16th in the 800 (2:18.61).
Julian Alvarez placed 17th in the 400 (59.50).
Damian Cerrillo placed 17th in the shot put (36-2) and 22nd in the discus (92-6).
Ricardo Perez placed 20th in the shot put (34-51/2).
Kenneth Orrin placed 20th in the discus (94-0).
Damian Tapia placed 22nd in the shot put (32-101/2).
Jose Reyes placed 26th in the discus (78-2).
Marcus Nichols placed 28th in the shot put (30-6).