Ceres High’s varsity swim program closed out the regular season earlier this month in Modesto.
The Bulldogs competed at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on April 13 at Johansen High School.
The top three placers in each event medaled.
Ceres High’s girls (296) placed second overall in the team standings behind Beyer (469).
Mountain House (286) and Los Banos (285) took third and fourth, respectively.
Ceres High, Mountain House and Los Banos tied for second with identical 4-2 records during the WAC dual season.
“It was a really nice surprise,” head coach Sue Garcia said. “Mountain House and Los Banos have tough teams.”
Sophomore Allison McAdams placed third in the 50 free and 100 free at the conference finals.
“She has a lot of talent,” Garcia said. “She wants to do well. She’ll continue to dominate if she continues to work hard.”
Jullissa Arreola placed fourth in the 500 free and sixth in the 100 back.
Kassandra Armas placed fourth in the 200 free.
Tania Garfias placed fifth in the 50 free and 100 fly and sixth in the 100 free.
Katherine Hensley placed fifth in the 200 free and ninth in the 500 free.
Makayla Estermann placed fifth in the 100 breast and 10th in the 200 IM.
Alene Feld placed seventh in the 200 IM and 100 breast.
Emily Wolffe placed eighth in the 100 fly and 14th in the 500 free.
Mitzy Collantes placed ninth in the 100 fly.
Paulina Miramontes placed 11th in the 100 back and 13th in the 100 free.
Bryanna Moran placed 12th in the 200 IM.
Angelique Alvarado placed 13th in the 100 fly.
Ashlyne Hott placed 15th in the 500 free.
Paige Adams placed 16th in the 200 free and 100 back.
Ceres High’s 400 free relay team of Armas, Arreola, Hensley and McAdams placed second. They improved their previous-best time by seven seconds.
Ceres High’s boys (216) finished fourth overall in the team standings behind Beyer (522), Los Banos (245) and Johansen (230).
The Bulldogs topped Mountain House (214), Grace Davis (185) and Pacheco (159).
Ceres High suited up just eight swimmers at the WAC Championships.
“They swam their best,” Garcia said while assessing her team’s performance.
Elliott Lewis took first in the 100 breast for the third consecutive year.
He placed second in the 50 free.
Lewis was vying for his third straight perfect season against conference opponents.
He ended up winning a total of five individual WAC titles in a four-year span, including three in the breast, and one in the 50 free and 200 IM.
“Elliott’s one of the best swimmers I’ve coached in my career,” Garcia said. “He’s put in the extra time it takes to be at the top.”
Jeremy Kier placed fourth in the 500 free and seventh in the 200 free.
Mark Razo placed fifth in the 100 fly and 11th in the 100 back.
Will Emmons placed ninth in the 200 IM and 13th in the 500 free.
Luis Alvarez placed 10th in the 200 IM and 15th in the 100 breast.
Kenneth Arroyo placed 12th in the 100 back and 13th in the 200 free.
Ryan Baranski placed 13th in the 50 free and 100 free.
Angel Figueroa placed 14th in the 100 breast.
Ceres High’s 200 medley relay team of Kier, Lewis, Razo and Baranski placed third.