Lisette Carretero and her Ceres High School varsity girls cross country teammates did the expected while competing against crosstown Central Valley last week.
The Bulldogs won the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet, 19-43, on Wednesday at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.
"I feel proud of our team because we won," Lisette said. "We beat our rivals. It wasn't much competition. The bad thing is our times weren't as good."
Carretero, a junior, completed the 3.1-mile race in 22 minutes, 56 seconds.
Bulldog teammates Jennifer Cisneros (23:46), Karina Torrez (25:23), Laura Espinoza (26:32) and Arcelia Hermosillo (26:43) finished second, third, sixth and seventh, respectively.
Sophomore Evelyn Andrade (fourth, 25:29) was the Hawks' top finisher.
Central Valley teammates Ivonne Orozco (25:29), Daisy Ochoa (28:29), Jasmine Diaz (33:45) and Alexis Marin (34:53) placed fifth, ninth, 12th and 13th, respectively.
"It went the way we figured it would go," Hawks head coach Mike Reynolds said.
The Bulldogs (4-1) tied for second place with Los Banos in the WAC dual-meet standings.
The Hawks (1-5) finished fifth. "We take more pride in beating Central Valley because they're our rival," Lisette said.
Central Valley and Ceres High will co-host the WAC Championships today at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.
The varsity girls race will begin at 4 p.m.
The varsity boys competition will get underway at 4:30 p.m.