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Coach praises Ceres cross country teams
• CHS girls take second, boys third
Luis Yepez, Aaron Alarcon and Ceres High’s varsity boys cross country team closed out the WAC dual-meet campaign with a 24-45 win against host Grace Davis last Wednesday. - photo by Contributed

Ceres High’s varsity cross country program capped off the 2018 Western Athletic Conference regular season with a sweep of host Grace Davis last week.

Ceres High’s varsity boys team cruised to a 24-45 win over the Spartans on Wednesday in Modesto.

The Bulldogs placed third with a 4-3 record in the WAC dual-meet standings.

“I’m very proud of them,” coach Katie Thiele said. 

Ceres High’s Aaron Alarcon took first against Grace Davis.

Bulldog teammates Luis Yepez, Daniel Yepez, Fernando Cardoza and Bryan Erenas finished second, fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

Ceres High’s varsity girls squad won by forfeit against Grace Davis, which didn’t have enough runners to post a team score.

The youth-laden Bulldogs (6-1) placed second in the WAC.

“Once we started racing, I saw their abilities, and knew second was the goal. They’re very motivated as a group.”
Coach Katie Thiele

“Once we started racing, I saw their abilities, and knew second was the goal,” Thiele said. “They’re very motivated as a group.”

The Bulldogs will compete at the WAC Championships today at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

“The girls are not going to settle for anything less than second,” Thiele said. “The boys should not drop lower than third. They can give Pacheco (7-0) and Beyer (6-1) a run for their money. But everyone has to run well. There’s no room for error.”