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CV boys fall short in cross country against Livingston
Miranda leads CVs girls squad
Andres Rojo and Central Valleys varsity cross country program will compete at Los Banos today. Rojo placed first during the Hawks 27-30 loss to the visiting Livingston Wolves last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley's varsity cross country program began the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet portion of its schedule last week.

Central Valley's boys team fell three points short in losing 27-30 to visiting Livingston on Wednesday at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

Hawk Andres Rojo led all runners as he placed first overall with a time of 18 minutes, 24 seconds on the 3.1-mile course.

Rojo edged out Livingston's Abhishek Singh by just one second.

Sebastian Pena (19:27), Enrique Martinez (19:29), Chase Bogart (19:42) and Otoniel Hernandez (20:17) finished fourth, fifth, eighth and 12th, respectively, while contributing to Central Valley's point total.

Livingston's top-five finishers were Singh, Saloman Ramos (third, 19:13), Jose Servin (sixth, 19:31), Jonathan Cisneros (seventh, 19:41) and Francisco Mejia (ninth, 19:47).

Dana Miranda and Vanesa Contreras placed 2-3 during the Central Valley girls team's 23-37 loss to Livingston on Wednesday in Ceres.

Miranda and Contreras completed the 3.1-mile race in 24:15 and 25:19, respectively.

Emily Curiel (ninth, 27:20), Megan Suarez (11th, 27:50) and Alexa Arvizu (12th, 28:26) rounded out the Hawks' top five.