Central Valley's varsity girls cross country team sustained an agonizing 26-29 loss while competing against Patterson this past Wednesday at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.
The Hawks dropped to 1-3 in the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet standings.
"Although they didn't win, they still demonstrated commitment and improvement, which still makes me proud," head coach Veronica Moreno said.
Junior Dana Miranda, Ramandeep Kaur (Jr.), Vanesa Contreras (So.), Emily Curiel (Jr.) and Aryanna Jimenez (Fr.) contributed to Central Valley's point total.
Miranda led the Hawks with a third-place finish.
She completed the 3.1-mile race in 23 minutes, 44 seconds.
Kaur (24:39), Contreras (24:58), Curiel (26:10) and Jimenez (26:27) took fourth, fifth, eighth and ninth, respectively.
Marilyn Ventura (23:22) led the Tigers with a first-place showing.
Desirae Ibarra (23:24), Eze Ogbuli (25:11), Jennifer Herrera (25:56) and Xylona Gama (26:35) finished second, sixth, seventh and 10th, respectively.
Tigers 21, Hawks 36
Central Valley's youth-laden varsity boys cross country team dropped to 0-4 in the WAC dual-meet standings following last week's 21-36 setback.
Freshman Sebastian Pena (fourth, 19:44) led the Hawks.
Freshman Enrique Martinez (fifth, 19:57), sophomore Chase Bogart (sixth, 20:04), freshman Otoniel Hernandez (ninth, 20:25) and freshman Favio Gonzalez (12th, 21:47) also contributed.
Juniors Andres Rojo, Alonzo Bustos and Sergio Garcia did not compete due to another commitment. Rojo, Bustos and Garcia volunteered to be counselors at sixth-grade camp.
Patterson's Tomas Virgen (first, 17:17) dominated the competition.
Lolyn Tejada (second, 18:46), Sergio Rodriguez (third, 19:18), Dylan Sabori-Lopez (seventh, 20:11) and Noah Mirelez (eighth, 20:22) scored points for the Tigers as well.