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CV boys improve to 3-0 in WAC, girls secure first victory
Kimberly Haley helped Central Valleys varsity girls cross country team earn its first conference dual-meet win of the season last Wednesday. Haley placed sixth against Pacheco at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley's varsity boys cross country team kept its perfect record intact against Western Athletic Conference dual-meet competition this past week.

The Hawks improved to 3-0 in the WAC standings after racing past the visiting Pacheco Panthers 15-70 on Wednesday at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

"Another perfect score," Central Valley senior Andres Rojo said. "We're pretty strong right now."

Rojo bested all runners with a time of 18 minutes, 29 seconds on the 3-mile course in Ceres.

Chase Bogart (18:43), Isaiah Sanchez (19:13), Christian Balderas (19:41) and Favio Gonzalez (19:50) placed second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively, while also contributing to the Hawks' point total.

"There wasn't a whole lot of concern," Rojo said while talking about the possibility of having a letdown versus Pacheco. "We were really focused. The effort was there. Instead of going our regular team pace, we sped it up a little bit. But we didn't waste our entire energy."

Central Valley will compete against unbeaten Patterson (3-0) on the road this week.

"It's been a special season," Rojo said. "We all have the same goal of taking the WAC banner. We're going to try to get the job done."

Hawks 26, Panthers 29
Central Valley's varsity girls cross country team earned its first WAC dual-meet victory of the season last week.

The Hawks improved to 1-2 after edging out the Panthers 26-29 on Wednesday in Ceres.

Ramandeep Kaur (third, 23:11) paced Central Valley.

Rosa Vazquez (fourth, 24:26), Vanessa Contreras (fifth, 24:43), Kimberly Haley (sixth, 24:48) and Emily Curiel (eighth, 25:26) rounded out the Hawks' team scoring.