Central Valley's and Ceres High’s cross country programs had mixed results at the Hughson SuperCross Invitational on Saturday.
Central Valley sophomore standout Christian Balderas finished sixth overall in a field of 139 while competing in the varsity boys division.
Balderas completed the 3-mile race in 13 minutes, 39 seconds.
The Hawks didn’t post a team score due to a lack of numbers.
Central Valley’s Eric Andrade (17:24) Enrique Martinez (17:27) and Estevan Leyva (19:47) took 111th and 113th and 136th, respectively.
Ceres High’s boys totaled 295 points en route to a 13th-place showing.
Aaron Alarcon was the Bulldogs’ top finisher.
He placed 33rd (14:37).
Ceres High teammates Bryan Erenas (16:01), Fernando Cardoza (16:07), Colton Johnson (16:08), Daniel Yepez (16:11) and Miguel Prado (16:48) took 76th, 83rd, 84th, 86th, 98th, respectively.
The Bulldogs had just two competitors in the varsity girls division.
Destiny Suarez placed 45th in a field of 111.
She completed the race in 18 minutes, 29 seconds.
Ceres High’s Deborah Vasquez placed 103rd (23:26).
Vanessa Contreras (61st, 19:34), Kelsy Naranjo (82nd, 21:00) and Claudia Gomez (88th, 21:31) represented the Hawks.
The Hawks and Bulldogs were sixth (161) and 11th (251), respectively, in the junior-varsity boys division.
Hector Arvizu paced Central Valley with a 17th-place finish.
He finished the 2-mile course in 16 minutes, 11 seconds.
Hawk teammates Sabino Urrutia (16:57), Jesus Meza Tovar (17:30), Patric Senesom (17:44), Anthony Anaya (18:08), Javier Arvizu (18:40), Javier Cuevas Sanchez (19:44), Alejandro Orozco (20:44), Ivan Martinez (20:49) Eric Ly (24:00) and Sanvir Dhillon (25:02) finished 33rd, 44th, 46th, 54th, 64th, 80th, 91st, 92nd, 105th and 109th, respectively.
Jacob Cardoza (43rd, 17:29) placed the Bulldogs followed by Jose Elizalde (57th, 18:19), Alejandro Carrasco (60th, 18:22), Alfredo Rojas Moreno (81st, 19:46), Daniel Arendt (84th, 20:05), Alejandro Canales Bravo (98th, 22:13) and Matthew Ochoa (115th, 27:46).
Central Valley took sixth in the junior-varsity girls division.
Muneerah Rashid (56th, 25:50) led the Hawks.
Rashid finished ahead of Central Valley teammates Andrea Cortes (57th, 25:52), Nia Caraway (58th, 25:57), Aimee Carranza (59th, 26:03), Yaniri Piza (61st, 26:29), Giselle Meza Gutierrez (63rd, 26:56), Giselle Ramirez Gonzalez (64th, 27:09) and Johana Valdavinos (71st, 30:42).
Marissa Prestia (55th, 25:48) and Kyara Rodriguez (65th, 27:21) suited up for the Bulldogs.
Dawgs sweep Mustangs
Ceres High’s varsity girls cross country team suffered its first loss against Western Athletic Conference dual-meet competition on Oct. 3.
The Bulldogs bounced back with a 21-34 road win over Mountain House last Wednesday.
Second-place Ceres High improved to 5-1 in the WAC standings.
Karina Baez, Destiny Suarez, Carmen Ramirez, Jacqueline Rodriguez and Andrea Contreras helped lead the Bulldogs past the Mustangs last week.
Baez placed first with a time of 24 minutes, 56 seconds on the 3-mile course.
Suarez, Ramirez, Rodriguez and Contreras finished second, third, sixth and ninth, respectively.
Ceres High’s third-place varsity boys cross country team improved to 4-2 in the WAC with a 19-49 victory against Mountain House.
Bulldog Aaron Alarcon bested all challengers.
He completed the 3-mile race in 18 minutes, 45 seconds.
Luis Yepez, Bryan Erenas, Daniel Yepez and Fernando Cardoza finished second, fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.