Ceres High's varsity girls cross country team closed out the Western Athletic Conference regular season with a 19-41 loss to crosstown-rival Central Valley last Wednesday at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.
The Hawks (2-3) and Bulldogs (0-5) placed third and fifth, respectively, in the WAC dual-meet standings.
"We have a very small team, not a lot of depth," Ceres High head coach Katie Timmermans said. "I'm happy with their effort. They all did their best. They're improving."
Destiny Suarez (second, 23:43) paced the Bulldogs.
She completed the 3.1-mile race in 23 minutes, 43 seconds.
Joanna Torrez (seventh, 25:38), Deborah Vasquez (ninth, 26:04), Cynthia Renteria (11th, 26:54) and Alondra Carranza (27:02) also contributed to Ceres High's point total in team scoring.
Ramandeep Kaur (first, 23:01) paced the Hawks, who nearly posted a perfect score versus the Bulldogs.
Central Valley had five of the top six individual placers, including Kaur, Rosa Vazquez (third, 24:12), Vanessa Contreras (fourth, 24:37), Kimberly Haley (fifth, 24:46) and Emily Curiel (sixth, 25:25).
The Hawks and Bulldogs will compete at the WAC Finals today at 3:30 p.m.