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CV cross country girls win crosstown dual versus CHS
Hawks secure 19-41 victory
Melissa Ceja (pictured left) and Central Valley topped Joanna Torrez and Ceres High in varsity girls cross country last week. - photo by Photo courtesy of Anthony Gerads

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.