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CV girls standout Heaven Simon sweeps four races at WAC Championships
Three Hawk athletes advance to Divisionals
Hawk sophomore Gilberto Alvarez placed second in the pole vault at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday in Patterson. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School varsity girls track and field standout Heaven Simon captured four individual titles at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday in Patterson.

Simon swept the 100 (13.09 seconds), 200 (27.05), 400 (59.59) and 300 hurdles (46.85).

"She killed it out there," Hawks coach Veronica Moreno said.

Heaven, a senior, extended her illustrious prep athletic career.

Simon won the 300 hurdles (48.53) and 400 (1:04.68) at the WAC Finals in 2014. She also ran a leg on the Hawks' winning 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.

She placed first in the 400 (1:03.45), and second in the 200 (26.60) and 300 hurdles (51.56) her sophomore year.

Simon finished first in the 400 (1:05.81), third in the 100 (13.35) and fifth in the 200 (28.36) as a freshman.

"She's a dedicated athlete," Moreno said. "She's very focused and determined. She's disciplined. She puts in extra effort at practice. She has the right mentality. She has a good opportunity to get to state."

Younger sister Mahogany Simon placed second in the 300 hurdles (49.29), and fourth in the 100 hurdles (18.34) and 400 (1:06.06).

"She was just a few seconds behind her sister in the 300 hurdles," Moreno said. "They pretty much dominated that event."

Central Valley varsity boys pole vaulter Gilberto Alvarez set a personal record on his way to a runner-up finish at the WAC Championships.

Alvarez, a sophomore, cleared 11 feet, 6 inches.

Gilberto battled through an undisclosed injury.

"He's been pretty consistent this year," Moreno said.

Central Valley's girls team earned 32 points while finishing fifth overall at the WAC Championships.

Darian Robinson placed sixth in the shot put (27-01/2) and eighth in the discus (71-9).

Else Smith placed 14th in the discus (60-9) and 17th in the shot put (23-1).

Central Valley's boys team (four points) took seventh.

Josiah Lopez placed seventh in the 200 (24.65) and ninth in the 100 (12.11).

Jesse Maciel placed ninth in the 400 (57.32), 12th in the 200 (26.10) and 15th in the 100 (13.68).

Lisandro Gallardo placed 10th in the 300 hurdles (49.38), 11th in the 200 (25.50) and 12th in the 100 (12.76).

Cesar Bravo placed 12th in the 800 (2:21.09).

Jashanpreet Sidhu placed 13th in the 100 (13.08) and 200 (26.33).

Aaron Garcia placed 13th in the discus (77-10) and 18th in the shot put (28-2).

Kevin Naranjo placed 15th in the discus (66-8) and 17th in the shot put (28-11).

Heaven, Mahogany and Gilberto will represent the Hawks at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Championships this week at Stanislaus State.