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Dawgs, Hawks wrap up dual season
CHS girls dominate CV
Vanessa Mondragon finished in eighth place during Central Valleys 19-36 loss to crosstown-rival Ceres High on Thursday at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park. - photo by Courier file photo

Ceres High's varsity girls cross country team turned in a dominant showing during last week's Western Athletic Conference crosstown dual-meet finale versus Central Valley.

The Bulldogs coasted to a 19-36 win against the Hawks on Thursday at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

"I'm happy with the girls," Ceres High head coach Katie Timmermans said. "They wanted the town bragging rights. They were aggressive. We had a few PRs. We deserved to win."

Ceres High compiled a 3-2 record on its way to a third-place finish in the WAC dual standings.

Central Valley (1-4) took fifth.

"I expect to move up at league finals," Timmermans said.

Destiny Suarez, Brisa Gonzalez, Peyton Jones, Maria Diaz and Cristina Arreola led the Bulldogs past the Hawks.

"They push each other and have a friendly competition going on," Timmermans said.

Suarez was the top overall finisher.

Destiny completed the 3.1-mile course in a personal-best 23 minutes, 12 seconds.

"I'm surprised at how determined she (Suarez) is," Timmermans said. "She's so small but she's ferocious out there."

Gonzalez (23:52), Jones (24:09), Diaz (25:50) and Arreola (26:19) placed third, fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Jones also set a PR.

Central Valley's five point scorers were Dana Miranda (second, 23:33), Emily Curiel (seventh, 26:28), Vanessa Mondragon (eighth, 26:38), Aryanna Jimenez (ninth, 26:54) and Alexa Arvizu (10th, 26:55).

Ceres High's Nadia Suarez (14th, 27:40), Jacqueline Rodriguez (15th, 27:43), Kiana Garcia (18th, 28:28), Marissa Prestia (19th, 29:16), Joanna Torrez (23rd, 30:48), Laura Gutierrez (26th, 33:03), Kendall Neilson (27th, 33:08), Noemi Garcia (28th, 33:34), Alicia Cortez (29th, 33:34) and Gricelda Ramirez (30th, 34:10), and Central Valley's Claudia Gomez (11th, 27:02), Vanesa Contreras (12th, 27:30), Emily Mendoza (13th, 27:31), Isabel Ortiz (16th, 28:07), Megan Suarez (17th, 28:15), Rocio Villasenor (20th, 29:18), Brittney Smith (21st, 30:06), Laureth Orozco (22nd, 30:20), Emma Lombera (24th, 31:36), Angelica Macias (25th, 32:37) and Alexis Eperson (31st, 40:30) also competed.

Ceres High and Central Valley will compete at the WAC Championships today at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.