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Hawks medal in track and field at MJC
Roberto Rosales
Central Valley’s Roberto Rosales brought home two individual medals from the Carl L Chandler V Invitational.

Central Valley High School track and field members Roberto Rosales and Lliria Lira Trinidad both claimed medals for their top-three performances at the Carl L Chandler V Invitational on April 16 at Modesto Junior College.

Rosales led Central Valley’s boys squad, which had a team score of 27 while finishing in fifth place.

He took second in the 3,200 and 1,600, and fifth in the 800 and 300 hurdles.

The top three finishers in each event were presented medals.

“I’m happy for him,” Hawks’ coach Michael Mrgudic said. “It’s the best he’s done this year. It’s the first time he’s medaled in his whole running career. It’s a really big moment. Roberto is a great leader and hard worker. He has a playful attitude. He makes practice fun. He encourages the younger guys.”

Hawk teammate Joseph Alamo placed fourth in the long jump.

Alex Contreras placed fifth in the 3,200, seventh in the 800 and ninth in the 1,600.

Daniel Soares placed sixth in the 3,200 and 10th in the 1,600.

Kevin Lee placed seventh in the 3,200.

Kaleb LaFountain placed seventh in the discus and 12th in the shot put.

Xavier Simmonson placed ninth in the 400, and 16th in the shot put and discus.

Sergio Mendoza placed 12th in the discus and 13th in the shot put.

Lira Trinidad led Central Valley’s girls squad, which finished seventh with nine points.

She set a personal record while taking third in the pole vault.

“It’s a testament to her athleticism and ability to learn a new event,” Mrgudic said.

Hawk teammate Mariana Campos placed fifth in the 800 and eighth in the 1,600.

Kalli Hoffman placed eighth in the 100.

Supria Singh placed ninth in the 400.

Giselle Mendez placed ninth in the long jump and 11th in the 200.

Eliana Tamayo placed 10th in the 200 and long jump.

Carmen Ramirez placed sixth in the 800, 11th in the 1,600 and 12th in the 200.

Emma Mendoza placed 12th in the 100.

Karime Cuevas placed 12th in the 800 and 13th in the 1,600.

Elizabeth Abarca placed 12th in the 400 and 13th in the 200.

Valeria Torres placed 13th in the 800 and 14th in the 200.

Dyanna Castro Villa placed 14th in the discus and 15th shot put.

Keilany Torres placed 16th in the 1,600.

Savannah Gomez placed 16th in the shot put and 17th in the discus.

Nadia Martinez placed 18th in the discus.

Marlene Jaquez placed 18th in the 1,600 and 19th in the discus.

Central Valley’s junior-varsity track and field team finished fourth at the Chandler V Invitational.

The Hawks accumulated 65 points.

Anthony Ramierez placed first in the 100 and long jump, and third in the 300 hurdles.

Alexas Landa placed second in the 800 and third in the 1,600.

Jackson Stokes placed third in the pole vault, eighth in the 800 and ninth in the 1,600.

Julian Alvarez placed fourth in the 300 hurdles.

Jonathan Macias placed fifth in the 400, and sixth in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles.

Kenneth Orin placed fifth in the discus and 11th in the shot put.

Antonio Burgos placed sixth in the 400 and ninth in the 200.

LaDre Sengsoury placed seventh in the 1,600 and ninth in the 800.

Ricardo Perez placed eighth in the discus and 10th in the shot put.

Xavier Ramirez placed eighth in the long jump, 10th in the 200 and 13th in the 100.

Damian Corillo placed 11th in the discus.

Central Valley’s 4x100 relay team of Julian Alvarez, Juan Sanchez, Jonathan Macias and Anthony Ramierez placed third.

Central Valley’s 4x400 relay team of Macias, Sanchez, Alexas Landa and Antonio Burgos placed fifth.

“I’m super proud of our team,” Mrgudic said. “We competed for medals.”