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Johnson leads CV boys past Pacheco
CV girls suffer 78-42 loss to Pacheco
Central Valleys Daniel Lepe took second in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles against Pacheco on Wednesday in Ceres. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School senior Kendel Johnson split time between a track meet and baseball practice on Wednesday in Ceres.

Johnson won the 200 and finished third in the 100 while leading the Hawks' varsity boys track and field team to a 72-67 victory over visiting Pacheco.

A dual-threat quarterback in football this past fall, Kendel earned second-team all-Western Athletic Conference honors. He rushed for 1,091 yards and 11 touchdowns. He passed for 783 yards with 10 TDs and eight interceptions. He also had a 23-yard touchdown catch.

Johnson started at forward in basketball during the winter sports season.

"It's nice to have that kind of talent on the team," Central Valley head coach Mike Reynolds said. "He's a great athlete. He's a hard worker."

The Hawks improved to 2-1 in the WAC dual-meet standings.

Central Valley teammates Jose Uribe, Ja'Quan Gardner, Ben Saldana, Kenny Padilla, Jordan Sek and Daniel Lepe also turned in solid efforts against Pacheco.

Uribe won the discus and finished second in the shot put.

Gardner won the 100 and long jump, and finished third in the 200.

Saldana won the3,200 and 1,600, and finished third in the 800.

Padilla won the pole vault and finished third in the high jump.

Sek won the high jump and finished third in the triple jump.
Lepe finished second in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles.

Panthers 78, Hawks 42
Turlock High transfer Mikayla Mabie made her debut during Central Valley's 78-42 loss to Pacheco in varsity girls track and field last week in Ceres.

Mabie was a part of two winning relay teams.

The Hawks' 4x100 relay team of Mabie, Sherlyn Hernandez, Heaven Simon and Kristie Del Valle finished in first place.

Central Valley's 4x400 relay team of Mabie, Hernandez, Simon and Emerald Gutierrez took first.

Mabie played point guard for Central Valley's varsity girls basketball squad this past winter. She averaged 4.7 points, 3.0 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

"Mikayla brings a new dynamic to the team," Reynolds said. "She's athletic. She's super competitive. I'm definitely happy to have her in a CV uniform."

Hernandez and Simon both won a pair of individual events for the Hawks as well.

Sherlyn swept the 100 and 200.
Heaven swept the 400 and 300 hurdles.

Depth-challenged Central Valley remained winless in the WAC dual-meet standings (0-3).

"It would be nice to have a full team so we could compete," Reynolds said. "We have a lot of individual talent."