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Livingston sweeps Central Valley
Hawks open WAC season with losses
Hawk Marcus Murillo placed second in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free against the Wolves on Thursday in Ceres. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley's varsity girls swimming team opened the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet season with a 117-37 loss to visiting Livingston on Thursday at Ceres High.

"For some of them, this was their first meet," Hawks head coach Sarah Willems said. "They did awesome."

Aryanna Jimenez placed first in the 200 IM (2:50.06) and 100 free (1:03.57).

Leilani Ortiz placed first in the 50 free (27.56) and 100 breast (1:24.91).

Leticia Sandoval placed third in the 500 free (8:10.94).

Linda Alvarez placed fifth in the 50 free (37.19).

Belle Martinez placed fifth in the 100 free (1:18.07).

Paulina Padilla placed sixth in the 50 free (47.65).

Emily Garcia placed sixth in the 100 free (1:52.08).

Central Valley's 200 medley relay team of Leticia Sandoval, Leilani Ortiz, Aryanna Jimenez and Daniela Sandoval placed second (2:28).

Central Valley's 200 free relay team of Ortiz, Jimenez, Daniela Sandoval and Leticia Sandoval placed second (2:11.28).

Central Valley's 400 free relay team of Clarissa Smith, Emily Almanza, Lillianna Cruz and Briana Amador placed third (6:46.31).

Wolves top Hawks
Central Valley's shorthanded varsity boys swimming team lost 130-13 to Livingston this past week in Ceres.

"It stinks because you want to be able to compete as a team," Willems said. "But I'm always excited when they drop time."

The Hawks had just two individuals compete against the Wolves.

Fourth-year competitor Cesar Armas placed second in the 100 breast (1:20.94) and third in the 200 free (2:36.19).

"He's consistent," Willems said.

Newcomer Marcus Murillo placed second in the 50 free (30.85) and fourth in the 100 free (1:24.44).

"I was surprised at how fast he was swimming," Willems said. "This is his first year."