Ceres High varsity swimmers are expected to give maximum effort during every race.
“Being competitive is important,” coach Sue Garcia said. “That’s the reason we practice every day and work towards things.”
Jullissa Arreola (Sr.), Kassandra Armas (Sr.), Allison McAdams (So.), Alene Feld (So.), Katherine Hensley (So.), Tania Garfias (Jr.), Emily Wolff (Jr.), Makayla Estermann (So.) and Silver Harvey (Sr.) will lead Ceres High’s girls team, which finished second overall at the 2018 Western Athletic Conference Championships.
Arreola placed first in the 500 free at the WAC finals.
Armas placed first in the 200 free and second in the 100 fly.
McAdams placed third in the 200 IM.
Feld placed fourth in the 100 breast and fifth in the 500 free.
Hensley placed fourth in the 200 free and ninth in the 100 breast.
Garfias placed sixth in the 50 free and 100 free.
Wolff placed seventh in the 100 fly and 12th in the 200 free.
Estermann placed eighth in the 100 breast and ninth in the 200 IM.
Harvey placed 11th in the 500 free.
“My goal for us is second place. I believe we’ll be neck and neck with Mountain House and Los Banos.”Coach Sue Garcia
“My goal for us is second place,” Garcia said. “I believe we’ll be neck and neck with Mountain House and Los Banos.”
Elliott Lewis (Sr.), Ryan Baranaski (So.), Mark Razo (Jr.), Kenneth Arroyo (So.), Diego Armas (Fr.) and Jeremy Kier (Fr.) will lead Ceres High’s boys team, which took second at the 2018 WAC Championships.
Lewis successfully defended his 100-breaststroke title and finished first in the 200 IM at the league finals a year ago.
Baranski placed second in the 50 free and 100 free.
Razo placed second in the 100 fly and fifth in the 50 free.
Arroyo placed seventh in the 50 free and ninth in the 100 back.
Ceres High has just 11 swimmers on its boys roster this season.
“It’s difficult to compete as a team when you can’t fill all of your entries for events,” Garcia said. “The kids in the pool will work hard. They’ll do what they can to help the team.”
Ceres High’s WAC dual schedule includes meets against Los Banos, Pacheco, Beyer, Grace Davis, Johansen, Lathrop and Mountain House.
Beyer, Grace Davis, Johansen, Lathrop and Mountain House joined the WAC as part of the Sac-Joaquin Section’s league realignment plan.
The conference finals will be staged next month at Johansen High School.
“It’s going to be much tougher,” Garcia said while talking about the new-look WAC. “Beyer is the powerhouse in the league. They’re fast and have a lot of depth.”