Daniel Yepez and Isaac Vizcaino will represent Ceres High’s varsity boys track and field program at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet this week in Stockton.
Yepez and Vizcaino both secured individual berths to the competition after turning in career-best performances in their respective events at the Division-IV Championships last Friday at Cesar Chavez High School.
Yepez was awarded a second-place medal in the 300 hurdles.
“I’m satisfied. I made it to Masters again. I’m excited. I hope I do better than last time. I know the competition is going to be tough.”Daniel Yepez
“I’m satisfied,” he said. “I made it to Masters again. I’m excited. I hope I do better than last time. I know the competition is going to be tough. I think I can drop another second or two. That’s my goal.”
Yepez completed the race at Divisionals in a personal-record time of 41.11 seconds.
Los Banos’ Brayden Jones took first (40.55).
“I tried to keep up with him,” Yepez said. “That made me push myself and PR.”
Yepez placed ninth in the triple jump (39-6) and 10th in the 110 hurdles (17.70).
Vizcaino, a transfer from Modesto High, took home a third-place medal.
“I’m not satisfied yet,” he said. “I know I can get a 1:57. That’s the time I need to get to qualify for Masters finals.”
He finished the event at Divisionals in a personal-record time of 2:00.31.
Liberty Ranch’s Cristian Martinez (1:58.89) and Cordova’s Mason Trujillo (1:59.12) took first and second, respectively.
“I wasn’t ready for my season to end,” Vizcaino said. “There’s more to the story. I definitely haven’t peaked. I’m not afraid to race against somebody that’s faster than me. That’s extra motivation to catch them.”
Vizcaino failed to advance past the Division-II meet as a junior. He placed last while posting a time of 2:12.
“I was beat mentally,” he said. “I knew going into this year, I had to get my mind right. The support from my coaches was a big factor in my improvement. They expect a lot from me. I didn’t want to let them down.”
Ceres High’s Aaron Alarcon, Samar Singh, Nicholas Dunn, Bryan Erenas, Gonzalo Rivera and Josh Garcia also competed at Divisonals.
Alarcon set a personal record while placing fifth in the 800 (2:03.35).
Singh placed ninth in the 300 hurdles (44.88).
Dunn placed 11th in the 110 hurdles (17.83).
Erenas placed 11th in the 200 (23.28).
Rivera placed 14th in the 1,600 (4:59.54).
Garcia placed 14th in the discus (109-01) and 15th in the shot put (35-101/2).
Ceres High’s 4x400 relay team of Luis Yepez, Aaron Alarcon, Isaac Vizcaino and Bryan Erenas placed second in a personal-best time of 3:32.52.
Ceres High’s 4x100 relay team of Alarcon, Daniel Yepez, Luis Yepez and Erenas placed ninth (46.09).