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TALENT & DRIVE: CV boys, girls track and field teams looking to make history in 2011
Tyree Jones rushed for a school-record 1,717 yards and 14 touchdowns while starring on Central Valley's varsity football team last fall.

The senior speedster will play a major role while trying to lead the Hawks' track and field program to record heights this spring.

"He just likes to go out there and compete," head coach Mike Reynolds said. "Those are the type of kids you want. Tyree's going to push everyone."

Jones will compete in the 100, 200 and long jump.

He'll also team up with Ja'Quan Gardner (Fr.), Terrence Sadler (Sr.) and Michael Luzinski (Sr.) in the 4x100 relay.

"Other schools will have talent but not four kids of that quality," Reynolds said. "It's a good balance. I think they have a good shot at going far as long as everybody stays healthy."

Other Hawk athletes expected to contributed to the team this year include Cristian Chavez (Jr.), Edward Martinez (Jr.), Matt Menor (Jr.), Cruz Mendez (Jr.), Brandon Viado (Sr.) and William Hunnel (Jr.).

Central Valley should contend for the WAC championship.

"I'm being optimistic just because of what we have," Reynolds said. "I think we can be pretty solid."


Alyssa Long will split time between track and field and soccer.

The athletic senior helped lead Central Valley's varsity girls basketball program to its first league championship earlier this year.

"She can compete in anything, not just track," Reynolds said. "If you have a whole team of that, you'd dominate everything."

Long's main events are the high jump and shot put.

Adriana Mendez (Sr.), Drucella Miranda (Jr.), Breanna Wideman (Jr.), Geena Wade (Jr.) and Christy Morales (Jr.) will be counted upon as well.

Mendez will score points in the distance events.

She placed fourth in the 1,600 and fifth in the 3,200 at the 2010 Valley Oak League championships.