The top three finishers from each event at the WAC meet advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V championship Tuesday, May 15, at Modesto Junior College. This year, the Tigers are sending 19 athletes.
Patterson runners swept the top four spots in the boys 100-meter dash, with Rajaee Delane (10.92 seconds), Rajheem Carrie (11.07), Rodney Lawson (11.17) and Matthew East (11.24) leading the pack.
The Tiger boys also swept the top three spots in the 200, with Delane claiming first (22.65), Lawson second (22.82) and East third (23.11).
Patterson’s Julius Flores took a second-place finish in the boys 800 (2 minutes, 14.72 seconds).
Tiger Nathan Stanton placed first in the boys 3,200 at 10:27.39 and also came away with a second-place nod in the boys 1,600 (4:58.84). Teammate Daniel Kelepi took first in the boys 110 hurdles (15.80).
Delane, Carrie, Lawson and East claimed first place in the boys 4x100 relay (43.36), while Austin Willis, Carrie, Lawson and East finished first in the boys 4x400 relay (3:35.97).
Willis added a third-place finish in the boys triple jump (42 feet, 6½ inches).
For the girls, Krissy Debler (12.97) and Dae’Nesha Lyles (13.23) placed first and second in the 100.
Teammate Janel Ortega added a second-place finish in the girls 200 (27.62).
Roxanna Gutierrez placed third in the girls 400, with a run of 1:12.09 seconds. Teammate Megan Wraa took third in the girls 3,200 (14:22.66).
Debler came away with a third-place finish in the girls 100 hurdles (17.15).
The girls 4x100 relay team of Theresa Bays, Debler, Lyles and Ortega combined for a first-place time of 53.54, while the 4x400 relay team of Tianna Barron, Lyles, Ortega and Bays took second with a mark of 4:35.20.
Courtney Hansen captured a second-place finish in the girls high jump with a tally of 4-6. Dani Hansen took third in the girls discus (92-8).
Megan McWilliams won the girls pole vault with a finish of 9-9, and Kendal Norfleet was second (8 feet).
While Patterson’s JV track and field athletes took part in last weekend’s WAC championship, it was only for the sake of competition. JV competitors do not advance to the divisional meet.
Both teams showcased top finishes during the exhibition.
Ivan Barbontin garnered first-place finishes for Patterson in the boys 100 (11.79) and 200 (24.12) races.
Patterson’s Nick Russell placed first in the boys shot put (40-6), while teammate Bailey Shepard finished on top in the boys pole vault (10 feet).
Among the girls, Anee Hooker had a first-place nod in the 200 (29.53).