PHS tops Central Catholic, falls to Livingston
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Running up against tough competition from league rivals Livingston High and Central Catholic High of Modesto, Patterson High track and field athletes impressed with a number of top finishes at Patterson Community Stadium April 10.

The Tiger boys team (2-3 Western Athletic Conference) defeated the Central Catholic Raiders 76-34 but lost to the Livingston Wolves 81-48.

The Patterson girls team (1-4) triumphed over Central Catholic 49-19 but gave up a 95-26 decision to Livingston.

Ivan Barbontin gave the Patterson boys a first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, clocking in at 17.26 seconds. He was also first in the 300 hurdles (45.22).

Austin Luckert also had a big day for the Tigers, racking up first-place finishes in the pole vault (9 feet) and the high jump (5 feet).

Patterson’s Sean Kozina won the long jump, finishing with a mark of 16-3.

Francisco Martin placed first in the triple jump (15-7) and Antonio Venegas took first in the 1,600-meter race.

Nathan Stanton finished first in the 3,200 (10 minutes, 6 seconds).

James Miller won the 800 (2:21).

Hunter Powers, Lourienzo Mixon, Chase Guenther and Barbontin took first in the 4x100 relay with a time of 44.14.

Tiana Barron continued her solid season with first-place finishes for the Tiger girls in the 100 (13.50) and the 200 (27.39). She also took the top spot in the long jump (14-2).

Megan McWilliams (9 feet) finished first in the pole vault. Teammate Jaliyah Anderson added a first-place mark in the high jump (4-8).

Ariyanna Cashen (28-1) finished first in the triple-jump competition, while Irie Ama (33-9) came away with first in the shot put.

The Tigers continue the WAC season at home at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, against Pacheco High of Los Banos.

Junior varsity

Many members of Patterson High’s JV track and field teams also continue to record top finishes, despite recent team losses.

The Patterson boys team (2-3) bested Central Catholic 73-38 but fell to Livingston 74-54.

The Tiger girls team (1-4) lost to the Raiders 35-27 and the Wolves 71-20.

Dalton Schaa finished first in the pole vault (8-6) and Leland Rout (4-4) gave the Patterson boys a top finish in the high jump.

Noah Khan took first-place in the long jump with a mark of 16-4. Teammate Cameron Tracy finished first in the 110 hurdles.

Josh Quevedo finished first in the 1,600 and 3,200. Khalen Spears-Williams (11.70) added a first-place finish in the 100.

Sean Hicks (2:36) of Patterson was first in the 800, while teammate Mylek McDowell placed first in the 200.

Spears-Williams, McDowell, Joseph Velasco and Kozi Ogbuli also came away with a top finish in the boys 4x100 relay (47.93).

Huma Aziz sprinted to a first-place finish for Patterson in the girls 100 hurdles.

Ana Martin of Patterson was first in the 1,600, while teammate Ruth Haro (14.31) placed first in the 100.

Bhujan Phul took first place in the girls 3,200.

Hughson Vintage Invitational

Several local athletes represented Patterson High on Saturday, April 13, at the Hughson Vintage Invitational at Turlock High School.

The annual nonleague meet involved athletes from 16 schools in the region, competing in 16 events, allowing participants a day of quality training.

Mixon came away with a win in the boys 100, finishing in 11.30 seconds. Barbontin earned second place with a time of 11.44 seconds.

Mixon also placed second in the 200 (23.37) and third in the 400 (54.46).

Mixon, Powers, Miller and Barbontin teamed up for a second-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay, combining for a time of 46.45 seconds.

Luckert placed third in the pole vault with a mark of 10 feet.

On the girls side, McWilliams took first in the pole vault (9-6) and Anderson placed second in the high jump (4-8).

Patterson High’s JV track and field teams also posted a few top three finishes.

Spears-Williams gave the Patterson boys a first-place finish in the 100 (12.29) and McDowell finished third in the 200 (25.11).

Tracy, Velasco, McDowell and Spears-Williams (3:55.89) came away with first place in the 4x400-meter relay.

Contact Marc Aceves at 892-6187, ext. 28, or

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