The Tigers ran away with the top times in both the boys and girls 3.1-mile races during a Western Athletic Conference tri-meet with Central Catholic High of Modesto and Pacheco High of Los Banos Oct. 9 at T.W. Patterson Sports Park. Patterson also won the boys and girls team scores.
The Patterson boys team (4-0 WAC) defeated the Central Catholic Raiders 15-49 and the Pacheco Panthers 21-40.
Boosting his 2013 meet record to 7-0, Tiger Nathan Stanton won the boys race with a time of 16 minutes, 51 seconds. He was followed by teammate Antonio Venegas (17:57) in second.
Patterson's Dylan Halland and Steven Halseth were fifth in the boys trek in 19:18, followed by teammate Tomas Virgen with a time of 19:24. Carlos Ponce took eighth in 19:47, and Jose Jaramillo (10th) rounded out the boys squad with a time of 20:21.
The Patterson varsity girls (3-1 WAC) topped Central Catholic 17-44 and Pacheco 20-39.
Patterson's Lupe Ventura remains undefeated on the league season, racing to a time of 20:23, which placed her first at last week's three-way competition.
Brenda Vargas (third) had the next best time for Patterson at 23:03, followed by Jenevy Esqueda’s fourth-place time of 19:42.
Rounding out Patterson’s girls team was Stephanie Esqueda (sixth) in 24:25, Alejandra Carrasco (eighth) in 24:55, Mishelle Martinez (12th) in 26:39, Carina Sotelo (13th) in 26:40 and Eriah Lano (14th) at 26:41.
Patterson's junior varsity boys had five of the top six runners in the 2-mile jaunt, including Sean Hicks in first at 12:46, as the Tigers coasted past Pacheco. Central Catholic was unable to field a complete squad and was forced to forfeit the WAC race to Patterson (4-0).
Close behind Hicks for the Tigers were Arturo Navarro (13:17) in second, Daniel Isquierdo (13:44) in fourth, John McCord (13:55) in fifth and Angel Ceja (17:31) in sixth.
Patterson's junior varsity girls did not have enough runners for a team score, however, Xylona Gama timed 15:07 over the 2-mile course. Teammate Lanaeya Banks traversed the course in 17:14.
Patterson will continue its season at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, when it hosts the Livingston Wolves.
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