Boys sweep WAC tri-meet, girls split
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Oct 03, 2012 | 987 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Patterson High’s varsity boys cross country team dominated its Western Athletic Conference tri-meet against visiting Central Catholic High of Modesto and Pacheco High of Los Banos.

The result sheet punctuated the depth of the host team’s runaway win Sept. 26 at T.W. Patterson Sports Park.

The Patterson High boys team (3-1 WAC) defeated the Central Catholic Raiders 15-48 and the Pacheco Panthers 21-34.

Patterson’s Nathan Stanton won the 3.1-mile race with a time of 16 minutes, 49 seconds. He was followed by teammate Ben Vega (19:15) in third.

Close behind for the Tigers were Antonio Venegas (19:21) in fourth, Julius Flores (19:57) in fifth, Jose Jaramillo (20:53) in eighth, Joey Howard (22:01) in 12th and Christian Barba (22:50) in 15th.

The Patterson varsity girls team (2-2) narrowly fell to Central Catholic, 26-31, while besting Pacheco, 26-29.

The local team’s scoring was led by Lupe Ventura, winner of the girls 3.1-mile race, who finished in 21:27. Teammate Jenevy Esqueda was seventh (26:25), followed seconds later by Gracie Bradley in eighth (26:45). Stephany Esqueda placed ninth (27:09), Amanda Melendez 19th (34:30) and Adrianna Rodriguez 20th (35:36), rounding out the team’s top times.

Patterson’s junior varsity boys team (4-0) also cruised to a double meet win.

The JV Tigers outscored Pacheco 22-35. Central Catholic was unable to field a complete squad and was forced to forfeit the league race to Patterson.

Patterson had the top four finishers in the 2-mile race: Devin Burnette (12:32), Dylan Christiansen (13:02), Sean Hicks (13:10) and Carlos Ponce (13:57).

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

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