Livingston strokes past Patterson High swimmers for the win
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The Patterson High School swim team had their first meet of the year against the Livingston High Wolves Friday, March 21, at Livingston High School. With the sun beaming down and the nerves settling in, the Tigers were ready to compete.

Overall, the Varsity Boys ended the meet with seven first-place wins, three second-place wins and four third-place wins.

Among the first-place wins were the 200 Medley Relay, where Matthew Schaa, Justin Mora, Aaron Gonzales, and Steven Halseth finished at 1:58.36, a quarter of a second above second-place.

Devin Jessup also came in first in the 200 Freestyle with a 2:21 finish, along with Gonzales in the 50 Freestyle at 23.89, which fell four-tenths short of the section qualifying time.

Schaa also came in first in the 500 Freestyle at 6:13.80.

In the 200 Free Relay, Halseth, James Johnson, Jessup and Gonzales finished first with a score of 1:46.22.

Finally, Gonzales topped a first-place win in the 100 breast, finishing at 1:10.57. The overall score for the boys was 70-98, with Livingston taking the win.


The lady Tigers brought in two first-place wins, seven second-place wins, and seven third-place wins for their team Friday afternoon.

Stephanie Esqueda of Patterson finished first in the 50 Freestyle with a 31.64 finish, while the 200 Freestyle Relay team (comprised of Jenevy Esqueda, Nicolette Vargas, Brissa Nunez and Stephanie Esqueda) took first with a 2:07.87 finish—six seconds faster than second-place.

The overall score for the girls was 71-99, with Livingston taking the win.

Coach Amy Castillo Barron shared that she "was very proud of the team; with this being their first competition of the season, there were some big first-place finishes. We end the majority of the season at home, which means the comfort and desire will be stronger."

PHS Swim will compete against the Ceres High Bulldogs at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Patterson Aquatic Center.

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