Patterson runners leading the pack
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The Patterson High boys cross country team knocked off Western Athletic Conference rival Ceres High on Oct. 16 at River Bluff Regional Park to keep its perfect league record intact.

The top two Tiger runners took the lead at the start of the 3.1-mile race and kept it until the end. Patterson’s Nathan Stanton led, followed by teammate Antonio Venegas. Stanton finished first in 18 minutes, 1 second, and Venegas was second in 18:36.

The Tiger boys (5-0 WAC) took meet honors with 20 points. Ceres finished with 38.

Rounding out the top six runners for Patterson (5-0 WAC) were Steven Halseth in fourth at 19:31, Tomas Virgen in sixth at 19:56, Dylan Halland in seventh at 19:57 and Carlos Ponce in eighth at 20:38.

In the varsity girls race, Ceres narrowly defeated the Tigers, 27-28.

Patterson (3-2) was led by Lupe Ventura, who finished first overall at 21:19.

Patterson’s Brenda Vargas ran to a fourth-place finish in 24:49. Teammate Jenevy Esqueda ran the 3.1-mile race in 25:03, good for sixth place.

Alejandra Carrasco claimed seventh place in 25:29 for Patterson, and teammate Stephanie Esqueda finished 10th with a run of 26:52.

The Tigers' junior varsity boys team took four of the top five spots in the 2-mile race, winning 21-34.

Sean Hicks finished first for Patterson (5-0), with a time of 12:13. He was followed by Arturo Navarro in second place in 12:20. Daniel Isquierdo took fourth place, finishing with a time of 13:34.

Teammate John McCord (13:44) was the fifth-place runner.

Bronco Invitational

After a busy slate of racing for Patterson's cross country team, the week came to a close Saturday, Oct. 19 with the Bronco Invitational at Willow Hill in Folsom.

Stanton led the local boys in the 3-mile varsity race with a fifth-place time of 16:29.

Venegas, whose 18:20 time placed him 39th, was followed by teammates Halland (20:29, 126th), Jose Jaramillo (22:17, 132nd) and Seth Dalmas (24:06, 146th).

Virgen set the pace for Patterson in the 2-mile JV boys race with a 11th-place finish and a time of 12:45, followed by Hicks(13:27, 23rd), Ponce (13:50, 27th), Navarro (15:08, 52nd) and Isquierdo (15:09, 53rd).

Contact Marc Aceves at 892-6187, ext. 28, or marc@pattersonirrigator.com.

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