Nine athletes claim top-eight finishes
by PI Staff
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The Patterson High varsity track and field teams posted impressive results and gained a day of quality training at the Stanislaus County Meet on Friday, March 8, at Turlock High School.

The annual nonleague meet involved more than 750 athletes from 16 schools in the county, competing in 16 events.

Nine local athletes will represent Patterson High in the finals March 22 at the Stanislaus County vs. Merced County Clash at Turlock High. The top eight competitors in each event qualified to advance.

Ivan Barbontin, Sean Cosina, Chase Guenther and Lourienzo Mixon teamed up for a third-place finish in the boys 4-x-100-meter relay, combining for a time of 45.14 seconds.

Nathan Stanton placed second in the boys 3,200-meter race at 10 minutes, 11.34 seconds and also came away with a fifth-place finish in the 1,600 (4:52.48).

Austin Luckert took eighth in the boys pole vault (9 feet).

Guenther (11.85) placed eighth in the boys 100, and Mixon scored a fifth-place finish in the boys 200 (23.65).

On the girls side, Jaliyah Anderson gave Patterson a fifth-place finish in the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches). She also advanced in the long jump, placing eighth (14-2).

Irie Ama placed third in the girls shot put with a throw of 30-7½.

Megan McWilliams took fourth in the girls pole vault (8-6).

The Tigers continue the Western Athletic Conference season at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Los Banos High.

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

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