Both the boys and the girls picked up their first Western Athletic Conference team wins of the season.
The Tiger boys team defeated the Central Catholic Raiders 123-93 and the Central Valley Hawks 123-33.
The Patterson girls team triumphed over Central Catholic 101- 52 and bested Central Valley 101-48.
“I am so proud of my team for coming together in a hectic setting — swimming against two teams at the same time,” said Patterson coach Amy Castillo. “Their hard work is paying off.”
Noteworthy performances for the Patterson girls (2-2 WAC) included victories by Brissa Nunez in the 50-yard freestyle (32.75 seconds) and Stephanie Esqueda in the 100 freestyle (1 minute, 14.59 seconds).
Lizvette Villafana took first in both the 200 (2:50.16) and the 500 (7:57.28) freestyle races.
Nunez and Villafana teamed up with Lauren Cabonce and Maura Gallegos to win the 400 freestyle relay (5:24.19).
Nunez also joined Matilda McNamara, Alejandra Munoz and Danica Cook for victory in the 200 medley relay (3:03.04).
Munoz, Cook and sisters Stephanie and Jenevy Esqueda led the field in the 200 freestyle relay (2:14.62).
The Tiger boys (2-2) benefited from victories by Michael D’Onofrio in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.06) and 200 individual medley (2:16.56).
Aaron Gonzales won the 50 freestyle (24.09) and 200 freestyle (2:02.38), while Matthew Schaa placed first in the 100 backstroke (1:14) and 500 freestyle (6:11.75).
Steven Halseth of Patterson led the 100 freestyle (1:01.19), and teammate Austin Johnson won the 100 butterfly.
The Tiger boys 200 freestyle relay team of D’Onofrio, Gonzales, Schaa and Johnson swam away with first place in the event (1:44.25).
D’Onofrio, Gonzales, Schaa and Johnson also won the 200 medley relay (1:55.22).
James Johnson, Shawn Apostle, Anthony Francis and Gabriel Ortiz claimed a first-place finish for Patterson in the 400 freestyle relay (5:01.69).
Patterson continues the season Saturday, April 6, at the Los Banos Invitational at Pacheco High School.
Contact Marc Aceves at 892-6187, ext. 28, or firstname.lastname@example.org.