Patterson boys top Pacheco in WAC finale
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Patterson High’s swim team visited Pacheco High of Los Banos to close the Western Athletic Conference season Friday, April 19, and left with a win for the boys team and a defeat for the girls squad.

The Tiger boys (3-3 WAC) triumphed 113-57 and the girls (2-4) fell 101-68 in their final league dual meet.

Michael D’Onofrio gave the Patterson boys a first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley, clocking in at 2 minutes, 18.55 seconds. He was also first in the 100 butterfly (1:01.25).

Matthew Schaa racked up first-place finishes in the 500 freestyle (5:59.49) and the 100 backstroke (1:17.79).

D’Onofrio, Schaa, Austin Johnson and Aaron Gonzales took first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:53.94.

D’Onofrio, Johnson, Gonzales and Steven Halseth also came away with a top finish in the 200 freestyle relay (1:43.25).

Schaa, Gabriel Ortiz, Anthony Francis and Arturo Navarro teamed up for a first-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay, combining for a time of 4:50.18.

Patterson’s Bailey Sawyer won the100 freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:03.49.

James Johnson placed second in the 200 freestyle (2:41.15) and Justin Mora took second in the 200 individual medley (2:43.77).

Anthony Francis clipped 25 seconds off his best 500 freestyle time, finishing second (7:42.51).

Nicholas Molieri took second place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:30.54. Gonzales finished as runner-up in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.52).

On the girls side, three Tigers swimmers turned in winning times.

Lizvette Villafana shaved 10 seconds off her best 500 freestyle time (7:30.77). Brissa Nunez won the 100 freestyle in 1:12.50, and Gina Torres swam the 50 freestyle in 36.55.

In the girls 200 freestyle relay, Nunez, Stephanie Esqueda, Jenevy Esqueda and Danica Cook placed second with a time of 2:11.72.

Torres, Matilda McNamara, Leticia Francis and Victoria Rodgers also finished second in the 400 freestyle relay in 5:42.38.

Villafana gave the Patterson girls a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle (2:42.95).

Nunez finished second in the 200 individual medley (3:32.65). She was also second in the 100 breaststroke (1:50).

Rodgers placed second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:41.84.

The Tigers will compete in the WAC championship at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Pacheco High School.

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

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