Ten Tigers headed to divisional tourney
by PI Staff
May 08, 2013 | 726 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Patterson High track and field teams enjoyed their share of success Saturday, May 4, at the Western Athletic Conference championship at Patterson Community Stadium.

The top three finishers from each event at the WAC meet advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V championship, which will take place Tuesday, May 14, at Sierra High School of Manteca. This year, Patterson is sending 10 athletes.

Lourienzo Mixon, Hunter Powers, Ivan Barbontin and Chase Guenther claimed first place in the boys 4x100-meter relay (44.08 seconds), while teammate Nathan Stanton placed first in the boys 3,200 at 9:49.06.

Patterson’s Austin Luckert took a third-place finish in the boys pole vault (10 feet, 6 inches).

Mixon placed third in the boys 100 at 11.43 and also came away with a third-place nod in the boys 200.

Barbontin claimed third place in the boys 110 hurdles (16.96), while Powers finished third in the boys shot put (43-4).

For the girls, Megan McWilliams (9-9) placed first in the pole vault.

Tiana Barron added a second-place finish in the girls long jump (14-2).

Jaliyah Anderson placed third in the girls high jump with a mark of 4-6. Teammate Ariyanna Cashen took third in the girls triple jump (30-10).

Junior varsity

While Patterson’s JV track and field athletes took part in last weekend’s WAC championship, it was only for the sake of competition. JV competitors do not advance to the divisional meet.

Both teams showcased top three finishes during the exhibition.

Mylek McDowell, Kosi Ogbuli, Cameron Tracy and Shawn Hicks finished first in the boys 4x400 relay.

McDowell garnered a first-place finish for Patterson in the boys 400 (54.60).

The girls 4x100 relay team of Huma Aziz, Vhajan Phul, Megan Cuellar and Ruth Haro combined for a first-place time of 1:01.17.

Aziz placed first in the girls 100 hurdles at 18.89 and also came away with a second-place nod in the girls 300 hurdles (1:04.13).

Ana Martin (16:15.30) and Phul (18:35.54) placed second and third in the girls 3,200.

Haro added a third-place nod in the 100 (14.38).

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

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