Tigers track and field overcome Central Valley Hawks for joint win
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Daniel Kelepi clears the hurdles to take first-place in the 300-hurdle run Wednesday, March 19, at Patterson Community Stadium.
Daniel Kelepi clears the hurdles to take first-place in the 300-hurdle run Wednesday, March 19, at Patterson Community Stadium.
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Ruth Haro kicks it in gear to beat the Hawks for a third-place finish Wednesday, March 19, at Patterson Community Stadium.
Ruth Haro kicks it in gear to beat the Hawks for a third-place finish Wednesday, March 19, at Patterson Community Stadium.
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Pierre Williams places second with a leap of 30’9” in the triple jump challenge Wednesday, March 19, at Patterson Community Stadium.----Photos by Randy Sawyer
Pierre Williams places second with a leap of 30’9” in the triple jump challenge Wednesday, March 19, at Patterson Community Stadium.----Photos by Randy Sawyer
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The Patterson Tigers took on Central Valley of Ceres at the Patterson Community Stadium on Wednesday, March 19, at 4 p.m., sweeping the Hawks with all four squads winning handily.

JV boys won with an undoubted lead, 105-17, while varsity boys (72-65) contended for close match win. The varsity boys are 2-0 this season and working very hard toward a perfect season.

PHS varsity girls also took a commanding stance early in the game, 74-46, while the JV girls team held their own with a 28-0 lead despite having a short head count on their roster.

For the Boys Varsity team, the events and the winners are as follows: In the 110-100 hurdle challenge, Daniel Kelepi placed first with a time of 15:47, followed by Robert Ekwueme with a time of 16:45 for second-place.

In the 1600-meter race, Nathan Stanton had some problems with chest congestion, but was still able to place first with the time of 4:47, besting his Central Valley rival by 3 seconds. Antonio Venegas of Patterson came in third at 4:57. The varsity boys relay, made up of Hunter Powers, Sean Kozina, Ivan Barbontin and Kelepi, took second place with a time of 44:20. They missed first-place by only 0.29 of a second.

In the 400-meter race, Mylek McDowell from Patterson took first-place with a time of 55:38, while teammate Tristan Cherry followed closely behind with a time of 55:48. The varsity boys took second and third-place in the 100-meter with times of 11:43 for Kozina, and 11:53 for Powers.

In the 300 hurdles, Ivan Barbontin had a time of 45.80 for first-place, while Robert Ekwuene placed third with a time of 46:76. In the 200-meter race, Patterson’s Kozina placed second with 23.20 and Tristan Cherry obtained third with 23.83.

In the 3200-meter, Nathan Stanton continued to dominate over the Hawks with a first-place win of 10:27.00 flat, finishing over seven seconds over his closest CV opponent (10:34.33). Antonio Virgen of Patterson finished third with a time of 10:57.07.

In the 4x400 relay, the team of McDowell, Cherry, Kozina and Daniel Linares took first with a time of 3:44.97. The time bested the CV team by more than 6 seconds.

In the field events, Lawyer McBride took second with a high jump of 5’4.0”. In the pole vault, Jose Jaramillo took home second with 10’6” and Austin Luckert came in third with a jump of 10’0”. The shot put found Powers in first with a distance of 45’1.5”.

In the discus throw, Patterson had a third place finish with Nick Russell throwing 122’2.0”. Kelepi took first in the triple jump at 42’2.0”, while Francisco Martin obtained second-place with 33’7.0”. In the long jump, Kelepi placed second with a jump of 20’2.0”.

Sarah Sanchez placed first for the Tigers with 19:48 in the 110-100 hurdles.

First and second in the 1600-meter run was Lupe Ventura (5:45) and Anna Martin (7:06), respectively. In the 400-meter race, Tiana Barron placed second (14.15), while Ruth Haro placed third (14.26). Haro also acquired a third-place finish in the 200-meter race with a time of 30.63.

In the 3200-meter race, Lupe Ventura timed in at 12:26.97 for first-place, followed by Anna Martin for second (13:46.25).

The field events for the varsity girls swept almost all other events.

In the shot put, Irie Ama earned first-place (32’6.25”), followed by Esther Ekwueme (31’2.25) and Gaby Maldonado (25’10.5”) for second and third-place.

Ekwueme also garnered a first-place lead in the discus throw (96’2.0”), while Gaby Maldonudo (79’10.0”) placed second, and Ama took third (77’1.0”).

In the triple jump challenge, first-place was awarded to Ariyanna Cashen (29’1.0”).

Cashen also placed second in the long jump, following Tiana Barron who placed first (13’8.0”).

In the high jump, Haro and Anee Hooker each recorded 4’2”. The varsity girls also tied for the pole vault with Kendall Norfleet and Tyra Tate both clearing 7’6”.



Junior Varsity

In the boys 1600-meter race, John McCord placed first (5:45), followed by Daniel Isquierdo for second (6:03) and Alek Read (7:03) for third.

Patterson’s Caden Johnson, Kosi Ogbuli, Terita Lekesi, and Bryan Gallegos-Sosa also finished first with a time of 48.25 in the 4x100 relay.

Santi Zuleta (1:03.22) and Anthony Linares (1:09.48) placed first and second respectively in the 400-meter.

First-place for the 100-meter race went to Bryan Sosa-Gallegos with a time of 12.34.

The JV boys swept the 800-meter with Zuleta (2:42.74) placing first, Max Ortega (2:54.24) placing second and Alex Read third (2:54.65).

Marr Tristan (52.60) and Abel Ramirez (54.37) also placed second and third in the 300 hurdles.

John McCord took first (12:33.78) in the 3200-meter, while Caden Johnson (24.16) and Bryan Sosa-Guelegos (25.64) took first and second in the 200-meter race.

Bryan and Caden then paired with Daniel Lagunas and Santi Zuleta to take first in the 4x400 relay.

During the shot put challenge, Lagunas (35’11.5”) placed first, Brandon Momunyi (34’8.5”) placed second and Ruben Rodriguez (32’6.75) placed third.

In discus, Momunyi (95’7.0”) placed first, while Rodriguez (80’1.0”) placed second.

The Tigers benefited from victories by triple jump contenders, Kosi Ogbuli (33’3.0”) for first, Pierre Williams (30’9.0”) for second and Vincent Swift (28’2.0”) for third.

Patterson also won respect in the long jump challenge thanks to Ogbuli (17’1.0”) for first-place, Pierre Williams (16’9.0”) for second and Terita Kelepi (15’7.0”) for third.

The JV girls finished the day on a great note when Sarah Sanchez turned in a time of 20.37 in the 110-100 hurdles. Serra Perry also acquired a first-place stance with her time of 14.34 in the 100-meter dash. She was followed by Jaylah Hooker (14.95) for second and Deja Harrison (15.32) for third, both of Patterson.

Perry also took first for Patterson in the 300 hurdles while teammates Hooker (33.86), Harrison (33.74) and Wenyanna Jefferson (35.01) placed first, second and third respectively to round out the 200-meter race.

Randy Sawyer is the temporary sports writer for the Patterson Irrigator. He can be reached at RandySaw1@gvni.com.

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