PHS swimmers win double dual-meet
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Aaron Gonzales dives in, winning the 100-free swim during Friday’s meet, April 4, at the Patterson Aquatic Center. Randy Sawyer/For the Patterson Irrigator
Aaron Gonzales dives in, winning the 100-free swim during Friday’s meet, April 4, at the Patterson Aquatic Center. Randy Sawyer/For the Patterson Irrigator
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Friday’s swim meet on April 4 at the Patterson Aquatic Center was a whirlwind of activities when three teams competed in a double dual-meet. But it was the Patterson High Tigers who came out on top all around. 

PHS pounced on Central Catholic with the boys bringing in a 108-34 victory, and the girls following close with a 107-51 victory.

PHS also tallied two more wins against Central Valley High School. The boys side scored a 118-33 and the girls scored 140-19.

The boys brought in first place finishes in all 11 events against the Hawks, seven of which were second-place finishes and six third-place finishes.

The boys medley relay team finished first, while Devin Jessup finished first in the 200-free stroke. Justin Mora gained another first-place finish in the 200-individual medley, while James Johnson brought in first-place for the 50-free.

Mora was also first in the 100-fly, Aaron Gonzales in the 100-free, and Matthew Schaa in the 500-free.

Once again, coach Amy Castillo Barron noted that Schaa had dropped his time once more, showcasing steady improvement.

The PHS 200-free relay team also finished first along with Schaa in the 100-back stroke race. Gonzales finished first in the 100-breast stroke and lastly, PHS relay team A finished first in the 200-free relay.

When the boys faced the Raiders, they finished first-place in ten events, second-place in five events and third-place in four events.

The girls also brought in first and second-place finishes in every event against the Hawks, and eight third-place finishes. 

The girls medley relay A team finished first-place while Cayla Gagnon finished first in the 200-free swim. Alejandra Munoz of Patterson finished first-place in the 200-individual medley, while Kiara Job brought in the first-place for the 50-free swim.

Munoz was also first in the 100-fly, and Job in the 100-free. Freshman Catarina Borge also finished first in the 500-free. The PHS 200-free relay team A finished first along with Jenevey Esqueda in the 100-back stroke trial. Julissa Saltos finished first in the 100-breast stroke and lastly, PHS Team A finished first in the 200-free relay.

When the girls faced the Raiders, they finished first-place in six events, second-place in ten events and third in nine events.

Freshman Cayla Gagnon finished first in the 200-free, while teammates Alejandra Munoz and Kiara Job were also first in the 100-fly and the 100-free swim. Freshman Catarina Borge also finished first in the 500-free while Julissa Saltos finished first in the 100-breast stroke. Lastly, PHS team A finished first in the 200-free relay.  

The next swim event will be held on Friday, April 11th at 3:30 p.m. against Los Banos High at the Patterson Aquatic Center. The game will honor the team’s seniors as part of their Senior Swim day.

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