The relay team of Francisco Duran, Favour Nnaji, Obadiah Godbolt and Precious Nnaji continued to put together a strong spring season at the Jaguar Invitational held at John C. Kimball High School on March 16.

The top five individual finishers earned a medal, while the top three relay teams in each event were awarded medals.

Although the relay team had to settle for second place in the 4X100 event (44.31), the sprinters rebounded by capturing first place in the 4X200 relay event.

The Tigers led the way with a time of 1:33.96 in the 4X200 event. Trailing Patterson in second place was Central Catholic’s Jason Simmons, Antonio Cardenas, Jack Grisel and Kyle Jackson with a time of 1:34.33.

Andrew Williams, Fletcher Pitts, Montrell Block and Jeremiah Richardson of Weston Ranch took third with a time of 1:36.50.

Juniors Favour Nnaji and Obadiah Godbolt were two of three Tigers to earn medals as an individual.

Favour captured gold in the 100 meter race (11.00). Sophomore Divine Peters (11.13) of El Capitan took second, senior Brian Matthews (11.18) of El Capitan finished in third, sophomore Charles Jones (11.22) of St. Mary’s finished in fourth, while Patterson junior Obadiah Godbolt (11.30) finished in fifth place.

Patterson freshman Jacob Zuniga was the third Tiger to finish top five as an individual, with a three-way tie with Isaac Hernandez of Lathrop and Brett Morris of Tracy for second place (9’00) in the frosh/soph pole vault event.

Merrill West’s Zaxary Mattson (10’00) took first. David Giorgi (8’06) of Lodi took fifth. The top four finishers all set personal records on Saturday.

PI sports writer

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