It had been two weeks since the Patterson High track and field team competed in any contest, but the Tigers got back into action last week when they attended the third and final Central California Conference meet before the CCC Championship on April 17 at Atwater High School.

The Tigers had a pair of first place finishes at the varsity level last Wednesday.

Junior Obadiah Godbolt led all competitors in the 200-meter race with a time of 22.68. This was a personal record for Godbolt. Fellow teammate junior Favour Nnaji (23.34) was the second to cross the finish line, while sophomore Anthony Cornelio (23.57) of Golden Valley clocked in a third-place finish.

Senior Mokbel Obeid also took first place in the varsity pole vault event clearing a height of 11-00. Central Valley senior Javier Cuevas Sanchez (10-06) and Golden Valley senior Damien Ureste (9-06) both set personal records to finish in second and third place respectively.

In the varsity girls pole vault event, junior Kahyla Brambila (6-06) put together a second-place finish. Golden Valley freshman topped the chart (7-00) with a personal record in the event for first place.

The varsity boys 4X100 relay team of Godbolt, Favour Nnaji, Precious Nnaji, and Francisco Duran (43.74) had to settle for second place behind the El Capitan relay team of Naseem Hassaan, Brian Matthews, Maurice McGauley and Divine Peters (43.18). The Golden Valley squad of Jabari Phillips, Anthony Cornelio, Alexander Aramburu and Davon Johnson (44.43) took third place in the event.

The same Patterson relay team took third place (3:38.35) in the varsity boys 4X400 relay event. Taking first was Atwater’s Andrew Huerta, Eduardo Hurtado, Alejandro Pena and Nathan Knight (3:29.20), while Merced’s Kevin Seals, Jace Williams, Dhameer Warren and Ezra Morales finished second in the race.

The team of Angeline Dauz, Trista Cherry, Antarpreet Kaur and Ada Jack (4:36.72) acquired third-place honors in the varsity girls 4X400 relay event. Golden Valley’s Keionni Clemons, Destiny Reyes, Tiffany Tabardillo-Rafdal and Maira Cortes (4:18.94) led the pack, and Atwater’s Daniela Delgadillo, Jacky Molina, Anahi Diaz and Cassandra Preciado (4:34.40) took second.

Junior Jordan Patterson captured a pair of second-place finishes for the Tigers in the jump events. Jordan clinched second in the long jump event (15-08), behind Golden Valley senior Angelena Williams (17-07). Atwater senior Lexi Valencia (15-04) was the bronze medalist.

Patterson doubled up with a second-place finish (33-03.5) in the varsity girls triple jump event. Williams led all competitors in first place (34-07.5), while Atwater senior Kelsey Valencia (32-11.5) finished third.

4X100 takes third at Meet of Champions

Over 150 schools were represented at the 2019 Sacramento Meet of Champions held at American River College on Saturday, April 20.

The Tigers took their 4X100 relay team of Duran, Godbolt, Favour and Precious Nnaji to compete amongst schools from across Northern and Central California. The relay team improved on their time from earlier in the week at the CCC meet, but the Tigers would have to settle for third place overall (43.42). The relay team of Abdurrahman Garner, Kyle Matthews, Andre Davis and Thomas Walker (43.25) of Kennedy High out of Sacramento set the top mark in the event.

Junipero Serra High’s Juan Pablo Rhoa, Nathaniel Sanchez, Terence Loville and Dylan Eaton (43.30) earned second place.

The Patterson relay team also took eighth in the 4x400 relay, and Favour finished 13th in the 100 meter race, which wraps up all of the Tigers’ activity at the Meet of Champions.

PI sports writer

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