The Gunn and Menlo-Atherton track and field teams continue to enjoy early season success both in dual meets and in invitationals. Both squads were solid once again at the De Anza/Cupertino Invitational at De Anza College.
The M-A girls finished second overall with 78 points with Gunn third with 68. The M-A boys were fifth with 35. Both Menlo-Atherton teams competed without their seniors, who were involved with the school's annual fashion show.
The M-A girls won four events and the Gunn girls took three.
The Bears' 400 relay team of Diamond Hawkins, Kathryn Mohr, Miranda Simes and Annie Harrier clocked its fastest time of the season, 50.66, while setting a meet record.
Annalisa Crowe of M-A won the 800 in a meet record of 2:19.52 in addition to taking third in the 1,600 in 5:15.86. Crowe also ran on the 1,600 relay that won in a meet record of 4:06.4, the No. 8 time in school history. Other team members were Cat Depuy, Jordan Olesen and Harrier, the latter of whom placed in all four of her events.
Mohr added a victory in the girls' pole vault at 11 feet, setting a school and meet record, and was second in the 100 in 12.95.
For the Gunn girls, Maya Miklos won the 400 in 57.27, making her the No. 2 performer in school history in that event. Teammate Adriana Noronha won the shot put (34-1) and discus (117-0) to help pace the Titans.
Emily Aiken was second in the 1,600 in 5:14.63 and Miklos was second in the 200 in 25.79, ranking her No. 4 in school history. Gunn's Erica Johnston was third in the long jump at 16-0 1/4.
The M-A boys got a victory in the 1,600 relay, clocking 3:31.3 two hours after the originally scheduled time as the meet ran late due to too many heats. The Bears' foursome included Deverick Meacham, Kevin Conrad, Steven McColloch and Adam Scandlyn.
Meacham added a second in the 200 with a personal record of 22.92 and ran third in the 100 (11.30) behind Gunn's Sean Lydster, who was second in 11.27.
Scandlyn, meanwhile, dropped 13 seconds off his personal best in the 1,600 while running fourth in 4:25.04 -- ranking him No. 5 all-time at M-A.
M-A's Anders Ward was third in the long jump at 20- 1/4, an 18-inch improvement over his previous best. Paul Touma of Menlo School won the event at 20-8, a meet record. Touma also finished second in the triple jump at 44-7 7 3/4 as he and the first-place finisher surpassed the previous meet record.
The only other local winner was Ross Corey of Priory. He took the 800 in a meet-record 1:56.58.
Casey McDonald pitched five strong innings and picked up his first win of the season as Sacred Heart Prep defeated visiting Woodside, 5-2, in nonleague action. Andrew Daschbach had a pair of doubles for the Gators (6-4), who put the game away with four runs in the second.
Menlo School won its third straight and improved to 4-1 with a 19-8 nonleague win over host Woodside on Saturday night. The Knights broke open a close game with an 11-1 second half.
Senior Riley Zeisler scored a team-high seven goals. Mason Brady had five goals and two assists while fellow attackman Colin Johnson added two goals with four assists.
Menlo also got scoring contributions from its midfield as Jack Marren had three goals, Adam Yecies had two goals and an assist and Kevin Walker had two assists.
Menlo's defense tightened in the second half as the back line got strong play from Charlie Roth, Will King, Matt Linton, Will Priestly, Parker Schultz and Leo Jaimez.
Sacred Heart Prep went 3-1 and finished third at the Surf, Sun, Stix Tournament in San Diego over the weekend.
The Gators (6-3) opened with a 9-3 win over Mater Dei as Libby Muir and Ally Mayle each tallied four goals. In a 10-9 loss to Foothill of Santa Ana, Caroline Cummings had three goals.
SHP bounced back with a 9-7 win over Westview as Brigid White scored three times while Muir added two goals and two assists. The Gators wrapped things up with an 11-6 win over Beckman as Cummings had three assists and three goals with White scoring three times.
For the weekend, White scored nine goals, Muir and Mayle tallied eight times and Cummings finished with seven. Both Cummings and Muir contributed five assists.
Emily Katz struck out seven over five innings and Yesenia Garcia had two hits, including a triple and drove in a pair of runs, to lead the Bears to a 15-3 nonleague victory over visiting Summit Prep as the Bears improved to 6-3.
At Palo Alto, the host Vikings (6-3) posted a 10-0 nonleague victory over King's Academy. Julia Saul allowed just three hits and struck out 11 for Paly while gaining her sixth win of the season.
Casey Glassford went 4-for-4 for the second time this week with two doubles. Hannah Bundy and Emma Noroian both had two hits to help spark the Vikings' 12-hit attack.