OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Stanford sophomore Marissa Ferrante outlasted more than 500 competitors to take the women's overall title at Saturday's USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A standout runner, Ferrante put together a complete race to cruise to victory on the women's side. She lifted the tape in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 28 seconds -- more than five minutes clear of the field on the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course . . . Menlo-Atherton has named Mike Molieri as its new head coach for boys' basketball. Molieri has been a member of the Bears' staff for the past two years. Prior to arriving at M-A, Molieri spent three years as a varsity assistant at Riordan. The Crusaders won West Catholic Athletic League and Central Coast Section championships during his tenure. Before that, he was an assistant varsity coach and the head frosh-soph coach at Jefferson High for eight years . . . M-A is looking for a new girls' varsity volleyball head coach after Jen Wilson recently resigned. She led the Bears to a 31-7 record and a berth in the NorCal Division I finals opposite eventual state champ Palo Alto. Interested coaches should e-mail a resume and letter(s) of recommendation to Athletic Directors Paul Snow (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Steven Kryger (email@example.com) . . . A Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Spring Lacrosse Clinic will be held Saturday at Stanford for grades 5-12. For more information: MundayLacrosse.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . . . The inaugural AYSO El Palo Alto Invitational Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at parks throughout Palo Alto. The tournament is a partnership between the San Jose Earthquakes and Palo Alto AYSO, with prizes being offered by the Major League Soccer franchise. The event is hosted by Palo Alto AYSO Region 26 and boys and girls competing in the U-10, U-12, U-14 and U16 levels.
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