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Tosky sets third meet record; 800 free relay also nets a win

 

Palo Alto High junior Jasmine Tosky found something she could do for an encore after setting two meet records at the USA Junior National Swimming Championships in Irvine earlier this week.

That's right: she set another one. Tosky went 1:58.54 in the finals of the 200-meter free on Thursday evening after qualifying third with a leisurely 2:02.19 in the morning "workout."

True to form, Tosky burst off the starting blocks like a full force gale and held off all comers. Terrapins Swim Team's Chelsea Chenault made it close, coming within .38th of a second to finish second. Chenault had the quickest morning swim in 2:01.20.

The Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics' 800 free relay team also added to both the medal count and the soaring number of meet records.

Camille Cheng, Tosky, Ally Howe and Maddy Schaefer combined to race 8:12.97, nearly three seconds faster than what North Baltimore accomplished last year.

Thanks to Tosky and the relays, the girls' team from PASA will take a commanding team lead into Friday's final day.

PASA held a 208-110 advantage over Parkland Aquatic Club after the 8800 free relay.

Tosky has accumulated four individual victories and three meet records thus far. She's also part of both the record-setting 400 and 800 free relay teams, and has a third-place finish in the 100 free.

Schaefer, who finished second in the 100 free, fell off from her morning swim in the 100 back, in which she qualified for the championship finals and added at least 11 points to PASA's total. She went 1:04.27 in the finals after swimming 1:03.49 in the prelims.

On the boys' side, Stanford inkling freshman Mitch Stoehr finished seventh in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.75, a tad slower than his qualifying mark of 1:51.71, the fourth-fastest of the morning.

PASA's Adam Hinshaw competed in the bonus final, finishing 18th overall with an improved (from the prelims) time of 1:53.52.

UANA Junior Pan American Cup

The U.S. women's junior national team remained undefeated in pool play Thursday, beating Trinidad and Tobago, 21-7, in Pinecrest, Fla.

The U.S. has preliminary games left against Mexico and Canada before elimination play begins Saturday.

Hawaiian Invitational

The NorCal water polo 18U girls' team beat Hawaiian Islands, 11-3, in the quarterfinals of the tournament on Thursday and will play Newport in Friday's semifinal.

The NorCal women's open team beat Hunter, 9-5, on Thursday and improved to 3-0 in their division.

Anuenue A and NorCal square off Friday on the final day of bracket play.

Both NorCal teams are the defending champions of their age group.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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