M-A girls win team title at Serra track invitational


The Menlo-Atherton girls' track and field team displayed its depth as the Bears scored 55 points and won the team title at the annual Serra Top 7 Invitational on Saturday in San Mateo.

Junior Taylor Fortnam led the Bears by winning the 3,200 meters in 11:50.84 and ran a leg on the winning 1,600 relay team that clocked 4:13.20.

M-A also ran second in the 400 relay as the team of Cassie Stansberry, Miranda Simes, Kathryn Mohr and Naomi Tovar clocked a season best of 50.99.

Menlo-Atherton freshman Annalisa Crowe finished second in the 800 with a 2:22.88, moving her to fifth on the Bears' all-time list.

Gunn freshman Gillian Meeks won the girls' 1,600 in 5:12.95 with Pinewood sophomore Nicole Colonna fourth in 5:21.17. Meeks also ran fifth in the 800 (2:24.87) with Colonna sixth.

Menlo School junior Maddy Price tied for first in the girls' 100 in 12.80 and finished second in the 200 in 25.27. Teammate Laura Gradiska was third in the 100 hurdles (16.99).

In the field events, Gunn's Adriana Noronha was second in the discus (107-11) while teammate Kirsten Baird was second in the high jump 5-0.

In the boys' meet, Sacred Heart Prep (46) finished third and Menlo-Atherton (27) took seventh while athletes on each team won individual titles.

Sacred Heart Prep senior Nico Robinson took the Central Coast Section lead in the 110 high hurdles with a personal best and school record of 14.73. He also tied for first in the high jump with fellow SHP senior Cameron Van, both at 5-10.

SHP's Ricky Grau was third in the high hurdles (15.73).

Baier won the 800 in a personal record of 1:55.60, good for No. 3 all-time in M-A history and No. 3 on the 2013 CCS list.

The Menlo-Atherton 1,600 relay team of Zach Plante, Connor Lindquist, Deverick Meacham and Baier ran a season best of 3:30.03 to finish second.

Plante added a third place in the 400 in 50.54, moving him to No. 5 all-time in school history.

Paul Touma of Menlo School was second in the long jump at 21-2 1/4 and Gunn's Eric Price was third in the triple jump at 42-9.


Palo Alto dropped a 12-1 nonleague decision to visiting College Park on Saturday, the Vikings' third straight loss.

Isaac Feldstein had a pair of doubles for Paly (13-8) while James Foug contributed a pair of singles.

Palo Alto will take on Wilcox this week in a two-game series to decide the SCVAL De Anza Division regular-season title. Both teams are tied for first place following the Chargers' 4-1 upset loss to Saratoga on Friday.

Boys' lacrosse

Palo Alto (9-4) dropped an 8-6 nonleague decision to host Granite Bay while Sacred Heart Prep (8-8) was routed by host Redwood, 18-5.

Palo Alto will visit Sacred Heart Prep on Wednesday (4 p.m.) in a SCVAL match.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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