Ogren takes second in the 400 IM at Speedo Junior Nationals


Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics Club swimmer Curtis Ogren, a senior at St. Francis High, took advantage of reaching the championship final of the 400 IM to finish second at the Speedo Junior National Championships in Irvine on Tuesday evening.

Ogren won the 200 IM and 100 breast in record times at the Central Coast Section meet in the spring.

Ogren also reached the final of the 200 back, finishing seventh in 2:04.90. Saratoga's Alexander Katz set a meet record in wining the event at 1:58.83. He bettered his own mark from the preliminaries.

Ogren also anchored the 400 free relay team that finished 10th overall. Palo Alto senior Andrew Liang led off, followed by Paly grad Byron Sanborn and Paly's William Lee. The team swam a 3:30.69.

The PASA boys' team currently sits in a fifth place tie after two days.

Sacred Heart Prep senior Ally Howe won her second consolation final in as many days. She went 2:13.10 to win the B final of the 200 back by nearly two seconds. The mark would have placed her fourth in the championship final.

Kylie Stewart won the race in a meet record 2:09.04. Missy Franklin went 2:09.16 four years years ago.

Howe, swimming leadoff, also helped the PASA 400 free relay team finish fifth. She was followed by Sarah Kaunitz, Carly Reid and Jennifer Campbell. The team completed the race in 3:50.99.

The PASA B relay team of Lisa Kaunitz, Marie-Pierre Delisle, Grace Zhao and Jayna Wittenbrink went 3:37.98 to finish 34th in a field of 43 teams.

The meet continues through Friday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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