M-A girls, SHP boys win track titles; Menlo's Price triples


The Menlo-Atherton girls and Sacred Hear Prep boys ran away with league meet titles while Menlo School senior Maddy Price was a triple winner to help highlight a busy day of track and field on Saturday.

The M-A girls became champs for the third time in four years at the Peninsula Athletic League finals on a windy and cool day at Terra Nova High in Pacifica. The Bears scored 143 points to easily out-distance runner-up Mills (76).

M-A dominated the distance events as sophomore Annalisa Crowe won the 800 (2:19.91) and 1,600 (5:17.37) and senior Taylor Fortnam won the 3,200 (11:48.93) and finished second in the 1,600 (5:19.13) to rank fifth in school history. Cat DePuy was second and Madeleine Baier third in the 800. Baier was also fourth in the 1,600 and 3,200

The Bears also won the 400 relay in a season best of 50.47 and took the 1,600 relay in 4:05.54. Kathryn Mohr ran on the 400 relay, won the 100 and took the pole vault. Anne Harrier was second in both the 200 and 400 and ran on the winning 1,600 relay. Freshman Kalina Zanelli won the high jump at 4-10.

Twelve M-A girls earned all-league honors by finishing among the top six while six boys also earned all-league.

Deverick Meacham won the long jump last weekend before winning the 100 on Saturday. Zach Plante finished second in both the 200 (22.70) and 400, running a personal best of 49.09 in the metric quarter mile to remain No. 2 in school history. Adam Scandlyn finished second in the 800 and fourth in the 1,600 while freshman Rohan DuPuy qualified for CCS with a fourth place in the 800.

Meacham, Scandlyn, Plante and Kevin Conrad teamed to win the 1,600 relay for a third straight year with a 3:29.00.

The M-A girls will send more than 10 athletes to the CCS trials this Saturday at San Jose City College while the M-A boys with have seven.

At the West Bay Athletic League Championships at Gunn High, the SHP boys scored 159 points to win the team title. Priory was fifth with 26 and Menlo School sixth with 23.

SHP senior Ricky Grau won the 110 high hurdles in 15.13, took the 300 intermediate hurdles in 42.06 and finished second in the 400. Teammate Griffin Kraemer won the 100 (11.41) and was second in the 200 (22.87). Wyatt Welch and Paul Westcott went one-two in the shot put.

SHP's Daniel Hill won the 3,200 (9:57.90) and was second in the 1,600 to Priory's Ross Corey (4:31.41), who also won the 800 in 1:58.86.

Menlo was led by Paul Tuoma, who set a meet record in the triple jump with a season best of 46-3 1/2. He also won the long jump at 21-0 1/2.

In the girls' WBAL finals, Price dominated as expected while winning three events and taking third in the shot put. That helped the Knights score 98 points, good for second behind Notre Dame-San Jose's 127.

Price took the 400 in a comfortable 56.21, winning by nearly five seconds. She came back to take the 100 in 12.05 and cruised to victory in the 200 in 24.86.

Menlo's Mackenzie Duffner ran a leg on the winning 400 relay team (50.68) and took second in both hurdles. Ali Myers was second in the pole vault after just recently attempting the event.

Pinewood's Chloe Eackles took the high jump at 5-2 while teammate Nicole Colonna was second in both the 1,600 (5:11.91) and 800 (2:26.40).

Eastside Prep senior Makiya Francis was second in the triple jump (33-10 1/2) and long jump (15-10 1/4).

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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