Stanford-bound Ogren leads PASA boys to Jr. national title


Stanford-bound Curtis Ogren won his second IM title and helped win a relay as Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics won the boys' team title at the 2014 Speedo Junior National Championships on Sunday at the William Woollett, Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine.

PASA won the overall team crown with 305 points and took the boys' competition with 191 points. Carmel (Indiana) Swim Club finished atop the women's scoring with 290 points.

Ogren earned the men's 200-meter IM title in 2:01.95 to complete a sweep of the men's IM events.

He also swam the third leg of the victorious 400 medley relay team that clocked a meet-record time of 3:45.86. Team members included Palo Alto High grads Willy Lee and Andrew Liang plus Los Altos High grad Albert Gwo.

In the women's 400 medley relay, PASA clocked 4:14.25 for fifth with the team of Ally Howe, Grace Zhao, Leah Goldman and Jenna Campbell.

In the women's 50 free, incoming Stanford freshman Janet Hu was second in the B final (10th overall) in 25.91 while Zhao of Palo Alto High was seventh in the same race (15th overall) in 26.21.

In the men's 50 free, Gwo was fourth in the B final (12th overall) in 23.40.

In the men's 200 IM, incoming Stanford freshmen Patrick Conaton and Brock Turner were third and fourth, respectively, in the C final.

On Saturday, Howe won the B final (ninth overall) in the women's 100 back in 1:02.79. Goldman was sixth in the C final in 1:03.87.

Conaton was third in the men's 100 back in 56.68, Turner was fourth in the men's 200 free in 1:51.15 and PASA's Joe Kmak was seventh in the B final of the men's 200 breat in 2:21.15.

In the women's 800 free relay, PASA finished third with the team of Campbell, Lisa Kaunitz, Goldman and Howe.

Action resumes in Irvine on Wednesday when the nation's top swimmers open the five-day Phillips 66 National Championships.

The Stanford men's and women's swim teams will be represented, as will PASA.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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