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Ex-Stanford NCAA track champs out of World Championships

 

Former Stanford NCAA champions Kori Carter and Katerina Stefanidi each saw their runs at the 2015 World Track and Field Championships come to an end on back to back days in Beijing, China.

Carter had trouble over the second hurdle and fell over the third and did not finish the third semifinal of the women's 400-meter hurdles on Monday.


Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, last year's European silver medalist in the women's pole vault, failed to clear 14-11 in Sunday's qualifying and did not advance to Wednesday's finals.

Baseball

Former Stanford standout Stephen Piscotty had a career day on Sunday as his St. Louis Cardinals thumped host San Diego, 10-3, in Major League Baseball action. Piscotty slammed two homers and drove in five runs.

Following Monday night's 5-3 victory over Arizona, Piscotty is batting .321 with 35 hits and 19 RBI to go along with four homers and 15 runs scored in 109 at-bats.

In California League action, Palo Alto High grad BJ Boyd is batting .273 for the Stockton Ports with 112 hits, 61 runs scored, five homers and 44 RBI. Stockton's parent team is the Oakland A's.

Boyd, who was called up in April from the Beloit Snappers, is batting .324 over his past 10 games.

Coach openings

Menlo-Atherton is currently looking to hire for the following positions: Boys varsity soccer, girls JV basketball, and badminton. The stipend for each position is $3,350. Those interested should contact Athletic Directors Steven Kryger (skryger@seq.org) or Paul Snow (psnow@seq.org).

Gymnastics

Neve Chang, a first-grader at Palo Verde Elementary School, made USA Gymnastics' TOPS National Diamond Team.

Gymnasts are tested on rope climb, flexibility, handstand holds, leg lifts, press handstands and cast handstands. This list consists of the strongest 7-year-olds in the country. Chang trains at San Mateo Gymnastics Center in Belmont.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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