Menlo grad Price continues solid track season at Duke


Menlo School grad Maddy Price ('14), a sophomore at Duke University, has been charging through individual and relay events for the Blue Devils this track and field indoor season.

Price ran a personal-best 24.26 to place 11th overall in the 200 of the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston. Her time ranks No. 2 in the Duke records book to Elizabeth Kerpon's 24.25 performance from last season. Price and her teammates won the 4x400 in 3:39.18 -- a season-best time and the second-fastest 4x400 showing in Duke history.

At the UCS Invitational in North Carolina on Saturday, Price ran the second leg of the distance medley relay with Kim Hallowes, Madeline Kopp and Anima Banks to finish third with a combined time of 11:11.38. Price clocked a 54.04 400 split. The Blue Devils' performance converts to an 11:04.27, which would rank as the 10th-best distance medley relay time in the NCAA this season, according to the national leaderboards.


Former Menlo standout Mikey Diekroeger ('14), a sophomore, hit a solo homer to give Stanford the only run it would need in a 2-0 win over No. 22 Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. In the first game of a doubleheader, he punched a two-out single up the middle to drive in a run in the fifth inning and give Stanford the go-ahead run in a 2-1 win and the Cardinal took two of three games.

College signings

Sacred Heart Prep quarterback Mason Randall committed to play football at the University of San Diego and Gunn water polo standout Calder Hilde-Jones will play water polo at UC San Diego, which finished fourth at the 2015 NCAA Championships.

Women's basketball

Pacific goes for a fourth straight win on the road at San Francisco on Thursday and will return to the Alex G. Spanos Center for Senior Day on Saturday against Santa Clara.

On Saturday, Pinewood grad Hailie Eackles will be one of two UOP seniors to be honored prior to the game against Santa Clara. Eackles has moved into 20th on Pacific's all-time scoring list with 1,034 points in her four full seasons of play. She scored 48 points in the Tigers' past three victories and is averaging 13 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists this season for Pacific (6-10 in the West Coast Conference, 13-14 overall).

Women's lacrosse

Menlo School grad Michaela Michael ('13), a junior attacker, posted two goals in No. 19 USC's 11-5 upset win over No. 5 Duke on Saturday. She was named to the Tewaaraton watch list, which, includes the top players across all three divisions and highlights the early contenders for the prestigious honor. She was instrumental in USC's 21-2 season-opening victory over Stetson. She led all players with six goals to go with 12 draw controls.

Men's tennis

No. 23 Columbia earned its second shutout win in three days, topping Minnesota, 7-0, Sunday with the help of Menlo School grads Richard and Victor Pham. With the win, the Lions improved to 6-3 on the season.

Richard Pham teamed with Shawn Hadavi to win in doubles, 6-1. That tandem is No. 10 in the nation this week in the Oracle/ITA Division I rankings. In singles, Victor Pham topped Ruben Weber, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 3 and Richard Pham defeated Felix Corwin, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 5.

— Menlo School Athletics/Palo Alto Online Sports

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