SHP swim teams dominate the Small School Invitational


Maddy Johnston of Sacred Heart Prep, Natalie Tuck of Castilleja, plus Menlo School's Scott Little and John Reinstra were the individual standouts while the SHP boys and girls were the official team champs at the annual Small School Invitational swim meet Saturday in the Gators' pool.

Johnston, who led the SHP water polo team to the Central Coast Section title in the fall, won the 50 free (25.58) and 100 free (55.33) and anchored the 200 medley relay team that won in 1:54.58.

Tuck won the 200 IM (2:09.80) and 100 breast (1:06.65) and anchored the 400 relay team team that won in 3:48.66.

Little also took the sprints, winning the 50 free (22.31) and 100 free (48.99). Reinstra, meanwhile, won the 200 free (1:47.22) and 100 back (56.16). The Knights, however, were shut out in the relays as Sacred Heart Prep took the 200 medley (1:45.47), 200 free (1:33.37) and 400 free (3:25.20).

The Sacred Heart Prep girls won the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay, showing off their depth in the 200 free relay by taking the top three positions. The Gators also went 1-2-3 in the 200 free and 100 free.


John McGrory and Schaefer Kramer each drove in a pair of runs as Sacred Heart Prep won its second straight, 7-3, over visiting Carmel in nonleague action Saturday. The Gators improved to 3-8 as Angelo Tonas pitched six innings of four-hit ball with two earned runs. SHP spaced out five hits while scoring four runs over the fifth and sixth innings.

The Washington at Menlo-Atherton game was not reported.

Boys lacrosse

Will Kremer and Jack Crockett each scored three goals to pace Sacred Heart Prep to an 8-5 nonleague victory over visiting Palo Alto on Saturday. The Gators (4-1) rallied from a 5-1 halftime deficit, blanking the Vikings (5-2) in the second half. Kevin Tinsley and Harrison Toig added solo goals for SHP, which got 10 saves from freshman goalie Cody Weibe.

Girls lacrosse

Cameron Gordon scored eight goals to help Sacred Heart Prep remain undefeated following a 15-10 nonleague victory over host Foothill (Pleasanton) on Saturday. The Gators (6-0) pulled away from a 7-6 halftime lead. Gordon also added three assists while Emma Johnson tallied three goals plus one assist. The Gators got solo goals from Libby Muir, Pippa Thompson, Allison Carter and Ingrid Corrigan plus six goalie saves from Emma Briger.

In Palo Alto, host Castilleja (4-1) jumped out to an 8-1 halftime lead and didn't let up in a 15-2 nonleague win over Aragon at El Camino Park. Freshman Taylor DeGroff led the Gators with six goals, senior Ellie Chen scored four, fellow seniors Laurel Nelson and Celeste Woloshyn each had two goals and two assists, and freshman Anika Adzich added a goal and an assist.

In Atherton, host Menlo School dropped a 10-7 nonleague match to Carondelet (4-1). Indira Varma and Kaitlin Frangione each had two goals for the Knights (1-2).


Tara Thakurta pitched a four-inning one-hitter with nine strikeouts in addition to driving in two runs to spark Castilleja to an 18-0 romp over host Del Mar in nonleague action Saturday.

Track and field

The Menlo-Atherton and Gunn boys and girls had some top efforts at the annual De Anza-Cupertino Invitational on Saturday at De Anza College.

For the boys, Menlo-Atherton's Jordan Mims won the 400 in a meet record of 49.58 and took the 200 in 22.77. He also ran a leg on the Bears' 400 relay that clocked 44.29 for second.

Gunn's Andrew Maltz won the shot put with a toss of 46-10 with M-A's Bryce Rodgers second at 44-11. Rodgers also was second in the discus (135-5) with teammate Terrance Matthews-Murphy third at 132-5.

Gunn's Jeffrey Lee-Heidenreich won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet. The M-A boys finished second to Los Gatos in the team standings with 60 points.

For the girls, Gunn's Maya Miklos won the 400 with a meet record of 56.06, took second in the 100 hurdles (15.38) and third in the 200 (25.39).

M-A's Kathryn Mohr won the pole vault at 11 feet and helped the 400 relay take second in 51.26. Teammate Charlotte Schroeder was second in the 400 hurdles in 1:09.96.

Gunn finished fourth in the team standings with 31 points.

The Gunn girls were coming off a big SCVAL De Anza Division dual-meet win over Los Gatos last Thursday. It was the Titans first win over the Wildcats since the 2013 CCS finals.

Gillian Meeks won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 and Miklos took the 400 and 300 hurdles, in addition to running on the 400 relay that won with a fast 49.24 time. Amy Watt won the triple jump and long jump (17-2), just missing her PR of 12-2 1/4.

In the boys' meet, Lee-Heidenreich made his debut by winning the triple jump and then the high jump, at a personal best of 6-6 that tied him for No. 3 all-time at Gunn.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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