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Football running backs have the M-A boys right on track

 

Marquise Reid and Jordan Mims spent the fall season taking turns carrying the ball for the Menlo-Atherton football team. Now, the two are helping carry the Bears' track and field squad.

Both were busy on Saturday as the Menlo-Atherton boys won the team title with 85 points over runner-up Santa Teresa (81.5) at the annual Firebird Invitational at Fremont High in Sunnyvale.

Reid won the 200 in a meet record of 22.94. Mims and teammate Terrance Matthews-Murphy tied for second in the 100 (11.58) with Reid fourth in 11.61.

Reid and Mims ran on the second-place 400 relay team (a season-best 44.05) and added legs on the Bears' 1,600 relay squad that also ran a season best (3:30.37) while finishing second.

The M-A boys also had some solid efforts in the field events with Matthews-Murphy finishing second in the discus at 140-9 and Bryce Rodgers taking third at 139-1. Rodgers also was second in the shot put at 46-7, trailing only Gunn junior Andrew Maltz. He won with a season best of 47-9.

Gunn also had Jonas Enders take second in the 1,600 in 4:34.35 and saw the Titans' 4x800 relay team run to a second-place finish of 8:54.70.

In the girls' meet, Gunn senior Maya Miklos won the 300 hurdles in a meet record of 44.41 and added a second-place finish of 25.31 in the 200.

The Menlo-Atherton girls, who finished fourth in the team race with 71 points, got second-place finishes in the 400 relay (50.01) and 1,600 relay (4:07.08) -- both season bests.

Senior Madeleine Baier was third in the 1,600 in 5:16.95, moving her to fifth all-time in M-A history. She also ran a leg on the 4x800 relay team that won with a meet record of 9:46.16. That squad included Cat DePuy, Annalisa Crowe and Olivia Shane.

M-A's Charlotte Schroeder ran of PR of 48.20 while finishing second in the 300 hurdles, moving to No. 5 in school history in the event. She also ran on the 400 relay team with Kathryn Mohr, Tatum Maines and freshman Maggie Hall. Hall also finished third in the 200 in 26.09, good for No. 9 in school history.

The Bears have a Peninsula Athletic League dual meet at Sequoia on Thursday before sending their top athletes to the annual Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Cobbs Track and Angell Field.

In the Los Angeles area, Menlo School sophomore Robert Miranda placed seventh in the frosh-soph 3,200 at the Azusa Pacific Meet of Champions. His time of 9:40.45 surpassed his previous season best of 9:45.32.

Baseball

Alec Olmstead had three hits and teammates Owen Plambeck and Lawrence Han each had two RBI to pace Palo Alto to a 6-2 nonleague victory over visiting Burlingame. The Vikings (11-1-1) won their third game of week and eighth straight overall as Jeremy Akioka tossed five innings of four-hit ball.

Olmstead had a pair of doubles to spark Paly's eight-hit attack. Olmstead doubled home Max Jung-Goldberg in the first inning as Paly took a 1-0 lead. The Vikings got the eventual winning run in the second as Plambeck singled, Han doubled him home and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by his brother, Albert.

Paly made it a 5-1 game after three innings by scoring twice. Olmstead singled, Plambeck doubled him home and Lawrence Han brought home Plambeck with a sacrifice fly.

The Watsonville at Menlo-Atherton game was not reported.

Boys tennis

Menlo School went 1-1 on Saturday to finish the two-day National Invitational tournament in Irvine with a 2-2 mark and sixth-place finish.

The Knights (8-3) defeated Corona del Mar, 5-3, in the third round Saturday at University High. Freshman Andrei Volgin clinched the match by rallying from a 6-5 deficit to post a 7-6 victory at No. 4 singles, taking the tiebreaker 7-0.

Siddharth Chari won at No. 1 singles, 7-5, against a top-10 ranked player. Alex Neumann posted a 6-1 triumph at No. 5 singles. In doubles, the tandems of Clark Safran and Gabe Morgan won at No. 2 and Mark Ball teamed with Michael Quezada to win at No. 3.

That victory earned Menlo a shot at fifth place against Harvard-Westlake, which handed the Knights a 7-1 loss. Chari was the lone Menlo winner, taking No. 1 singles, 7-5.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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