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Menlo grad Price runs second-fastest 400 in Duke history

 

After setting school records the previous weeks in the 100 and 200 meters, Duke sophomore Maddy Price turned her attention to her specialty for the annual Spec Towns Invitational track and field meet last weekend in Athens, Ga.

Price, who made her mark in the 400 during her prep days at Menlo School, made the most of her opportunity by finishing second in 53.70. The time was the second-fastest in Duke history.

Price also ran in the Gwen Torrance 200, featuring the top runners, and finished fourth in 23.90.

Price and her teammates will continue their outdoor season this weekend at the annual Mt. SAC Relays at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.

Baseball

Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers got his first homer of the MLB season during a four-game series at the San Francisco Giants last week.

Pederson hit a two-run homer and scored two runs in the series opener last Thursday. Heading into the Dodgers' next game, Tuesday against the Angels, Pederson is batting .292 with seven hits in 24 at-bats. He has scored five runs and driven in five.

Basketball

Palo Alto High grad Jeremy Lin scored 19 of his 25 points in the second quarter to spark the Charlotte Hornets to a 114-100 NBA victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

It was Asian-American night in Boston and Lin took notice.

As with many of his visits to Boston, Lin had a number of Asian-American fans holding signs and cheering his play. The 27-year-old guard starred at Harvard following his graduation from Paly.

His big game came a night after he scored one point in a loss to Washington, going 0 for 6 from the field.

"I just felt (Sunday) was disappointing, probably my worst game of the season," he said. "I wanted to come out here tonight, I didn't know what to expect, I didn't know that second quarter was going to be like that, but I knew I was going to be aggressive."

The Hornets trailed by four points after the first quarter, but took charge with a 31-3 run over the final nine minutes of the second. Lin paced the spree with a 3-pointer and scored 11 straight points over a 1:41 span.

Women's golf

Gunn High grad Anna Zhou helped Harvard place third at the River Landing Classic in Wallace, N.C., in the team's final tuneup before the 2016 Ivy Championships.

Harvard (+41, 905) sat in first place following 36 holes on Saturday, but slipped back on Sunday to finish behind East Carolina (+34, 898) and Penn State (+38, 902).

Zhou finished eighth overall with an 8-over 224. The freshman shot an even-par 72 in the first round, but struggled with a 78 in the second round on Saturday. Zhou rebounded nicely on Sunday with a 2-over 74.

Freshman Michelle Xie from Palo Alto High played as an individual for Harvard and shot a 13-over 229 while tying for 18th.

Women's lacrosse

Menlo School grad Michaela Michael scored three goals and added two assists to help USC defeat host Denver, 9-6, in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action Sunday.

The seventh-ranked Trojans (13-0, 7-0 MPSF) overcame a stout defensive effort to defeat Denver (5-8, 2-4) as the by a 9-6 Women of Troy pushed their school-record winning streak to 13 games and remained as one of only two teams in the nation without a loss.

In a defensive struggle of a game, the Trojans found offense from junior attacker Michael, who scored at least a hat trick's worth of goals for the 23rd time in her career. Michael finished with five draw controls, three ground balls, and a pair of caused turnovers. All three of her goals came from free-position attempts.

Men's tennis

Menlo School grad Victor Pham won at No. 2 doubles and No. 2 singles to help Columbia defeat host Brown, 6-1, Sunday in Providence, R.I.

The win helped the Lions improve to 15-5 overall, and 5-0 in the Ivy League.

After Columbia's top doubles team won, Pham and partner Shawn Hadavi followed up a win from Saturday with another with a 6-4 triumph to give the Lions the doubles point.

Pham then gave Columbia a 3-0 lead with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles to keep the Lions as the only undefeated team in conference play.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by One More
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 11, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Claire Collins, Gunn class of 2012, was named last week to the women's rugby All-American team. "Collins, a regular starter at 8-man, was a go-to force for the Crimson in the fall. The junior downed at least one try in five of Harvard's nine contests in 15's play, including downing the game-winning try with less than a minute remaining in a 17-10 win over Princeton."

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Burns, Collins Earn All-American

Mar 29, 2016
The duo was named to the inaugural class of The Rugby Breakdown women's rugby All-Americans (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lydia Burns and Claire Collins have been selected as The Rugby Breakdown women's rugby All-Americans, as the organization announced today.


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