East Palo Alto's McGee places second in shot put at national meet


East Palo Alto Greyhounds Leilani McGee placed second nationally in the 8U girls shot put at the USATF Junior Olympics on Sunday with a throw of 23-3 at Sacramento State.

It's in the family, as McGee's older sister Layla McGee placed third in the nation in the girls 9-10 shot put on Friday with a best of 33-5.

Greyhounds teammate Sofia Bower, who placed third in the javelin earlier in the week, was eighth with a best of 19-1.

EPA's Samora Stephens was 18th overall with a 16-1, helping to give the Greyhounds one of the most talented groups in shot put in the country.

Menlo iGreyhounds Sarah Gayer earned a medal in the women's 17-18 1,500 meters, placing third in 4:44.28.

Overall, 26 national and/or meet records were established over the week.

Women's golf

Stanford freshman Andrea Lee shot a first day score of 1-over 72, good for a 37th-place tie, at the U.S. Women's Amateur on the Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa. on Monday.

IMG Academy senior Mika Liu, who has given Stanford her verbal commitment, leads with a 5-under 66, which includes seven birdies to overcome a pair of bogeys.

Stanford senior Casey Danielson shot a 76.

Synchronized swimming

Palo Alto freshman Chesie Cheung helped the United States 13-15 national team place fourth in team competition at the prestigious Mediterranean Cup. in Netanya, Israel.

The U.S. team, which was in fourth place after prelims, held on to that spot after Saturday’s final, finishing with 150.7951 points. Russia (163.0864) won the event, followed by Spain (155.5024) and Ukraine (154.2103).

Swimmers from 28 countries took part in the Mediterranean Cup, one of the premier events for synchro swimmers ages 13 to 15.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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on Aug 2, 2016 at 8:35 am

East Palo Alto Grayhound Layla McGee, older sister of Leilani McGee placed 3rd Nationally in girls 9/10 shot put at the USATF Junior Olympics on Friday July 29 with a throw of 33-5 at Sacramento State.

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