Prep report: M-A, SHP, Gunn compete in 'friendly' swim meet


The combination of defending Central Coast Section champion Izzi Henig and Haley Arrington was too much to overcome as Menlo-Atherton won a girls' swimming friendly tri-meet at Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday.

Sacred Heart Prep was the top dog on the boys' side as Jackson Enright won twice. Gunn won four individual races and two relays.

Faith Dunn
No teams were at full strength due to academic and other commitments and it became more fun and friendly than competitive.

Henig won the 100 fly (1:00.28) and the 100 free (53.89) and anchored two winning relays. Arrington also had a big day for the Bears, winning the 200 free (1:58.04) and 100 back (1:01.16) as well as swimming on two winning relays.

UCLA-bound Faith Dunn also swam on two winning relays.

Sacred Heart Prep's Gaby Ma won two events (the 50 free in 25.46 and the 100 breast in 1:07.57) and Corrine Charlton also won an event (the 500 free in 5:24.69).

Gunn freshman Elaine Chu won the 200 IM in 1:52.08 and the Gunn 200 free relay team of Sarah Snyder, Clara Schultz, Ashley Stahmer and Grace Tramack won in 1:41.91.

Freshman Sofia de la Vega, Sophie Murff, and Kate Denend each participated on a winning relay for Menlo-Atherton.

Enright won the 200 free in 1:50.31 and the .500 free in 4:54.89. Gators' Luke Rohlen won the 100 free in 48.80, finished second to teammate Larsen Weigle (22.49 to 22.58) in the 50 free and was part of the winning 200 free relay.

Gunn freshman Theo Mackler won the 100 breast in 1:02.41 and swam on two winning relay teams.

Kenji Zaharchuk won the 200 IM in 2:04.70, Sabastian Cai took the 100 fly in 53.96 and Jonathan Affeld won the 100 back in 56.03.


Nathan Willis collected three hits and drove in two runs to help Palo Alto beat visiting Westmont, 8-2, in a nonleague game Saturday.

Josh Kasevich added two hits and two RBI and Jonathan Gottlieb drove in a pair of runs for the Vikings (6-2), who continue SCVAL play Wednesday at Milpitas at 4 p.m.

Jeremy Akiola pitched 5 1/3 innings to earn his second win in as many starts. Niko Lillios got the final five outs, three by strikeout.

In another nonleague game, Serra beat host Sacred Heart Prep, 10-1. The Gators (2-6-1) plays at Carmel at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Girls lacrosse

Palo Alto beat visiting Saratoga, 16-6, at home on Friday.

Junior Anna Seligson assisted fellow junior Charlotte Cheng in front of the goal for the first score in the third minute of the game.

Fellow Junior Ellen Goncher stole a possession from Saratoga in front of the goal and found the back of the net to score the first of her two goals of the night in the next minute.

Palo Alto scored eight unanswered goals to take a 12-2 lead at halftime.

Abigail Ramsey scored four goals as well as earning three ground balls and two draw controls.

Senior co-captain Kaitlin Chiu scored two left-handed goals while gaining three draw controls. Cheng totaled five points with two assists and three goals.

On the defensive end, Junior Madeline Hare had a great game making many slides that took away scoring opportunities by Saratoga. Goal duties were shared by Mattie Orloff and Michaela Fogarty.

Palo Alto hosts St. Francis of Sacramento on Tuesday at home.

Boys volleyball

Sacred Heart Prep finished 2-2 at the Watsonville Invitational, earning the title of the bronze division. The Gators (4-3) host Lynbrook on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Top players for SHP included Michael Mooring, Jake Davison, Giorgio Bacchin and Ryan Bair.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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