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Prep report: PAL T&F, CCS badminton tourney and more

Jessica Eagle won the 100 and 200 and helped the Menlo-Atherton 4x100 relay team win the opening running event as M-A literally ran away from the rest of the league to capture the Peninsula Athletic League girls track and field championship with 101 points, 52 better than second-place Carlmont.

The Bears have won three straight titles.

Nick Anderson won the 110 hurdles, the long jump, placed second in the 100 and raced on a winning relay team as the M-A boys came within a point of the title. Sequoia won with 84 points to M-A's 83.

In all, Menlo-Atherton sends 15 athletes and all four relays to the Central Coast Section meet, which begins with trials on Saturday at Gilroy High.

Woodside High finished seventh in the girls team competition with 27 points and the boys finished eighth with 21. Freshman high jumper Katherine Meade was a league champion for the Wildcats and senior Shannon Perry competed in the 1,600, 3,200, the long jump and the high jump. Sophomore Isabel de Oliveira placed second in the pole vault.

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The top five in each event advance to the CCS meet.

Eagle, Maggie Hall, Autriyana Hardy and Malia Latu jump-started the Bears, winning the 4x100 relay in 48.33, over three seconds ahead of second-place Hillsdale.

All four runners also scored in individual events, led by Eagle's showing. Latu won the 400 in 58.48 and was part of a quartet of runners qualifying in the 200, along with Eagle, Hall and Hardy, the last two joining Eagle in the 100 as well.

Lena Kalotihos also qualified in two events, the 800 and 1,600, and joined Brooke Olesen, Hall and Latu on the 4x400 relay.

Megan St. John qualified with a second-place showing in the 100 hurdles and Lauren Gursky advanced with a third-place finish in the 300 hurdles. Hannah MacLeod was third in the long jump.

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Anderson matched his personal best in the long jump. He's joined on the 4x100 relay by Jacob Chavez, Julian Verbo and Elliot MacDonald, who also advanced in the 200.

Luke Scandlyn and Karl Zahlhaas-Liebner are eligible in the 800 and 1,600 and both are on the 4x400 relay along with Chavez and MacDonald.

Scott MacDonald and Cole Mediratta will compete in the 1,600 and Ethan Mimeles joins the the 3,200 festivities.

Perry, who also runs cross country, was fifth in the 3,200 and third in the high jump. She was sixth in the 1,600 and ninth in the long jump.

The Woodside boys finished fifth in both relays. The 4x100 relay is comprised of Gregory Barth, Theodore Ikehara, Derek Smith and Scott Morimoto. Smith also finished third in the long jump with a mark of 20-7 1/2.

Stefan Sujansky was fifth in the 400 and runs on the 4x400 relay with Tyler Casey, Erik Hay and Christian Canellos. Alex Hadidi was second in the pole vault.

CCS badminton

Gunn's mixed doubles team of Rasmus Janmyr and Cynthia Wong went undefeated (4-0) and did not drop a set in winning the title at Independence High in San Jose on Saturday.

Janmyr, who won the CCS boys double title with Adrian Lee last year, and Wong topped second-seeded Trevor Tan and Vivian Yao, 21-13, 21-17, in the championship match.

The closest the duo came to dropping a set was 21-18 in their first meeting with Tan and Yao in the winner's bracket final. Their average score was 21-13.4.

Lee, who was the No.1 seed, won his first three matches in boys singles, including a 21-19, 22-20 decision over second-seeded Karthik Kalyanasundaram of Homestead.

Kalyanasundaram came back to beat Lee twice, 21-16, 21-19, in the first title match, and 17-21, 21-17, 21-19 in the second champion match.

Gunn's boys doubles team of Wilson Jiing and Andrew Shi reached the title contest and dropped a 16-21, 21-9, 21-16 decision to a team from Monta Vista.

Palo Alto's Jeffrey Li and Talik Misner went 1-2 and Gunn's Matthew Chan and Michael Zhang weere 0-2.

In girls singles, Paly's fourth-seeded Ivy Wang won her first two matches before losing and then won two more in the one-loss bracket to clinch fourth place. Her only losses were to eventual champion Karen Ma of Monta Vista and runner-up Julie Wang of Westmont.

Menlo-Atherton's Narisa Trabosh, who was named Girls Player of the Year of the PAL Ocean Division, went 0-2 in girls singles action.

Gunn's girls' doubles team Gaby Candera and Szu Ting Tung finished 1-2 in the tournament.

Janmyr and Wong and Jiing and Shi will advance to the CIF NorCal Regional Badminton Championships in doubles, to be held at Independence High on Saturday at 9 a.m. Lee and Wang advance to the singles competition.

CCS boys golf

Menlo School and Palo Alto, each of which finished first or second in regional play, will be seeking a spot in the NorCal tournament on Tuesday when the CCS finals take place at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch on the Monterey Peninsula.

Gunn's Andy Zhou has the honor of teeing off first from the the 10th tee at 8 a.m. Menlo-Atherton's Jackson Lee is in a trio that tees off from the first tee at roughly 8:18 a.m. Zhou and Lee are playing as individuals.

Menlo and Palo Alto will be playing together off the 10th tee. Menlo's Max Ting and Paly's Ahmed Ali are in the same group that will pace the field. Menlo's Charlie Hsieh and PA's Sergi Mata are also teamed, along with Bellarmine's Justin Polk in the second group.

Menlo's Jeremy Yun and Viking Anthony Ha are in the fifth group, Paly's Bob Zhu and Menlo's Seth Pope are together in the sixth group. Menlo's Kripa Dharan and John Weingart and Paly's Akira Isayama and Will Schmutz are paired with golfers from Bellarmine and Palma.

The top three teams and the top four individuals not on one of those teams will advance to the CIF Nor-Cal Regional Championships, to be contested at the Woodbridge G&CC in Lodi n Monday, May 21.

The state tournament is scheduled for San Gabriel CC on Wednesday, May 30. The top three times and top nine individuals not on a qualifying team out of the NorCals advance to the state.

CCS baseball

Woodside (16-9), the second-place team out of the PAL Ocean Division, is seeded 10th in Division I and will open the CCS playoffs at No. 7 Wilcox (17-10) at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Quarterfinals are scheduled for Saturday. The Woodside-Wilcox winner meets Silver Creek or Piedmont Hills.

Palo Alto (20-6) is seeded fifth and Sacred Heart Prep (21-6) is sixth in the Open Division, which comprise the top eight teams in the CCS. Games begin Saturday.

The Vikings won the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division regular-season title and the league tournament but are resigned to playing SCVAL runner-up Los Gatos (21-8), for the fourth time this year, in the first round and at Los Gatos, which earned a fourth seed. Palo Alto has won two of the first three meetings.

The likely source of that higher seed stems out of Los Gatos playing, and beating, Serra late in the season. The Padres had already clinched the WCAL regular-season title and did not use their regulars against the Wildcats.

Meanwhile, both Palo Alto and Sacred Heart Prep played Serra earlier in the season and both lost badly. Timing is everything.

The loss to Los Gatos also hurt Serra (22-8), which is seeded eighth despite being the WCAL co-champion with third-seeded Valley Christian (26-3-1).

Sacred Heart Prep gets the honor of playing at Valley Christian, still considered the favorite in the division.

CCS tennis

The singles and doubles tournaments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, at 10 a.m., with the first two rounds and end Wednesday, at 1 p.m., with the semifinal and final. All matches will be played at Imperial Courts in Aptos.

Menlo-Atherton No. 1 player Tim Berthier meets Mountain View's John Rado in the opening round. The second round could possibly feature a rematch with Carlmont's Thomas Reznick, who beat Berthier in the PAL tournament finals.

M-A's Cole Hagerman has withdrawn from the tournament. He was the first alternate. Fremont's Rick Zheng, the second alternate, will replace SI's Ethan Smith and play Reznick in the first round.

In doubles, The Menlo duo of Clark Safran and Bo Leschly is seeded second and will meet a team from Piedmont Hills in the first round. A possible second-round match could be against Menlo-Atherton's Zach Ostrow and Maxim Lukic.

M-A's Jake Andrew and Jeffrey Jorgensen are seeded third and meet a team from CCS runner-up Bellarmine.

Woodside's Levi Vigdorchik and Alex Kastelein are also entered and are matched against the top-seeded team from Monta Vista.

NorCal tennis

Menlo School, along with Bellarmine, are competing in the CIF/USTA NorCal Championships this week at Broadstone Racquet Club in Folsom. Finals are slated for Saturday.

The Knights are looking to finish their season undefeated. They'll have to win two matches this week to do so.

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Prep report: PAL T&F, CCS badminton tourney and more

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Jessica Eagle won the 100 and 200 and helped the Menlo-Atherton 4x100 relay team win the opening running event as M-A literally ran away from the rest of the league to capture the Peninsula Athletic League girls track and field championship with 101 points, 52 better than second-place Carlmont.

The Bears have won three straight titles.

Nick Anderson won the 110 hurdles, the long jump, placed second in the 100 and raced on a winning relay team as the M-A boys came within a point of the title. Sequoia won with 84 points to M-A's 83.

In all, Menlo-Atherton sends 15 athletes and all four relays to the Central Coast Section meet, which begins with trials on Saturday at Gilroy High.

Woodside High finished seventh in the girls team competition with 27 points and the boys finished eighth with 21. Freshman high jumper Katherine Meade was a league champion for the Wildcats and senior Shannon Perry competed in the 1,600, 3,200, the long jump and the high jump. Sophomore Isabel de Oliveira placed second in the pole vault.

The top five in each event advance to the CCS meet.

Eagle, Maggie Hall, Autriyana Hardy and Malia Latu jump-started the Bears, winning the 4x100 relay in 48.33, over three seconds ahead of second-place Hillsdale.

All four runners also scored in individual events, led by Eagle's showing. Latu won the 400 in 58.48 and was part of a quartet of runners qualifying in the 200, along with Eagle, Hall and Hardy, the last two joining Eagle in the 100 as well.

Lena Kalotihos also qualified in two events, the 800 and 1,600, and joined Brooke Olesen, Hall and Latu on the 4x400 relay.

Megan St. John qualified with a second-place showing in the 100 hurdles and Lauren Gursky advanced with a third-place finish in the 300 hurdles. Hannah MacLeod was third in the long jump.

Anderson matched his personal best in the long jump. He's joined on the 4x100 relay by Jacob Chavez, Julian Verbo and Elliot MacDonald, who also advanced in the 200.

Luke Scandlyn and Karl Zahlhaas-Liebner are eligible in the 800 and 1,600 and both are on the 4x400 relay along with Chavez and MacDonald.

Scott MacDonald and Cole Mediratta will compete in the 1,600 and Ethan Mimeles joins the the 3,200 festivities.

Perry, who also runs cross country, was fifth in the 3,200 and third in the high jump. She was sixth in the 1,600 and ninth in the long jump.

The Woodside boys finished fifth in both relays. The 4x100 relay is comprised of Gregory Barth, Theodore Ikehara, Derek Smith and Scott Morimoto. Smith also finished third in the long jump with a mark of 20-7 1/2.

Stefan Sujansky was fifth in the 400 and runs on the 4x400 relay with Tyler Casey, Erik Hay and Christian Canellos. Alex Hadidi was second in the pole vault.

CCS badminton

Gunn's mixed doubles team of Rasmus Janmyr and Cynthia Wong went undefeated (4-0) and did not drop a set in winning the title at Independence High in San Jose on Saturday.

Janmyr, who won the CCS boys double title with Adrian Lee last year, and Wong topped second-seeded Trevor Tan and Vivian Yao, 21-13, 21-17, in the championship match.

The closest the duo came to dropping a set was 21-18 in their first meeting with Tan and Yao in the winner's bracket final. Their average score was 21-13.4.

Lee, who was the No.1 seed, won his first three matches in boys singles, including a 21-19, 22-20 decision over second-seeded Karthik Kalyanasundaram of Homestead.

Kalyanasundaram came back to beat Lee twice, 21-16, 21-19, in the first title match, and 17-21, 21-17, 21-19 in the second champion match.

Gunn's boys doubles team of Wilson Jiing and Andrew Shi reached the title contest and dropped a 16-21, 21-9, 21-16 decision to a team from Monta Vista.

Palo Alto's Jeffrey Li and Talik Misner went 1-2 and Gunn's Matthew Chan and Michael Zhang weere 0-2.

In girls singles, Paly's fourth-seeded Ivy Wang won her first two matches before losing and then won two more in the one-loss bracket to clinch fourth place. Her only losses were to eventual champion Karen Ma of Monta Vista and runner-up Julie Wang of Westmont.

Menlo-Atherton's Narisa Trabosh, who was named Girls Player of the Year of the PAL Ocean Division, went 0-2 in girls singles action.

Gunn's girls' doubles team Gaby Candera and Szu Ting Tung finished 1-2 in the tournament.

Janmyr and Wong and Jiing and Shi will advance to the CIF NorCal Regional Badminton Championships in doubles, to be held at Independence High on Saturday at 9 a.m. Lee and Wang advance to the singles competition.

CCS boys golf

Menlo School and Palo Alto, each of which finished first or second in regional play, will be seeking a spot in the NorCal tournament on Tuesday when the CCS finals take place at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch on the Monterey Peninsula.

Gunn's Andy Zhou has the honor of teeing off first from the the 10th tee at 8 a.m. Menlo-Atherton's Jackson Lee is in a trio that tees off from the first tee at roughly 8:18 a.m. Zhou and Lee are playing as individuals.

Menlo and Palo Alto will be playing together off the 10th tee. Menlo's Max Ting and Paly's Ahmed Ali are in the same group that will pace the field. Menlo's Charlie Hsieh and PA's Sergi Mata are also teamed, along with Bellarmine's Justin Polk in the second group.

Menlo's Jeremy Yun and Viking Anthony Ha are in the fifth group, Paly's Bob Zhu and Menlo's Seth Pope are together in the sixth group. Menlo's Kripa Dharan and John Weingart and Paly's Akira Isayama and Will Schmutz are paired with golfers from Bellarmine and Palma.

The top three teams and the top four individuals not on one of those teams will advance to the CIF Nor-Cal Regional Championships, to be contested at the Woodbridge G&CC in Lodi n Monday, May 21.

The state tournament is scheduled for San Gabriel CC on Wednesday, May 30. The top three times and top nine individuals not on a qualifying team out of the NorCals advance to the state.

CCS baseball

Woodside (16-9), the second-place team out of the PAL Ocean Division, is seeded 10th in Division I and will open the CCS playoffs at No. 7 Wilcox (17-10) at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Quarterfinals are scheduled for Saturday. The Woodside-Wilcox winner meets Silver Creek or Piedmont Hills.

Palo Alto (20-6) is seeded fifth and Sacred Heart Prep (21-6) is sixth in the Open Division, which comprise the top eight teams in the CCS. Games begin Saturday.

The Vikings won the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division regular-season title and the league tournament but are resigned to playing SCVAL runner-up Los Gatos (21-8), for the fourth time this year, in the first round and at Los Gatos, which earned a fourth seed. Palo Alto has won two of the first three meetings.

The likely source of that higher seed stems out of Los Gatos playing, and beating, Serra late in the season. The Padres had already clinched the WCAL regular-season title and did not use their regulars against the Wildcats.

Meanwhile, both Palo Alto and Sacred Heart Prep played Serra earlier in the season and both lost badly. Timing is everything.

The loss to Los Gatos also hurt Serra (22-8), which is seeded eighth despite being the WCAL co-champion with third-seeded Valley Christian (26-3-1).

Sacred Heart Prep gets the honor of playing at Valley Christian, still considered the favorite in the division.

CCS tennis

The singles and doubles tournaments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, at 10 a.m., with the first two rounds and end Wednesday, at 1 p.m., with the semifinal and final. All matches will be played at Imperial Courts in Aptos.

Menlo-Atherton No. 1 player Tim Berthier meets Mountain View's John Rado in the opening round. The second round could possibly feature a rematch with Carlmont's Thomas Reznick, who beat Berthier in the PAL tournament finals.

M-A's Cole Hagerman has withdrawn from the tournament. He was the first alternate. Fremont's Rick Zheng, the second alternate, will replace SI's Ethan Smith and play Reznick in the first round.

In doubles, The Menlo duo of Clark Safran and Bo Leschly is seeded second and will meet a team from Piedmont Hills in the first round. A possible second-round match could be against Menlo-Atherton's Zach Ostrow and Maxim Lukic.

M-A's Jake Andrew and Jeffrey Jorgensen are seeded third and meet a team from CCS runner-up Bellarmine.

Woodside's Levi Vigdorchik and Alex Kastelein are also entered and are matched against the top-seeded team from Monta Vista.

NorCal tennis

Menlo School, along with Bellarmine, are competing in the CIF/USTA NorCal Championships this week at Broadstone Racquet Club in Folsom. Finals are slated for Saturday.

The Knights are looking to finish their season undefeated. They'll have to win two matches this week to do so.

— Rick Eymer/Palo Alto Online Sports

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A Track Fan
Woodside
on May 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm
A Track Fan, Woodside
on May 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm
4 people like this

I wanted to let you know that a few of the results got a little mixed up somehow. There were actually two Perry girls who competed on Saturday, Shannon and Sarah. The photo labeled as Shannon is actually her younger sister Sarah, a sophomore at Woodside. Sarah competed in the 1600 and 3200. Shannon, a senior at Woodside, competed in the High Jump and Long Jump. The results for the events were accurate, they were just attributed to the wrong person. It certainly would be impressive to perform in the 1600, 3200, High Jump and Long Jump, but that's not the case here. Thanks!


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