Alumni report: M-A grad part of Claremont tennis success


Menlo-Atherton grad Casey Morris has to be enjoying his freshman year playing tennis with Claremont McKenna College.

He's undefeated in both singles and doubles competition this spring and the Stags host Chicago in the NCAA Division III team tennis championships on Monday.

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Bennett Huang/Iowa Athletics

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He's 7-0 in singles, including a 3-0 mark in conference play. Morris has been used at positions 3 through 6 as Claremont (30-3) has forged a 15-match winning streak.

Morris last played against Hope International in mid-April, winning in both singles and doubles. He's 5-0 in doubles.

Men's gymnastics

Palo Alto grad Bennett Huang also last competed in April, taking part in the NCAA men's gymnastics championship in Chicago.

His freshman season at Iowa ended with a 12th place finish in the all-around, scoring 90.298.

"Bennet had a fantastic all-around meet," Iowa coach JD Reive said. "The energy and the venue was top-notch and super exciting. To be a part of that and experience that with the guys and the way they performed was exactly how I wanted to end our season."

Track and field

Gunn grad Gillian Meeks earned points for Harvard, where she is a sophomore, in the women's 10k, placing fifth overall in 36:11.20 at the IC4A/ECAC Track and Field Championships over the weekend at Princeton.

Castilleja grad Claire Traum, a freshman at Bowdoin College in Maine, placed 14th overall in the 800 at the NEICAAA Championships over the weekend. She finished in 2:13.64, a week after setting a personal best 2:13.14 to place third at the New England Division III championships in Cambridge.

Traum has also run the 600 and 1,500 and on the distance medley relay, the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. She helped Bowdoin win the DMR at the Division III Indoor Championships in March.


Menlo School grad Rylan Pade appeared in three games for Brown, pitching 2 2/3 innings in relief and compiling a 3.38 ERA.

Menlo grad Griff McGarry appeared in his ninth game of the season for Virginia on Saturday night. The Cavaliers (27-21) took two of three in the series and will travel to Wake Forest for a three-game set beginning Thursday.

McGarry is 0-2, with a 6.75 this season. He has 20 strikeouts in 16 innings for Virginia.

Men's crew

Palo Alto grad Doran Finley helped Cornell's fourth varsity boat, where he occupies the bow, to a dramatic victory at the EARC Sprints Sunday in Worchester.

The fourth varsity eight was in a race with just Dartmouth in the Petite Final. The Big Green got off to an incredibly fast start, gaining seven seats early in the race. Cornell responded and with 500 meters to go the Big Red got within four seats.

Cornell eventually caught Dartmouth with 150 meters to go and went on to win in a time that would have put them fourth in the Grand Finals.

Los Altos Hills resident Austin Chase was in seat two of the third varsity eight for Cornell.

Columbia's heavyweight varsity, with Palo Alto grad Clay Watson in the No. 2 seat, and second varsity eights were the runner-up in the third level final at the EARC Sprints Sunday. The varsity eight finished behind Navy.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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