Palo Alto Stanford dominated the girls' 50 free Saturday, scoring 67 points in the event and taking a 100-point lead over its nearest competitor at the USA Swimming Futures Championships in Santa Clara.
PASA's boys' team is in fifth overall as several swimmers grabbed big points on the day. James Lovette won the 400-meter men's free, one of three men who finished fourth or higher.
Gunn's Sarah Snyder continued her impressive meet, winning the 50 free in a U.S. Open qualifying time of 26.26. She was followed by Sacred Heart Prep's Sloane Reinstein (26.76) in fourth, Grace Anderson (26.83) in fifth and Palo Alto grad Claire Lin (27.16) in ninth. Gunn's Ashley Stahmer just missed the C final with her 27.51.
Danielle Carter swam third in the 100 back (1:04.60) while Castilleja's Marie Williams placed 23rd overall in 1:06.81 and Palo Alto junior Amy Wu placed 28th in 1:06.97.
Gunn grad Jennifer Campbell, a sophomore at Cal, placed fifth in the 400 free (4:24.92) and Gunn's Grace Tramack scored with a ninth-place finish (4:29/27). Reinstein was 17th (4:31.77) and Snyder 36th (4:32.81).
Stanford grad Tara Halsted opened the day with a victory in the 200 fly (2:15.73), winning by more than two seconds. Carter was ninth (2:19.96), Campbell was 12th (2:20.59) and Tramack was 25th (2:23.61).
PASA's Joe Molinari, a sophomore at Arizona State, placed second in the 100 back with a time of 58.33 and Mountain View High grad Lucas Walker, who will be a freshman at Redlands in the fall, was fourth in the 200 breast in 2:23.24. Walker also placed fourth in the 100 breast at the Central Coast Section meet in the spring.
Lovette, a sophomore at Williams College, added a 14th-place finish in the 50 free (24.37). Brooks Taner, fresh from the Speedo Junior Nationals, Byrce Bolleson, Justin Mills and Yannick Bohbot-Dridi all swam in the prelims of the 50 free.
PASA also had a solid showing in the 200 breast, with Gunn's Shogo Moridaira swimming a 2:26.18 to finish seventh in the B final, Yurick Jung placing ninth in the final at 2:27.22 and Ryan Kim seventh in the C final (2:27.60). Menlo School's Alec Vercruysse was 31st overall in 2:28.10.
Speedo Junior Nationals
Incoming Stanford freshman Amalie Fackenthal, who swims for DART, completed her appearance at the Speedo Junior Nationals in Irvine on Saturday by tying for first in the B final of the women's 50-meter freestyle in a time of 26.04.
Fackenthal also tied for ninth during the preliminaries with Talia Bates, who ended up scratching from the final. That opened the way for Menlo-Atherton grad Izzy Henig to finish eighth in the C final with a time of 26.68.
PASA's Brooke Schaffer swam in the prelims of the 50 free, clocking a 26.66.
Fackenthal delivered a 2:21.21 in the 200 individual medley race, the 27th-best overall time. Palo Alto grad Zoe Lusk was 38th in 2:21.73.
Incoming Stanford freshmen David Madej and Jonathan Cook also swam on Saturday. Madej was 41st in the 50 free in 23.83 and Cook placed 57th with a 2:09.13 in the 200 IM.