GETTING IN SYNCH . . . Palo Alto resident Chesnie Cheung won a pair of gold medals at the UANA Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships over the weekend in Riverside. The seventh-grader at Jordan Middle School, who competes for the Santa Clara Aquamaids, recorded victories in duet, with Kaitlyn Hoang, and team events in the 12-Under age group. Cheung, along with Palo Alto's Nicole Goot, also helped the United States 12-Under national team win the team title. Palo Alto High's Elle Billman and Gunn's Nicola Schmidt, representing the Santa Clara Aquamaids, earned a gold medal in the junior team event. The pair also earned a silver medal as part of the combination routine. the Aquamaids announced a development program that begins in September in Menlo Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
POWER AND SPEED . . . Palo Alto grad Joc Pederson hit his 30th home run of the season for Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday night to close in on becoming the first player in the Pacific Coast League to record a 30-30 season since 1934 and just the fourth overall. He has 28 stolen bases on the year for the Isotopes, who finish their season on Sept. 1. The three-time minor-league all-star hit in six straight games and nine of 10 entering play Tuesday night. Pederson hit 22 homers and stole 31 bases for Double-A Charlotte last year.
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