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Menlo club runner Iyer claims 3,000-meter national title

 

Menlo iGrehounds Nikitha Iyer, a senior at Harker, won the 17-18 women's 3,000-meter national championship Saturday in the USATF Junior Olympics at Sacramento State on Saturday.

Sarah Gayer, also from the iGreyhounds and a student at Mills, finished 10th in the race in a time of 10:42.31. Iyer's winning time was 10:05.08.

Los Angeles' Daniela Quintero set the national youth record in the girls' 11-12 3000, running 10:00.11, more than three seconds off the previous national record and 11 off the previous JO meet record.

East Palo Alto Greyhounds Johnathan Eaglin II went 12-6 3/4 in the boys' 8U long jump, good for a fifth-place finish.

Girls water polo

Palo Alto's Claire Billman and Sacred Heart Prep's Nadia Paquin are two reasons why the Stanford A 16U girls' water polo team is two wins away from a national title.

Stanford beat Santa Cruz Waxem, 7-4, on Saturday at Aragon High to qualify for Sunday's semifinal against CHAWP, a team from the Inland Empire in Southern California. They will meet at 10 a.m. at Gunn High.

A victory would mean a date for the championship game at 2:15 p.m. and a loss would result in playing for third place (and a medal) at 1 p.m., with both games scheduled for Gunn.

It's been a crazy tournament for the 16s, who have outscored their opponents, 52-33, and take a 3-3 overall mark (2-3 in group play) into the final day.

The Stanford 16U B team will be playing in the semifinals of the Classic Division after beating the Silicon Valley Outlaws, 8-6, in the Play-In game.

Stanford B dropped an 11-3 decision to Fraser Valley to open the tournament and has since won eight straight for a chance at revenge. The game will be played at 8 a.m. at Wilcox High.

Menlo School juniors Gillian Bressie and Sarah Donato, Gunn sophomores Michelle Fang, Kayla Lin and Kara Jacobsen, Palo Alto junior Sabrina Hall and Menlo-Atherton juniors Maddie Maxwell and Julia Sherman all play for the squad.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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