Prep report: Siaba, Bolarinwa lead Palo Alto in track and field


Palo Alto senior Titilola Bolarinwa was a double winner, taking the girls' 200 (26.31) and 400 (59.13) and the Vikings topped host Lynbrook, 66-61, in a league track and field meet Tuesday.

Michel-Ange Siaba and Kent Slaney were double winners on the boys' side as Palo Alto turned in a 68-59 victory.

Titilola Bolarinwa/Photo by Malcolm Slaney
Siaba, a multi-talented soccer player, also showed his versatility on the field. He won the long jump in 19-9, the triple jump in 41-5, was fourth in the high jump at 5-6 and placed second in the discus at 122-82.

Slaney went 4:32.59 in the 1,600 and 10:16.86 in the 3,200, setting a meet record in the process.

Girls lacrosse

Menlo-Atherton dropped a nonleague game to visiting Dougherty Valley, 12-5, Tuesday in the inaugural meeting between the programs.

The undefeated Wildcats (5-0) controlled the game with strong defense and draw domination.

For the Bears (2-2), Emma Easton and Annie Payne each scored a pair of goals. M-A Goalie Samantha Gamez had 11 saves.

Palo Alto fell to visiting St. Francis-Sacramento Tuesday, 18-7, in a nonleague contest.

Junior goalie Mattie Orloff had a great game, saving a total of 12 shots, with many of those fired from close range.

Charlotte Cheng scored four goals for the Vikings while Emma Staiger found the back of the cage twice.

Paly senior Kaitlin Chiu opened the second half with three consecutive draw controls, en route to finishing with seven draw controls.


Meher Sandhu collected two of Castilleja's five hits in a 4-0 loss to host Harker in a West Bay Bay Athletic League game on Tuesday.

Harker's Kristin LeBlanc threw the shutout.

Boys lacrosse

Menlo opened its season with an 11-5 nonleague victory over visiting St. Francis on Tuesday.

The Knights led 5-2 at the half. Seven players scored goals, including junior David Schmaier who had four goals, and an assist, while freshman Samson Axe picked up two goals. Junior Ryan Murphy had a goal and an assist.

Menlo next plays at Sacred Heart Prep in a Peninsula Athletic League-Bay Division opener Friday.

Boys tennis

Menlo defeated West Bay Athletic League newcomer Nueva 7-0 at home Tuesday.

The Knights improve to 5-0 league, 8-1 overall, and next face Sacred Heart Prep on the road Wednesday.

Boys golf

Menlo improved to 3-0 for the season as it prepares for the Wildcat Tournament at The Meadow Club next week.

The Knights posted a 206-233 victory over Crystal Springs at picturesque Peninsula Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.

Junior Max Ting won medalist honors with a 37 which included two birdies on the par-3 third hole and the par-4 seventh hole.

Sophomore Seth Pope continued his strong play with a 39 and also birdied the seventh hole.

Junior John Weingart had a solid round and finished with five consecutive pars.

JoJo Bachechi-Clark played in his first match of the year and contributed with a 46 that included a couple of putts that just lipped out.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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