MacKenzie's more than a runner

He’s one of the best distance runners in the Central Coast Section and an A student who somehow also finds time to lead a rock band, but not even Owen MacKenzie succeeds at everything.

“I failed my driver’s test,” the Los Altos High senior said. “That was the last time I was disappointed.”

Covington Critters celebrate 50th year


Courtesy of Maridee Charlton
The 2018 Covington Critters swim team gathers for a group photo at the Mountain View High pool to commemorate its 50th year. The summer program began in 1968 at Covington School.

This summer marks the 50th year that the Covington Critters have provided a summer swim program to youth in and around Los Altos.

The team was founded in 1968 as a competitive swim class that aimed to teach swimmers basic strokes and technique. After a few years, the class grew so large that founding coach Rich Decker formed a team and took the Critters to their first swim meet.

Covington Critters celebrate 50th year


Courtesy of Maridee Charlton
The 2018 Covington Critters swim team gathers for a group photo at the Mountain View High pool to commemorate its 50th year. The summer program began in 1968 at Covington School.

This summer marks the 50th year that the Covington Critters have provided a summer swim program to youth in and around Los Altos.

The team was founded in 1968 as a competitive swim class that aimed to teach swimmers basic strokes and technique. After a few years, the class grew so large that founding coach Rich Decker formed a team and took the Critters to their first swim meet.

Mountain View High graduate Walker rewarded after busy week of swimming


Courtesy of Luciane Marques
Swimmer Lucas Walker, a Mountain View High graduate, is headed to the University of Redlands on an academic scholarship.

Lucas Walker wasn’t satisfied competing in just one high-stakes swim meet two weeks ago, so he participated in two.

The 2018 Mountain View High graduate swam in a pair of major USA Swimming competitions – the Junior National Championships and the Futures Championships – in the span of six days, and showed he belonged in both.


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