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Loads of locals land on all-league teams for spring sports performances

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Los Altos High softball player Janelle McAfee was named First Team All-SCVAL De Anza Division.

All-league honors were recently awarded to varsity high school athletes participating in spring sports. Athletes from local schools who earned accolades are listed below.

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Local triathletes live to tell about their Escape from Alcatraz

Courtesy of Marathon Foto
Los Altos resident Chris Chang competes in the 36th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon June 12 in San Francisco.

In this lottery, the lives of the winners only get tougher.

Those selected are “lucky” enough to get the chance to jump from a boat in the bay and swim 1.5 miles to shore, climb an unforgiving 400-step sand ladder, pedal 18 miles on many of the steep streets of San Francisco, then run 8 miles on pavement, gravel, dirt and sand.

Los Altos swimmer qualifies for Olympic trials

Courtesy of Kathleen Gaspich
Gabrielle Anderson made the Olympic trials by swimming the 100 butterfly in 1:01.12.

In the world of competitive swimming, Gabrielle Anderson has made it to the deep end of the pool. The Los Altos resident recently qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-yard butterfly.

Anderson is scheduled to leave next week for the meet in Omaha, Neb., where she will share the pool with swimmers the 16-year-old admired growing up.

Gold Star gymnasts shine at state meet

Owen Heery /Special to the Town Crier
Several competitors from Gold Star Gymnastics in Mountain View placed at the state meet, including Cindy Linker.

Scores of gymnasts from Mountain View-based Gold Star Gymnastics’ girls artistic team placed at state and regional meets held this spring, including many local residents.

Laura MacKenzie finished third on the uneven bars (9.375) and first on the balance beam (9.600) at the Level 8/9 state championships in McClellan. MacKenzie also placed first on the uneven bars (9.600), third on the balance beam (9.400) and first all-around (37.325) at the Level 8 regional championships in Las Vegas.

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