Triathlete from Los Altos qualifies for next year's world championships


Courtesy of Sam Harding
Mary Ann Bogart, center, stands atop the podium at the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Cleveland.

Mary Ann Bogart may be 75 years old, but she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

The longtime Los Altos resident placed first in her division (women 75-79) at last month’s USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Cleveland. That qualified her to represent Team USA at the ITU Draft-Legal Sprint-Distance World Championships next year in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Trailblazer Race hits milestone Sunday in MV


Courtesy of Scott Trappe
Runners take part in last year’s Trailblazer Race.

Although it was 24 years ago, Tom Bornheimer said he still remembers running the second Stevens Creek Trailblazer Race.

The former Los Altos resident recalled standing at the starting line among 100 other runners, walkers, joggers and toddlers, and then taking off through the old Silicon Graphics campus and into Shoreline Park.

Participation in prep sports sets record in California

High school sports participation continues to increase in California and is at an all-time high for the seventh consecutive year, according to the 2018-19 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sports Participation Survey released last month.

Up by 0.67% since the 2017-18 survey by the CIF (which governs the state’s high school sports), 814,004 student-athletes competed in education-based athletic programs in California last school year.

Parents urged to cheer play, not jeer refs, at prep games

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in California, this message is primarily for you.

When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it comes to verbally criticizing game officials or coaches, cool it.


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