Swimmer starts fast
In his first meet of the season, Los Altos High graduate Sean Cheng, a sophomore swimmer at Macalester College (St. Paul, Minn.), placed fifth in the 100-yard backstroke. The Los Altos Hills native finished in 1 minute, 5.68 seconds at the Macalester Pentathlon, held Oct. 15.
Pumpkins for sports
The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is slated to be open noon to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Friday and Monday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Proceeds benefit Los Altos High sports.