Los Altos High swimmer Danielle Carter finished first in the girls 100-yard backstroke and 100 butterfly at Saturday’s Central Coast Section championships in Santa Clara.
The Cal-bound senior swam the 100 back in 54.21 seconds to win the event for the second straight year. She swam the 100 fly in 54.29.
St. Francis senior Brooke Schaffer of Los Altos won the 50 freestyle (22.92) and 100 free (49.32).
Host Los Altos withstood a late rally by rival Mountain View to prevail 14-12 Thursday in the season finale for both teams.
The Eagles led 10-4 early in the third quarter, but the Spartans cut the deficit to 11-7 by the end of the period. Mountain View’s Niles Lo opened the fourth with a goal; Los Altos responded three minutes later with a goal from Jackson Camp. Lucas Tomasello then scored back-to-back goals for the Spartans and Miles Lin added another to cut the Eagles’ advantage to 12-11. Kyle Nero answered for Los Altos, and teammate Baylor Hofmann scored with 40 seconds left to push the lead to 14-11. Mountain View tacked on a goal in the final seconds.
“It was a hard-fought match because both teams wanted to end their seasons with a win,” said Eagles coach Kevin Quinn, whose son Connor led Los Altos (4-8 overall) with five goals.
Tomasello paced the Spartans (2-12) with four goals.
Los Altos is slated to host the SCVAL North Division finals 5 p.m. today. Mountain View, Pinewood and Mercy-Burlingame are also expected to participate.
Los Altos and Mountain View finished third and fourth, respectively, at a four-team meet April 24 at Gilroy. The Eagles put up a team score of 127.550 and the Spartans produced a 123.850.
Courtney Krauss led Los Altos with an all-around score of 37.100 for third place. Teammate Roosa Uusitalo placed fourth (36.350). Mountain View had two gymnasts in the top 10 all-around: Nomi Rosen (sixth, 36.150) and Melissa Pinkner (eighth, 35.450).
St. Francis qualified for this week’s CCS regionals, along with several individuals from surrounding schools. Those qualifiers include Connor Song and Jamison Tan (Los Altos), Michael Bringas (Mountain View) and Tyler Chou (Pinewood). The regionals were scheduled Tuesday (after the Town Crier’s press deadline) at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, also the site of next Tuesday’s CCS finals.