Eagles, Lancers sending several athletes to state


Andrew Zaeske/Special to the Town Crier
Menlo’s Charlotte Tomkinson edges Los Altos High’s Anna Zaeske for second place in the 4x400-meter relay at Friday’s Central Coast Section finals in Gilroy.

Although the photo finish for second place in the girls 4x400-meter relay didn’t favor Los Altos High at Friday’s Central Coast Section track and field finals, the Eagles still left Gilroy with plenty to smile about.

Los Altos co-head coach Dave Barth said the relay team of Jessie Bourgan, Jessie Carlson, Thea Mollerstedt and Anna Zaeske “gave everything they had” to finish in a season-best time of 3 minutes, 56.75 seconds and qualify for the state championships. The meet is slated Friday (trials) and Saturday (finals) in Clovis.

MV baseball team advances to semis at expense of LA

The last two years, the Mountain View High baseball team’s season ended with a loss to rival Los Altos in the Central Coast Section Division I quarterfinals. The 10th-seeded Spartans returned the favor Saturday, edging the No. 2 Eagles 6-5 in the same round at Fremont High.

“It took us three years, but we finally got them,” Mountain View coach Kris Mims said. “But it wasn’t easy. They’re the defending champs and won 22 games.”

Sports on the Side: MV Open, sports physicals, soccer registration and more

MV Open wraps up Monday at Cuesta

The 51st Mountain View Open Tennis Tournament concludes this weekend at the Cuesta Park Tennis Center. The USTA-sanctioned event, which began with preliminary rounds last weekend, features four divisions: men’s open singles, women’s open singles, men’s open doubles and mixed open doubles. Total prize money is $3,500. Admission is free. Matches are scheduled all day Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for the finals. For more information, call 967-5955 or visit mvopen.com.

Mountain View High offers sports physicals

Mountain View High’s annual pre-participation physicals for next school year are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Thursday at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks Drive, Los Altos. Cost is $35. For more information, email Mountain View athletic director Shelley Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Eagles excel at CCS semifinal meet


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Los Altos High’s Thea Mollerstedt, running in an early-season meet, last week qualified for the CCS finals in three events.

After going undefeated in the SCVAL De Anza Division and winning the league meet for the first time, the Los Altos High girls continued their streak of success Saturday at the Central Coast Section track and field semifinals in Gilroy.

The Eagles will be represented in nine events at the CCS finals, slated to start at 4 p.m. Friday at Gilroy High.


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