Local swimmers hold their own at Santa Clara's pro series meet

Two swimmers from local high schools advanced beyond the preliminaries in their respective events at the TYR Pro Swim Series meet held June 7-10 at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara.

St. Francis High’s Nicole Oliva placed seventh in the women’s 800-meter freestyle final with a time of 8 minutes, 48.62 seconds. In addition, the rising junior finished 10th in the women’s 400 free consolation final by clocking a 4:17.70.

Sports on the Side

Local towns schedule softball game Aug. 18

Residents of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills are encouraged to register for the inaugural community softball game between the two cities, scheduled 1-3 p.m. Aug. 18. The co-ed match – meant as a friendly, cross-town rivalry competition – is coordinated by the Parks and Recreation departments of both cities, according to Sarah Robustelli, Los Altos Hills community services supervisor. The game will take place at Purissima Park in Los Altos Hills. Participation is free and open to all adult residents. To register for the game, contact Robustelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 947-2518. For more information, visit losaltoshills.ca.gov/423/Los-Altos-Hills-vs-Los-Altos-Softball-Ga.

Celebration of sailing set for Shoreline Lake

Shoreline Lake in Mountain View is participating in this weekend’s Summer Sailstice, the annual family-friendly, global celebration of summer and sailing to raise awareness of the benefits of sailing. Free events – including skippered sailboat rides for kids and racing demos for newbies/nonsailors – are scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Advance registration is required for the rides and demos. For more information, visit shorelinelake.com.

Acing Alcatraz

Mountain View’s Doug Kylander participate in the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon.

The seven local residents who competed in this year’s Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon included a first-time participant and a wily race veteran who both placed among the top 10 of their respective age divisions June 3.

Escape novice Doug Kylander of Mountain View finished seventh in the men’s 50-54 division with a time of 2 hours, 41 minutes and 39 seconds. That’s 25 minutes faster than any other local who participated in the 38th annual event, comprising a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shore, an 18-mile bike ride and an 8-mile run through the city.

Los Altos resident makes it to finals of Mtn. View Open tennis tournament

Courtesy of John Togasaki
Marisue Jacutin de Mariona competes in mixed doubles.

No local resident claimed a championship at this year’s Mountain View Open tennis tournament, though Marisue Jacutin de Mariona came close.

The Los Altos resident reached the mixed-doubles final with partner Pablo Schurig of Walnut Creek May 26 at Cuesta Park. That’s where they met their match in Philip Graham (Oakland) and Alex Poorta (Moraga), who prevailed 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

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