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Diving
Lynbrook High School’s Lauren Okamoto placed fourth in the girls diving final of the CIF state swimming and diving championships on Saturday in Fresno. Okamoto, a sophomore, produced a mark of 470.55 points.
Boys Volleyball
Monta Vista, the No. 3 seed in the CIF NorCal Division I tournament, swept Whitney-Rocklin 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 in a first-round match on May 22. The Matadors (33-5) will travel to face No. 2 seed Bellarmine Wednesday at 7 p.m. The winner will play in the championship match on Saturday. The time and site of the match were unavailable at press time.
Track and field
A number of local athletes qualified for the CCS finals with impressive performances at the CCS semifinals on Saturday at Gilroy.
The CCS finals will be held this Friday at Gilroy. Field events start at 4 p.m. and track events begin at 6 p.m.
Homestead’s Rebecca Hasser had the top qualifying time in the girls 1,600 meters (5 minutes, 3.13 seconds) and 3,200 meters (11:09.28). Anna Mokkapati of The King’s Academy had the second-fastest mark in the girls 1,600 (5:04.39) and the eighth-fastest time in the 3,200 (11:20.87). Kamau Carlisle of The King’s Academy had the second-best mark in the boys long jump (22-8 1/4).
Lynbrook’s Andrew Shao had the fastest time in the boys 300 intermediate hurdles (39.02). Teammate Edward Choi had the third-fastest time in both the boys 110 high hurdles (14.88) and 300 hurdles (39.66).
Cupertino’s Amy Thuesen and Fremont’s Samantha Louie were among 12 athletes who qualified in the girls high jump with a height of 5-feet. Louie also qualified in the triple jump (37-4) and long jump (16-8 3/4). Cupertino’s Maxine Schultz had the fourth-fastest time in the girls 300 low hurdles (45.88).
Fremont’s Alex Cassidy was one of 10 athletes who qualified for the finals with a leap of 6-0 in the boys high jump. Homestead’s Joshua Anderson qualified in two events: the boys shot put (50-3) and discus (141-8).
Monta Vista’s girls team had many qualifiers in the sprints. Its 400-meter relay team had the fourth-fastest time (48.46) and its other qualifiers included Evelyn How in the 100 (12.45), Brook Young in the 200 (25.64 wind-aided) and Bianca Young in the 400 (59.36).
Other local qualifiers included Homestead’s Ben Piekarz in the boys 800 (1:58.48), Homestead’s Harold Rucker in the boys 300 hurdles (39.91), Lynbrook’s boys 1,600 relay team (3:27.50) and Cupertino’s Oriana Jalal in the girls 1,600 (5:08.12).

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