Justin Nam, Menlo School baseball. Nam carried the load in the Knights’ 15-2 win over Mills. At the plate, Nam drove in four runs while, on the mound, he gave up one run in five innings of work to earn the win.

Kaimei Gescuk, Carlmont girls’ track and field. The junior distance runner earned an automatic bid to run the girls’ 3,200 meters in the Arcadia Invitational national meet with a standout performance Saturday in Dublin. Gescuk recorded a sub-11 minute time in the event at the Dublin Distance Fiesta, finishing with a personal record 10:55.17, good for second place in the event. With the top two finishers earning auto bids to Aracadia, Gescuk punched her ticket to run among the nation’s best at the prestigious meet April 6 in Los Angeles.

Megan Grant, Aragon softball. The freshman has had an immediate impact on the varsity Dons, who played five games last week. Grant homered six times in those five games, going 11 for 16 and eight RBIs to help her team to a 3-2 record on the week. Already committed to UCLA, the freshman is batting .700 (14 for 20) this season while hitting safely in all six of Aragon’s games.

Lafu Malepeai, South City softball. The senior had only two hits, but she drove in six runs as the Warriors topped rival El Camino in a slugfest, 19-10. Malepeai stroked a grand slam as well as a two-run triple to lead the Warriors.

Charlotte Tomkinson, Menlo School girls’ track and field. Through the opening weeks of the 2019 track and field season, Tomkinson has emerged as the best girls’ 800 runner in the state. The junior ran the event in 2:10.61 Saturday at the Dublin Distance Fiesta, recording not only a personal record but also the top time of any high school runner in the state of California this season, bettering her own state-best time of 2:14.61 set the previous week.

Jason Wu, San Mateo boys’ volleyball. Wu helped lead the Bearcats to their first-ever win over Menlo-Atherton, beating the Bears 25-18, 30-28, 20-25, 25-17. Wu led the team with 13 kills and also added four service aces.

Sage Hager, San Mateo softball. The sophomore right-hander took no prisoners in San Mateo’s 3-0 win over Mills. Hager dominated to record a one-hit shutout, while tabbing the first regulation complete game of her varsity career, while also notching a career-high 14 strikeouts.

Emma Lepisova, San Mateo girls’ swimming. One of the top swimmers in the PAL, Lepisova swam CCS qualifying times in 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke.

Scott Leighton, Hillsdale baseball. The junior pitcher tossed a second straight complete game in the Knights’ 5-2 win over King’s Academy. He allowed two runs while scattering five hits.

Steve Varghese, Design Tech baseball. The Dragons had two results last week that were as about as polar opposite as possible. After a 23-3 loss to Del Mar-San Jose last Thursday, Design Tech bounced back to wallop Woodside Priory 31-7. The Dragons totaled 30 hits in the game, led by Varghese. The junior reached base in all seven of his plate appearances, going 6 for 6 with a walk while totaling three runs and six RBIs.

Sophia Eftekhari and Caitlin Regan, Hillsdale softball. The pair had a big day in a 15-1 win over Half Moon Bay. The Knights’ leadoff and No. 9 hitter, respectively, combined to go 5 for 5 with two walks, five runs scored and eight RBIs. Eftekhari picked up four of those RBIs with a second-inning grand slam.

Ashleigh Dean, Notre Dame-Belmont softball. The senior drove the Tigers’ offense in a 15-2 win over Harker. Finishing a triple short of the cycle, Dean went 4 for 4 with a home run, double and a pair of singles as she drove in four runs.

Krissy Smoot, Notre Dame-Belmont girls’ track and field. The CCS girls’ silver medalist in the shot put last season, Smoot just keeps getting better. The senior delivered a throw of 43 feet, 3 inches Saturday at the St. Francis Invitational to earn the tournament championship. Smoot set a personal record with the mighty throw, which goes without saying, as the distance also broke Notre Dame-Belmont’s all-time program record.

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