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Gunn Boys finish 3rd in the state at CIF state swimming meet, Girls team with several strong finishes

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The combination of Gunn’s Michael Lincoln and Max Pokutta also produced impressive performances, helping the Titans finish third in the state with 94 points, just behind Northgate’s 97. Oak Ridge dominated the meet, scoring 165 points.

Gunn’s girls 200 and 400 free relay teams also turned in top efforts. An all-sophomore team of Milan Hilde-Jones, Clara Schulz, Ashley Stahmer and Sarah Snyder went 1:34.27 to place fourth and knocked 1 1/2 seconds off their CCS time, enough to leap over M-A, which finished sixth at 1:35.73 with a team that included Henig, Sophie Murff, Faith Dunn and Kate Denend.

Gunn’s all-sophomore 400 free relay, which placed fifth in 3:25.53, consisted of Grace Tramack, Schulz, Stahmer and Snyder.

Lincoln and Pokutta helped Gunn gain some revenge for its third-place finish in the CCS by finishing third in the state, ahead of both Bellarmine and St. Francis.

Lincoln finished fourth in both the 200 free (1:37.23) and 500 free (4:27.33) while Pokutta was third in the breast (55.43) and seventh in the 200 IM (1:51.10).

Both also swam on Gunn’s 200 medley relay team, with Jonathan Affeld and Sebastain Cai, to place eighth in 1:34.50 and on the 400 free relay, with David Shau and Michael Chen, to place 10th in 3:06.52.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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