Both boys and girls swim teams came in second in the league championships, where our swimmers set WBAL records in many events. At the CCS finals, the boys team was recognized as the CCS scholastic team champions; both boys and girls teams went on to place the highest in Harker history. The boys team placed fourth and girls placed eighth – a huge contrast to five years ago, when the teams had never scored at CCS.
Jessica Khojasteh, Gr. 11, won the 200 individual medley in 2:03:11, which is the first-ever CCS title in any sport for Harker. Khojasteh is also Harker’s female athlete of the year. The boys 200 medley relay team of Kevin Khojasteh, Gr. 10, Michael Clifford, Gr. 12, Daryl Neubieser, Gr. 10 and Cole Davis, Gr. 12, finished second at CCS with Davis also taking second in both the 50 and 100 free. Kevin Khojasteh also took second in the 100 breaststroke.
The boys golf team qualified for CCS regionals for the first time in school history as an at-large bid, where the boys placed eighth. Individually, Maverick McNealy, Gr. 9, qualified for the CCS finals by shooting a 75, once again making Harker history. McNealy shot a 73 for a top ten finish at CCS, one short of qualifying for the Nor Cal tournament. His score made him first alternate for that tournament. James Feng, Gr. 12, just missed qualifying for CCS, eagling the final hole for a 76. Yash Khandwala, Gr. 12, Jeremy Whang, Gr. 12, Ram Seeni, Gr. 11 and Kyle Roter, Gr. 9, also played very well.
The boys volleyball team ended their regular season by defeating both King’s Academy and Saratoga. The playoff season came to a close May 13 at Mitty in the CCS quarterfinals. Despite the huge, supportive crowd cheering for Harker, the Monarchs defeated the Eagles 18-25, 22-25, 25-23, 18-25. The boys ended their season 25-10 overall with a third place finish in league.
Girls lacrosse defeated Woodside 13-8 on senior day to earn their fifth win of the season, which is a program record! Michelle Douglas, Gr. 9, scored five goals and Monisha Appalaraju, Gr. 11, scored three. The team ended with a 5-4 league record.
The boys tennis season came to a close May 14 as they lost 6-1 to Bellarmine in the second round of CCS. The team finished second place in league behind Menlo.
Softball ended their season with victories over Mercy-San Francisco, 13-3 and Pinewood, 6-1. Arthi Padmanabhan and Shizuka Tiernan, both Gr. 12, were both three for four batting against Mercy. The team ended with a 4-10 league record.
Baseball ended its season May 14 with a 9-5 loss against league champion Sacred Heart Prep. Stefan Eckhardt, Gr. 12, had two hits and Greg Plauck, Gr. 12, had two RBIs. The boys finished their season with an 11-15-1 overall record and 5-5 in league for a third place finish.
Track and Field
The boys took third out of nine teams at league finals, with three seniors qualifying for CCS. Thomas Enzminger threw for
first in the discus and second in shot put, qualifying in both events. Scott Underwood took second in the discus and qualified for CCS and Aadithya Prakash took first in the 3,200. Michael Chen, Gr. 9, also qualified in the shot put and was the only freshman to participate in this event at CCS.