Spring sports regular seasons are wrapping up and Harker athletes are scoring right and left!
Upper School Swimming
Harker’s boys and girls swim teams competed in the CCS championships with some fantastic results. While CCS comprises more than 100 schools stretching from San Francisco to King City, Harker had many top 10 finishes. Overall, the girls tied for 16th place and the boys tied for ninth place.
Girls 200-meter medley relay – Katie Siegel, Lucy Cheng, Kimberly Ma, all grade 12, and Amie Chien, grade 11: 11th place
Boys 200-meter medley relay – Kevin Khojasteh, Daryl Neubieser, both grade 12, Aaron Huang and Craig Neubieser, both grade 9: seventh place
Girls 200-meter free relay – Tiffany Wong, Amie Chien, Rachelle Koch, all grade 12, and Manon Aubert, grade 10: 14th place
Girls 400-meter free relay – Katie Siegel, Rachelle Koch, Kimberly Ma, all grade 12, and Manon Aubert, grade 10: 14th place
Boys 400-meter free relay – Kevin Khojasteh, Daryl Neubieser, both grade 12, Aaron Huang and Craig Neubieser, both grade 9: 12th place
Boys 200-meter individual medley – Kevin Khojasteh, grade 12: fourth place
Boys 100-meter breaststroke – Kevin Khojasteh: seventh place
Boys 50-meter freestyle – Daryl Neubieser: fifth place
Boys 100-meter freestyle – Daryl Neubieser: third place
Girls 100-meter backstroke – Katie Siegel: second place
Girls 100-meter fly: Katie Siegel – third place
For complete meet results, visit: http://www.fastlanetek.com/swmeets/2012_05_11_ccs/.
Upper School Track and Field
Track and field competed in the league finals with some impressive results. The junior varsity boys team won the league championship! Individuals qualifying for CCS trials held May 12 were Michael Chen, Isabelle Connell, Sumit Minocha, Tyler Yeats, all grade 11, and Corey Gonzales, grade 9.
Varsity Boys Finals
Team ranking: fourth place (of nine schools)
100 meter: Sumit Minocha, 11.20 seconds, first place
200 meter: Sumit Minocha, 22.67 seconds, first place
3,200 meter: Tyler Yeats, 10:24.16, first place; Corey Gonzales, 10:24.53, second place
Shot put: Michael Chen, 41 ft. 9 in., second place; Matthew Giammona, grade 11, 38 ft. 11 in., fourth place
Discus: Michael Chen, 117 ft. 7.5 in., third place
Varsity Girls Finals
Team ranking: fifth place (of 12 schools)
1,600 meter: Claudia Tischler, grade 10, 5:21.74, third place (Only 0.33 seconds from taking second place)
400 meter: Isabelle Connell, 58.83 seconds, second place
200 meter: Isabelle Connell, 26.01 seconds, first place
3,200 meter: Ragini Bhattacharya, grade 11, 12:12 minutes, fourth place
Junior Varsity Finals
Team ranking: first place (out of nine schools)
400 meter: Vincent Lin, grade 10, 1:00.96, second place
100 meter: Jerry Shen, 13.30, third place
200 meter: Vincent Lin, 27.33, first place; Jerry Shen, 27.37, second place
Shot put: Nishaant Murali, 31 ft. 9 in., first place; Ravi Bhandia, 30 ft. 8.5 in., second place; Rohan Kapatkar, 30 ft 6.5 in., fourth place
Discus: Ravi Bhandia, 99 ft. 6 in., first place, Raghav Sehtia, 89 ft. 2 in., second place; Rohan Kapatkar, 89 ft. 1.5 in., third place; Nishaant Murali, 83 ft. 1 in., fourth place
Lower and Middle School Update
Harker lower and middle schools sports teams have been enjoying a spectacular spring season. Several teams are in the hunt for a league championship.
Middle School Tennis
The middle school tennis team competes in two tennis leagues. On May 8, they defeated perennial powerhouse Menlo, 8-1, to take the WBAL tennis championship! On May 9 they competed for the MTP title v. Fisher. The team entered the championship with a perfect 12-0 season.
Grade 8 Varsity Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball team played Menlo May 9 for the WBAL title. They entered the game 6-0 and without a single lost set in a match.
Grade 8 Varsity Boys Volleyball
The boys volleyball team is in the hunt for the ADAL title with a record of 9-0. They have two matches remaining to reach their goal.
Grade 5 Junior Varsity B1 Girls Volleyball
This grade 5 volleyball team competed against Pinewood on May 10 for the WBAL title. Coming into the match, the team had a undefeated 5-0 record without a single lost set.