At the WBAL track meet, Gr. 4-8 boys and girls represented Harker well.
For the Gr. 4 boys, Evan Dorrian took second in the 100 and sixth in the 200 meters; Arben Gutierrez-Bujari was fourth in the 200 meters, sixth in the 400, and sixth in the 800. Eric Pei also took second in the 800, and the Gr. 4 relay team took third place in the 4 x 100.
These Gr. 5 boys also did well. Johnathon Keller was third in the 50 meters, fourth in the 100 and sixth in the 400. Noko Stearns placed sixth in the 50 and fifth in the 100 meters. Jonathan Yiu took sixth in the 100 meters, Calvin Kocienda was second in both the 200 and 400 meters, Nick LaBruna took fourth in both the 200 and 800 meters, Trevor Lee was sixth in the 800 meters, and the 4 x 100 relay team placed third.
Gr. 6 students continued the success with Corey Gonzales placing fourth in the 400 and winning the 800 meters. Avik Wadhwa was fifth in the 400 meters, Vedant Thyagaraj placed third in the 800 meters and Nikhil Kishore took sixth in the 800 meters. Arjun Ashok took fourth place in the softball throw and Jeremiah Anderson was third in the long jump. The sixth graders also showed their teamwork in the 4 x 100 with the A team taking third and the B team taking fifth.
Adarsh Battu, Gr. 7, placed fifth in the 50 meters, fourth in the 100, third in the 200 and fourth in the softball throw. Classmate Ravi Bhandia was fifth in the 200 meters, and the Gr. 7 relay team took third place in the 4 x 100 relay.
Eighth graders were also well represented. Michael Chen took third place in the 50 meters and second place in the long jump; David Lindars was sixth in both the 200 and 800 meters. Sumit Minocha placed sixth in the 50 meters, second in the 100, and third in the 200, 400, and 800 meters. Ramakrishnan Menon was fourth in the 400 and fifth in the 800 meters, and J.P. Doherty placed fourth in the softball throw. Displaying strong teamwork, the A relay team took second and the B team took sixth in the 4 x 100.
Gr. 4 girls results were as follows. Sarah Baz won the 400 meters, placed sixth in the 50, third in the 100 and fourth in the 800. Joelle Anderson took fourth place in the 100 meters, second in the 200 and third in the 800 meters, while Meilan Steimle was fifth in the 400 and second in the 800. The relay team finished fifth place in the 4 X 100.
The Gr. 5 girls spread the wins around more than some of the other grades, with Nadia Palte taking fourth place, Panny Shan placing fifth and Shannon Richardson coming in fifth in the 50 meters. Lauren Speckman was sixth in the 100, Regan Heslop won the softball throw and Valerie Wang placed second in the softball throw. The relay team took fourth place in the 4 x 100.
Sixth grade girls also demonstrated a large group of contenders, as Michelle Stack took fifth place in both the 100 and the softball throw; Diba Massihpour placed fourth in both the 200 and 800 and second in the 400 meters, and Alyssa Amick placed fourth in the 400 and third in the 800. Julia Wang was fifth in the 400 meters, Katie Sanchez took fifth in the 800, Safia Khouja took fourth place and Gillian Wallin tied for fifth in the softball throw. The A and B relay teams took fourth and fifth places, respectively, in the 4 x 100.
Our Gr. 7 girls didn’t place in any events, but Roshmi Bhattacharya, Gr. 8, won the 800 and 1200, and placed fourth in the 400. Jacqueline Jordan, Gr. 8, came in second in both the softball throw and the long jump, and placed sixth in the 800 meters. The Gr. 8 relay team placed sixth in the 4 x 100.
With all these impressive results, Harker’s future in track and field looks bright indeed!