Track and Field
The track and field team was very busy and very successful last week. On Wednesday, it traveled to Bellarmine to compete at the WBAL No. 2. Highlights included a new school record in the girls 400-meter relay by Grace Koonmen, grade 11, Gloria Guo, grade 11, Nikki Solanki, grade 9, and Alycia Cary, grade 10. In addition, Davis Dunaway, grade 12, won both the 100-meter dash and 300 hurdles; Andy Koonmen, grade 10, won the boys 3200; Niki Iyer, grade 12, won the girls 1600; Davis Howard, grade 12, won both the discus and shot put; and Kismet Singh, grade 9, won the 100 hurdles, followed by Lilly Anderson, grade 10, and Solanki, for a Harker 1-2-3 sweep.
Later in the week, the Eagles competed at the Bearcat Invitational at San Mateo High. Koonmen, Guo, Solanki and Cary once again broke the school record in the 400 relay, finishing with the third fastest time in league this season. Angel Cervantes, grade 11, Mitch Granados, grade 10, Anthony Contreras, grade 11, and Dunaway ran the fastest 400 relay time in league this year. Contreras also ran 200 and 400 races that put him No. 2 in league, while Dunaway set the best pole vault mark in league this year. Setting season bests were Koonmen in the 100, Singh and Anderson in the 100 hurdles, and Tiffany Shou, grade 11, in the discus. In addition, Howard set a personal best in the discus by 20 feet.
Next up for the Eagles is the CCS Top 8 meet at Los Gatos on Saturday.
The boys golf team continues to dominate as it took care of Pinewood 199-300 last week. Jaimin Bhagat, grade 9, led Harker with a 38, followed by Ryan Vaughan, grade 12, and Victor Shin, grade 11, each shooting 39. This week, the Eagles take on Menlo on Wednesday and Crystal Springs Uplands on Friday.
The girls lacrosse team picked up a hard-fought 9-8 victory over Newark memorial last week. It’s a busy week for the Eagles as they host Salinas on Tuesday and Carlmont on Wednesday before traveling to Stevenson on Friday.
The boys volleyball team went 1-1 last week and is now 14-9 on the season. The Eagles defeated Westmont 3-2 early in the week before falling to Los Gatos 3-2. This week, the boys host Homestead on Tuesday.
The Harker swim team hosted a jamboree last week, with good results. Highlights included Vivian Wang, grade 11, winning the 200 and 100 free in CCS qualifying times; Angela Li, grade 10, winning the 200 individual medley; the 200 medley relay team of Wang, Li, Alyssa Huang, grade 9, and Clarissa Wang, grade 10, winning their race in CCS qualifying time; Ethan Hu, grade 9, qualifying for CCS in both the 100fly and 100 breast; and the team of Jack Farnham, grade 12, Yannick Bohbot-Dridi, grade 11, Justin Culpepper, grade 12, and Hu qualifying for CCS in the 200 medley relay. Next up for the Eagles is a home meet versus The King’s Academy on April 26.
The baseball team dropped two games to Mills last week. The Eagles started the week with a 4-0 loss, followed by a 6-4 loss. In the latter game, Max Lee, grade 9, and Varun Haltore, grade 12, each had two hits and an RBI. Next up for the boys is a trip to Crystal Springs Uplands on Tuesday and a home game with CSU on Thursday.
Last week, the softball team picked up a 9-2 win over Pinewood before dropping a tough game to Palo Alto 12-8. In the win over Pinewood, Taylor Lam, grade 10, and Kristin LeBlanc, grade 11, each drove in two runs. In the loss to Palo Alto, Marti Sutton, grade 12, and Lam each drove in two runs and Cameron Zell, grade 10, had three hits and an RBI. This week, the Eagles host Fremont on Tuesday and travel to Castilleja on Thursday.
The boys tennis team continues to roll as it defeated Evergreen 6-1 last week. The Eagles have won 10 of their last 11 matches. This week, the boys take on Priory on Wednesday and Pinewood on Thursday.