Softball has advanced to CCS finals for the first time — read all about it!
In the WBAL track & field championships, varsity girls took fourth place overall with Isabelle Connell, grade 10, placing second in the 200m (half lap), and third in the 400m (1 lap), scoring the most points for Harker. Isabelle has qualified for CCS trials in the 200m. Sonya Chalaka, grade 11, triple jumped her way into second place, and has also qualified for CCS trials. Claudia Tischler, grasde 9, placed third in both the 1600m (1 mile) and the 3200m (2 mile). Her time alone in the 1600m qualified her for CCS trials. On the boys side, Charles Levine, grade 11, placed third in the 400m, and Proteek Biswas, grade 11, placed third in the 3200m. Results.
Golfer Maverick McNealy, grade 10, qualified for the CCS championships next Tuesday with his score of 75 in the Regionals May 11. This marks the second year in a row McNealy made it this far. Top finishers next week then qualify for NorCals May 23 in Chico. Results.
Harker girls swimming placed second at the WBAL swimming championships. Among the top performances were senior Jessica Khojasteh’s victory in the 100 breaststroke and junior Katie Siegel’s victory in the 100 backstroke,and the Harker victory in the 400 free relay. Second place finishes were by Khojasteh in the 200 IM, Siegel in the 100 butterfly, the 200 medley relay of Siegel; Lucy Cheng, grade 11; Khojasteh; and Amie Chien, grade 10, and the 200 free relay of Chien; Rachelle Koch, grade 11; Tiffany Wong, grade 11; and Manon Audebert, grade 9. Third place finishes were Audebert in the 100 freestyle and 500 freestyle, and Koch in the 100 breaststroke. New CCS qualifying times were gained by Audebert in the 100 freestyle, Cheng in the 100 breaststroke, and Koch in the 100 breaststroke. New WBAL championship records were set by Siegel in the 100 backstroke (57.77), and the 400 free relay team of Siegel, Audebert, Koch, and Khojasteh (3:41.41). Those two swims, plus Siegel’s second place finish in the 100 butterfly (57.42) were Harker school records. Harker girls are in good position for next week’s CCS championships.
Harker boys swimming placed fourth at the WBAL swimming championships. Among the top performances were Daryl Neubieser, grade 11, winning both the 50 and 100 freestyle; and Kevin Khojasteh, grade 11, placing second in both the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke. A new CCS qualifying time was gained by the 200 free relay of Khojasteh; Jason Yu, grade 11; Chris Ng, grade 12; and Neubieser. Harker will compete in the CCS championships at the end of May.
Last week, for the first time ever, varsity tennis advanced to the quarterfinals of the CCS team championships. At the quarters, the boys faced a familiar opponent, Bellarmine, who they have met in three of their last four CCS appearances. This time, the boys lost to a closely matched Bellarmine squad. Senior Karthik Dhore was the lone Eagle standout.By advancing to the quarters, Harker has now made it to the CCS team championships for its eighth straight appearance and solidified its stature as one of top tennis HS tennis programs in the area. Harker finished the season with a record of 14-5. WBAL MVP and Dhore, will represent Harker in the CCS individual rournament, May 24 and 26, at Imperial Courts in Aptos.
Baseball finished their season with three straight victories and a third place league finish at 5-5. They defeated Pinewood 12-6 and Crystal Springs 8-3. Against Crystal, Noah Levy, grade 11, went 2-for-3 with three RBI’s, and Ben Tien, grade 12, was 2-for-3 and two RBI’s. Kevin Cali, grade 10, pitched and earned the victory with 10 strikeouts. Congratulations boys on a solid season.
The boys volleyball season came to a close May 12 in the CCS quarterfinals at second-seeded St. Ignatius. The boys had a great season finishing 19-14 overall for a fourth place league finish in what some people consider the toughest league in CCS.