Breaking news: Senior golfer and Duke-bound Shrish Dwivedi, who qualified for the NorCal Championships after shooting a 69 to finish one shot off the lead at third, yesterday tied for sixth place at the Northern California Championship at Corral De Tierra Country Club in Salinas. Dwivedi came in one stroke off the lead, shooting a one-under par 71. Dwivedi not only is the first Harker male golfer to compete at NorCals, he’s also the first Harker golfer ever to qualify for the state tournament, to be held June 3 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach. He is truly playing at an elite level. Please congratulate him and wish him well on June 3.
The Eagles finished seventh overall in all of CCS and remain among the section’s elite. Congratulations to Harker on a successful league championship season!
Freshman Vivian Wang placed first in the 200 IM, breaking a Harker school record to earn Harker’s fourth-ever CCS Individual Championship! Wang also broke an Eagles record in the 100m freestyle, where she placed third, and will be moving onto state competition for both events this weekend. The girls varsity 200m freestyle relay team, which includes Wang, freshman Taylor Kohlmann, junior Grace Guan, and junior Angela Huang, finished 14th overall. Huang also placed eighth in the 50m freestyle. Overall, the swim team took 14 swimmers and one diver to CCS this past weekend, including Kohlmann, Guan, Wang, Huang, seniors Delaney Martin, Jackelyn Shen, Aaron Huang, Craig Neubieser and Stacey Chao, juniors Karen Tu and Sandhana Kannan, and sophomores Michael Auld, Jack Farnham and Justin Culpepper.
Track and Field
Sophomore Niki Iyer will compete in the CCS track trials this Saturday after placing second in the 1600m and setting a new meet record to win the 3200m. Iyer now ranks fourth in the entire section in the 3200m, and will concentrate exclusively on that race as she prepares for CCS trials at San Jose City College.
The junior varsity girls 400m relay team set a Harker record. With freshmen Grace Koonmen, Gloria Guo and Aria Coalson leading the way, the future looks bright for the Eagles. Koonmen, Guo and Coalson also finished first, second and fourth, respectively, in the junior varsity 200m. Individually, Guo also won the 800m, while Koonmen won the 400m and Coalson placed fourth in the 100m. Overall, the junior varsity girls team placed fourth out of 11 league teams.
For the boys, senior Allen Huang, freshman Anthony Contreras, sophomore Lucas Wang and junior Calvin Kocienda led the varsity 400m relay team to a season-best mark and a third-place finish. Junior Arthur Ye, meanwhile, placed fifth in the shot put while improving over his previous best by more than one foot. Sophomore Davis Dunaway, who has dominated the junior varsity division for two years, completed his reign by winning the pole vault and the 65m hurdles, one week after winning the league triple jump and placing second in the junior varsity long jump.