Upper School

Eagle Update: Boys tennis maintains second, baseball hitting stride

Both JV and Varsity Boys tennis maintained their hold on second place in the WBAL with their 6-1 and 7-0 victories over Crystal Springs last week. The JV squad travels to Menlo Thursday.

Senior Veyd Patil broke his own school record in the 1600m run Saturday at the APU Meet of Champions in southern California. His personal record of 4:20.78 was good enough for fifth place in his heat at the elite race. Well-done, Veyd!

Many track athletes competed in the Lynbrook Invitational Saturday with many personal records. Some notable results:

Frosh/Sophomore Boys
Boys 4x100m relay, 47.49 PR, sophomore Spencer Chang, frosh Kai Nishimura, sophomore Timmy Chen, sophomore Rishaan Thoppay
Timmy Chen, fourth place in 65m Hurdles, personal record of 11.03
Spencer Chang, 200m, personal record of 24.72

Varsity Boys
Eric Zhang, grade 11: 200m, personal record of 24.08
Brady Tse, grade 10: fourth place in 400m, 52.46
Robinson Xiang, grade 10: 1600m, personal record of 4:38.85
Andrew Smith, grade 12: first place in 400m hurdles, personal record of 1:01.51
Adam Sayed, grade 12: 400m, personal record of 55.23
Kaleb Goldin, grade 11: sixth place in, 100m, 11.27, fourth place in 200m, 22.45

Varsity Girls
Sophia Ou, grade 10: long jump, personal record of 15’5″
Emily Mitnick, grade 11: shot put, personal record of 26’9″; discus, personal record of 81’9″
Samaara Patil, grade 9: 400m, personal record of 1:05.65
Anjali Yella, grade 12: second place in 100m, 12.62; second place in 200m, 25.80
Maryanne Davies, grade 10: 100m, personal record of 13.56; 200m, personal record of 27.64

A split week for Harker baseball. Following a 9-4 loss at South San Francisco on Tuesday, the Eagles rebounded for a 15-4 win on Thursday over Jefferson. Senior Jack Ledford and junior Aarav Borthakur had three hits to lead a 14-hit attack. Ledford, along with fellow senior Adi Jain, junior Gabe Sachse and frosh Shaurya Jain each drove in two runs as Harker raced to a 9-0 lead after three innings. The win improved Harker’s record to 5-5 overall and 3-2 in league. Harker has a pair of non-league home games ahead this week. The Eagles will host perennial CCS power Thomas More on Tuesday and Pinewood on Wednesday. Both games begin at 6 p.m. at Washington Park in Santa Clara.

It was a beautiful day at Menlo School for the Harker swim team. Three swimmers managed to earn their CCS cuts in their events in a meters pool (the vast majority of high school swim events are swum in yards). Senior Ashley Hong added 100 Fly to her growing list of qualified events. Junior Wenjie Zou racked up his first cut in the 200 Free. Senior Saahil Kajarekar earned his CCS cut in both of his individual events: the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke (an event he also placed first in). Be at the Singh Aquatic Center on Wednesday when the Eagles try for more CCS spots!

Boys golf defeated Design Tech 203-246 last week to improve to 2-2 in league play as they get ready for the Champions Invitational in Palm Springs, April 8-9.

Girls lacrosse showed tremendous improvement and effort in their games last week as they were edged out by Aragon 5-3 and NDSJ 9-6. They face Mercy today at home.

Boys volleyball was busy last week. After dropping their first league match at Homestead, the team responded well to defeat Mountain View Friday and go 4-1 in the Monta Vista Tournament on Saturday, earning the Silver Bracket title. The varsity team is now 13-5 overall, 5-1 in league as they gear up to face Monta Vista on Wednesday and Lynbrook on Friday.

Softball endured competitive losses last week versus the Los Altos JV and Leigh JV squads. Wish the team well at Castilleja tomorrow.

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