The Harker swim team had an amazing showing at the CCS finals last week, resulting in the largest group in school history heading to the state finals in Clovis this weekend. The Eagles had two double CCS champs, as Vivian Wang, grade 12, took first in the 100 breast and 200 IM (breaking the school record), and Ethan Hu, grade 10, won the 200 IM (breaking the school record) and 100 fly (breaking the school record and the CCS record). Other highlights included the boys 400 free relay team placing fourth and breaking the school record; the boys medley relay team finishing fifth and breaking the school record; Jason Kwok, grade 9, placing fifth in the 100 breast; Matthew Chung, grade 9, placing ninth in the 500 free and breaking the school record, as well as finishing 10th in the 200 free and breaking the school record. Representing Harker at state will be Wang, Hu, Kwok, Chung, Rhys Edwards, grade 9, and Yannick Bohbot-Dridi, grade 12.
The boys volleyball team steamrolled through the first two rounds of the CCS D3 bracket as it defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral and Mt. Madonna, both 3-1. However, it was a tough finish as the Eagles fell to No. 1 seeded Carmel in a grueling five-game set. The Eagles are now 23-6 on the year and are qualified to compete in the CIF regional tournament that will be announced on May 20, with play beginning on May 22.
The lacrosse team headed into the WBAL Skyline tournament as the regular season league champs and they played very well. In its opening round 17-7 win over Mercy Burlingame, Elise Mayer, grade 11, led the Eagles with eight goals and two assists. Then, in the second round, the Eagles defeated Sequoia 9-7 with Mayer scoring five goals and Lauren Russell, grade 12, adding four more. However, the girls fell to Woodside 13-6 in the league tournament championship game. The Eagles finished the year with a 16-3 record.
The boys golf team won its second consecutive CCS regional championship last week, beating out the field by just one stroke. The Eagles will look for a CCS finals championship win on Tuesday in Laguna Seca.
Track and Field
The track and field team posted 44 personal bests at the WBAL championships last week. Special congrats to Ayush Vyas, grade 11, for his discus league championship. Vyas will represent Harker at the CCS championship on Saturday at Gilroy High.
David Wen, grade 12, and the team of Neil Bai, grade 12, and Randy Zhao, grade 12, take the court this Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Imperial Courts in Aptos in the first round of the CCS individual and double boys tennis brackets.
The Harker baseball team finished up a 10-11 season last week with a 1-2 loss to league champs Jefferson and an 11-2 win over Westmoor on Senior Day. Matthew Kennedy, grade 12, ended his high school career with three hits and two RBIs.
The softball team ended its season last week with a slugfest, 12-13 loss to Pinewood. Kristin LeBlanc, grade 12, finished off her Harker career in style with three hits and four RBIs; Molly Mobley, grade 9, added two hits and three RBIs as well. The girls finished the year with a 6-12 record.