Track and Field
Last week, the Eagles competed at their first WBAL league meet at The King’s Academy. Highlights included wins by Anthony Contreras, grade 11, in the 100- and 200-meter races, as well as the anchor leg in the winning 400 relay that also included Angel Cervantes, grade 11, Mitchell Granados, grade 10, and Davis Dunaway, grade 12. Lilly Anderson, grade 10, won her race in the 100 hurdles as well as her first-ever race in the 300 hurdles. Also making his debut in the 300 hurdles with a win was Alex Rule, grade 10. Tiffany Shou, grade 11, set personal bests in the discus and shot put, placing second in the discus. Later in the week, several Eagles competed at the St. Francis Invitational, with the team of Cervantes, Contreras, Grace Koonmen, grade 11, and Gloria Guo, grade 11, setting a school record in a special co-ed relay. Henry Wong, grade 10, also set the fastest Harker 800 time of the year. The track and field team competes again Saturday at the Firebird Invitational at Fremont High.
The boys tennis team stayed red hot last week as it defeated Pinewood 6-1, Nueva 6-1 and Priory 7-0 for a fifth straight victory. This week, the Eagles travel to Priory on Monday, Menlo on Tuesday and Sacred Heart Prep on Thursday.
The boys golf team dominated in two wins last week. Early on, the Eagles defeated The King’s Academy 185-239 with Daulet Tuleubayev, grade 11, shooting a 34 and medaling. Ryan Vaughan, grade 12, shot a 36 and was tied for second. Later in the week, Harker took down Pinewood 199-279 with Vaughan, Shaan Gagneja, grade 11, and Avi Khemani, grade 12, all shooting 39s to lead the Eagles. This week, the boys travel to the Marin Catholic Wildcat Invitational on Monday before facing off with Menlo on Tuesday and Sacred Heart Prep on Wednesday.
The varsity baseball team defeated Crystal Springs Uplands 15-1 last week to improve to 5-1 on the season. Max Lee, grade 9, and Karan Gupta, grade 10, each drove in three runs, and Varun Haltore, grade 12, pitched a complete game, three-hitter for the win. This week, the Eagles host El Camino on Tuesday and Jefferson on Thursday before traveling to Harbor on Saturday.
The swim team competed at the Small School Invitational at Sacred Heart Prep over the weekend. Ethan Hu, grade 9, and Alex Yu, grade 10, went second and third in the 200IM, both with CCS cut times. Hu also took first in the 100 free, also with a CCS cut time. Yu also took first in the 500 free with Michael Auld, grade 12, taking second, and both hitting CCS cut times. The Eagles host their first home meet of the year this Thursday.
Picking up the 13-8 victory over Sacred Heart Cathedral last week, the lacrosse team improved its record to 3-3. Elise Mayer, grade 10, led the Eagles with six goals. Lauren Russell, grade 11, and Mahlet Demissachew, grade 12, each had three goals in the victory. The Eagles start league play this week as they travel to Woodside on Tuesday and Burlingame on Friday.
Early last week, the softball team picked up a big 4-0 win over Castilleja with Cameron Zell, grade 10, leading the offense with two hits and three RBIs. Kristin LeBlanc, grade 11, was stellar on the mound, pitching a complete game, four-hit shutout, striking out six. However, later in the week, St. Francis Watsonville handed the Eagles their first loss of the season in a 7-2 ballgame. Lily Wancewicz, grade 10, had a hit and an RBI in the loss. This week, the girls travel to Notre Dame San Jose on Tuesday and The King’s Academy on Thursday.
The boys volleyball team played extremely well last week, picking up two wins and taking a third match to five games. The Eagles defeated Serra 3-0, before losing a heartbreaker to Mountain View 3-2, but they bounced back for the 3-1 win over Los Gatos. It’s another busy week for the boys as they travel to Homestead on Wednesday, Saratoga on Friday and Leigh for the Campbell Classic on Saturday.
Over the weekend, Izzy Connell ’13 continued to break Pepperdine school records. Earlier this year, she broke her own record in the 400-meter, before a teammate topped her time last week. That seemed to fire up Connell, as she took back the 400-meter record with a 56.35 time and a fourth place finish at Saturday’s meet at UC Irvine. Connell was also part of the 4×400 relay team that bested the Pepperdine record set last year by four seconds. Check out the whole story and a photo of Connell here: