The boys volleyball team had a very good week! It started with a 3-1 win over Mountain View and a 3-0 win over Los Altos, before taking second in the Monta Vista Tournament over the weekend. The Eagles defeated Lynbrook, Christopher, Branham and St. Francis, all 2-0, before falling in the championship to host Monta Vista 0-2. The 13-3 boys team will host Los Altos on Wednesday and Cupertino on Friday.
Last week, the Harker swim team hosted nearly 200 swimmers from 11 teams at the first WBAL jamboree of the season.
The Harker boys came out on top in the meet, defeating The King’s Academy, Pinewood, Menlo, Crystal Springs and Nueva.
It was a one-two-three sweep in the varsity 50 free with Matthew Chung (CCS time), Jason Kwok and Rhys Edwards, all grade 9.
Ethan Hu, grade 10, and Yannick Bohbot-Dridi, grade 12, were first and third in the 100 fly, with Hu placing second in the 100 back. Both swimmers made CCS cuts in the event.
Alex Yu, grade 11, won the 500 free in CCS time and took second in the 100 breast.
The varsity 200 free relay team of Edwards, Arnav Joshi, grade 10, Kwok and Bohbot-Dridi took first.
The varsity 400 free relay team of Chung, Kwok, Bohbot-Dridi and Hu took first.
For the JV boys, Russell Yang, Andrew Chang, Nicky Kriplani and Andrew Lu, all grade 9, won the medley relay and 200 free relay events.
Lu and Chang went first and third in the JV individual medley, and Lu went on to win the 50 free in varsity time with Kriplani taking third and winning the JV 50 fly.
Chang and Yang went first and second in the JV 50 breast. Karthik Nukala, grade 10, won the 50 back.
The Harker girls defeated The King’s Academy, Pinewood, Nueva and Mercy SF.
The girls medley A relay team of Taylor Kohlmann, grade 12, Vivian Wang, grade 12, Alyssa Huang, grade 10, and Angela Li, grade 11, won the event in CCS time.
Huang was third in the 200 IM, posting a best time.
Wang won the 50 and 100 free in CCS time.
Claudia Opris, grade 11, won the JV 50 and 100 free with best times for both races.
Next up for the Eagles is the Ron Freeman Invitational at Monta Vista on April 7.
Last week, the boys golf team took fourth out of 21 teams at the Wildcat Invitational in Fairfax. Daulet Tuleubayev, grade 12, placed third overall. Later in the week, the Eagles defeated The King’s Academy 217-183, with Jaimin Bhagat, grade 10, leading the way with a 34. This week, the Eagles battle for first place with Menlo on Monday, followed by a league match with Crystal Springs Uplands and Nueva on Wednesday, and finishing the week with a trip to Moraga to take on one of the best teams in the NCS, Campolindo.
Last week, the baseball team defeated Summit Rainier 19-4. The Eagles got huge games from Matthew Kennedy, grade 12, who had two hits and four RBIs, and Max Lee, grade 10, who had three hits and three RBIs. This week, the 3-2 Eagles travel to Crystal Springs Uplands on Monday, host Westmoor on Tuesday and travel to Jefferson on Thursday.
Track and Field
The track and field team competed at the Firebird Invitational last week with more great results. The girls sprint medley relay team of Grace Koonmen, grade 12, Nikki Solanki, grade 10, Gloria Guo, grade 12, and Anna Weirich, grade 9, won with a new school record time of 1:59.99. All four were running in their third race of an 11-hour track meet. The boys 400-meter relay team of Marcus Tymous, grade 11, Angel Cervantes, grade 12, Mitch Granados, grade 11, and Anthony Contreras, grade 12, placed second. Kismet Singh, grade 10, placed third against 30 other runners in the 100 hurdles. Contreras ran a personal best 11.57 to place fourth in the top 100 heat. Also, 15 runners posted their best times of the year. This weekend, the Eagles compete at the Stanford Invitational.
The lacrosse team started the season on fire as it defeated Notre Dame San Jose 14-6 and Lincoln 13-3 last week to bring its record to 5-0. This week, the Eagles travel to Priory on Tuesday and host Lincoln on Thursday.
The softball team picked up its first win of the season as it defeated The King’s Academy 6-3 last week. Anika Rajamani, grade 11, had three hits and an RBI and Molly Mobley, grade 9, drove in two runs. This week, the Eagles host Mercy Burlingame on Tuesday and Pinewood on Thursday.
The boys tennis team was able to beat the rain and pick up a 7-0 win over Sacred Heart Prep last week. This week, the 7-1 Eagles take on Nueva on Monday and Menlo on Tuesday.