It was a busy week for Harker sports, as swim teams, a tennis team, a volleyball team, the softball team, the baseball team, the lacrosse team, a golf team, and the track and field squad all played games!
The girls crushed Crystal Springs 112-44 and defeated Mercy-Burlingame 107-80 in last week’s opener. Junior Angela Huang qualified for CCS in the 50 Free with a time of 25.47, while freshman Vivian Wang qualified in the 100 Free (54.51) and 200 Free (1:59.21). The girls also qualified in the 200 IM relay with a time of 1:58.47 thanks to great swims by freshman Taylor Kohlmann, junior Grace Guan, Huang and Wang. For the boys, senior Aaron Huang qualified for CCS in his two individual events, the 100 Breast (1:01.53) and 200 IM (2:01.55).
Other highlights included senior Delaney Martin dropping more than 22 seconds from time in the 500 Free, sophomore Catherine Huang tying for second in the JV 50 Free with her all-time best of 36.94, and freshman Shikar Solanki swimming his personal best in the JV 100 Free with a time of 1:03.92. Our swimmers compete next at Sacred Heart Prep.
Track and Field
The track team posted many personal bests in the K-Bell Invitational last Saturday at Los Gatos. Freshman Anthony Contreras and senior Allen Huang each dropped their 100m times and continue to rank in the top 10 in the league. Contreras also won his 200m race by a whopping 20m. Sophomore Winnie Li and freshman Gloria Guo each ran seasonal bests in the 100m hurdles and the 800m, and Li added a personal best in the 100m. Sophomore Davis Dunaway posted his best-ever marks in the 65m hurdles and the triple jump, while junior Lev Sepetov ran a strong fifth in his 800m race, posting a season’s best of 2:20. The boys 400m relay team opened with a very fast 49.12 race, good enough for second place in their heat. The team participates in their first league meet this Wednesday at Bellarmine. Some of the group will also race in the St. Francis Invitational next Saturday.
The boys team extended its undefeated streak to eight matches to start the season with victories over Pinewood and Priory last week. They’ll look to stretch that mark to 10 when they travel to Crystal Springs and Sacred Heart this week.
The boys won their season opener against Oak Grove in four games last week but lost a tough five-set match against ECP Friday in their league opener. Junior Kurt Schwartz had 16 kills in the win over Oak Grove. They’ll host Los Gatos on Wednesday.
Softball defeated Mercy-SF last week but fell to 3-2 overall after losses to strong King’s Academy and Alvarez teams. Freshman Kristin LeBlanc had two hits against Mercy and junior Marita Del Alto pitched very well throughout the week.
Baseball lost to Mills twice last week to open league play, evening up their record at 3-3 overall. Junior Miles DeWitt went three for three on Thursday with two RBI’s and a triple. The team plays Westmoor and Lynbrook this week.
The boys are still undefeated in league after a 187-208 win over King’s Academy last week. They face league rival Menlo twice this week.
The girls lacrosse team lost to Sacred Heart Cathedral Friday by the score of 12-7. They’ll travel to play Woodside on Wednesday, then return home to host Carlmont on Friday.