It was another huge day for our Harker swimmers, this time at the state championships on Saturday. Ethan Hu, grade 11, and Matthew Chung, Rhys Edwards and Jason Kwok, all grade 10, laid down the best performance in Harker swimming history with a fourth place overall finish at the CIF State Championship.
Hu won the 200 individual medley, dropping almost three seconds and breaking the state record. Hu would go on to win the 100 fly in record time of 45.72, just missing the national high school record by 0.20. Chung was seventh in the 200 individual medley and ninth in the 500 free and dropped 2.69 from his prelim time. Kwok was third in the 100 breaststroke, dropping 1:46 from his prelim swim. Edwards was in both the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay as the anchor. The relays swam 20.92 and 20.95, respectively, placing third and fourth.
Congrats on a great season! And check out this article putting Hu’s record-setting performance into perspective:
The boys volleyball team blew through the CCS D3 brackets, defeating Sacred Heart Prep, Pacific Collegiate and Carmel, all 3-0, to become the first CCS team champions in Harker history. The Eagles head into the NorCal D1 playoffs as the No. 2 seed and host Northgate of Walnut Creek on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Track and Field
Congrats to Ayush Vyas, grade 12, who finished at No. 31 in CCS in the shot put and Gio Rofa, grade 11, who finished at No. 29 in CCS in the triple jump. But the story of the day was Alexa Lowe, grade 9, who qualified for the triple jump finals on Friday at Gilroy High with her top 10 performance. Congrats to Ayush and Gio, and good luck to Alexa.
The baseball team ended the regular season on a high note with a 17-1 win over Westmoor and a 14-9 win over Thomas More to finish the year with a 15-8 record. In the win over Westmoor, Zach Hoffman, grade 12, Max Lee, grade 11, and Luke Wancewicz, grade 10, each drove in two runs, while four pitchers combined for a one-hitter. The Eagles just missed out on the CCS playoffs, but congrats on a great season.
The softball team started its week with an 11-5 loss to Mercy Burlingame, but ended the week and season on a high note with a dramatic 23-22 win over Notre Dame San Jose. After falling 2-19 in the fifth inning, the Eagles exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the fifth, eight runs in the sixth and four runs in the bottom of the seventh to win. Huge games from Cameron Zell, grade 12, and Molly Mobley, grade 10, who each had four hits and four RBIs, and Natasha Yen, grade 10, who added four RBIs on two hits.
The lacrosse team headed into the WBAL tournament as league champs, but after defeating Aragon 7-6, fell to Woodside 6-9 to end the season. The Eagles were 14-4 on the year.
The doubles team of Ramanand Vegesna and Mihir Sharma, both grade 11, will begin their CCS tennis journey as they face the duo from Carmel on Tuesday.
Boys golf heads to Laguna Seca on Tuesday for CCS finals.