On a very hot day, 94-96 degrees, the Eagles ran strong races throughout. Each race was run by class against St Francis HS, Gunn HS and Palo Alto HS. Freshmen Arya Maheshwari, 5th place, and Aditya Singhvi, 7th place, opened the day with top 10 finishes in their debut Harker race. Anna Weirich captured a big win in the frosh girls race, winning by over 30 seconds. Ryan Adolf posted the top Harker boy's time, placing 11th in the Junior boy's race, running one minute faster than he did one year ago. The top senior runners for the Eagles were Gloria Guo and Peter Connors. Rishi Dange posted the best time for the Harker sophomore boys; Annabelle Ju ran the fastest for the Harker sophomore girls.
Upper School Athletics Schedule
The cross country team opened up their season at Golden Gate Park. Freshman Arya Maheshwari started the day with an 8th place finish in the freshmen race, out of 294 runners. Aditya Singhvi ran an excellent 23rd. Freshman Anna Weirich placed 3rd in her freshman/sophomore race, 2 seconds from winning, in a field of 289 runners. Gloria Guo, Lilia Gonzales and Aneesha Kumar along with and Peter Connors, Ryan Adolf and Henry Wong led the Varsity teams; Rishi Dange placed 25th out of 260, leading the sophomore team to a 10th place team finish, out of 32 teams
Peter Connors, Ryan Adolf, Henry Wong and freshman Aditya Singhvi led the Eagles on the tough 3 mile course at Toro Park in Salinas on Saturday. Anna Weirich placed 11th in the freshman girls race, her time was the 50th best among all of the 795 girl runners in all divisions. Gloria Guo was the Eagle senior front runner .
Frosh Anna Weirich won the FS race, her time was the fastest of the 375 FS runners. Ryan Adolf led the varsity boys and Gloria Guo was the top varsity girl runner. Aditya Singhvi placed in the top 25 in the Frosh Soph boys competition.
The Eagles all ran well in their first league meet of the year, held at Crystal Springs XC course on Thursday. Rishi Dange, Henry Wong, Ryan Adolf and freshman Aditya Singhvi all finished within 9 seconds of each other on the 2.95 mi course. Anna Weirich placed 6th in her first varsity league cross country meet. Gloria Guo and Lilia Gonzales both finished in the top 40.
The Eagle Cross Country team traveled to the 45th annual Artichoke Invitational Saturday, held at Half Moon Bay HS. Ryan Adolf and Henry Wong led the boy's varsity over the 2.44 mile hilly course. Freshman Anna Weirich placed 7th in her first varsity Invitational and had the 10th best girls time among the 552 runners. Aditya Singhvi and Rishi Dange led the frosh-soph team with two top 26 finishes. New Eagle's coach Annie Tomlinson raced in the coaches race and took home the first place medal.
The boys and girls cross country teams showed a great deal of improvement in their meet Thursday at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale. Almost every runner improved by 1:00+ compared to the race at Baylands last year; and most improved by at least 30 seconds over their best marks of the year.
Ryan Adolf ran his best race as an Eagle, leading the varsity boys and improving his time from the first league meet by 1 minute. Aditya Singhvi, Rishi Dange, Henry Wong and Peter Connors rounded out the scoring team for Harker.Anna Weirich continues to lower her times, placing 6th in the varsity girls race and running her personal best by 30 seconds. Lilia Gonzales and Gloria Guo also had personal bests in the race.
The Harker cross country team qualified 5 runners for the CCS championships to be held next Saturday at Toro Park, Salinas. Freshman Anna Weirich placed 6th in her first league championship race, earning her first team all-league honors, taking one minute off of her best time for the Crystal Springs 2.93 mi course. Lilia Gonzales also qualified for the CCS meet, improving by over a minute from her earlier season race on the hilly Crystal course. On the boys side, Junior Ryan Adolf, and Freshmen Arya Maheshwari & Aditya Singhvi also qualified.
For the boys, Ryan, Arya and Aditya, all finished in the top 100. Ryan was 91st at the half way mark (just before the hills) and finished 70th.
Lilia ran 22:49; taking 30 seconds off of her Toro race in September. Anna ran a spectacular race. She needed to run in the top 13 to qualify for state --- she was 9th most of the race, then unleashed a "get-two-more" kick in the final 400m to take 7th, earning first team all CCS honors.The three boys accepted the CCS GPA championship award at the meet.