The Eagle Track & Field team competed at Willow Glen Saturday. Grace Koonmen led the girls team running a strong 4th place in the 100m and setting a new personal best in the 200m. Niki Iyer placed 3rd in the 800m. Sameer Prakash, in his first hurdle race ever placed 4th with the fastest Harker time in two years. Henry Wong and Andy Koonmen each improved their personal best in the mile run by over 30 seconds. Lilia Gonzales also set a new best in the mile run. Running in the top seeded race, Rishi Chopra set a new personal best in the 800m run. Freshman Nikki Solanki debuted for Harker running strong races in the 100m hurdles and 100m dash. Tiffany Zhao and Davis Howard entered the Harker top 10 list with their shot put marks.
Upper School Athletics Schedule
Senior Niki Iyer won her third K-Bell 3200m championship at Los Gatos High Saturday morning, beating a top CCS field by 20 seconds.
The Eagles posted 43 seasonal bests in the Kings Academy track meet Saturday. ANGEL CERVANTES led the boys with two personal bests in the 100m and 200m. GRACE KOONMEN had three season bests, placing in the top 7 in the 100m, 200m and long jump .SAMEER PRAKASH won his 100m and 200m heat, then popped a 16'4" long jump for 4th place overall. HENRY WONG led off the evening distance carnival with a big personal best 5:09 mile run. GLORIA GUO topped her year best with a 2:39 800m run. RISHI CHOPRA took top boy's honors with his 800m personal best of 2:23. ANANYA KRISHNAN set two personal bests for the day, in the shot put and discus.
Anthony Contreras led the team with wins in the 100m, 200m and anchored the winning 400m relay to their best time in three years, that team included Angel Cervantes, Davis Howard and Mitchel Granados. Lily Anderson won her race in the 100m hurdles, and was first in her first ever 300m hurdles. Alex Rule also debuted in the 300m hurdles with a win and a fine 52.62 mark. Tiffany Shou placed 2nd among 30 discus throwers with a huge personal best of 86'4", followed by a personal best of 25'4" in the shot put
A coed relay team of Grace Koonmen, Angel Cervantes, Gloria Guo and Anthony Cervantes set a school record in the special 4 x 200m relay. Henry Wong posted a team best 800m run time with his 2:18 mark.
Gloria Guo and Kismet Singh were individual winners of their races, the 400m and the 100m hurdles respectively. Grace Koonmen and Guo now rank #3 and #4 on the all-time 400m Harker list. Angel Cervantes ran lifetime bests in his 100m and 200m races. Grace ran a 200m race that put her #2 on the all time Harker list. Rishi Chopra ran his best half mile of the season, moving into the Harker top 10 list in the 800m.
The Eagles dominated most events in the WBAL #2 meet at Bellarmine Wednesday. The meet began with the boys and girls 400m relay wins. The girls team of Grace Koonmen, Gloria Guo, Nikki Solanki and Alycia Cary set a new school record. Davis Dunaway won the 100m dash and the 300m hurdles, both into strong winds. In the 100m, the Eagles took the first 5 places, 2-5 were Angel Cervantes, Mitchel Granados, Sameer Prakash and Marcus Tymous. Andy Koonmen won the boys 3200m run. Nikki Solanki set a new personal best in the 100m, running into a strong wind, she ran 13.95. Niki Iyer won the girls 1600m race in 5:10. Kismet Singh won the girls 100m hurdles, followed closely by Lily Anderson and Nikki Solanki for a 1-2-3 sweep. Davis Howard won the shot put and discus throw.
At San Mateo High School on Saturday, Grace Koonmen, Gloria Guo, Nikki Solanki and Alycia Cary broke their own school record again in the 400m relay, running a 52.94, the #3 time in the league.. The boys team of Angel Cervantes, Davis Dunaway, Mitch Granados and Anthony Contreras lowered their best in the 400m relay, running 45.57, the fastest Harker relay time in 5 years, and the top time in the league to date. Anthony Contreras ran the second fastest times in the league with his 200m and 400m races.Dunaway added a season best in the long jump and pole vault. His pole vault mark is the best in the league. Anthony Contreras ran races in the 200 and 400m that now rank him #2 in the league. Grace Koonmen (100m), Kismet Singh (100m hurdles) and Lily Anderson (100m hurdles) also added season bests. Davis Howard threw the discus an even 100'0" to up his personal record by 20 feet, ranking him #4 in the league. Tiffany Shou threw her season's best in her discus event.
Taking their largest team ever to this annual big meet, the Eagles came away with some fine marks. The girls 400m relay team of Grace Koonmen, Gloria Guo, Nikki Solanki and Alycia Cary broke their school record for the third time, lowering the mark by .5 sec with a 52.31 mark. The boys team of Angel Cervantes, Sameer Prakash, Mitch Granados and Anthony Contreras would have been close to the school record, but for one poor relay pass.Anthony came back and ran his personal best in the 400m; then came close to his best in the 200m. "AC" ran three outstanding races against the best in the CCS.
The boys 400m relay team won their event and again lowered their season best to 45.13; leading the league. Kismet Singh won the 100m hurdles in the 2nd best all-time Harker mark of 18.46; Nikki Solanki placed 5th out of 33 runners in the 100m dash, taking the #3 all time Harker mark in that event.
Anthony Contreras placed 2nd in both the 100m and 200m, setting a new personal best in the 100m; he remains ranked #2 in the league in these events. The Eagles placed 6 boy sprinters in the top 10 in the 100m.Grace Koonmen produced a huge leap in the long jump, improving her best by over one foot, jumping 15'10", taking over the #3 spot in the league standings. Tiffany Shou threw her lifetime best in the shot put and set a new Harker junior record. Davis Howard threw a lifetime best in the shot put, 38' 9", ranking him 3rd in the league.
Anthony Contreras qualified 2nd in both the 200m and 400m. Angel Cervantes qualified for the league finals with personal bests in both the 100m and 200m. Davis Dunaway qualified 4th in the 100m. Junior Varsity athletes Kismet Singh, Nikki Solanki, Lily Anderson and Zoey Rosa all qualified for the league finals in the 100m hurdles. Freshman Melanie Logue qualified for the JV 800m finals. Eric Fang placed 5th in the JV shot put with a 4 foot improvement. Grace Koonmen jumped into next Friday's final in the long jump.
Grace Koonmen: 7th varsity 400m 66.35, 3rd varsity long jump (new school record)
Gloria Guo: 11th varsity 800m 2:45.02
Delaney Logue: 3rd JV 800m
Niki Iyer: 1st varsity 3200m (advances to CCS Trials)
Lilia Gonzales: 9th varsity 3200m 13:36
Kismet Singh: 6th varsity 100m hurdles 18.19 new PR
Lily Anderson: 7th varsity 100m hurdles 18.57 new PR
Zoey Rosa: 4th JV 100m hurdles 20.31
Tiffany Shou: 8th varsity Shot 26’10, 6th varsity discus 85’9
Davis Dunaway: 4th varsity 100m new PR, 4th long jump 20’9” (new school record), 1st varsity pole vault, 11’7” PR
Anthony Contreras: 3rd varsity 400m 53.02; 3rd varsity 200m 23.33
Angel Cervantes: 6th varsity 100m 11.76 new PR, 6th varsity 200m
Marcus Tymous: 1st JV boys 100m PR, 1st JV 200m, PR 24.72, 2nd JV long jump 16’10
Rishi Chopra: 12th varsity 800m 2:22.46
Aman Ahluwalia: 11th JV 800m 2:23.92
Michael Wang: 8th JV 3200m 11:27.56
Ryan Adolf: 10th JV 3200m 11:42.54
Carl Gross: 4th JV 300m hurdles PR 52.16
Eric Fang: 5th JV shot put 33’0, 9th JV discus 69’2
Davis Howard: 3rd varsity shot put 37’3, 3rd varsity discus PR 102’5
Sameer Prakash: 3rd JV 100m 12.40400m relay 3rd 45.80 (Angel Cervantes, Davis Dunaway, Mitch Granados, Anthony Contreras)