Upper School Athletics Schedule
Ayush Vyas placed 30th in the CCS Championship Meet
A huge congrats to the five Harker swimmers that competed at the State Championships this weekend. Ethan Hu, grade 10, brought home Harker’s first ever State Championship, in any sport, as he won the 100 Butterfly. Ethan also placed fourth in the 200 IM (Ethan also made it to the Merc: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/19/cif-state-swimming-bay-area-boys-set-three-meet-records/); Matthew Chung, grade 9, took 20th in the 500 Free; Jason Kwok, grade 9, was 33rd in the 100 Breast; the 400 Free Relay team of Chung, Hu, Rhys Edwards, grade 9, and Yannick Bohbot-Dridi, grade 12, took 21st; and the 200 Medley Relay team of Chung, Kwok, Hu and Edwards was 22nd.
The boys won Friday but lost two close games on Saturday for 4th place overall:
Harker lost to Wilcox 16-12.
Harker lost to Monta Vista 18-17
This past weekend, the Boys' Water Polo Team was hard at work at the annual Wilcox Tournament. The team went 1-2: they crushed school rival Lynbrook in a game 18-4, lost to league competitor Wilcox 12-18 with no substitutions, and fought a nail-biter game against Monta Vista 17-18. Top scorers included senior Matthew Hajjar with 21 goals, junior Rohan Sonecha with 8 goals, and seniors Bobby Bloomquist and Jacob Kim with 7 goals each. GO EAGLES!
In a highly anticipated tri-match against CCS Champion Palo Alto and NorCal Champion Valley Christian, the Harker girls golf team got a taste of elite competition in its season opener at Silver Creek Country Club on Tuesday, The Eagles shot 201 versus VC's 196 and PA's 191. Harker was lead by freshman sensation Sophie Zhang Murphy, who shot a 3 under par 33, earning her first career medalist honor in a field filled with the area's top golfers. Zhang Murphy, despite spraining her ankle on hole number one, chipped in for an eagle on the par 5 8th hole, after her competitor made a hole in one on the previous hole. The Eagles rounded out the scoring with freshman Tina Xu's 38, sophomore Natalie Vo's 40, junior Katelyn Vo's 43, sophomore Olivia Guo's 47 and freshman Esther Wu's 48.
The Eagles ran well in their scrimmage Thursday at Gunn HS. Eleven runners improved from last year's meet with 10 freshmen running their first race for Harker. Sophomore Anna Weirich won her race again this year, improving by over one minute from last year, and posted the top girl's time of the day. Frosh Kailash Ranganathan ran with the lead pack and placed a fantastic debut second place, posting the 4th best boy's Harker time. Senior Ryan Adolf ran the best time for all of the Eagle runners for the second year in a row.
VS Los Gatos 27-25, 25-21
SH Cathedral 21-25, 7-25
Valley Christian 18-25, 25-23, 4-15
Woodside 25-21, 27-29, 4-15NDSJ 25-23, 25-19
The girls had their best finish ever in this tournament.