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WBAL Jamboree #1
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Harker School - Saratoga Campus
Highlights:

Harker Swimming hosted close to 200 swimmers from 11 teams Wednesday.
The Harker boys came out on top in their meet, defeating TKA, Pinewood, Menlo, Crystal Springs and Nueva.

It was a 1-2-3 sweep in the Varsity 50 Free with Matthew Chung (CCS time), Jason Kwok, and Rhys Edwards.

Ethan Hu and Yannick Bohbot-Dridi were 1st and 3rd in the 100 Fly, with Hu placing 2nd in 100 Back. Both swimmers made CCS cuts in the event.

Alex Yu won the 500 Free In CCS time and took 2nd in the 100 Breast.

Varsity 200 Free Relay (Edwards, Arnav Joshi, Kwok,Bohbot-Dridi) was 1st

Varsity 400 Free Relay (Chung,Kwok,Bohbot-Dridi, Hu) was 1st place.

JV Boys (Russell Yang (FR), Andrew Chang, (FR), Nicky Kriplani (FR), Andrew Lu (FR) won the Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay events.

Andrew Lu and Andrew Chang went 1st and 3rd in the JV IM and Lu went on to win the 50 Free in Varsity time with Nicky Kriplani taking 3rd and winning the JV 50 Fly.

Andrew Chang and Russell Yang went 1st and 2nd in the JV 50 Breast. Karthik Nukala won the 50 Back.

The Harker girls defeated TKA, Pinewood, Nueva, and Mercy SF.

Girls Medley A Relay (Taylor Kohlmann, Vivian Wang, Alyssa Huang, and Angela Li won the event in CCS time.

Alyssa Huang was 3rd in the 200 IM posting a best time.
Sophie Durn (FR) dropped 3 seconds in her 100 Free race.
Vivian Wang won the 50 and 100 Free in CCS time.

Claudia Opris won the JV 50 and 100 Free with best times for both races.

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Ron Freeman Invitational
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Monta Vista
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Ethan Hu won the 50 Free and 100 Fly. Andrew Lu won the JV 50 Fly, 2nd in the 100 Breast and 3rd in the 50 Free. Andrew Chang won the 100 Breast.

WBAL Jamboree #3
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Harker School - Saratoga Campus
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Varsity girls ( Betsy Tian, Katie Li, Ihita Mandal, Sophie Durn) placed 3rd in the Medley Relay and Varsity Boys placed 1st. Vivian Wang placed 1st in the Varsity 200 Free while Andrew Lu and Andrew Chang went 2nd and 4th in the JV 200 Free. Alyssa Huang was 3rd in the girls Varsity 200 IM and Matthew Chung and Alex Yu were 1-2 in the boys 200IM. Alicia Xu and Claudia Opris went 2-3 in the JV 50 Free, with 1st place Andrew Lu going a smoking time of 25.08 and Russell Yang placing 2nd. Vivian Wang and Rhys Edwards won the Varsity 50 Free in their events. The Varsity boys swept the Butterfly event , with Ethan Hu winning the race. Andrew Chang Wong the 500 Free. JV Girls won the 200 Free Relay posting a best time. Varsity girls were 2nd, just missing the CCS cut. Varsity Boys had a strong showing in their 200 Free Relay and getting closer to the school record that has stood since 2009. Ethan and Yannick Bohbot-Dridi went 1-3 in the 100 Breast. Rhys was 2nd in the 100 Back. Brother - Sister Team Russell and Jackie Yang went 1-2 in their 50 Breast races.

Harker boys defeated Pinewood,Menlo,andTKA

Harker Girls defeated Menlo, Mercy B, Pinewood, and TKA
Palo Alto Section Challenge
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Palo Alto High School
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The Harker swim team competed in the Palo Alto Sectional Challenge on Saturday. A meet geared towards top swimmers in the area. Our group held their own with top placements from Vivian Wang, Ethan Hu and Matthew Chung and best season times from Taylor Kohlmann and Angela Li. The highlights were the two relays; Boys Medley Relay (Rhys Edwards, Jason Kwok, Ethan Hu, Matthew Chung) won their event by a body length and a half and broke the school record set 8 years ago. The girls (Taylor Kohlmann, Angela Li, Alyssa Huang, Vivian) got their final relay cut time in the 200 Free Relay.

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Senior Day, King's Academy
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Harker School - Saratoga Campus
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Harker’s 200 Medley relays went two 1st and 2nd.

Varsity Girls and Boys went 1st and 2nd 200 Free in both events.

Boys went 2nd - 3rd in the 200 IM

JV girls went 1st - 4th in the 50 Free. Boys went 1st and 2nd.

Varsity Boys went 1-2-3 in the 100 Fly

JV girls went 1s and 2nd in the 100 Free

Varsity Boys went 1st and 2nd in the 500 Free and 1st in the 400 Free Relay.
WBAL Finals
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Sacred Heart Prep
Boys 2nd, Girls 3rd

Harker Swimming had one of their best League finals in the last five years. Leading the charge was Sophomore Ethan Hu for the boys team and Senior Vivian Wang for the girls team.

The girls team finished in 3rd place overall and the boys team finished in 2nd place.

Vivian won the 50 Freestyle and the 100 Backstroke and broke school records in both.

Ethan won the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Butterfly. He broke the school record and the Meet record in the Fly Prelims and came back in the Finals to break the records again.

Freshmen Jason Kwok won the 100 Breaststroke.

The girls team (Taylor Kohlmann, Vivian Wang, Alyssa Huang, Angela Li) were 4th place in the Medley Relay, the 200 Free Relay was 6th place (Sophie Durn, Katie Li, Ihita Mandal, Betsy Tian) and the 400 Free Relay was 3rd place (Angela Li, Alyssa Huang, Taylor Kohlmann, Vivian Wang).

The boys team ( Rhys Edwards, Jason Kwok, Alex Yu, Andrew Lu) were 2nd place in the Medley Relay, 2nd place in the 200 Free Relay (Matthew Chung, Rhys Edwards, Yannick Bohbot-Dridi, Ethan Hu) and 2nd place and the 400 Free Relay ( (Matthew Chung, Alex Yu, Yannick Bohbot-Dridi, Ethan Hu).

Top ten placements:

Girls:

200 IM: Alyssa Huang 8th place.

100 Back: Taylor Kohlmann 7th place, Sophie Durn 8th place

Boys:

200 IM: 8th Arnav Joshi

50 Free: Matthew Chung 2nd place, Jason Kwok 4th place, Rhys Edwards 5th place

100 Fly: Matthew Chung 2nd place.

100 Free: Yannick Bohbot-Dridi 4th place

500 Free: Andrew Chang 6th place

100 Back: Rhys Edwards 4th place
CCS Championship Trials
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Santa Clara International Swim Center
CCS Championship Finals
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Santa Clara International Swim Center
Double Champions!

Girls Medley Relay finished 23rd

Boys Medley Relay finished 5th and broke the school record

Matthew Chung placed 10th in the 200 Free with a time of 1:41.84 and broke the school record

Vivian Wang won the 200 IM in a time of 1:59.48 and broke the school record

Ethan Hu won the 200 IM in a time of 1:47.92 and broke the school record

Rhys Edwards placed 24th in the 50 Free with a time of 22.09

Ethan Hu won the 100 Fly in a time of 46.86 and broke the school record and the CCS record

Yannick Bohbot-Dridi placed 12th in the 100 Fly in at time of 51.77

Matthew Chung placed 9th in the 500 Free in a time of 4:34.90 and broke the school record

Alex Yu placed 15th in the 500 Free in at time of 4:43.62

Girls 200 Free Relay placed 21st

Boys 200 Free Relay placed 28th

Rhys Edwards placed 24th in the 100 Back with a time of 54.78

Vivian Wang won the 100 Breast in a time of 1:01.64

Jason Kwok placed 5th in 100 Breast with a time of 58.02

Girls 400 Free placed 40th in a time of 4:04.19

Boys 400 Free Relay placed 4th in a time of 3:08.26 and broke the school record
CIF State Championship Trials
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Clovis West High School
CIF State Championship Finals
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Clovis West High School
Ethan Hu State Champion:

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.