Harker Swimming opened their season against Monterey in the cold pouring rain. Fortunately the pool was the right temperature for fast swimming. The Varsity boys (Ethan Hu (SO), Matthew Chung (FR, Jason Kwok (FR),Alex Yu (JR) won the 200 Medley Relay and made the first CCS cut of the season.Matthew Chung swam the 200 Freestyle in nearly record breaking time.
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We saw best times from Sophomore Alicia Xu (50 Free), Junior Arushi Mandan (50 Free), Freshman Andrew Lu (50 Free and 100 Free), Freshman Andrew Chang (50 Free and 100 Breast), and Freshman Russell Yang (100 Free)
The following swimmers achieved CCS cut times: Senior Vivian Wang (1st place 50 Free 24.46, 1st Place 100 Free 53.37), Sophomore Ethan Hu (1st Place 100 Fly 50.86, 2nd Place 100 Back 55.67), Freshman Matthew Chung (2nd Place 200 IM 1:58.43, 3rd Place 100 Breast 1:02.88), Freshman Jason Kwok (1st place 100 Breast 59.76) and the Varsity Girls 400 Free Relay (Senior Taylor Kholmann, Freshman Betsy Tian, Sophomore Alyssa Huang, Senior Vivian Wang 3:54.95)
200 Free Matthew Chung (Fr)1st place, CCS Cut, *New School Record*
500 Free Matthew Chung 1st place CCS Cut *New School Record* P
200 IM Vivian Wang (Sr) 1st place CCS Cut
100 Breast Vivian Wang 1st Place CCS Cut
200 IM Alex Yu (Jr) 2nd place, CCS Cut
200 IM Yannick Bohbot-Dridi (Sr) 3rd place
100 IM Andrew Lu (Fr) 2nd place
100 Free Betsy Tian (Fr) 3rd Place
100 Free Yannick Bohbot-Dridi (Sr) 2nd Place
50 Breast Russell Yang (FR) 3nd Place
100 Breast Ethan Hu (So) 2nd Place
100 Breast Alex Yu 3rdBoys 200 Free Relay 1st Place CCS Cut (Chung, Jason Kwok (FR), Bohbot-Dridi,Hu)
Boys 400 Free Relay 1st Place CCS Cut (Chung, Yu, Bohbot-Dridi,Hu)
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.
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.
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,andTKAHarker Girls defeated Menlo, Mercy B, Pinewood, and TKA
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.