On a cold and rainy Saturday, a small group of Eagles did very well in the Willow Glen track invitational. The varsity relay squad of Andrew Chen, Anton Novikov, Mitch Granados and Gio Rofa were ranked 7th, but finished an impressive 3rd to medal in the pouring rain. Erica and Teresa Kai sprinted through the rain to set personal bests in the mile runs, and Natasha Matta won her heat in the 100m dash. Ayush Vyas set a personal best in the shot out, tossing it 35'1.5".
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Many young Eagles led the team in their first league meet of the year. Frosh Natasha Matta and Alexa Lowe competed like veterans, Natasha winning her two first-ever hurdle races, Alexa won her race in the 800m and came within one foot of the school record in her first triple jump of the year.Senior Ayush Vyas won both the shot put, a new personal best, and the discus throw. The 400m relay team set a fine early season mark, winning with a team of Frosh Andrew Chen, Anton Novikov, Mitchel Granados, Gio Rofa. Novikov took second in the 100m and 200m. Frosh Brittany Shou set a personal best in the discus with a toss of 60'9". Ryan Adolf and Frosh Ashley Barth ran the fastest mile runs for the Eagles.
A few Eagles did a fine job at the elite St Francis Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Anton Novikov placed 2nd against 28 top notch frosh-soph sprinters in the 100m run, becoming the 3rd best all time soph at Harker. Natasha Motta and Gio Rofa ran well in their 100m hurdles and 100m run.In the distance Medley relay, Aditya Singhvi, Alex Rule, Arya Maheshwari and Ryan Adolf placed in the top 20 with the 2nd best all time Eagle mark.