Marcus Tymus, Andy Koonmen and Nikki Solanki were each heat winners in their events. Anton Novikov ran his debut Harker 100m, placing 7th out of 75 frosh-soph sprinters. The varsity boys 400m relay team of Marcus Tymus, Angel Cervantes, Mitchel Granados and Anthony Contreras placed 4th to earn medals for the team. Anna Weirich was a medalist in her first Harker race, placing 4th during the coldest part of the day in the 800m.
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On a near perfect day for track at The Kings Academy, the Eagles broke 4 school records: The boys distance medley relay team of Henry Wong, Anthony Contreras, Alex Rule and Ryan Adolf broke the old 4000m distance relay record by 50 seconds. Nikki Solanki set new sophomore school records in the 100 and 200 meter runs, both of the times are #3 on the all-time list. Giovanni Rofa set a sophomore long jump school record with his 17'10" jump, as the old record holder, Davis Dunaway home on break from Carnegie Mellon, assisted him. Freshman Anna Weirich ran the #3 all-time 1600m time with her 5:25 run; then came back 5 hours later and ran a 5:21 on a relay.
The track & field team posted 15 season bests in the meet at Bellarmine Wednesday. Most impressive were the two boys 400m relay teams and one girl's team, both equaled their season's best in the driving rain. The discus throwers threw very well in not-so-good discus conditions. Tiffany Shou threw a lifetime best in the discus, only 4" off of the school record. All 7 Harker hurdlers ran seasonal bests as well: Kismet Singh, Lilly Anderson, Zoey Rosa, Hannah Bohbot-Dridi and Angela Cai for the girls, and in his first hurdle race ever, Gio Rofa won the boy's 65m high hurdles. In the closest Eagle race of the day, Mitch Granados edged Angel Contreras in the 100m by .006 seconds.
Anna Weirich opened the meet at 8:00a, and 44 degrees, with a win in the 3000m run (10:50=a 11:30 2 mile); she came back 3 hours later and won the mile run (5:28). Tony Contreras and Gio Rofa ran well in their sections of the 400m and 100m. The boys 400m relay team again equaled their season best., they're waiting now for a big breakthrough. Tiffany Shou placed 4th in the girls' discus while Eric Fang threw a personal best in the frosh-soph discus.
The Eagles track team continues to improve, even in another long, cold and rainy meet on Saturday. The boys 400m relay team of Marcus Tymus, Angel Cervantes, Mitch Granados and Anthony Contreras placed 2nd. The girls sprint medley relay team won with a new school record time of 1:59.99. The team was made up of Grace Koonmen, Nikki Solanki, Gloria Guo and Anna Weirich. All 4 were running in their 3rd race in the 11 hour track meet. Kismet Singh placed 3rd against 30 other runners in the 100m hurdles. Contreras ran a personal best 11.57 to place 4th in the top 100m heat. Fifteen runners posted their best times of the year.
Anna Weirich PR'd in the 1600m run with a time of 5:18.23 in the elite high school race.
Several top Eagle runners competed in a league meet at Palo Alto HS during the vacation. Kismet Singh ran a personal best of 17.61 in the 100m hurdles, just off of the school record. Anthony Contreras and Angel Cervantes placed 2nd and 3rd in the 100m; Gio Rofa ran his best ever in the 65m hurdles, ranking him #3 in the league.
The Harker team ran, jumped and threw very well at The Kings Academy yesterday. Despite a strong head wind all day, the boys and girls sprinters and hurdlers continued to improve. The boys 400m relay team posted a season best of 44.25, ranking them #2 in the league, running the #3 mark in school history. Overall, the Eagles posted 25 personal bests during the day. Kismet Singh led the fine girl's hurdle crew, despite running into a strong wind, running a near school record race. Ayush Vyas threw a 10 foot personal best in the discus, a 99'11" toss. Tiffany Shou threw a personal best in the shot put, she is now within 1 foot of the school record in the shot and 3" away from the discus school record. Marcus Tymous set a junior school record in the long jump, leaping 18'6.5"
Anna Weirich had a PR in the 3200m run with a time of 11:24.66 good for 9th place out of 20.