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Cross country, track and field coach retires

Cross country, track and field coach retires

by Erica Cai and Eric Fang

February 22, 2019

Standing in the center of Blackford’s track with a baseball cap over his head, Scott Chisam chats with a few seniors as the other runners finish their warm-up lap and sit cross-legged in front of him in the grass. Once everyone settles down, he launches into the week’s agenda in a calm yet energized ...

As fall sports end, winter sports take flight

As fall sports end, winter sports take flight

by Kushal Shah and Saloni Shah

December 8, 2018

The fall season of sports ended and was marked by historic results for both girls volleyball and girls golf. Girls golf won the WBAL championship by an unprecedented 44 strokes and was just the seventh team in Harker history to qualify for NorCals, the last time being 12 years ago in 2006. Sophomo...

Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

by Irene Yuan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Helen Yang

December 5, 2018

Lungs burning and hearts pounding, varsity athletes sprint back and forth, striving to improve themselves for their next game. Keeping up with the experienced upperclassmen are skilled freshmen, eager to prove their mettle. “Time!” a coach yells. Panting, the players attempt to catch their breath, ...

Iyer on Fire

Iyer on Fire

by Rose Guan, Wingspan Senior Staff Writer and Designer

June 11, 2017

It’s a cool afternoon in mid-December, the off-season for a cross-country or track runner. Nikitha “Niki” Iyer (‘17) wears a gray hoodie over black track pants, to ward against the cold. She adjusts a USA Track Foundation sweatband, checks her watch as she walks out of her Cupertino house—an...

Cross Country Fall Season Recap

Cross Country Fall Season Recap

by Neil Bai and Anjay Saklecha

November 21, 2016

The cross country team competed in the WBAL Championships on Nov. 4. Niki Iyer (12) ran her best race of the year in the league event prior to the championships, winning first place. "I think the season went pretty well for me and I think the team has improved overall. Everyone has improved over ...

Niki Iyer sets record at WBAL meet

Niki Iyer sets record at WBAL meet

by Alex Wang, Sports Editor

November 18, 2016

Senior cross country runner Nikita “Niki” Iyer was named as one of The Mercury News’ Athletes of the Week from the South Bay/Peninsula area. She was recognized for winning the West Bay Athletic League’s No. 2 race at Baylands Park, completing the course in 18 minutes and nine seconds, recording the...

Cross-Country Fall Sports Update

Cross-Country Fall Sports Update

by Alex Wang, Sports Editor

October 20, 2016

The cross-country team recently competed in the Lowell, De La Salle, Stanford and Serra Invitationals and the WBAL preliminaries. The team is currently training for future invitationals and the WBAL championships and CCS Championships later on. “Cross country has been going really well. The whole...

Cross country honors seniors at WBAL league championships

Cross country honors seniors at WBAL league championships

by Vivian Isenberg, Aquila Humor & Satire Editor

November 8, 2014

The cross country team ran in its last team meet of the season and honored senior team members at the WBAL league championships at Crystal Springs Cross Country Course in Belmont, yesterday. The race took place on the arduous 2.95 mile course with multiple hills and pounding heat. Seniors Corey Gonzales...

Cross country team attends final meet of the season

Cross country team attends final meet of the season

by Meilan Steimle

October 24, 2013

The cross country team ran at its final meet of the season at Crystal Springs today. Read More »

Niki Iyer wins Santa Clara County girl athlete of the week

Niki Iyer wins Santa Clara County girl athlete of the week

by Sharanya Balaji

October 19, 2013

Setting a school record, Nikitha Iyer (9) became the San Jose Mercury News’ Santa Clara County girl athlete of the week in the Crystal Springs Sierra Invitational on Saturday, October 12. Read More »...

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