May 16th: 1st round CCS here at Homestead vs. Lynbrook at 5:00 pm. Come and cheer them on! SUCCESS they won with a score of 4-1! Defeated in CCS quater finals vs Bellarmine 1-0. Great job boys!
Diving: Nicholas Bao
Representing the Dive team on May 11th: 1st round CCS at Santa Clara International Swim Center
Badminton: Karthik Kalyanasundaram
Placed 1st in CCS on Friday, May 11th! Next round is Saturday, May 19th at Independence High School in San Jose!
Boys Varsity Volleyball Team
May 8th: 1st round CCS at Wilcox; defeated. Great job boys!!!
Wednesday, May 16th in San Francisco
Congratulations to the team for taking 1st place in Leagues this year: Jessica Carter, Ananya Verma, Phoeb Wong & Alyson Yi!!! Also congratulations to Jessica Carter for being named League Champion on the Floor, Uneven Bars & Vault!
Track & Field
CIF State Championship Finals: This Friday and Saturday in Clovis/Fresno.
On Friday at CCS Finals Rebecca Hasser (12) and Josh Anderson (12) punched their tickets for the CIF State Meet set for Clovis/Fresno on Friday and Saturday June 1st and 2nd at Buchanan High School.
Hasser got rolling right away as she ran herself to third place in the 1600m in a PR of 5:00.29, and moves to number two on the HHS All-Time list. Two hours later Hasser return in the 3200 and collected a second third place finish in 10:58.25.
Anderson in his first and last season as a Mustang, tossed the shot put out to 50′ 3″ to clinch third place, and secure his State Meet spot. Anderson return two hours later in the discus throw and toss it 136′ 9″ for ninth place, unfortunately six places out of the top three required places to advance to the State Meet.
Other athletes that competed gamely and came up short of advancing to the State Meet are:
Elena Kamas (12), having a rough season ran a tough 1600m race to finish 12th in 5:15.90. It should be noted that Kamas has made it to the CCS Finals all four years in her storied career as a Mustangs.
Ben Piekarz (10), in his first season as a varsity runner ran a very competitive 800m race to capture 10th place in 1:59.86. Piekarz future looks bright in this event when taking into account that he was one of three sophomores to make it to the Final of this event.
Harold Rucker (10), ran one of the best 300m hurdles races I’ve ever witnessed at a CCS Finals. Rucker was in sixth place coming of the final turn, and down the homestretch ran down the entire field to close like a run away train over the final hurdles and dove across the finish line in the unenviable position of fourth in a huge PR of 39.31, and miss going to State by a scant four one-hundreds-of-a-second. The upside to this story is that Rucker was the only sophomore in the Final, and returns next year at the top of the food chain. Interesting note here, Rucker best last year for this event was 42.86 as a freshman, and now he has dropped an insane 3.55 secs off his old PR; a quantum leap in this event when you put things in perspective.
Next up will be the CIF State Championships set for Clovis/Fresno this coming Friday and Saturday. Wish them well. Thanks.
On Saturday at CCS Trials Rebecca Hasser won the 1600m and 3200m to advanced to the CCS Finals slated for Gilroy HS on Friday, May 25th beginning at 4 PM for the field events and 6 PM for the running events. It the first time in school history that anyone had accomplished such a feat.
First up was the 1600m where Hasser ran away with the victory in a PR time of 5:03.13, and four hours later captured the 3200m in a run away gallop of 11:09.28. Other athletes joining Hasser for the Finals are:
Harold Rucker in the 300m hurdles ran a lifetime best of 39.91. His time sets a new HHS F/S Boys school record, and moves him to number four on the HHS All-Time List.
Ben Piekarz in the 800m ran a two second PR of 1:58.48 to secure his spot into the Finals. His time moves him to number two on the HHS F/S Boys All-Time List, and is the fastest time ran by any half-miler in five years.
Joshua Anderson tossed both the shot put and discus to also cement his place in both Finals. In his first event of the day Anderson threw the shot put 50′ 3” to grab one of the 12 sacred spots available, then four hours later unleashed a throw of 141′ 8″ in the discus to solidify his path to his second event Final.
Wish them all well this coming Friday at CCS Championship Finals. Thanks very much.
Also, results from this meet and all of our other team results can be found on these websites: Lynbrooksports.com, PrepCalTrack and Athletic.net. Plus, pictures of the team and performances are at our team’s Website https://hhsmustangs.shutterfly.com/
It’s been a while since I’ve kept you all up-to-date with what has been happening with our track season. Here’s a quick update as to what we’ve done so far:
*We went 22 wins and two losses in El Camino League Dual Meets this season (a school record best).
*Since the inception of both Leagues in 1977, we won our first League Track Team title of any gender in 41 years by walking away with the Varsity Boy team title.
*We have 15 individuals and three relay teams that advanced to CCS Trials set for next Saturday, May 19th at Gilroy HS from the just concluded SCVAL League Qualifier Championships held on Friday evening at Santa Clara HS.
*Individual accolades where achieved at El Camino League Champs by:
—Rebecca Hasser (12) who won three varsity League titles in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m (first girl to pull off such a feat in school history)
—Joshua Anderson (12) who won two varsity League titles in the shot put and discus throw.
—Anna Perronne (9) who won two JV girls League titles in the 800m and 1600m.
—Nalin Krishnan (10) who won two F/S boys League titles in the 1600m and 3200m.
*Individual SCVAL League Champs Qualifier titles went to:
—Rebecca Hasser who won the VG 1600m and 3200m.
—Joshua Anderson who the VB shot put.
*Lots of school records were achieved throughout the season by the following:
–Rebecca Hasser broke the 3200m school record three times this season which was held by Lindsay Allen at 11:09.02 mins. set in 2015.
First time on Mar 13th in a League dual meet Cupertino vs Homestead in 10:59.25 mins.
Second time on Mar 24th at Azusa Pacific Meet of Champions in 10:54.58 mins.
Third time on April 6th at Arcadia Invitational 10:48.65 mins.
–The Varsity Boys Team which consist of Ben Piekarz(10), Gabe Rosado (10), Sahil Morchi (11), and Ryan Ma (11) broke the school record of 8:10.60 mins. set in 2012 in the 4 x 800m relay with a time of 8:09.21 mins. at the Arcadia Invitational on April 6th.
–The Varsity Boys Team which consist of Drew Fenton (9), Gabe Rosado (10), Julien Kehon (11), and Ryan Ma (11) broke the school record of 18:27.82 mins. set in 2017 in the 4 x 1600m relay with a time of 18:24.79 mins. at the Arcadia Invitational on April 6th.
—Harold Rucker (10) broke a 18 year old sophomore school record in the 300m hurdles of 41.44 which was set in 2000 by Brian Verstegen by running 40.02 secs. at the Serra Top 7 Invitational on Apr 14th.
Next up for your Mustangs are the CCS Trials set for Gilroy HS on Saturday, May 19th beginning at 10 AM. Thanks very much.