Sports, Winter Track & Field

Andover Shines In Long-Distance Events

As the starting pistol sounded, Josephina Caico ’19 charged off the line and past the other racers to a second-place finish in the 300-Meter Race with a time of 42.3 seconds. In the meet, Caico and a slew of other Andover runners set Personal Records to contribute to a blowout Andover victory of 84-56.5-20-7.5 over Governor’s, Wilbraham & Monson Academy and Marianapolis Preparatory School, respectively.

Caico said, “It’s really intense when [there are] more schools competing because [there are] more heats and more amazing athletes who can compete with us and it gives us more opportunities to be our best.”
In the 300-Yard dash event, Taryn Gangi ’16 landed first place with a time of 41.74 seconds.

Following up her strong performances in past meets, Caroline Shipley ’16 captured a first-place finish in the 600-Yard Race with a time of 1:32.90 minutes.

Peyton McGovern ’16 managed to win both the Two-Mile and 1,000-Meter Races in 12:28.46 and 3:01.70 minutes, respectively.

In High Jump, Fredericka Lucas ’18 jumped 4’8’’ to tie for first place with an opponent from Governor’s.
Girls Captain Camille Little ’16 joined Andover’s victory circle with a win in the 50-Yard Dash, sprinting past four opponents to come in with a time of 6.48 seconds.

Little said, “I told the girls last night in my email, ‘Decide that you’re going to be fast, decide that you’re going to throw far and decide that you’re going to jump far.’ I tried to just have the mindset of ‘today’s going to be a good day, and we’re going to do well.’ ”

Andover looks to continue its winning streak against Governor’s at an away meet on February 10.

Feb 5, 2016