Mere inches ahead of her Phillips Exeter Academy opponent, Deyana Marsh ’17 bolted into first place in the 50-Yard Hurdles with a time of 8.44 seconds, beating the second place finisher by a slim margin of 0.05 seconds. Andover Girls Indoor Track & Field triumphed over Exeter in similarly narrow fashion on Wednesday, barely edging out Exeter 48-47 in a thrilling meet.
Captain Camille Little ’16 said, “[Exeter also] happens to be [the] most competitive team in the league. They bring a whole new element of competition. They’re our rival team, so they want to [win just] as badly as we do, and knowing that just brings an entirely different atmosphere [to the meet].”
Little produced an exceptional performance, clinching first place in both the 50-Yard Dash and the 300-Yard Run with times of 6.43 seconds and 39.79 seconds, respectively.
She also proved capable in the 4×400 Relay with her teammates Fredericka Lucas ’18, Sidney Holder ’17 and Caroline Shipley ’16, as the group posted a winning time of 4:28.03 minutes.
Shipley also placed first overall in the 600-Yard Dash with a time of 1:31.17 minutes.
In the Two-Mile run, Peyton McGovern ’16 came in first with a field-low time of 11:47.30 minutes, finishing more than 30 seconds before the trailing runner-up from Exeter did.
Little said, “It feels really great knowing that we won and we’ll be able to bring our momentum into Sunday.”
Andover looks to carry its success into its next meet at Harvard University this weekend in the U.S.A. Track & Field New England Indoor Championships.