Setting a new meet record in the Girls Distance Medley Relay with a group time of 12:30.8 minutes, Carmen Bango ’16 sprinted across the finish line to claim first place for Andover Girls Track & Field at the Hunt Relays at Deerfield last Saturday. Many of Andover’s runners excelled in the unscored meet, which was comprised of entirely relay events.
Bango, along with Captain Caroline Shipley ’16, Michaela Jones ’18, and Elizabeth Tran ’19, competed in the Girls Distance Medley relay, which consisted of a 1200-Meter race, 400-Meter race, 800-Meter race, and 1600-Meter race.
At Deerfield, Andover not only broke a record in the Distance Medley Relay, but also in the 155-Meter Low Hurdle Shuttle Run Relay, the 4×800 Relay, and the 4×200 Relay.
Grace Rademacher ’18 said, “We have a tremendous girls team with a lot of depth. I am very proud of all my teammates.”
Andover’s momentum from Deerfield carried over into its meet on Wednesday. The team travelled to Concord, N.H., to compete against Phillips Exeter Academy and St. Paul’s, ultimately coming in second place behind Exeter with a score of 79-69-29.
Fredericka Lucas ’18 said, “Wednesday meets definitely have a different feel since they’re after classes, but everyone on the team rallied together and gave it their all.”
Most notably, Sarah Humes ’16 won both the 300-Meter Intermediate Hurdles in 49.16 seconds and the 110-Meter High Hurdles in 15.96 seconds. Shipley won the 400-Meter Dash in 59.42 seconds, and Jones won the 1500-Meter Race in 4:55.14 minutes and the 3000-Meter Run in 10:14 minutes.
Captain Camille Little ’16 ran the anchor leg of the 4×100 Relay to secure the win for Andover, as the team ran a 50.53 second race. She also won the 200-Meter Dash with a time of 25.5 seconds.
Now at the midway point of its season, Andover looks to maintain its strong performances throughout the rest of the season. This Saturday the team will take on Loomis Chaffee, Northfield Mount Hermon, and Avon Old Farms.