Girls Cross Country

Girls Cross Country

Andover Girls Cross Country Concedes to Exeter

Phillips Exeter Academy handed Andover Girls Cross Country its first loss of this season, sweeping the top five spots to post a 31-25 margin of defeat. Although Samantha Valentine ’17 and Michaela Jones ’18 had swept the top two spots in every race for Andover this season, the duo was outmatched by Exeter’s runners, and…

Girls Cross Country

Girls Cross Country Sweeps Top Five Against NMH

Post-Graduate Samantha Valentine ’17 broke her own course record by four seconds at Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) this past Saturday, with a time of 18:25 minutes. Valentine’s performance helped Andover clinch an impressive score of 15-44, continuing its undefeated streak. Michaela Jones ’18, who crossed the finish line second with a time of 19:37 minutes,…

Girls Cross Country Head Coach Feature: Rebecca Hession
Girls Cross Country

Girls Cross Country Head Coach Feature: Rebecca Hession

Head Coach Rebecca Hession has guided Andover Girls Cross Country to several successful seasons since she began coaching at Andover ten years ago. Most notably, Hession coached back-to-back New England Championship (Nepsta Division 1) teams in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Running has always been an important part of Hession’s life. She began her running…

Girls Cross Country Outpaces St. Paul’s 18-43
Girls Cross Country

Girls Cross Country Outpaces St. Paul’s 18-43

Post-Graduate Samantha Valentine ’17 raced past the finish line in 18:14 minutes, outpacing the nearest St. Paul’s runner by an entire 98 seconds. Valentine’s time in the 5K course carried Andover Girls Cross Country to a 18-43 win last Saturday, propelling the team’s record to 2-0. Despite her impressive margin of victory, Valentine said, “How…

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