Girls Track Easily Beats Wilbraham-Monson; Schnure Sweeps Hurdle Events For Andover

The Andover Girls Track Team continued its dominance this past weekend against Wilbraham-Monson, winning 116-34. The 400 Meter race was particularly exhilarating when Sonya DeYoung ’05 edged out the second place finisher from Wilbraham by only seven tenths of a second. Katie Michaelson ’08 finished third with an impressive time of 1:06:1. In the 800 Meter, Rebecca Howe ’06 captured first with a time of 2:30:4, and in the 1500 Meter, Abby King ’06 won with a five second lead over the second place finisher with a time of 5:02:70. Senior Debbie Kuhn ’05 and Sarah Dowd ’06 had one-two finishes in the 3000 Meter, with times of 12:30:3 and 12:46:7, respectively. In the 100 Meter Dash, Colleen Thurman ’07 and Captain Annie Wilkin ’05 sprinted to a first place tie with times of 14 seconds flat, with Katharine Matsumoto ’07 close behind with a time of 14.10 seconds. Captain Wilkin also captured second place in the 200 Meter with a time of 29:3, with Matsumoto finishing a tenth of a second later in third. Marty Schnure ’06 once again dominated both the 100 Meter Hurdles and the 300 Meter Hurdle events, winning both with times of 16.4 seconds and :48.2 seconds, respectively. In the 4×100 Relay, Andover smoked the competition, finishing four seconds ahead of second place with an impressive time of 52:6. Andover finished the track component of the competition strong with a time of 4:20:70 in the 4×400 Relay. The throwers obtained some marvelous distances Saturday afternoon. Temeng ’07 threw an outstanding 110.8 feet in the discus, followed in second by Yaa Frimpong ’05 with 98 feet, 11 inches. Temeng demolished the competition in the Shot Put, winning by a margin of four feet. Frimpong placed second in the event also, with a personal best of 32 feet, 9.5 inches. Rounding out the throwing events was Charlotte MacMillan ’05 with a Javelin throw of 88 feet, 7.5 inches and Akosua Oforiwaa-Ayim ’07 with a distance of 83 feet. Andover swept the competition in the Triple Jump, claiming first through third places with Thurman, Cecily Pulver ’07, and Maura Mulroy ’07. Thurman also placed first in the Long Jump with a distance of 15 feet 7 3/4 inches, making that her third win of the day. Pulver finished third with a distance of 14 feet 1 1/2 inches. Cassie Tognoni ’05 peaked at the height of four feet 10 inches for the win in the High Jump.