PA Boys Track Dominates Wilbraham; Falls Short of Tough Tewksbury Squad

On Wednesday, Andover Boys Track went up against a struggling Wilbraham-Monson team and a more challenging squad from Tewksbury. The meet was scored as two dual meets due to a lack of participants from Wilbraham. Andover defeated Wilbraham 55-16 but fell to Tewksbury 51-44. The boys did very well in the short distances, taking first and second in the 50 yard dash with Captain Greg Hsu ’06 (5.9) and Luinis Tejada ’08 (6.0), and winning the hurdles with Jason Soule ’06’s clocking of 6.8 seconds. Merzudin Ibric ’06 backed up all of his surrounding hype as he took the victory in the 600 yard race with an impressive time of 1:17.27 and the long jump with a distance of 20’8.25”. “The best part of the day,” said distance coach Jon Stableford, “was the 600.” Ibric took first place in both meets. Wilbraham got a runner in at second, followed closely by Soule and a Tewksbury runner. In the field events, Andover broke about even with Tewksbury and destroyed Wilbraham. Tewksbury took first in the shot followed by Joe O’Hern ’07 with a throw of 42’7”. Mario Noyola ’06 dominated the pole vault, as always, winning with a vault of 11 feet. Second and third were taken by Tewksbury, and Wilbraham had no vaulters. Along with the 600, Ibric took the long jump. Second was Jae-Yeop Kim ’07 with a jump of 19’4.25”. Third was taken by a Wilbraham competitor. Tewksbury swept Andover in the high jump. However, against Wilbraham Andover managed to take second and third with Kieran de Brun ’08 jumping 4’10” and Waskom jumping 4’8”. The distance scene did not go as well for Andover and is where the most points were lost. This was mainly due to the absence of Kentaro Watari ’07 who is sick but plans to make a quick recovery. Tewksbury took first and third in the mile with a Wilbraham runner in second. Mike Discenza ’09 took fourth with a 5:04 and Eli Howe ’09 took fifth with a 5:14. Tewksbury took the two-mile victory but David Wilson ’09 had a great race, running 10:50, a wonderful clocking for his first indoor race. Tewksbury also took third. Finally, in the 4×400 meter relay, Andover came away with a decisive victory in a time of 3:59.1. Tewksbury, however, had made the gap too big, winning the meet 51-44.