Boys and Girls Combine to Secure First in 13 Events

Both the boys and girls emerged victorious in Andover Indoor Track’s first meet against Wilbraham, Hyde and Governor’s on January 9.

The girls defeated second place Governor’s by 25 points, while the boys won by 48.

Camille Little ’16 made significant contributions with first place finishes in the 50 Yard Dash (6.58 seconds) and the 300 Yard (42.4).

Other first place performances for Andover included Diana Tchadi ’14 in the 50 Yard Hurdles (8.44), Julia Boyd ’16 in the 1000 Yard (3:25), Anoush Shehadeh ’15 in the 2 Mile (12:03.4) and Laura Ippolito ’14 in Shot Put (28-00 feet).

Andover topped the meet off with a win in the 4×440 Yard Relay (4:36.6) by the team of Tchadi, Evelyn Tackett ’15, Charlie Jarvis ’15 and Captain Becca Wagman ’13.

The boys found similar success, especially Matt Fischetti ’14, who won the 50 Yard Hurdles and the 600 Yard in addition to his participation on Andover’s winning 4×440 Yard Relay team.

Ian Whitall ’14 won the 2 Mile, Brandon Girard ’16 won the 300 Yard and John Cifrino ’13 won Shot Put.

Girard, Justin Yan ’13 and Captain Demetri Papageorgiou ’13 were the other three legs of the 4×440 team.

“Running in my first race as a Freshman couldn’t have gone any better from the start of the meet until the end,” said Girard. “The connection that I gathered and embraced from the team was nothing that I had ever seen before. They were continuously giving me advice and when I had completed my first race, I had felt the adrenaline and sense of achievement that my older teammates had told me about.”

Wagman is optimistic about the high number of newcomers on the team this year.

“Our first meet proved to be a great demonstration that we can be just as successful with such a team,” she said. Camille Little ‘16 came out strong… Many other newcomers did exceedingly well and put themselves in a position to improve in our later meets,” said Wagman.

Andover hosts Haverhill and Wilbraham on Saturday.

“Most of the season we compete against the same teams. We look forward to seeing the same competition. This way, we can not only improve our times and our distances but also bond together as a unit and have a successful season,” said Wagman.