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Twice the Charm: Andover Wins Tri-Meet for 2-0 Record

Charging by her competitors, Camille Little ’16 raced to a first-place finish in the 50-yard dash, contributing to Andover’s domination on the track last Saturday.

Little’s performance was one of many successes as Andover Track grabbed its second win of the year. Boys Track defeated Wilbraham, Governor’s and Hyde, 81.5-78.5-10-11, respectively, while Girls Track won 77-43-52-6 in the same race.

On the Boys side, Andover continued its success in the distance events. Scott Diekema ’14 grabbed first in the one-mile race with a time of 4:55. After sitting out the 2012-2013 Indoor Track season due to injury, Diekema has returned this season to capture first in two consecutive one-mile races. “I’m really thankful to be healthy again, and I hope I can continue getting stronger through the rest of the season,” said Diekema.

Ian Whittall ’14 raced to a first place finish in the two-mile, while Co-Captain Matt Fischetti ’14 captured first in the Boys 600-yard dash and 50-yard hurdles.

Ralph Skinner ’16 won the 1000-yard dash in 2:37.

Ethan McIntosh ’15 placed second in the 1000-yard dash with a time of 2:38, while Kailash Sundaram ’15 took second in the two-mile in 11:19. John Gorton ’15 took third in the one-mile with a time of 5:01.

“I always try to run [a] smart race and save energy for a finishing kick. Aside from that, I tried to keep Scott [Diekema] in sight for as long as I could,” wrote Gorton in an email to The Phillipian.

In the field events, Josiah Legaspi ’14 placed first in the boys’ shot-put. Patrick Monaghan ’14 jumped to first in the boys’ pole vault with a height of 9’0”.

On the girls side, Co-Captain Diana Tchadi ’14 placed second in the girls hurdles to continue her strong Senior campaign.

Alexis Lefft ’16 took first in the girls’ shot-put after placing second in the event last Wednesday.

Taryn Gangi ’16 and Kinsey Yost ’15 grabbed second in the 50-yard dash and 300-yard dash, respectively. Sharon Zhang ’16 raced to a second place finish in the Girls’ 1000-yard dash.

The girls’ 4 by 440-yard relay team capped off the meet with a blazing time of 4:31.10 to take first place.

“It was just an all-around team effort here today. Every single person gave it their all, and you are always happy to see that with the team. Then, to grab the wins like we did is even better,” said Little.

Andover will look to continue its undefeated streak when it faces rival Exeter at home on February 12.