After falling to crosstown rivals Andover High, Andover Track and Field turned the season around with sweeping wins over Deerfield and Taft last Saturday.
The Girls team won handily with an uncontested 98 points with Deerfield and Taft stuck at 41 and 36 points, respectively. The Boys team had a closer matchup but still recorded 71 points to 52 from Taft and 41 from Deerfield.
“We had a whole bunch of first places, in addition to some second and thirds, which is always nice,” said Caroline Shipley ’16, who placed first in the Girls 400. The girls placed first in ten events, while the boys placed first in five.
The team displayed its talents in a multitude of events over the weekend. Peyton McGovern ’16 took first in the Girls 1500-Meter, Camille Little ’16 in the Girls 200-Meter, Matt Fischetti ’14 in the Boys 110-Meter Hurdles, Michael Moore ’14 in the Boys Shot Put and Sam Shapiro ’16 in the Boys Triple Jump.
The team was also able to deal with a few last minute changes in the lineup. Shipley said, “In the Girls 4×400 [Meter Relay], Deyana Marsh ’17 stepped into an empty spot and did an awesome job running her first 400 ever.”
The girls ended up winning first place in the 4×400-Meter Relay.
“We really showed the depth our team has, taking multiple places in our respected events, which truly shows the team nature of track and field,” said Co-Captain Robert Rush ’14.
He continued, “I can’t wait to host this next meet. It’ll be our first glimpse into how Interschols will be, and I’m confident we’ll measure up.”
Andover Track and Field will host Thayer, Governor’s Academy, Winsor, Groton and rival Phillips Exeter Academy this Saturday.