Andover Track and Field had an impressive showing against Taft and Deerfield on Saturday, with the Girls team stealing the show. It won every running event and finished with a massive victory of 90-30-31, over Taft and Deerfield, respectively.
The Boys team finished second in the tri-meet, prevailing over Deerfield, but falling to Taft. It showed flashes of potential to be strong later in the season, with a final score of 44 against Taft’s 65 and Deerfield’s 34.
Peyton McGovern ’15 placed first in the girls 1500-Meter run with a time of 4:57.
“I had not run a track race since last May, so I was really just excited to go out there and race,” McGovern wrote in an email to The Phillipian, “I must have been way too excited, because my first lap was too fast. I hope as the season continues my time will drop significantly. I am really lucky to train and race with amazing teammates. We continue to push each other which I think will really help to improve our performances.”
Gorton dominated for the Boys, earning first place in the 1500-Meter and the 3000-Meter with times of 4:57 and 9:54, respectively. Gorton wrote in an email to The Phillipian, “In terms of preparation, I would say that I prepared for this meet by running to the best of my ability in all my past seasons and during all my past track meets. Any success that I can reap now is the result of all that I have done up until this point. Every last mile and every last workout has made the difference… I hope to be as competitive a contender as possible at Interschols and to hopefully score some major points in the meet to come.”
Jarvis won the 300-Meter hurdles with time of 49.04. Jarvis wrote in an email to The Phillipian, “I didn’t have a chance to compete in hurdles during the winter season so it felt great to compete in that event for the first time since last May. I’m still working on improving my hurdling form, but I definitely think this weekend’s meet was a great starting point.”
Noah Ward ’17 triumphed in Shot Put and Discus with throws of 47-5.25 and 151-7.
Ward wrote in an email to The Phillipian, “I started off in practice pretty rusty after not throwing since last season, but with the help of my coaches I came out to the first meet not expecting to come out on top but snuck in a good series to get the lead.”
Andover Track and Field looks to continue its success against Milton next Saturday, April 25.