Peyton McGovern ’16 sprinted across the finish line ahead of the pack of trailing runners to secure first place in the Mile of the U.S.A. Track & Field New England (USATF-NE) Indoor Championships with a time of 5:05.25 minutes. Andover sent eight athletes to the event, and McGovern was the only one to capture a first-place overall finish.
McGovern wrote in an email to The Phillipian, “I just wanted to give it my all in the last track meet. The Harvard track is super nice, and I was really excited to have one more chance to run on it.”
The championship at Harvard University was an unscored event and Andover’s last of the season. Andover faced high school, collegiate and independent programs.
Leading her team one last time, Captain Camille Little ’16 placed fifth in the 60-Meter dash and fourth in the 200-Meter dash with times of 7.89 seconds and 25.56 seconds, respectively.
In the 60-Meter dash, Taryn Gangi ’16 zoomed past the finish line in a time of 8.13 seconds to capture first place in her heat and seventh overall.
Caroline Shipley ’16 ranked seventh in the 200-Meter dash and first in her heat, finishing in 27.21 seconds. Shipley’s success also carried over to the 400-Meter dash, as she snatched fourth place with a time of 59.52 seconds.
Gangi wrote in an email to The Phillipian,“As a Senior, it was honestly pretty heartbreaking knowing that Sunday was my last indoor track meet with Andover, but our team is so supportive and positive that it was impossible to be anything but grateful! We’re all one big family, and at the end of the day I was just honored to have been able to compete alongside them.”
The USATF-NE Indoor Championship meet at Harvard University brought the team’s four-victory season to a close.