After lapping an opposing runner, Rhea Prem ’19 handed off the baton to Deyana Marsh ’17, who crossed the finish line in 4:19.87 minutes to secure Andover Girls Indoor Track & Field a first place finish in the 4×440 this Wednesday. Andover was able to add another victory to its perfect season record of 4-0 in its meet against Governor’s Academy, Wilbraham & Monson, and Marianapolis by a score of 83-46-23-15.
Fredericka Lucas ’18, once again, led the way for Andover, securing first place in three events. In the 50-Yard Dash and the 300-Yard Dash, Lucas finished first with times of 6.52 seconds and 41.17 seconds, respectively. Lucas set a personal record in the 50-Yard Dash by 0.50 seconds.
Lucas continued her dominance in the high jump, leaping 4’ 10” to earn first place.
Captain Sidney Holder ’17 said, “[Lucas] did a great job in the 50, she did an amazing job [in the] high jump, and her 300 was even better.”
Marsh, who secured second place in the 50-Yard Hurdles, said, “[Fredericka] just keeps [setting more personal records]. She’s meeting her goals every single time.”
Holder led Andover in the field events, finishing first in the long jump with a leap of 14’ 11”. Miles Kaufman ’19 earned second place in the shot put, with a distance of 26’ 4”.
Andover also had success in the long distance events. With a time of 3:07.71 minutes, Isabella Morzano ’18 secured second place in the 1,000-Yard Dash. Post-Graduate Samantha Valentine ’17 ranked first in the 1-Mile and Grace Rademacher ’18 finished in first place in the 2-Mile, with respective times of 5:33.05 minutes and 13:36.98 minutes.
Along with the runners’ strong performances on Wednesday, Andover’s spirit carried it through the duration of the meet and allowed it to ultimately come out on top once again, according to team members.
Krystiana Swain ’18, who secured second in the 600-Yard Dash with a time of 1:40.03 minutes, said, “The girls are always really good at staying positive. I’m really proud of them because I know that especially in this dreary cage, it’s easy to get in a funk. Everybody’s really supportive of each other and I really like to see people cheering for other people, even when they’re done with all of their own events.”
Next Wednesday, Andover’s underclassmen will host Phillips Exeter Academy, while its upperclassmen will take on Governor’s in an away meet.
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