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Andover Competes at New England Championships

Zach Moynihan ’21 earned first place with a time of 7.59 seconds, 0.11 seconds ahead of his opponent, in the fourth heat of the 60-Meter Dash on Sunday. Moynihan competed with a select group of seventeen runners at Harvard University this past week for the U.S. Track and Field New England (USATF-NE) Indoor Track and Field Championships.

According to Captain Owen Glover ’19, the meet is highly anticipated by the team towards the end of each Indoor Season.

Glover continued, “This meet is really special… it’s mostly high school track teams, but there are collegiate and club teams as well. I got to run against a kid from Navy which was very cool.”

The team worked on enhancing both physical skills and utilizing mental techniques leading up to the invitational meet.

Moynihan said, “Something I’ve tried to incorporate into my pre-race routine is visualization, in which you picture your race before you even do it. It’s skills like this that help me and others calm our nerves before we compete.”

Alex Fleury ’20 secured third place overall in the Men’s 1-Mile with a time of 4:23.20 and Alex Schimmel ’22 earned second place in his heat in the Men’s 400-Meter dash with a time of 24.17.

According to Glover, the meet was a great success for Andover Athletes. This meet was the final meet of the Boys Indoor Track season.