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Girls Track Hosts First NEPSTA Meet

Lowering her personal record by 0.02 seconds, Myra Bhathena ’22 set a new school record in the 55-meter hurdles on Wednesday at a tri-meet against Lawrence Highschool and Haverhill High School.

According to Kiera Suh ’22, the meet showcased the team’s season-long improvement with new relay lineups that performed well.

“I think that the relays had a great day today, especially Girls [4 by 400-Meter Relay]. All the relays had new players in the group, but the team cooperated well as it was a learning process for everyone,” said Suh.

In addition, in the first-ever indoor Nepsta meet, Andover hosted over ten teams at the Snyder Center on Saturday. Izzy Alvarez ’23 enjoyed the opportunity to run against different schools.

“It was a very great moment to be able to get out on the track and race against other Nepsta schools… [In] previous races, we’ve been racing against local high schools, so it was a very different experience with a different mindset. It was a very good meet overall,” said Alvarez.

According to Tiffany Tang ’22, the team showcased strong sprint performances, but the meet was not scored due to Andover’s large team size.

“The meet was a really good meet, it wasn’t scored [because] we had the biggest team. [There was] pretty good competition in sprints and short distance runs,” said Tang.

Moving forward the team can improve on maintaining mental toughness during the challenging moments of its races, according to Tang.

“We should keep on working and pushing through and making sure we are opting in when the race gets hard and sticking it out,” said Tang.

The team will face Phillips Exeter Academy, Governor’s Academy, and Marianapolis the following Wednesday.