Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 18, 2013

Girls track take Haverhill Invitational title


Without a trio of stars, Andover was still able to best the field, with Rachel Annino and the 4x100 relay clinching the Ottaviani Invitational team title with 87 points, topping No. 2 Lowell (76), despite competing without three All-Stars in hurdler Courtney Comeau (lower back injury), jumper Catherine Haut (shin splints) and thrower Cassie Kobelski (vacation).

“It’s so excited that we finished it off and won the title,” said Annino, who also took second in the 100 dash. “We had a lot of injuries, and some of the people that were running were fighting through pain. It shows how deep a team we are as a team. The girls did great.”

The Warrior 4x100 entered the event shorthanded, with regulars Annino and Micaela Soucy joined by newcomers Michelle Gencorelli and Hannah Ameen, who were sent in to replace a pair of vacationing athletes but was still able to run to the win in 51.80.

Andover’s other victory came from Hannah Chapman, who won the triple jump with a 35-10, while Sarah Rothmann was third in the mile (5:29.9).

“I’m very happy with the way this season has started,” said Chapman. “I didn’t PR (personal record), but I won which is great. And I helped the team get the title.”

Hannah Chapman won the triple jump (36-4 ½), 100 hurdles (15.8) and long jump (16-6), all career-bests, as Andover rolled past Lowell 92-43 last Wednesday. Cassie Kobelski won the shot put and discus, Sarah Rothmann won the mile (5:19.9) and Jillian Gamache took the 400 hurdles (1:11.2) for the Winners.


Camilo paces Warriors

Samantha Camilo scored a 6-2, 6-2 win at top singles to pace Andover in a 5-0 win over North Andover last Wednesday. Julia Alagero and Laurie-Maude Chenard teamed to take No. 1 doubles 6-1, 6-2 and Annie Garvin and Sydney Ferry scored a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles.

Rachel Holzman battled for a victory at No. 2 singles 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 as Andover bested Masconomet 5-0 last Tuesday. Samantha Camilo took No. 1 singles 6-1, 7-5 and Paige Webster finished off the singles sweep with a 6-2, 6-2 win at the third spot.

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