By David Willis
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An Andover boys team of one senior, two sophomores and a freshman made its mark at New Balance Outdoor Nationals, running to a third-place finish in the 800 sprint medley Emerging Elite (second-tier) division in Greensboro, N.C. over the weekend.
Recent graduate Matt Reardon, sophomores Humza Naveed and Sebastian Silveira and freshman Oliver Eberth blazed to a 1:35.38. The same foursome won the Merrimack Valley Conference title in the 4x400 this spring. Silveira, Eberth, Naveed and Michael Maldari also placed seventh in the 1,600 sprint medley Emerging Elite race in 3:36.75 and was the 4x200 was 12th in 1:32.38.
Individually, Mark Zavrl placed ninth overall in the open (first-tier) section in the javelin with a 187-7.
Relay takes eighth
The girls team of Sydney Gillis, Abby Pustis, Micaela Soucy and Michelle Gencorelli teamed to finish eighth in the Emerging Elite 800 spring medley in 1:52.89 at New Balance Outdoor Nationals over the weekend.
Golden Warrior relay of Pustis, Gencorelli, Natalie Wagner and Rachel Annino added a 16th-place finish in the Emerging Elite 4x200 in 1:47.44 while the crew of Hanna Ameen, Soucy, Jillian Gamache and Sarah Rothman was 17th in the Emerging Elite 1,600 sprint medley in 4:22.31.
The 4x100 shuttle hurdles was 13th in 1:05.07 and the 4x100 relay was 18th in 50.48.
Warriors win opener
Behind 19 points for Connor Merinder, Andover beat Nashua South 47-36 in the Golden Warriors’ Hoops for Hope opener on Saturday.