Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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April 24, 2014

Girls track claims first at Ottaviani Invitational

Boys clock in third at regional meet

Girls track

Jillian Gamache won the long jump with a 15-4 1/2 and took the 400 hurdles in 1:07.74 to take home meet MVP honors as Andover rolled to victory at the Ottaviani Invitational with 123 points, well ahead of No. 2 Haverhill (53 points) this past Saturday.

“It was a tough meet with all the wind,” she said. “So I had to just fight through it.”

Another double winner for the Warriors was sprinter Hannah Ameen, who won the 100 in 13.57 and ran the anchor leg of the winning 4x100 relay.

“I am so excited,” Ameen said. “The whole team had an awesome day. We were confident and I knew we could win.”

Also earning victories were Hannah Chapman in the high jump and Erin Logee with the javelin. Courtney Carver (pole vault), Miranda Lawrence (long jump) and Micaela Soucy (triple jump) added seconds for the winners.

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Jillian Gamache won the long jump and 400 hurdles and Courtney Carver took the pole vault to lead Andover past Haverhill 94-51 last Wednesday, April 16. Courtney Comeau won the 100 hurdles and Michelle Gencorelli took the 200 for the winners.

Boys track

Robert Perry earned victory in the 800 in 2:04.40 and Joe Vetere won the pole vault with a 12-0 despite heavy winds to lead Andover to third at the Ottaviani Invitational with 70 points, just two points short of winner Central Catholic this past Saturday.

Andrew Matteucci added the other Warrior win in the 110 hurdles, while Sean Caveney (110 hurdles), Sebastian Silveira (400 hurdles) and the 4x400 quartet added seconds.

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Sean Caveney won the 110 hurdles in 15.5 and Kevin Chen won the 100 in 11.6 as Andover beat Haverhill 84-61 last Wednesday, April 16. Robert Perry won the 800, Hamza Naveed took the 200 and the 4x100 relay was also won by the Warriors.

Softball

Warriors win thriller

With the game tied heading into the seventh inning, Amy Stankiewicz walked, advanced to second on a single, and scored on a hit by Nicole Ericson as Andover knocked off undefeated Methuen 5-4 last Thursday, April 17.

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