Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 23, 2014

Boys, girls relays qualify for nationals


The team of Sebastian Silveria, Justin Mantara, Andrew Matteucci and Sean Caveney won the shuttle hurdles in 32.05 at the East Coast Invitational in Providence, R.I. last Saturday. The time qualified them for nationals.


Kevin Chen won the 55-meter dash in 6.7 and Andrew Matteucci took the 55 hurdles in 7.8, but Andover fell to North Andover 46-40 last Wednesday. Sebastian Silveira won the 600, Hamza Naveed took the 300 and they both ran on the winning 4x400 relay.


The foursome of Hannah Chapman, Lizzie Kobelski, Courtney Comeau and Jill Gamanche ran a 35.19 to take first in the shuttle hurdles at the East Coast Invitational in Providence, R.I. on Saturday. The time qualified them for Nationals.


Lizzie Kobelski won the 55-meter hurdles in 9.1 and Hannah Ameen made it a sprint sweep by taking the 55 dash in 7.5, but Andover lost to North Andover 48-38 last Wednesday. Leila Aruri won the mile and Michelle Gencorelli took the 300 for the Warriors.


Ganley leads the way

Andover scored a pair of top-10 finishes, with Julia Ganley in third in 21.52 and Meghan Farrell in ninth in 22.84 as the Golden Warriors topped Masconomet 75-60 last Wednesday, Jan. 15. Jackie Drew (12th), Julia Pakey (13th) and Olivia Lawler (15th) added key finishes for the Golden Warriors.


Julia Ganley placed second overall in 22.94 and Sylvia Leung was eighth in 24.21 to lead Andover to a 125-10 victory over Haverhill last Monday. Also for the Golden Warriors, Olivia Lawlor was 11th and Jackie Drew was 15th.


Caveney red hot

Colleen Caveney hit a trio of 3-pointers on her way to 20 points and Andover edged rival North Andover 47-46 on Friday. Jess Witten had eight points, Rachel Cormier added seven points and Rebecca Alois had six points for the winners.


Colleen Caveney continued to surge with 21 points to lead Andover past Tewksbury 57-43 last Tuesday, Jan. 14. Jessica Witten chipped in with 15 points, Rachel Cormier had nine points and Rebecca Alois had eight points for the winners.

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