Perhaps no team in Massachusetts, regardless of sport, has been more dominant over the past two decades than Andover High boys track.
Under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame head coach Peter Comeau and late top assistant Art Iworsley, the Golden Warriors have fielded some of the most dominant teams and individual athletes in the state year after year,
At the start of the 2000’s, Bruce Brown set school records in both the 200 (21.98, still the record) and 100 dash (10.7 hand timed). The latter record was topped by state champion Christopher McConnell (10.75 automatic timed) in 2010. McConnell, one of the most decorated sprinters in state history, also anchored the school’s No. 1 4x100 relay (42.37).
Andover saw a pair of dominant hurdlers run side-by-side in Sebastian Silveria and Sean Caveney. Both 2015 graduates, Silveria set a school record in the 110 hurdles (14.21) and Caveney set the record in the 300 hurdles (54.33).
Mark Zavrl picked up the javelin late, but set a school record (193-8) in 2013. Matt McDermott had been groomed to throw the discus for years, and finished his career with a school-record 170-0.
And when twin brothers Mark and Adam Vetere (AHS 2010) were competing for Andover, they often only had each other to compete with. Mark owns the school record (15-6) while Adam is No. 3 in school history (14-0).