Parrott breaks record, Barbanti and Makiej star at Andover Boosters

TIM JEAN/Staff photo Andover’s Matt Campbell clears the bar in the pole vault during the Andover Booster Meet. Campbell took second.

Girls Track

Heading into Saturday, Andover fab freshman Jodi Parrott set a lofty goal — break the 25-year-old Andover Boosters Invitational record in the long jump.

“I looked at the record books and I felt like I could do it,” said Parrott. “I was really pumped up. I came out and, in my second jump, I got it done.”

Parrott broke the record with a winning jump of 18-10, besting the old mark of 18-8.75 that was set in 1994.

“I’ve been working really hard and to do this feels so good” she said. “It’s exciting to be in a big meet like this, and it feels good going into MVCs and states coming up.”

Fellow Golden Warrior Delia Barbanti won the 100 in 12.74, and teamed with Grace Dunn, Ava Trapp and Julianna Kennedy to take the 4x400 (4:05.45).

“It was very windy so we had to push very hard,” said Barbanti. “It feels good to get the win today on my home track. I didn’t have a great start. I was third for about 40 meters. But I pushed and pulled away. I’m excited.”


Julia Sergeant and Olivia Foster tied for victory in the pole vault with an 8-0 to help Andover edge Central Catholic 79-66 last Wednesday. Abby Buckley (discus), Haley Traub (long jump) and Hannah Petersen (high jump) added wins for the Warriors.

Boys Track

Michael Makiej scored a breakthrough victory in the high jump with a 6-2 at the Andover Boosters Invitational on Saturday. Adding seconds were Matt Campell in the pole vault (12-0) and Jake Dalton in the discus (125-11). Jack Drake was third in the high jump (6-0).


Jake Dalton won the discus (122-6) and Dan Blatman took the shot put (44-5), but Andover lost to Central Catholic 102-43 last Wednesday. Matt Campbell (pole vault), Dan Cameron (javelin) and Jake Drake (high jump) added wins for the Golden Warriors.


Folan, Pacy dominate

Sophomore Sara Folan pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits, and at the plate added two hits and an RBI as Andover topped Methuen 4-0 last Monday.

Alexa Pacy added two hits and scored a run and Scarlette Gillette had two hits and two RBIs for the winners.


Julianna Barbaro was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and Alexa Pacy added three hits and drove in three runs of her own as Andover cruised past Tewksbury 12-0 last Wednesday. Paige Gillette drove in two runs and Sara Folan threw a complete-game shutout.

Boys Tennis

Avi leads the way

Avi Jonarthanan battled for a tough 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (12-10) victory at No. 2 singles as Andover dealt St. John’s Prep its second loss of the season, 5-0 last Thursday. Bryan Hun Htun won No. 3 singles 7-6 (11-9), 6-3 for the Warriors.


Bryan Hun Htun (No. 1 singles) and Ben Petros (No. 3 singles) both scored sweeps as Andover topped Lowell 5-0 last Monday. Joe Colecchi took second singles 6-1, 6-1.


Sam Feng and Justin Gu combined to win No. 1 doubles (6-0, 6-1) and Savya Virmani and Alex Earl combined to take No. 2 doubles (6-0, 6-2) as Andover beat Central 4-1 last Wednesday.


Weinreb red hot

Alex Weinreb recorded two hits, scored twice and drove in a run as Andover beat Tewksbury 7-0 last Wednesday. Josh Gruenberg threw a complete game, lowering his ERA to 0.67 for the season, and drove in two runs. Anthony Teberio added a run and an RBI.


Josh Gruenberg was 2 for 2 with three runs scored, but Andover fell to Lowell 4-3 last Thursday. Nick Silva and Matt Potts each had an RBI.


Nick Silva and Michael Slayton each had a hit, but Andover lost to Methuen 6-2 last Monday.

Girls lacrosse

Agostino lead the way

Carissa Agostino had a hat trick, but Andover lost to Lowell 14-7 last Wednesday. Shea Krekorian added two goals.


Libby Pustis scored two goals and Carissa Agostino and Shea Krekorian each had a hat trick, but Andover lost to Central Catholic 17-10 on Friday.


Despite a pair of goals for Shea Krekorian, Andover fell to Chelmsford 17-5 last Monday.


Shea Krekorian scored twice, but Andover lost to Notre Dame 18-3 last Thursday.


Durham, Amirault shine

Alex Durham and Jyles Amirault each recorded 15 kills and Andover topped Billerica 3-1 last Wednesday. Troy Kennedy added 33 assists and Matt Sacco had 19 service points for the winners.


Troy Kennedy continued to shine with 43 assists, but Andover’s rally fell short in a 3-2 loss to Central Catholic on Friday. Aidan Foley added five blocks and Zach Dutton had seven digs.


Jyles Amirault led Andover in kills (4), service points (6) and digs (5) but the Golden Warriors fell to state power Lawrence 3-0 last Monday.

Girls Tennis

Kim, Lyons sweep

Annette Kim and Grace Lyons swept No. 2 doubles and Sidney Conway won No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-0 as Andover bounced back by beating North Andover 5-0 last Wednesday. Jennie Wang added a win at No. 3 singles.


Sidney Conway won No. 2 singles 6-1, 6-1 and Andover beat Central Catholic 5-0 last Thursday. Jennie Wang added a victory at No. 3 singles.


Isabel Zhou battled for a 7-5, 7-5 win at top singles, but Andover suffered its first loss of the season, 3-2 to fellow perennial power Wellesley last Monday. Annette Kim and Grace Lyons added the other Andover win, at No. 2 doubles.


Boys Lacrosse

Bono nets four

Vin Bono scored four goals and CJ Puglisi made 10 saves as Andover rolled over Chelmsford 11-2 last Monday. Matt Schuhwerk, Anton Pace and Alex Trottier each scored two goals and Shamus Florio added the final tally.


Despite 10 saves for CJ Puglisi, Andover lost to Central Catholic 11-4 on Friday.


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