Ward Breaks School Discus Record in Andover Win
At home on April 15, 2017 at 2:45 PM
A record breaking performance in the Discus from senior Noah Ward (‘17) and superior depth led Andover to victory over Taft and Deerfield to continue their strong start to the 2017 season.
In addition to a record breaking performance in the Discus from senior Noah Ward (‘17), the Andover boys relied on their superior depth to score 71.33 points en route to a victory over Taft (62.33) and Deerfield (47.33) to continue their strong start to the 2017 campaign.
The throws again provided some of the top performances on the day, though it wasn’t all easy. Trailing Deerfield’s top thrower heading into the finals of the Discus, Noah Ward saved his best for last, unleashing a throw of 173-09 to break his own school record of 172-03 and claim first place in the event. He would have to settle for second in the Shot Put, however, despite an impressive final mark of 54-02. Teammate John Rex (‘17) would add a third place finish in the shot (42-06) and a fourth place finish in the Discus (119-05). The Javelin served up some similarly impressive results, as seniors Mike McGreal (157-08), TJ Urbanik (155-10), and Alex Apgar (155-10) took second, third, and fourth place, respectively.
On the track, the 4x100m relay team of Josh Thomas (‘19), Alex Apgar (‘17), Will Hartemink (‘17), and Urbanik combined for the victory, circling the track in 45.51 seconds, while the only other Andover win came from Hartemink in the 400m, clocking an impressive 52.19 seconds. Elsewhere, Andover relied upon a slew of second, third, and fourth place finishes to outscore the competition. Urbanik added to his haul with a pair of second places finishes in the 100m and 200m, while upper Giacomo Marino finished us runner-up in the unlikely combo of the 3000m (9:44.01) and the Triple Jump (38-05.00). Andover also got a boost from the distance races in particular, where Nathan Goldthwaite’s (‘18) 2:04.40 clocking led a 2-3-4 Andover finish in the 800m, with Sam Tobin (‘18) and Harrison Wilson finishing out the scoring with times of 2:04.68 and 2:09.30, respectively. Additionally, Alex Fleury (‘20) took second in the 1500m (4:19.04) ahead of teammate Jacob Buehler (‘19), while Spencer Davis (9:47.53) and Buehler (10:07.26) took third and fourth behind Marino in the 3000m. Benjamin Zhang (‘17) chipped in with a second place finish in the 110m Hurdles (18.59) and a third place finish in the 300m Hurdles (47.65). Back in the field, Andover also took second and third in the Pole Vault, as Akesh Shah and Cole DeMeulemeeter both cleared 8-00.00. Andover will be back in action next weekend, where they will travel to Deerfield Academy to compete at the Hunt Relays.
Further more detailed results.