Boys Track and Field

Andover Take Second at Loomis

At Loomis on May 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Wins from Michael McCullom (110/300 Hurdles), Alex Apgar (Javelin), John Rex (Shot Put), and the 4x100m helped fuel a second place finish at Loomis Chaffee.

A closely contested meet under the lights at the Loomis Chaffee School saw a number of strong performances from the Big Blue, yet despite ousting both Northfield Mt. Hermon (32) and Avon Old Farms (58.5), Andover (84) came up just short against the hosts, Loomis, who’s 89.5 point total was enough to hand the team their first loss of the season. Even so, the Big Blue put forward a strong showing, highlighted by Michael McCullom’s (’18) double victory in the 110m Hurdles (15.76) and 300m Hurdles (42.68). The throws also saw a pair of wins, as John Rex (’17) threw a season best 46-04.00 to win the shot put, while Alex Apgar (’17) teamed up with TJ Urbanik (’17) and Mike McGreal (’17) to lead a 1-2-3 Andover sweep of the Javelin, throwing 165-10, 155-06, and 149-04, respectively. The fifth and final Andover victory on the evening came from the 4x100m relay team of Apgar, Urbanik, Turner Corbett (’17), and Will Sirmon (’17), who circled the oval in 43.94 seconds to remain undefeated on the season. Elsewhere, the distance races saw a number of season best peformances, beginning in the 1500m, where Sam Tobin (’18) clocked 4:23.04 en route to a third place finish, which he followed up with a fourth place showing in the 800m in 2:02.2, just behind teammate Nathan Goldthwaite (’18), whose time of 2:00.3 was good for third. In the 3,000m, Giacomo Marino (’18) used some fresh legs to take second in 9:18.97, followed by Spencer Davis’s 9:28.47 run, which took fourth. In the sprints, Corbett, Sirmon, and Urbanik would all net points, with Corbett running 11.07 in the 100m to take third, followed by Sirmon’s 11.32 in fifth. Corbett would come back to take fifth in the 200m (23.95), while Urbanik would post a season best 23.33 to finish third. Senior Will Hartemink would take second in the 400m, running the lap in 53.35 seconds. Over in the field events, Sirmon continued his rise in the Long Jump, establishing a new personal best of 20-10.00 to finish second, while Urbanik’s leap of 5-08.00 was enough for second in the High Jump. The 4x400m relay team of McCullon, Goldthwaite, Hartemink, and Harrison Wilson would take second place in 3:34.51 to close out of the evening. The meets continue to come thick and fast for the Big Blue, who next host Pingree, Concord, and Cushing at home on Wednesday, May 10th.

Further more detailed results.