Girls Track and Field


Track and field at Andover has a rich history and a solid foundation. Girls and boys practice as a group. Athletes run, jump, and throw together under the watchful eyes of more than 10 of the best coaches in the league. These same coaches may also be your teacher, advisor, or house counselor.

Fully renovated in 2015, the outdoor track, named after legendary track coach Steve Sorota, is one of the best track facilities anywhere in New England. The Sorota Track is an 8-lane, all weather 400m outdoor track with accompanying first-rate field event facilities including four long/triple jump pits, three shot rings, a full javelin runway, a collegiate disc cage, high jump pit, and two pole vault runways. All this is tied together with a Finish Lynx electronic timing system that captures photo finishes providing accurate places and times for all races.

Although the Andover track teams compete against many other teams in New England, the most anticipated contest each season is the meet against Andover's sister school, Phillips Exeter Academy.

Andover, founded in 1778 by Samuel Phillips and Exeter, founded in 1781 by his uncle John Phillips, have maintained the oldest, continuous independent school rivalry in the country. The first track meet between the two schools took place in 1889. Andover won! The tradition continues each May and is a highlight of the season.

The girls’ track and field team competes at the NEPSTA Division 1 Interscholastic Championships.  In the past decade, Andover won the Division 1 championship title in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Coach: Rebecca Hession​


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