PATF Races to Personal Bests at BU Season Opener
A small cohort of six PATF team members kicked off the Indoor season at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener at Boston University. The meet attracted runners from across the country. Most competitors were collegiate athletes, some were professional athletes, and a very small number were "unattached" racers, club athletes, or high school students. Although Andover's student-athletes were lining up against others with far more years of experiences, PATF team members held their own. Full results can be found here for boys and here for girls.
Early in the day, Captain Kiera Suh '22 and teammate Anabelle Biggs '23 competed in both the women's 60m and 200m. Daniel Bae '23 and Charlie Benjamin '23 likewise competed in the men's 60m, with Bae doubling in the 200m. Later on, Captain Charlotte Whitehurst '22 and senior Caroline Empey '22 raced the women's 5k. Although the early-season meet was not scored, every Andover athlete who traveled to the meet came home with a personal best.
Results bode well for the season ahead. PATF is very excited to host its own Season Opener next Saturday 12/11, when Governor's, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, and Andover High School will all compete at the Snyder Center.
- Women's 200m: Anabelle Biggs (27.94), Kiera Suh (28.43)
- Men's 200m: Daniel Bae (23.14)
- Women's 60m: Anabelle Biggs (8.48), Kiera Suh (8.52)
- Men's 60m: Daniel Bae (7.4, 8th place overall), Charlie Benjamin (7.73)
- Women's 5k: Charlotte Whitehurst (18:05), Caroline Empey (19:19)