Andover Registers 23 PRs against Strong Exeter Squad
Andover BXC toed the line against a historically strong Exeter team, and despite Big Red taking both Varsity and JV races, the Andover runners raced to lots of personal record (PR) times.
Exeter's top runner, Byron Grevious (PEA, '24), took the win in convincing fashion, crossing the line just three seconds slower than the course record. After another Exeter finisher, Andover's number one, Tam Gavenas ('25), lowered his own ninth-grade record by more than 10 seconds with a brilliant finishing kick. Next for Andover--in his first race in spikes--was Luke Williamson ('25), who paced teammate and captain Matthew Ottenbreit ('22) toward the finish. Isaac Heitmann ('22) finished shortly afterward, followed closely by Aidan Lin ('23), Nolan Goldthwaite ('22), and Rohan Kapoor ('23), who ran a big race in his return to the home course.
On the JV side, BXC raced to an incredible number of PRs, beginning with Sebastian Lemberger's ('25) big day. Not only did Sebastian lower his PR by 46 seconds, he did it after performing in a full theatrical show immediately preceding the race. Now that's an amazing double! Constantine Krenteras ('24) put together a home course personal best time as PA's second JV runner, and Jason Zhang ('23) and Luke Francis ('25) finished nearly side-by-side to take PA's third and fourth JV positions. Nigel Savage ('23) continued his steady improvement this fall with a great 15-second PR, and he was followed by Max Gomez ('23) and Bryan Chyu ('23) to round out the JV seven.
PAXC is excited to welcome all NEPSTA Division I teams to Andover next Saturday (11/13) for the New England championships.