Andover Runners Race to 26 PRs on Family Weekend
On a warm fall day in Andover, the boys' cross country team raced brilliantly in front many PAXC fans on Family Weekend.
In their only home meet of the season, Andover runners competed well, taking nine out of the first ten places in the combined race and running to wins against Saint Paul's and Austin Prep. Leading the pack, Tam Gavenas ('25) broke the school record on the home course by eight seconds, becoming the fastest Andover runner on a course that dates to 1990. With strong team-oriented racing, seven other PAXC runners also raced their way onto PAXC's top 100 home course PRs: Max Huang ('24), Siiso Daauud ('24), Jakob Kuelps ('25), Luke Williamson ('25), Aidan Lin ('23), Rohan Kapoor ('23), and Arun Kapoor ('25).
Out of the 45 PAXC runners who raced, 26 PRed, 21 made their home course debuts, and 8 made their PAXC debuts. Particularly notable, Yifan Kang ('24), Nate Liang ('25), Michael Kawooya ('26), Ethan Principal ('23), Harry Kim ('25), and Anthony Diaz ('25) all PRed by more than a minute!
PAXC looks forward to competing in the first Exeter Invitational next weekend when they will see Exeter, NMH, and Deerfield in Exeter, NH.