BXC Races to Second at New Englands

BXC traveled to Loomis Chaffee to compete in the NEPSTA Division I Cross Country championships, and running some brilliant performances, the team took second place.

As they did all season, BXC looked to Tam Gavenas ('25) to set the pace, and as usual, Tam delivered. Continuing his remarkable running, Tam crossed the line second overall in a new PR that bested the previous course record by more than 50 seconds. Max Huang ('24) was next in for Big Blue in another strong performance, taking sixth place. Both Max and Tam earned all-New England honors for their running, and they were joined by teammates Luke Williamson ('25) and Jakob Kuelps ('25), who took 17th and 19th, respectively. Williamson's steady determination often sets the tone for Andover's second pack, and he and Kuelps dug deep in the last quarter mile to get every last point for their team. Robert Budzinski ('25) and Arun Kapoor ('25) continued their excellent pack running as well, and Sebastian Lemberger ('25) delivered another gutsy performance to round out Andover's Varsity Seven.

On the JV side, Andover runners battled hard up front, placing eight runners in the top twenty overall. Led by a remarkable run by Luke Francis ('25), the JV squad held their own in a very competitive front-pack. Francis was inspiring up front, and his teammates took note: Andover's next two, Charlie Gillick ('27) and Nathan Neu ('26), had breakout races. Captain Avin Ramratnam ('24) followed close behind to end his brilliant season with another good run. Seniors Emmet McEvilley ('24) and Vance Fabrizio ('24) were next in, running well together in a pack with first-year Henry Zimmerman ('27), who ran a huge PR to finish seventh for Andover's JV. Also running PRs were Jack Gonzalez ('27) and Elliot Weir ('26), and classmates Magnus Julin ('25) and Adrian Werner ('25) raced very near to their all-time bests as well. The excellent team racing helped Andover's JV take second place on the day.

You may find the full results here.

PA's top five Varsity average of 16:14 set the new standard for the team, and with just one senior in the top seven (and just four in the top twenty), BXC looks to build on this strong fall in the seasons ahead.