Andover Shows Strength and Depth at Exeter Quad Meet
Getting on the line with the top three teams from last year's New England championships--Exeter, NMH, and Deerfield--the Andover boys competed well and took second in this mid-fall quad meet on Exeter's home course.
Pushing Exeter's first-place runner, Andover's Tam Gavenas ('25) took second overall in an excellent race to pace the PA pack in the combined boys' race. Max Huang ('24) continued his positive trajectory this fall to finish second for PA. Shortly after, he was followed by Siiso Daauud ('23), who has impressed many in his debut XC season, and Jakob Kuelps ('25) in what was perhaps his strongest race of the season so far, tying a PR. Luke Williamson ('25) charged through the line to wrap up Andover's top five, and captain Aidan Lin ('23) and Arun Kapoor ('25) crossed the finish within six seconds of each other to complete the top seven. PA Varsity took second as a team.
On the JV scoring side, Sebastian Lemberger ('25) hammered another race, finishing second overall and first for the PA JV. Robert Budzinski ('26) and captain Rohan Kapoor ('23) followed with two seconds in an excellent pack. A PRing Avin Ramratnam ('24) and Luke Francis ('25) completed the scoring section of the Andover JV squad. Andover had 43 runners compete at Exeter, and although all ran with competitive spirit, special kudos have to go to Nathan Neu ('26), Avery Lin ('25), Adrian Werner ('25), Caleb Gerakaris ('24), Kwezi Besiimire ('26), and James Xiao ('25), who all ran PR performances on an unfamiliar course. PA JV took first as a team.
PAXC will return to Exeter for the annual Andover-Exeter dual meet in two weeks.