Andover Boys Finish Strong at NMH Invitational

The Andover boys' cross country team traveled to Northfield Mount Hermon for the annual NMH Invitational on a perfect New England day for cross country.

First up, ten PAXC Varsity runners toed the line against NMH, Loomis Chaffee, Saint Paul's, and Keene (NH) High School. Andover runners fought hard and held their own in a strong field. Max Huang ('24) crossed the line first for PA with an excellent race among the leaders of the race. After Max, Jakob Kuelps ('25) and a charging Luke Williamson ('25) finished back-to-back followed by another pair, Arun Kapoor ('25) and Robert Budzinski ('26). Luke Francis ('25) and Siiso Daauud ('23) rounded out Andover's top seven with excellent efforts on the challenging NMH 5K course. Shaving off time from last week, Avin Ramratnam ('24) and Vance Fabrizio ('24) continue to make gains in their inaugural cross country seasons, and another rookie, Nathan Neu ('26) raced well for the second week in a row to start his promising PAXC career.

In the final race of the day, the boys' JV squad swept the field, taking the first five spots in the race with some stellar early-season performances. Sebastian Lemberger ('25) crossed the line first in his season debut, trailed closely by Ethan Liu ('26), who has made a name for himself already with two great races in a row. Magnus Julin ('25) PRed while taking third for Andover, continuing his positive trajectory this season. Avery Lin ('25) and Lundeen Cahilly ('24) made their 5K season debuts, with the 3.1-mile race being Lin's first and Cahilly's fastest by a whopping 1:46. Constantine Krenteras ('24) improved significantly from last week, and Sami Tokat ('25), also making his 5K debut, ran a strong race to round out PAXC's top seven. The JV race marked the 5K season debuts for Manny DeAngelis ('24), Yifan Kang ('24), who PRed by a minute, Adrian Werner ('25), Henry Ty ('24), who PRed by 53 seconds, Max Langhorst ('25), James Xiao ('25), who PRed by 1:32, Arjun Shah ('25), and Ryan Squeri ('24). It also marked the PAXC career 5K debuts of Mario Calvo ('24), David Song ('26), Michael Kawooya ('26), Rohan Agrawal ('26), Jonas Giannoni ('25), Ethan Principal ('24), and Harry Kim ('25).

You can find full results here.

Next week, PAXC will travel to Choate to face CRH in the first dual meet of the season.