This was a spectacular day for the Andover Girls Cross Country Team. For the third year in a row both the Varsity and JV teams are the NEPSTA Division I Cross Country Champions!!
In spite of ominous weather reports, the day was perfect for running - sunny and cool. The 3.1 mile course at Choate Rosemary Hall was a great course! It was challenging and tested the runner's ability to balance the need to go out fast with the need to save enough energy for the tough hills in the last 2 miles. With a nice downhill finish, those runners with a good final kick were rewarded.
In a spectacular final race of the season, Abby Levene '09 astounded the crowd with a decisive win in a time of 18:28. She was followed by captain Jen Downing '08 and Stephanie Moroney '09, giving Andover the top 3 places! Berol Dewdney '09, Sarah Cohan '08, Aubrey Zimmerling '09, and Sara Ho '08 kept the Andover Blue streak strong finishing in places 7, 9, 11, and 14. All 7 girls earned the honor of being named to the Boston Globe's "All New England Cross Country Team." Abby Levene is the League's "All Star!" Congratulations to all 7!
1st: Andover - 22; 2nd: Exeter - 82; 3rd: Loomis Chaffee - 89