By Dina Roumeliotis         

Andover senior Maggie Mullins was fighting a cold during the girls MVC meet at the Reggie Lewis Center on Feb. 10, but that didn’t stop her from winning the two-mile race in 10:51.04, a meet record. Andover competed against and beat 10 other schools, winning the meet by beating out rival and runner-up Central Catholic.

Mullins was not only fighting a cold but was nervous. “I will find out if my cold affected my performance … when I run again next Sunday in the Division 1 state meet,” said Mullins. According to Mullins, she managed to stay focused and still set a new personal record at the race. She was very happy with the results of Friday’s meet and hopes to continue doing well at the upcoming state meet.

Andover freshman Hannah Chapman won the long jump and freshman Courtney Comeau won the 55-meter high hurdles in 8.83 seconds.

The Andover boys’ team finished seventh out of 10 schools. The boys made a valiant effort with senior Ryan Cooney finishing third in the 1,000-meter race with a time of 2:35.01.

This coming week is going to be a very important for the Andover High Varsity track athletes as they need to continue preparing for the upcoming state meet.