Track & Field - Boys
Track and field at Andover has a rich history and a solid foundation. Boys and girls practice as a group. We all run, jump, and throw together under the watchful eyes of more than 10 of the best coaches in the league. These same coaches may also be your teacher, advisor, or house counselor off the track.
Opened in 1988, the outdoor track is named after legendary PA track coach, Steve Sorota and is one of the best track facilities anywhere in New England. The Sorota Track is an 8-lane, all weather 400m outdoor track with accompanying first-rate field event facilities including four long/triple jump pits, three shot rings, a full javelin runway, a collegiate disc cage, high jump pit, and two pole vault runways. All this is tied together with an electronic timing system that captures photo finishes providing accurate places and times for all races.
Although the Andover track teams compete against many other teams in New England, including a healthy local rivalry with Andover High School, the most anticipated contest each season is the meet against Andover's sister school, Phillips Exeter Academy.
Andover, founded in 1778 by Samuel Phillips and Exeter, founded in 1781 by his uncle John Phillips, have maintained the oldest, continuous independent school rivalry in the country. The first track meet between the two schools took place in 1889. Andover won! It is a winning tradition that continues in the 21st century.
Since 1980, the boys' track team has won 15 Division I Interscholastic titles and finished runner-up six times. The boys' team has not been out of the top two since 1988! Since 1990, the girls' team has won 5 Division I titles and never been out of the top three teams. It is a record unmatched by any other school.
Under clear blue skies and a biting wind, Phillips Academy track and field team hosted cross town rivals Andover High School on Saturday afternoon.
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