2. Lesson learned for Andover boys
The groundwork for this springs boys track state title was done in February. Thats when Mansfields 4x400 relay beat Andover, giving the Hornets the indoor title. I think that it took that loss to Mansfield for us to realize how important relays are, said Chris McConnell, the outdoor 100 champion and without question the states fastest boy. At the outdoor state meet, Andover showed it learned its lesson, winning two of the relays and finishing second in the third. And like the winter season, relay success spelled state success and Andover went home champions.
Matthew Cavanaugh / For the Globe