A new state record was set yesterday at the Division 1 state relays at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Andover's girls team jumped 15 feet, 9 inches to shatter the previous state record by half a foot. Top performer Moira Cronin said she and fellow jumpers, Jessica Salley and Rosie Forster, knew that the record was in reach coming into the meet.
"We were hoping to break the record because we figured out the math [based on our previous jumps]," she said.
Cronin jumped 5 feet 9 inches, Salley jumped 5 feet 1 inch, and Forster jumped 4 feet 11 inches. Cronin also has the highest jump in the nation this year at 5 feet 10 inches. Coach Peter Comeau sung his star jumper's praises.
"She's amazing," he said. "She's a great worker, she's a great kid."
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