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February 8, 2014

Back on track

Andover's Haut back from injuries, wins long jump at MVC meet

BOSTON — Andover’s Catherine Haut fought through a rough junior year, dealing with a severe case of shin splints during indoor track and a pulled hamstring that derailed her spring campaign.

But so far, the Golden Warrior’s senior year has gone quite a bit better.

Haut jumped 17-7 to win the long jump at the MVC girls indoor championship yesterday here at the Reggie Lewis Center. That shattered her previous best of 16-0.

The Andover girls finished second in the team standings with 68.5 points, behind only Lowell (88). North Andover captured third (48). Central Catholic fifth (32.5), Methuen seventh (27) and Haverhill ninth (23).

“To have the fifth best jump in the state so far, going 17-7 is amazing,” Andover coach Peter Comeau said about Haut. “This is her third time long jumping this season. She’s nursing an ankle injury. She’s been banged up. So I’m just ecstatic for her. She’s the hardest worker we have on the team. And it means a lot to her and just as much to me to see her as an MVC champ.

“She came back (from last year’s injuries), worked in the offseason so hard, relentlessly.”

Haut entered yesterday without much practice in the long jump because Andover has not used its indoor pit this winter.

“We don’t use it because it’s right in the middle of the track so no one can run while we’re using it,” Haut said. “So we’ll probably pull it out before States just to get in a few jumps but we rarely jump in it.”

Haut has worked hard to increase her strength and speed.

“I’ve been lifting a lot and I think that’s what’s really given me the power to long jump,” she said. “I’ve been running a lot this year, too.”

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