AUBURN, Mass. – The Auburn High School track and field coach should be very excited – there is a 13-year-old Auburn girl who is already tearing up the track.
Auburn Middle School student Andrea Bolduc competed on July 14 in track and field at the Bay State Games at Regis College in Weston, as she flew into third place to get a bronze medal in the 800 meters junior girls division.
“The 800 is new for me, so I definitely wasn’t expecting third,” said Bolduc, who was competing against nine other junior girls from across the state. “But I was really excited, and the adrenaline just kept me going. It ended up going pretty well.”
Her blistering time of 2:34.77 for a half mile was only 1.07 seconds behind the first-place winner, Alexandra Wolf of Lexington.
Bolduc, who is used to running longer distances for cross country at the middle school, said she now expects to stick with the 800 meter race.
“My friend told me I should try it, and I really liked it,” Bolduc said. “It’s two laps around the track, and more of a long distance sprint. I’m going to keep running and continue with the 800.”
She also said the summer speed camp at the high school has helped her improve.
“It really helps with conditioning,” Bolduc said. “A lot of athletes in Auburn do it because it really helps.”
Bolduc said she will definitely be running track for the high school in the spring seasons and playing soccer in the fall seasons.