Parrott, Andover’s latest hurdling superstar

April 20—Andover senior Jodi Parrott has been a perennial All-Star since her freshman year. She put it all together this winter, culminating in winning the New England 55-meter hurdles crown.

She won the MSTCA Northeast Invitational in 8.50, the MVCs in 8.45, the Division 1 States in 8.33 and the New Englands in a dazzling 8.21. She also finished second at the All-States in 8.42.

The 8.21 ranks No. 2 all-time in the region in the event against Central’s Kat Duren (8.01 in 2021). The all-time No. 3 is fellow former Tribune MVP Jayla Kitchings of Haverhill (8.36 in 2019).

Parrott also placed third at All-States (18-1) and fifth at New Englands (17-10.25) in the long jump. She was part of the Andover 4×200 team that won the All-States (1:46.72), finished third at New England (1:45.76) and won the unranked division at New Libra Nationals (1:45.32).

Also at the nationals, she triple jumped 37-10.5 and ran the 60-meter hurdles in 9.09.

Parrott originally committed to Dartmouth but recently announced she would be heading to another Ivy League school, Cornell. Former Golden Warrior great Dr. Eve Bishop was a star for the Big Red, graduating in 2015.

19-year-old Andover head coach Peter Comeau said: “As a superstar, Jodi is the hardest worker I’ve seen. She studies her events. She studies the sport.”

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