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ATHLETICS

Welcome to the Athletics pages of the Portsmouth Abbey School website. For Portsmouth Abbey School student-athletes, the rewards of athletics participation are immediate and enduring. Our co-curricular athletics program provides a balance to the academic and spiritual life on campus and helps to promote a sense of community.





ATHLETICS NEWS

The Portsmouth Abbey Track and Field teams traveled to Marianapolis Preparatory School for the EIL Championships on Saturday, May 13, where a school record was broken. The day was filled with amazing performances by both teams. The boys' team won the overall Odell Championship, taking first of ten teams with a score of 107 points. The girls' team took 4th of 11 in the Odell meet. Anyone taking first place overall in the EIL portion of the meet earned All-League in the EIL. John Billings '17 led the way with a school record of 50.02 seconds in the 400 meters, taking first place in the Odell meet. This impressive time broke the old school record of 50.1 seconds, held jointly by Terry Callery '70 and Jim Mulholland '79. John took 2nd overall in the Odell meet and first for the EIL in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 43.78. At a School-wide assembly on Monday morning, John was recognized for this achievement, and former record-holder Jim Mulholland made a surprise appearance to "relinquish the title." Jim, a resident of Vero Beach, FL, wanted to be sure to attend the assembly in person to recognize John's achievement."During my nine years as a Regent I was on campus at least once a month.Some of the most fun-filled moments during that time were the morning assemblies. The students always seem to have such fun cheering on their fellow students' achievements." Quote from John Jim echoes this sentiment when reminiscing about his time at the Abbey: "During my four years at Portsmouth there were numerous highlights of athletic success.But more importantly, Fr. Bede Gorman and Mr. John McCauley made sure that all Abbey boys knew the importance of Sportsmanship. I see that same quality in the current students at the Abbey." The teams travel to Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, CT, next Saturday (5/20) for the New England Prep School Division III Championships.
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