Girls' Cross Country - Varsity
The Taft girls' cross country program aims to be an inclusive program for both competitive and beginning runners. The coaches work to develop each runner to her fullest potential and foster a strong sense of teamwork in what is often perceived to be an individual sport. Workouts are stratified to meet the training needs of each runner, challenging those who aim to be collegiate athletes and encouraging those who are new to the sport. Our daily runs vary in their format, including distance runs, hill repeats, track workouts, and fartlek running, and the team takes one day per week to cross train with weights, yoga, or Zumba. The coaches' overall goal is to instill a life-long love of running in each graduate of the program.
About Head Coach Lisa Klein
Lisa graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in classical languages. At Davidson, Lisa ran cross country and track and served as a Latin teaching assistant. Prior to coming to Taft in 2014, Lisa spent five years teaching Latin and coaching cross country and track at independent schools in Georgia and Maryland. At Taft, Lisa teaches Latin and serves as head of Vogelstein dormitory. She coaches girls' varsity cross country coach, and she is an assistant coach for varsity track, working with the mid-distance and distance runners. Lisa recently finished her master’s degree in Latin through the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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