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Girls' Cross Country - Varsity

Record: 1-7

Overview

Overview

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.

Email Head Coach Lisa Klein

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
Home Details
vs.
Miss Porter's School
All Day
Home View Recap Win 22-37
vs.
Suffield Academy
Home View Recap Loss 30-25
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away View Recap Loss 29-28
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Loomis Chaffee School Away View Recap Loss 35-20
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Loomis Chaffee School Away View Recap Loss 29-26
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Away View Recap Loss 29-26
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Williston Northampton School Away View Recap Loss 33-22
vs.
Kent School
Home View Recap Loss 32-25
vs.
Founders League Tournament
Hotchkiss School Away View Recap Placed
vs.
New Englands
Choate Rosemary Hall Away View Recap Placed

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Virginia Babcock 2020 Sag Harbor, NY
Haley Barr 2018 Bronxville, NY
Katherine Bootsma 2020 Woodbury, CT
Alexandra Cafiero 2018 Guilford, CT
Logan Clew-Bachrach 2020 Warren, CT
Sinead Connolly 2021 Watertown, CT
Bojana Drca 2020 Belgrade
Maria Gandarela 2021 Mexico City
Barbara Garza Herrera 2018 San Pedro, Garza Garcia
Cecilia Hail 2018 Bronxville, NY
Ella Hough 2021 Houston, TX
Frances Hough 2018 Summit, NJ
Yukarino Ishimoto 2019 Tokyo
Julia Kim 2021 Southbury, CT
Michelle Lian 2020 Beijing
Hanna Murphy 2018 Southbury, CT
Isabelle Posmantur 2018 Atlanta, GA
Margaret Robertshaw 2020 Clinton Corners, NY
Kate Sharpe 2021 Southbury, CT
Bonnie Song 2020 Hillsborough, CA
Eleanor Streit 2019 Tarrytown, NY
Amanda Stuart 2018 New York, NY
Nicole Kelly Sze 2021 Hong Kong
Marley Thompson 2018 Watertown, CT
Tetiana Tsunik 2020 Pershotravensk
Claudia Vira 2018 High Bridge, NJ
Courtney Wandelt 2018 Redding, CT
Huining Yang 2021 Shenzhen
Kate Zhang 2020 Hong Kong
Tiffany Zhang 2021 Middlebury, CT

Coaches

Coaches

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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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2010-11 7-3 2011-12 6-3-1
2012-13 9-1 2013-14 8-3
2014-15 8-2 2015-16 4-4
2016-17 2-6

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