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Track - Boys' Varsity


Overview

Overview

There is a long and rich tradition of track and field at Taft. Throughout its lengthy history, the belief that one can accomplish more individually within a close team atmosphere has always been at the track program’s core. The team roster typically numbers 35 – 40 boys who compete in 17 different running, jumping, and throwing events against the top prep school track teams in New England. The coaching staff brings decades of experience to their work with the teams and, as such, the program is able to accommodate a wide variety of athletes — from the beginner having no experience to the cross-over athlete from soccer, football, basketball, and ice hockey to the aspiring college track athlete. Each season, individual as well as team goals are made. A genuine sense of hard work, personal accomplishment and dedication to others are always central to these.

Since 1999, the boys team has trained and competed together on the Weaver Track, a state-of-the-art all-weather track and field facility. Formal workouts begin the last week of February, and training emphasizes team balance and the individual development of each team member. A full team schedule consisting mostly of dual and tri-meets begins the second week of April and lasts into the middle of May. Competition at the Founders League Championship meet, the Founders League Junior Varsity Invitational and the Division I New England Prep School Championship meet are the culminating events that mark the end of each track season.

Email Head Coach Steve McCabe

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
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Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Eugene Acevedo 2020 Bronx, NY
Jordan Agudosi 2018 North Brunswick, NJ
Liam Akpata 2019 Vancouver, BC
Ernest Bawa 2020 Accra
David Brown 2019 Waterbury, CT
Chih-Yao Chan 2019 Taipei
Sean Cummings 2020 Brooklyn, NY
Spencer Dawe 2020 Dallas, TX
William de Melo 2019 West Palm Beach, FL
Mohamed Doucoure 2019 New York, NY
Gabriel Eliasson 2018 Stowe, VT
Jack Feinstein 2018 Norwalk, CT
Jan Fitzgerald 2019 New York, NY
Dennis Franklin 2019 Oakland, CA
Devin Johnson 2020 Newtown, CT
Kai Kostmayer 2020 Southbury, CT
Patrick McLean 2020 Flossmoor, IL
Justin McLeod 2021 Bronx, NY
Jordan Miller 2020 Kingston
John Mooney 2018
Joseph Nihill 2021 Southbury, CT
Calvin Palmer 2018 Watertown, CT
Gavin Pintro 2020 Brooklyn, NY
Eric Rooks 2018 Chicago, IL
Steve Samaroo 2018 Bronx, NY
Colin Schlissel 2018 Danbury, CT
Marvin Sibanda 2019 Victoria Falls
Ian Staines 2020 Avon, CT
Mthabisi Tshuma 2018 Bulawayo
Micah Umeh 2019 Bronx, NY
Charles Werner 2019 Boca Raton, FL
Barrett Pak Chun Wong 2018 Island East

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Steven McCabe

Steve attended Westborough High School in Massachusetts and then received a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Bowdoin College. After graduation, Steve was a member of the faculty at the Tilton School in Tilton, New Hampshire, for two years and taught algebra and geometry. Following that, Steve taught algebra and introductory physical science and coached for a year at Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine. Steve joined the faculty at Taft in 1981 and completed a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in mathematics at Wesleyan in 1986. In his time at Taft, Steve has taught algebra at the introductory through honors levels, geometry, and precalculus. Steve taught at Taft’s summer school for close to 30 years and served as the program’s director from 1994–96 and 2002–10. Steve’s wife, Susan, is also a longtime teacher in the mathematics department at Taft, and they live in a house near campus. Their three children, Kara, Katie, and Michael, are all graduates of Taft.

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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2006-075-52007-085-4
2008-094-62009-106-5
2010-11 5-6 2011-12 7-3
2012-13 7-3 2013-14 6-5
2014-15 13-1
2015-16 7-5

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