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Track - Boys' Varsity

Record: 11-3

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
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Home Details Win 101-95
vs.
Hopkins School
Hopkins School Home Details Win 101-12
vs.
Avon Old Farms School
Avon Old Farms School Home Details Win 101-56
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Phillips Academy Andover Away Details Win 57-47
vs.
Phillips Academy Andover
Phillips Academy Andover Away Details Loss 57-65
vs.
Brunswick School
Trinity-Pawling School Details Win 85-28
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School Away Details Win 85-52
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home Details Loss 56-88
vs.
Brunswick School
Home Details Win 103-40
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
Home Details Win 103-29
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Away Details Win 74-71
vs.
Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy Away Details Win 70-59
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Suffield Academy Away Details Loss 70-89
vs.
Millbrook School
Suffield Academy Away Details Win
vs.
Founders League Tournament
Home Details
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JV Founders League
Away Details
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NE Semi-finals vs. Choate
All Day
Phillips Exeter Academy Away Details

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Christopher Adamsons 2017 Portland, CT
Aliyu Ahmad 2019 Ikoyi
Liam Akpata 2019 Vancouver, BC
Marcus Alleyne (captain) 2017 Middletown, CT
Nicholas Baird 2020 Johnsburg, IL
Ernest Bawa 2020 Accra
Beau Bradley 2017 Manasquan, NJ
Chih-Yao Chan 2019 Taipei
Shea Courtmanche 2019 Madison, CT
Spencer Dawe 2020 Dallas, TX
William de Melo 2019 West Palm Beach, FL
Mohamed Doucoure 2019 New York, NY
Trevor Esilu 2017 Gaborone
Andrew Farrier 2017 Montreal, QC
Jack Feinstein 2018 Norwalk, CT
Billy Fleurima 2017 Bronx, NY
Dennis Franklin 2019 Oakland, CA
Dylan Govers 2017 Kirkland, QC
Isaiah Hernandez 2019 Stamford, CT
Zygimantas Jievaltas 2017 Vilnius
Devin Johnson 2020 Newtown, CT
Olivia Krieble 2019 West Hartford, CT
Peem Lerdputtipongporn 2017 Washington, DC
Jalen Little 2019 Waterbury, CT
Matteo Mangiardi (captain) 2017 Lake Zurich, IL
John Mooney 2018
Calvin Palmer 2018 Watertown, CT
Gavin Pintro 2020 Brooklyn, NY
Brandon Reid 2017 Kingston
Miguel Ridruejo 2017 Madrid
Steve Samaroo 2018 Bronx, NY
Moriz Schildorfer 2017 Brunn am Gebirge
Colin Schlissel 2018 Danbury, CT
Marvin Sibanda 2019 Victoria Falls
Ian Staines 2020 Avon, CT
Jayden Thompson 2019 Yonkers, NY
Jordan Tonelli 2019 Armonk, NY
Mthabisi Tshuma 2018 Bulawayo
Micah Umeh 2019 Bronx, NY
Carter Veley 2018 Woodbury, CT
Gerrik Vollmer 2017 Hamburg
Finn Walker 2019 George Town
Travis Wang 2018 Taipei
Michael Wasserstein (captain) 2017 Middlebury, CT
Barrett Pak Chun Wong 2018 Island East
Daniel Yen 2019 Hong Kong

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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