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Track - Girls' Varsity

Record: 10-3

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 girls 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 girls 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 through the third week 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 Loss 94-103
vs.
Hopkins School
Hopkins School Home Details Win 94-43
vs.
Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School Home Details Win 94-23
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Phillips Academy Andover Away Details Win 48-33
vs.
Phillips Academy Andover
Phillips Academy Andover Away Details Loss 100-48
vs.
Hunt Relays
Deerfield Academy Away Details CANCELLED
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home Details Win 87-58
vs.
Greenwich Academy
Home Details Win 102-72
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
Home Details Win 102-35
vs.
Sacred Heart Academy
Home Details Win 102-50
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Away Details Win 76-67
vs.
Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy Away Details Win 98-36
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Suffield Academy Away Details Loss 98-102
vs.
Millbrook School
Suffield Academy Away Details Win 98-10
vs.
Founders League Tournament
Home Details
vs.
JV Founders League
Away Details
vs.
New Englands
All Day
Phillips Exeter Academy Away Details

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Aiche Ba 2019 New York, NY
Haley Barr 2018 Bronxville, NY
Elizabeth Barré 2019 Ithaca, NY
Eghosa Ben-Eka 2017 Duluth, GA
Jagienka Bialunska 2019 Jablonna
Caitlin Bishop 2020 Tustin, CA
Katherine Bootsma 2020 Woodbury, CT
Riley Bragg 2017 Southbury, CT
Alexandra Cafiero 2018 Guilford, CT
Avery Comish 2020 Pensacola Beach, FL
Jazmin Davis 2020 Hartford, CT
Elisabeth Dawe (captain) 2017 Dallas, TX
Anna Edwards 2019 Darien, CT
Mary Alice Ewing 2018 Kelly, WY
Blake Gray 2020 Boynton Beach, FL
Gabriela Gura 2017 Quito
Cecilia Hail 2018 Bronxville, NY
Taylor Jacobs 2018 Bozeman, MT
Sojung Kim 2017 Thornhill, ON
Eliza King Freedman 2019 Sharon, CT
Madelyn Lander 2019 Morgantown, WV
Yiqiao Lau 2019 Hong Kong
Michelle Lian 2020 Beijing
Molly Lohuis 2018 Morristown, NJ
Shiao-Ya Lu 2019 New York, NY
Kaitlyn Macdonald 2019 Southborough, MA
Sanjana Maheshwari 2019 New York, NY
Hanna Murphy 2018 Southbury, CT
Jada Newkirk (captain) 2017 San Mateo, CA
Raya Petrova 2017 Plovdiv
Kayla Robinson 2019 Bristol, CT
Juste Simanauskaite 2017 Kaunas
Avery Smith 2017 Lebanon, NH
SeArah Smith 2017 Brooklyn, NY
Meghan Spangenberg 2020 Harwinton, CT
Caroline Stewart 2017 Westmount, Quebec
Eleanor Streit 2019 Tarrytown, NY
Sarah Tata 2019 Oakville, CT
Cykyra Thomas 2017 Watertown, CT
Nakayla Thomas 2020 Watertown, CT
Claudia Vira 2018 High Bridge, NJ
Caroline Winicki 2017 Middlebury, CT

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
2006-076-32007-087-2
2008-094-62009-107-3
2010-11 7-2 2011-12 5-3
2012-13 5-3 2013-14 3-7
2014-15 6-5-1 2015-16 8-3

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