Girls' Varsity Track
2005 Founders League Champions
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 teams, whose rosters typically number 35 – 40 girls and 40 – 45 boys, compete in seventeen different events against the top prep school track teams in New England. The eight members of the coaching staff bring 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 and girls teams have trained and competed together on the Weaver Track, a state of the art all weather track and field facility. Formal workouts for the track season begin in early March, 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 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.