Girls' Cross Country
vs Choate Rosemary Hall
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Despite threatening skies, the rain held off for the meet., and it was a great meet . The Choate girls came off the starting line confident and fast, creating a lead pack that was a virtual sea of blue. The Taft girls remained calm and controlled, though, and gradually a few spots of Taft red moved up toward that lead pack. The battle between Choate's third runner and Taft's Sara Iannone and Dana Biddle played out for most of the race, not concluding until all three girls charged across the finish line. Sara and Dana managed to come out on top, making full use of their natural speed and, more importantly, their incredible toughness. Though Choate's very impressive top two came in first and second, Taft took third and fourth, preventing Choate from sweeping the top three spots.
Behind Sara and Dana, Maggie Swomley was once more third for Taft in only her second meet wearing Taft red. Colleen Iannone had a terrific race as well, relying on her trademark grit as she surpassed her time from last week's race by nearly 30 seconds. Other girls showed similarly impressive improvements over last week. Tri-captain Elizabeth Shea, Josie Danziger and Becky Frank all improved by a minute or more. Naomi Muniz and Maddie Olmstead both earned times at least 30 seconds better than last week.
Next week, we travel to Loomis for our quad meet against Loomis, Hotchkiss and NMH.