Girls' Cross Country
vs Williston Northampton School
Score/Result: 19-38 W
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Saturday's race at Williston proved to be a great success for the Taft x-country team. Although Dana Biddle, Taft's perrenial number one runner had to pull out of the race due to illness, Livvy Barnett, Elisabeth Lowe, Maggie Swomley, Sophia Dawn, Colleen Iannone, Amanda Roberts, and Rashi Narayan all pulled off excellent races and led the varsity team to victory. Coming in at 21:11, Livvy won the race with a smile on her face. She, Dana, Elisabeth, and Maggie had been running with Williston's number one, Julie Lord, but in the last half mile or so, Livvy, Elisabeth, and Maggie turned on the gas and sprinted in to take the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions in the race with times of 21:11, 21:19, and 21:20 respectively. It was a beautiful day for a race- cool and overcast, with a hint of warmth and humity. Williston had many local vendors on site to keep our tastebuds watering as we cheered from the sidelines. Many of the girls enjoyed the delicious food after their hard won victory. Taft's JV team almost pulled off their own victory on Saturday, but in the end, lost by 3 points. Kudos to Caroline Winishi, Edith Muleiro, Bella Ordway, Paige Whittemore, Jada Newkirk, Celina Piechocinski, and Ava Mennin for earning spots in the JV line up. Once again, Caroline led the JV pack- this time with a time of 23:22. All of the girls deserve kudos for all of the hard work they put into their races. We are really looking forward to finally coming home next weekend for Parents' Weekend. It should be another exciting race!