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Track - Boys' Varsity

Record: 8-3

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 Type Details Result Score Status
vs.
Hopkins School
Avon Old Farms School Away Details Win 63-37
vs.
Avon Old Farms School
Avon Old Farms School Away Details Loss 63-103
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Avon Old Farms School Away Details Win 63-50
vs.
Phillips Academy Andover
Home Details Win 64-39
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Home Details Loss 64-77
vs.
Brunswick School
Home Details Win 104-75
vs.
Hopkins School
Home Details Win 104-33
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Home Details Win 104-41
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home Details Loss 66-79
vs.
Brunswick School
Home Details Win 95-82
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
Home Details Win 95-74
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Away Details 72-72
vs.
Suffield Academy
Home Details 55-93
vs.
Millbrook School
Home Details 55-1
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Home Details 55-112
vs.
Founders League Tournament
Hotchkiss School Away Details 0-0
vs.
JV Founders League
All Day
Trinity-Pawling School Away Details
vs.
New Englands
All Day
Loomis Chaffee School Away Details 0-0

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Nur Adhikarie 2021 Cape Town
Blessing Agbonlaho 2021 Benin City
Taisei Akasaka 2020 Kawasaki
Benas Babenskas 2021 Klaipeda
Kelvin Baffour 2022 Old Akrade
Nicholas Baird 2020 Hawthorn Woods, IL
Sky Bell 2021 Charlotte, NC
Tucker Cassady 2020 Darien, CT
Yuk Sum Chan 2021 Hong Kong
Spencer Dawe 2020 Dallas, TX
Zach Derish 2020 Pennsville, NJ
Donovan Drummer 2022 Dacula, GA
Dennis Franklin 2019 Oakland, CA
Jayce Fraser 2021 Sandys
Ryan Henderson 2021 Bethlehem, CT
Diky Izmirlian 2020 Nassau
Alex Janssen 2021 Roxbury, CT
Erik Johannesson-Perez 2020 New York, NY
Devin Johnson 2020 Newtown, CT
Ranon Larpcharern 2020 Bangkok
Ryan Last 2019 West Hempstead, NY
Edward Liu 2022 Hong Kong
Justin McLeod 2021 Bronx, NY
Jordan Miller 2020 Rochester, NY
Michael Negrea 2021 Greenwich, CT
Joey Nihill 2021 Southbury, CT
Gavin Pintro 2020 Brooklyn, NY
Wes Rising 2021 Woodbury, CT
Jacob Rooks 2021 Chicago, IL
Jesse Sarfo Brew 2022 Bronx, NY
Marvin Sibanda 2019 Victoria Falls
Ian Staines 2020 Avon, CT
Chance Terry 2022 New York, NY
Andrii Torchylo 2021 S. Stara Lishnia
Kelvin Welbeck 2020 Far Rockaway, NY
Daniel Yen 2019 Hong Kong
First Yingyord 2019 Washington
Peter Yu 2020 Beijing
Joe Zarif 2020 Middlebury, CT
Lance Zhang 2022 Shanghai

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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