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Boys' Cross Country - Varsity

Record: 3-4

Overview

Overview

Founders' League 2018 Event Map

The boys cross country program began at Taft in the late 1950s under the guidance and vision of legendary coach John Small (1951-1987). Throughout his years and continuing today, cross country at Taft has always stressed hard work, team camaraderie, and personal growth. We realize that the sport is as much about courage and testing oneself as it is about technology and the latest training theories, and our teams have always had fun while striving for excellence. Taft has produced a number of individual New England champions and Founders’ League team championships, but the accomplishments often go beyond our winning percentage and championships. In recent years, our top runners have gone on to run for Virginia, Harvard, Hamilton, Bowdoin, Colgate, and Middlebury, but many more continue to run on their own and stay connected with the team at Taft. As a group, we do the majority of our training on the 200–plus acres of fields and hills on campus, the beautiful all-weather Weaver track, and the extensive trails of White Memorial Nature Preserve just up the road in Litchfield. The program emphasizes a variety of training methods and building gradually in order to stay healthy and peak at the appropriate times.

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Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Type Details Result Score Status
vs.
Canterbury School
Canterbury Invitational Away View Recap
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall, Trinity-Pawling School
Home View Recap Loss 32-25
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Home View Recap Win 17-41
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Loomis Chaffee School Away View Recap Loss 35-24
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Loomis Chaffee School Away View Recap Loss 32-24
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Loomis Chaffee School Away View Recap Loss 38-21
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Home View Recap Win 19-37
vs.
Kent School
Kent School Away View Recap Win 25-30
vs.
Founders League Tournament
Home View Recap Placed Fifth-
vs.
New Englands
Avon Old Farms School Away View Recap 199-

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Robbie Accomando 2022 Sandy Hook, CT
Collin Amelsberg 2019 Southbury, CT
Joe Apupalo 2021 Woodhaven, NY
Henry Bartol 2020 Fairfield, CT
Nick Camp 2020 Enfield, CT
Yuk Sum Chan 2021 Hong Kong
Mason Conto 2021 Woodbury, CT
Nate Dexter 2022 Middlebury, CT
Gavin Feller 2022 New York, NY
Stone Fenton 2020 Cross River, NY
Beckett Fine 2020 Darien, CT
Sanjeev Jeyabalan 2019 Sungai Buluh
Stefan Kim 2020 Seoul
Mason Koziol 2022 Middlebury, CT
Jack Kreisberg 2022 New York, NY
Edward Liu 2022 Hong Kong
Joey Nihill 2021 Southbury, CT
Christopher Pellegrini 2020 Southbury, CT
Alex Peng 2022 Short Hills, NJ
Tiger Peng 2022 Shenzhen
Gavin Pintro 2020 Brooklyn, NY
Ollie Spencer 2019 Concord, NH
Ian Staines 2020 Avon, CT
Vanndet Va 2020 Puok
Marcus Valenta 2019 Pontresina
Rafe Van Wagenen 2022 Darien, CT
Omar Veliz 2020 Maspeth, NY
Harry Wang 2021 Shanghai
Benjamin Weinstein 2020 Highland Mills, NY
Andrew Yang 2021 Seoul
Tyler Yuan 2021 Avon, CT
Joe Zarif 2020 Middlebury, CT
Lance Zhang 2022 Shanghai

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Stuart Guthrie

Stuart came to Taft from The Knox School in Saint James, New York, where he served as English department chair, an English teacher, dormitory parent, and soccer and baseball coach. While at The Knox School, Stuart was also a faculty member and creative writing instructor at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Albany, New York. Prior to that, Stuart was a 12th grade English teacher and 8th grade academic tutor at High Tech High in San Diego, California. Stuart received his Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in chemistry from Plattsburgh State University of New York. He received a Master of Arts in English with a concentration in education from the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English. He is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, and Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society. Stuart is also a four-time Conference Champion and five-time All-Conference Team for Plattsburgh State Track and Field. In addition, Stuart is a four time member of the SUNY Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Stuart teaches English, coaches cross country and track, and is a dorm head of CPT3.

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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2010-11 6-3 2011-12 3-5
2012-13 3-7 2013-14 6-5
2014-15 4-5 2015-16 2-5
2016-17 0-8 2017-18 3-4
       
       

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