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Girls' Cross Country - Varsity

Record: 3-5

Overview

Overview

Founders' League 2018 Event Map

 

The Taft girls' cross country program aims to be an inclusive program for both competitive and beginning runners. The coaches work to develop each runner to her fullest potential and foster a strong sense of teamwork in what is often perceived to be an individual sport. Workouts are stratified to meet the training needs of each runner, challenging those who aim to be collegiate athletes and encouraging those who are new to the sport. Our daily runs vary in their format, including distance runs, hill repeats, track workouts, and fartlek running, and the team takes one day per week to cross train with weights, yoga, or Zumba. The coaches' overall goal is to instill a life-long love of running in each graduate of the program.

Email Head Coach Lisa Parente

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Type Details Result Score Status
vs.
Miss Porter's School
Suffield Academy Away View Recap Win 25-30
vs.
Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy Home View Recap Loss 40-18
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Loomis Chaffee School Home Details
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Home View Recap Loss 32-23
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Loomis Chaffee School Away View Recap Win 22-33
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Loomis Chaffee School Away View Recap Loss 37-21
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Loomis Chaffee School Away View Recap Loss 28-27
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Home View Recap Loss 38-21
vs.
Kent School
Kent School Away View Recap Win 25-32
vs.
Founders League Tournament
Home View Recap Placed Third-
vs.
New Englands
Avon Old Farms School Away View Recap Placed Fourteenth-

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Katie Bootsma 2020 Woodbury, CT
Logan Clew-Bachrach 2020 Warren, CT
Sinead Connolly 2021 Watertown, CT
Bojana Drca 2020 Belgrade
Mare Gandarela 2021 Mexico City
Lucy Gretsky 2019 Westfield, NJ
Lilly Izmirlian 2022 Nassau
Michelle Lian 2020 Beijing
Kaitlyn Macdonald 2019 Southborough, MA
Stella Oldakowski 2022 Bethlehem, CT
Kunchok Palmo 2020 West Stockbridge, MA
Annabel Pick 2022 New York, NY
Maggie Robertshaw 2020 Clinton Corners, NY
Kate Sharpe 2021 Southbury, CT
Caroline Shea 2019 Morristown, NJ
Eleanor Streit 2019 Tarrytown, NY
Tania Tsunik 2020 Pershotravensk
Coco Zhang 2021 Beijing
Kate Zhang 2020 Hong Kong
Catherine Zhao 2022 Beijing

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Lisa Parente

Lisa graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in classical languages. At Davidson, Lisa ran cross country and track and served as a Latin teaching assistant. Prior to coming to Taft in 2014, Lisa spent five years teaching Latin and coaching cross country, track, swimming, and lacrosse at independent schools in Georgia and Maryland. At Taft, Lisa has served as a dormitory head for both Vogelstein Dormitory and Mac House, and she has worked as Dean of Students for the Taft Summer School. In December 2015, Lisa finished her master’s degree in Latin through the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently, she serves as a Dean of the Upper Middle Class and teaches Latin. She is the girls' varsity cross country head coach and works as an assistant coach for the track teams, primarily with the girls' middle distance and distance runners. Lisa does dormitory duty in ISP Dormitory and lives on campus with her husband, Ozzie.

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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2010-11 7-3 2011-12 6-3-1
2012-13 9-1 2013-14 8-3
2014-15 8-2 2015-16 4-4
2016-17 2-6 2017-18 1-7

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