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Track - Boys' Varsity


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.

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Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Type Details Result Score Status
vs.
Hopkins School
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details 71-22
vs.
Avon Old Farms School
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details 71-90
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away View Recap 71-81
vs.
Phillips Academy Andover
Deerfield Academy Away Details 47-68
vs.
Brunswick School
Home Details 29-153
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Home View Recap 49-153
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Loomis Chaffee School Away Details
vs.
Brunswick School
Home Details
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
Home Details
vs.
Berkshire School
Home Details
vs.
Suffield Academy
Hotchkiss School Away Details
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away Details
vs.
Millbrook School
Hotchkiss School Away Details
vs.
Founders League Tournament
All Day
Westminster School Away Details
vs.
New Englands
All Day
Loomis Chaffee School Away Details

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Eugene Acevedo 2020 Bronx, NY
Adelani Adedoyin 2019 Brooklyn, NY
Blessing Agbonlaho 2021
Aliyu Ahmad 2019 Ikoyi
Liam Akpata 2019 Vancouver, BC
Johannes Ali 2018 Reinstorf
Joe Apupalo 2021 Woodhaven, NY
Ernest Bawa 2020 Accra
David Brown 2019 Waterbury, CT
Robert Cassady 2020 Darien, CT
Chih-Yao Chan 2019 Taipei
Yuk Sum Chan 2021 Hong Kong
Sean Cummings 2020 Brooklyn, NY
Spencer Dawe 2020 Dallas, TX
Zachary Derish 2020 Pennsville, NJ
Mohamed Doucoure 2019 New York, NY
Gabriel Eliasson 2018 Stowe, VT
Dennis Franklin 2019 Oakland, CA
Jayce Fraser 2021 Sandys
Isaiah Hernandez 2019 Stamford, CT
Ethan Hindle 2020 Ashburnham, MA
Dikran Izmirlian 2020 Nassau
Ayinde Johnson 2020 Danbury, CT
Devin Johnson 2020 Newtown, CT
Shayan Karimi 2019 Beaconsfield, QC
Kai Kostmayer 2020 Southbury, CT
Ranon Larpcharern 2020 Bangkok
Jalen Little 2019 Waterbury, CT
Justin McLeod 2021 Bronx, NY
Jordan Miller 2020 Kingston
Christopher Murphy 2021 Southbury, CT
Joseph Nihill 2021 Southbury, CT
Ata Ozsan 2020 Istanbul
Calvin Palmer 2018 Watertown, CT
Gavin Pintro 2020 Brooklyn, NY
Wesley Rising 2021 Woodbury, CT
Steve Samaroo 2018 Bronx, NY
Marvin Sibanda 2019 Victoria Falls
Aaron Skeene 2019 Trincity
Matthias Staalsoe 2018 Copenhagen N.V.
Ian Staines 2020 Avon, CT
Mthabisi Tshuma 2018 Bulawayo
Micah Umeh 2019 Bronx, NY
Carter Veley 2018 Woodbury, CT
Kelvin Welbeck 2020 Far Rockaway, NY
Kevin Wharfe 2018 Port Of Spain
Barrett Wong 2018 Island East
Michael Yamin 2020 Middlebury, CT
Daniel Yen 2019 Hong Kong

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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