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Girls Varsity Cross-Country

GXC

Message from the Coach

As the Kent Girls Cross Country coach, my primary goal is to aid each runner in her pursuit of excellence and success. In my opinion, the personal qualities important to success on the cross country course mirror the qualities of the successful person in all walks of life. Self-discipline, perseverance, and the insatiable desire to improve are vital components of the successful distance runner, and they are qualities I hope to nurture in those who choose to participate in the sport.

When one thinks of the sport of cross country, he or she may think of the loneliness of the long-distance runner, but cross country at Kent is most certainly not a solitary enterprise. The emphasis is on pack-running and teamwork, and the most successful teams from the past have been marked by runners who encourage and motivate their teammates. Regardless of ability or experience, every runner is an important part of the team who has a responsibility to herself and her teammates to push beyond her comfort zone in workouts and on race days. In stepping outside this comfort zone, runners learn that they can run faster and achieve at a higher level than they may have initially thought possible. Additionally, pushing beyond one’s preconceived boundaries leads to greater confidence in meeting challenges both on and off the cross country course.

Andrew Baird graduated from Brown University in 2002 and received his master’s in English Literature from Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English in 2009. He ran track and cross country for four years as a high school student in New Jersey, captaining the track team as a senior. Upon arriving at Brown, he walked on to the Brown Men’s Crew team and rowed for all four years of his undergraduate career. Still, cross country and track beckoned, and he returned to his first love as a coach in 2003. Ever since, he has had the pleasure of coaching running sports at the high school level.

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Roster for Girls Varsity Cross-Country
Name Year
Olivia Aslan 2018
Camryn Bevis 2018
Dhwani Bharvad 2018
Sascha Botero 2021
Emily Cataldo 2018
Maureen Chan 2019
Katelyn Courtney 2018
Lara D'Alessandro 2019
Phylicia Duncan 2019
Yijin Fang 2020
Beverly Freidenrich 2021
Lucille Freidenrich 2018
Conghua Gao 2019
Caroline Haack 2020
Angela Impastato 2018
Christina Khalil 2018
Paige Lane 2021
Kalyn Martinez 2021
Sophie Murphy 2018
Katherine Palmer 2018
Alexia Pryor 2021
Talia Rosen 2021
Jana Safy 2021
Roshni Saxena 2019
Nell Smith 2018
Gabriella Sullivan 2021
Mikaella Tortusa 2021
Beatrice Voorhees 2019
Yuchen Wang 2019
Annabel Weil 2020
Madeline Wood 2018
Meredith Wood 2018
S Summary P Postponed C Cancelled
Date Time Opponent Location Result Score
09/09
03:00 PM
Hotchkiss School (Scrimmage)
Home
09/16
04:00 PM
Williston Northampton School
Away
Loss
28 - 27
09/23
02:30 PM
Canterbury Invitational (Tournament)
Away
Placed
09/30
02:30 PM
Richard Miller Invitational, Westminster School
Away
Placed
10/07
03:00 PM
Berkshire School
Home
Win
20 - 41
10/14
03:00 PM
Westminster School
Home
Win
18 - 41
10/21
02:00 PM
Millbrook School
Home
Win
19 - 40
10/28
03:00 PM
Taft School
Away
Win
25 - 32
11/04
04:10 PM
Founders League Championship
Away
Placed
11/11
01:15 PM
New England Championships
Away
Placed