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2021 Cross Country team

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2021 Varsity Cross Country

Walker’s cross country program emphasizes the importance of both individual progress and team spirit. As each girl works to improve her own speed and endurance, she learns the power of training and the importance of racing as a member of the team. Self-discipline, drive, positivity, humility, and an unwavering commitment to one’s teammates are core values of our program.

Our League Affiliations:

Walker’s Cross Country program is a member school of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker’s is a Division 3 competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

Schedule

Date
Time
Opponent
Location
Score
Status
Details
Score
10/21/2020
-
4:15pm
Hamden Hall Country Day School, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Cheshire Academy
09/19/2020
-
2:30pm
Miss Hall's School
09/26/2020
-
2:30pm
Canterbury School
09/30/2020
-
4:15pm
Marianapolis Preparatory School
10/10/2020
-
3:30pm
Suffield Academy
09/15/2018
-
10:30am
Miss Hall's School
09/29/2018
-
11:00am
Westmister School
10/03/2018
-
12:15pm
Marianapolis Preparatory School
10/06/2018
-
11:00am
Suffield Academy
10/13/2018
-
10:00am
Miss Hall's School, Stoneleigh-Burnham School
10/17/2018
-
12:00pm
Hamden Hall Country Day School, Cheshire Academy
10/20/2018
-
10:00am
Westminster, Miss Porter's School
11/03/2018
-
12:40pm
Founders League
11/10/2018
-
7:00am
2018 NEPSTA Division III Cross Country Championships
09/14/2019
-
10:30am
Miss Hall's School
09/21/2019
-
8:30am
Canterbury School
09/25/2019
-
11:45am
Marianapolis Preparatory School
09/28/2019
-
10:30am
Westminster
10/05/2019
-
11:30am
Suffield Academy
10/16/2019
-
12:30pm
Hamden Hall Country Day School, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Cheshire Academy
10/26/2019
-
11:00am
Pomfret School
11/02/2019
-
8:00am
Founders League Cross Country Championships
11/09/2019
-
8:15am
Cross Country D3 New England Championship
11/16/2019
-
9:00am
All-Star Cross Country Meet
09/25/2021
-
12:00pm
Canterbury School
09/29/2021
-
4:15pm
Marianapolis Prep
10/02/2021
-
3:30pm
Westminster School, The Bement School, Canterbury School, Deerfield Academy, Eaglebrook School, Kent School, Kingswood-Oxford School, Suffield Academy, and Williston Northampton
10/09/2021
-
2:00pm
Suffield Academy
10/20/2021
-
4:15pm
Hamden Hall
10/20/2021
-
4:15pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
10/20/2021
-
4:15pm
Cheshire Academy
10/30/2021
-
2:00pm
Pomfret School
10/30/2021
-
2:00pm
Rectory School
10/30/2021
-
2:00pm
Marianapolis Prep
11/06/2021
-
1:00pm
Founders League Championships
11/13/2021
-
1:15pm
D3 New England Championship
09/18/2021
23-32
2:30pm
Miss Hall's School
11/20/2021
-
2:00pm
NEPSTA Divisional All-Stars
11/11/2017
-
1:15pm
NEPSTA Div III Cross Country Championships
11/04/2017
-
1:00pm
Founders League Championships
10/18/2017
-
3:00pm
Westover School
10/14/2017
-
12:00pm
Hamden Hall Country Day School
10/07/2017
-
4:00pm
Suffield Academy
09/30/2017
-
11:00am
Cheshire Academy
09/27/2017
-
3:45pm
Marianapolis Preparatory School
09/23/2017
-
2:30pm
Canterbury School
09/16/2017
-
2:30pm
Miss Hall's School

Scrapbook

2021 Cross Country Gallery

The 2021 Team

Team Roster

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  • Captains
  • Juliet Legassa ’23
  • Hailey Nims ’22
  • Elizabeth Cao ’22
  • Cecilla Cournean ’24
  • Clara Ehren ’24
  • Emerson Embrey ’23
  • Claire Furia ’27
  • Ayesha Lee ’25
  • Cecilla Li ’25
  • Lucia Morales ’25
  • Lucy Oneglia ’25
  • Susannah Potts ’22
  • Kate Samson ’23
  • Katherine Tang ’22
  • Alexa Varano ’22

Coaches

Sarah Edson

Head Coach

sedson@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4233

Sarah Edson has been coaching cross country at Walker’s since 2014. Having raced distances from 5Ks to marathons over two decades, Coach Edson brings her passion for and experience with running to Walker’s cross country program. She is committed to helping each girl achieve her personal best while advancing the team’s potential and performance. Members of Walker’s cross country discover that competitive running fosters empowerment, endurance, and resilience, traits that will serve each girl well over the course of her lifetime.

Chris Semk

Assistant Coach

csemk@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4302

Season End Recap

A Season of Success

In the fall of 2021, Walker’s cross country team enjoyed a season of success, both on the team and individual level. With a return to competition following the restrictions of 2020, Walker’s kicked off its first meet of 2021 with a 23-32 win over Miss Hall’s. Over the next two months, team members dedicated their training to improving their speed, endurance, and strength. Our runners achieved personal bests in the weeks that ensued, with a culmination of eight PRs during the last two meets of the season: Founder’s League at Loomis Chaffee and the New England Championships in Carlisle, MA.

At the New England Championship meet, four runners had their fastest times ever, two finished in the top ten overall of their wave, and one runner, Kate Samson ‘23, shaved more than nine minutes off of her 5k time from the start of the season. These results reflect the dedication and hard work of each athlete.

Seventh grader Claire Furia ‘27 proved once again to be a rising star, consistently finishing first or second place for our team. First-time team member Lucia Morales ‘25 also emerged as a consistent top finisher, as did co-captain and three-year team veteran, Hailey Nims ’22.

While advancing their athletic skills, our team also developed a sense of camaraderie and an appreciation for working collectively toward a common goal. As our runners participated in early-, mid-, and late-season 5k time trials on campus, each athlete celebrated one another’s progress and took pride in everyone’s remarkable improvement.

This sport is about so much more than running. By season’s end, our athletes got to experience goal-setting, the pursuit of progress, practicing resilience, and realizing one’s capacity for exceeding expectations through hard work, patience, and cooperation.

Cross Country 2021
Cross Country 2021

Other Resources

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

ncaa.org

Founders League (FL)

thefoundersleague.org

NEPSAC Division 3

nepsac.org