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Want Cake? Run the Cross Country Course

Want Cake? Run the Cross Country Course

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

If you ran the cross country course last Wednesday, November 15, you may have been met with an unexpected gift: a free cake for your efforts. The Cake Race, taking place the last Wednesday of the fall term, is a yearly tradition encouraging runners both in and out of crossRead More

Mustafe Dahir'19 placed 2nd in New England, breaking the course record along the way.

Cross Country New England Championships

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, while most of the school was at Deerfield, Choate hosted the NEPSTA Division I Cross Country Championships. Fifteen teams ran in the boys’ races, while thirteen competed in the girls’ races, and despite the frigid weather, an exciting atmosphere surrounded the day of racing asRead More

Griffin Birney ’18 and Mustafe Dahir ’19: XC Course Record Breakers

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Within the past year, two runners on Boys’ Cross Country have broken the school record, running the fastest time on Choate’s course by a Choate runner. The previous record was 16 minutes and 33 seconds, held by Bo Peard ’11 until last season when Griffin Birney ’18, who is aRead More

On the Course with Xc Coach Jim Davidson

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

A high school cross-country coach with 40 years of experience? If that’s a rarity, it’s also Mr. Jim Davidson. Back in the 1975, when Mr. Davidson was still a graduate student, he started to run with Choate’s Boys’ Cross Country team. Girls’ Cross Country was not an official sport yetRead More

Varsity Fall Preview

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Boys’ Soccer: Boys’ Varsity Soccer is young and has plenty of room to grow, but it seems poised to have a great season. Co-captain Zach Lopes ’18 is the leader of the team’s defense this year, while newcomer Brendan Kish ’19 will likely add to the team’s offense on theRead More

Runners Reflect on Missing Deerfield Day Year After Year

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Every year, a group of about 40 runners from the girls’ and boys’ cross country teams run in the NEPSTA Division I Cross Country Championships, better known as New Englands.  Competing in this race is the culmination of the hours of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears they have putRead More

The Boars receive a pep talk from Assistant Coach William Nowak.

Birney ’18 Sets Choate Cross Country Record

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the first time since 2010, ten prep school teams arrived on the Choate cross country course for the annual Founders League Cross Country Championships. The Wild Boars’ energy before the race was unparalleled, since every runner expects to do exceptionally well on their home course and Founders is anRead More

hoto courtesy of Ross Mortensen

Cross Country: Survival of the (Mentally) Fittest

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

For the Average Joe, racing through Choate’s forest for miles on end is a daunting task. However, for cross country runners, running that trail is second nature. Cross country is a unique sport because it demands both physical and mental stamina. As the boys’ captain, Joe Berafatti ’17, put it,Read More