Cross Country

Cross+Country

Photo credit: Lei Anne Rabeje

By David Ben-Ezra, Staff Writers

The cross country team hit the ground running with a two-week preseason where they focused on building endurance, flexibility, and strength. This year, the team is led by coaches Seth Karpinski, Dawn Crainer, and new faculty member Leila Braun, as well as senior captains Connor Larson, Ben Moskow, Bailey Griffen, Caroline Stevenson, and Julia Stewart-Wood.

A favorite part of the preseason routine is the annual scavenger hunt in which runners are divided into five teams and run through Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow to try and complete a series of challenges.

Although the team lost several key members that graduated last year, this year’s runners have a positive outlook on the season ahead, especially with the addition of 13 freshmen boys. As the seniors look to impart wisdom on these younger runners, a team goal accomplished through group runs and strength workouts, senior captain Connor Larson advises them to “push yourself to be the best you can be and strive for improvement,