From Indiana to New York; New assistant cross country coach, Leila Braun


Credit: Grace Rubin

By Annabel Ives and Jordan Miller, Staff Writers

Leila Braun steps onto the track as the new assistant cross country coach. She is transitioning from Culver Academy in Indiana, where she also coached cross country. Though she did not run in college, as she was a NCAA level fencer, Braun possesses great knowledge of the sport. Braun feels that preseason is important because of the difficult double conditioning sessions as well as the team bonding it provides. This ensures the team is prepared for the season ahead. She is encouraged by the level of experience many of the runners have along with the strong leadership of the senior runners. On cross country, Braun said “You need to fall in love with the process. It’s not about the results, it’s what you put into it.”