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Girls’ Cross Country Excited to Build on Last Season

The girls' cross country squad experienced a solid 2021 season, which saw the Wild Boars go 4-4 in dual meet competitions, including a victory over Deerfield Academy, as well as a third place finish at the Founder’s League Championships.

Choate Rosemary Hall is excited to build upon last year’s successes and is looking forward to the upcoming season.

"We have a lot of good energy and effort in practices so far,” said longtime head coach Jim Davidson. “We have a young team, and we look forward to developing these runners.”

Leading the way for Choate are a trio of senior captains - Sarah Markley, Meagan Mitchell, and Heidi Small. The Wild Boars will also be returning a New England Championships winner to the starting squad as well. 

In a season where “every race is important” according to Coach Davidson, Choate got off to a great start on Saturday, September 17 at the Choate Invitational. Running on their home course, 14 members of the girls’ cross country team participated in the event, including eight runners in the Veterans Race and six runners in the Novice Race. The first finisher for Choate in the Veterans Race was Markley with a time of 21 minutes and 49 seconds, and the first finisher in the Novice Race was Ella McNeil ’26 with a time of 22 minutes and 22 seconds. 

The day was a great one for running and our course was in very good shape, thanks to the work of our grounds crew,” remarked Davidson. “We look forward to the start of our regular season on September 24th at Lawrenceville.”

Best of luck this season, Choate!