Cross Country - Girls Varsity
The Girls Cross Country team takes advantage of Berkshire’s beautiful setting with a course that has striking views of the campus. The course is challenging, but idyllic in that it truly incorporates a variety of different terrain. There are hills, meadows, woods, and even a brook to cross. It is clearly marked each year per NCAA regulations, with double white lines and directional signs. Additionally, favorite running loops on country roads in the surrounding rolling hills of southwestern Massachusetts provide even more territory than Berkshire’s own 400 acres.
Berkshire runners compete in the annual Canterbury Invitational, a number of Division I and II dual, tri, and quad meets, and the New England Prep School Championship - which Berkshire has proudly hosted a number of times. Though we have established a tradition of excellence, runners of every talent level are encouraged to come out for Cross Country at Berkshire. Creating a team that appreciates each other and the sport of running is the ultimate goal every season.
Coach Plante has been coaching cross country since joining Berkshire in 2013. A graduate of Proctor Academy, she knows the fast-paced life of boarding school well. Earning her BS from Endicott College, Coach Plante ran Division III cross country for four years and captained the Power Gulls during her junior and senior years. She has completed three marathons; The Myles Standish in 2012, New York Marathon in the fall of 2013, and Boston in spring of 2015.
She serves as Assistant Coach of the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding team, works in the Communications and Marketing Department, the Admissions Department, and is a dorm parent in Spurr Dormitory.
Assistant Coaches: Anna Barter
|Dalia Banevicius||2017||Sheffield, MA|
|Victoria Barnett||2017||Chevy Chase, MD|
|Charlotte Billingsley||2020||Rye, NY|
|Haines Corrigan||2019||Washington, DC|
|Oumou Doumbia||2020||Bronx, NY|
|Morgan Heilshorn||2018||New York, NY|
|Sawyer Raith||2018||Washington Depot, CT|
|Berit Randall||2017||Greenwich, CT|
|Lia Silberberg||2019||Jackson, WY|