Cross Country - Girls Varsity
Captain: Julia Slyer '14 and Francesca Ghi '14
The girls’ cross country program 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 terrains. 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 550 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. Graduates of the Berkshire cross country program have gone on to run at a host of colleges and universities.
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. This year’s squad is showing qualities of toughness, persistence, and team spirit, all of which bode well for the coming season.
Former Bear Standout earns America East Standout Performer of the Week News:
With her first place finish in a dual meet against the University of Maine, UNH sophomore Allison Letourneau '07 earned America East Performer of the Week Honors. Letourneau won the race with an impressive time of 18:31. For the complete story click here.
Where some Bears are Running:
Allison Letourneau ’07 -Kingston, Nova Scotia
University of New Hampshire