Varsity Track & Field
The Pingree track program started in 2010 and our mantra is: “Run fast, have fun, and enjoy life!” We practice on campus and on local tracks during the season, training for events including sprint and distance running, long and triple jump, discus, shot put, and javelin. We pride ourselves on being a close-knit and motivated team, and we are welcoming to athletes of all experience levels. Although our track program is young, we have found success in numerous individual and team events. In the Spring of 2017 our Boys Track team won the EIL championship and places 3rd in NEPSTA Div III out of 24 schools. We are excited to see the successes we can have in the future.
Pingree Alumni Collegiate Athletes:
Ricky Arias '18 - UMass Amherst
Liam Cusack '17 - Boston University
Lauretta Imzue '17 - UMass Amherst
Evan Maravelis '16 - Assumption College
Taylor Landers '15 - Stonehill College
Emma Parece '14 - Union College
Calvin Gonzalez '13 - Rochester Institute of Technology
Amanda Monteforte '12 - Union College
Head Coach: Paul Swaim
Paul Swaim has been coaching high school athletics for over 25 years along with three years in the collegiate ranks. He was an Assistant Track Coach at North Reading High School from 1991 to 2003 before taking over the program from 2004 to 2008. He is also the defensive coordinator for the Pingree football team, joining the staff in 2009. He is a graduate of Peabody High School and Boston University and is the Director of Library/Media at Georgetown Middle/High School. He is also a United States Track and Field - Level 1 Certified Coach
Assistant Coach: Heather Rourk, CSCS
Heather comes to Pingree after being an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach/ Assistant Track Coach for Milton Academy. In her collegiate career she received a scholarship to play basketball and throw javelin for the University of Indianapolis. In 2009, she threw a personal best of 42.82M in the javelin which ranked 13th in the nation DII and qualified her for the NCAA DII Championships. Heather graduated in 2011 with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science. She has been coaching youth and adults in the weight room ever since graduating. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Assistant Coach: Beth Aylmer
Coach Beth Aylmer comes to us at the start of the 2018-19 winter season as the Varsity Head Swim Coach. She ran track competitively starting as a youth through High School running the 400m and 4 x 400 relay as well as throwing the shot and discus. Aylmer also helped coach the Gloucester Youth Track program.
Assistant Coach: Bill Adams