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:
Kaleb Habtegebriel '20, Connecticut College
Carl Williams '19, Bowdoin College
Ricky Arias '18 , UMass Amherst
Liam Cusack '17, Boston University
Ryan Giunta '17, Bates College
Lauretta Imzue '17, UMass Amherst
Julia MacLaughlin '17, Occidental College
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: Jordan Coulombe
Jordan is a new addition to the Pingree community, joining the history department in the fall of 2019. Growing up in Saco, Maine, Jordan played football, basketball, baseball, indoor track, and cross country in high school before going on to run track and play baseball at the collegiate level. After taking a break for a few years to complete his Ph. D. in history at the University of New Hampshire, Jordan is looking forward to becoming engaged in competitive athletics once more as an assistant coach on the JV Basketball and Track teams.
Asst. Coach: Bill Adams - Bio to come.
Asst. Coach: Brian Taylor - Brian Taylor is in his 12th year coaching high school athletics; returning to track and field coaching ranks after moving to Massachusetts in 2018. From 2009-2016, he was the Head Boys Indoor/Outdoor Track Coach, as well as the Head Boys Cross Country at Dundalk High School in Baltimore County, Maryland. In 2016, he stepped back to an assistant role when he was promoted to Math Department Chair. Coach Taylor was a three-sport athlete at Gresham High School in Oregon, and competed in track and field at the junior college level. He is a graduate of Portland State University and is currently teaching mathematics at Georgetown Middle High School.