Varsity Cross Country - Boys
Pingree’s cross country team competes in the Eastern Independent League (EIL). EIL schools include Bancroft, Beaver Country Day School, Berwick Academy, Concord Academy, Dana Hall School, Lexington Christian Academy, Newton Country Day School, Portsmouth Abbey, and Winsor School. Preparation for competition incorporates periods of building base mileage, resistance training, developing endurance, improving individual speed, developing teamwork, and just plain fun — as well as season-long core and upper body strength conditioning. In addition, the Pingree program provides athletes with nutritional and injury prevention/treatment information and insights.
The cross country team competes and trains on 37 acres of school grounds and neighboring horse trails. Pingree’s home course is considered by coaches, runners, and fans to be one of the most challenging courses in New England.
Pingree cross country runners expand their self-confidence, develop leadership skills, and learn to accomplish goals as members of a team and as individuals. The team values cooperation, sportsmanship, and hard work above all else.
Pingree Alumni Collegiate Athletes
Evan Maravelis '16, Assumption College
Head Coach: Jim MacLaughlin
A graduate of the class of 1984, Mr. MacLaughlin has been coaching at Pingree for over 25 years, and began coaching cross country in 2013. A runner for Pingree's inaugural cross-country team in 1982, and a two-time EIL all-star in the sport, Mr. MacLaughlin has been a long distance runner for many years after playing ice hockey at Union College. He regularly competes in many local road races, including seven half-marathons, and even ran the Boston Marathon in 1990. Mr. MacLaughlin is also a member of the English department, coaches ice hockey and softball, and serves as the Grade 10 Dean.
Assistant Coach: Aahnix Bathurst
Mr. Bathurst is a new addition to the Pingree community, joining the science department in the fall of 2021. He ran cross country and played basketball and tennis before taking a break in college. Aahnix joined the Pioneer Run Club in the spring and is now looking forward to working with his amazing cross country and basketball teams this fall and winter.