Varsity Cross Country - Girls
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:
Ali Knowles '17, St. Lawrence University
Taylor Landers '15, Stonehill College
|Simone Brooks||2025||Winchester, MA|
|Sophia Comparato||2023||South Hamilton, MA|
|Emily Haas||2025||West Newbury, MA|
|Anna Klee||2025||Beverly, MA|
|Charlotte Lee||2024||Danvers, MA|
|Sophia Lopez||2023||North Reading, MA|
|Emily Norton||2023||North Andover, MA|
|Avery Robillard||2022||Rowley, MA|
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-
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.
Practice Schedule TBA