Nestled in a bucolic New England setting of mountains, trails, rivers, fields and orchards, the Deerfield campus is the ideal cross country training ground where every day we enjoy Emerson’s “perfect exhilaration”. Nowhere can a runner be more in touch with their inner self and yet be an integral part of a vibrant and welcoming team. Indeed, the Deerfield girls have taken full advantage of the Academy’s location, negotiating hilly trails that stretch for many miles, running distance on shaded dirt roads that traverse rivers with covered bridges, and winning some New England Championships along the way. The team’s motto, borrowed from the Navy SEALS, is “The Only Easy Day was Yesterday”, is balanced by a true sense of community and an always entertaining, collective sense of fun.
The girls’ cross country team at Deerfield embraces a growth mindset, marking their individual and team progress by internal as well as external measures. Because of this, every runner on the team is a valued member of the family with their own personal aspirations, but also the collective goals of the team in mind. The team has ranged from Foot Locker Nationals qualifiers to the girl who never ran a step in cross country before coming to Deerfield, and they are all equally valued, receive personal coaching attention, and share equally in our successes.
Apart from an elite, world-class academic institution, Deerfield is also very much a place of community where people care about, support, and challenge one another to be better. We hope you will agree when you first set foot on campus. Please consider joining us here at the Academy. Come run with us, share a story or two as you crisscross the prettiest running country anywhere, share lots of laughs together, sing pop tunes the top of your lungs, and win lots of races!
Any student-athletes interested in running for Deerfield should send an email to Dennis Cullinane, Head Coach of Girls’ Cross Country.
Fall Athletic Awards
Today at School Meeting, the Deerfield community recognized and celebrated 28 fall athletic award winners from all the fall teams. Athletic Director, Bob Howe began a new tradition and recapped his “Fall Top 10” in poem form. The snow and the cold has arrived here to stay So think...
X-Country Runners Earn All New England Awards
The girls varsity cross-country team was a plaque recipient for their 3rd place finish at the New England Cross-Country Championship last Saturday, November 12th. In addition to the team award, Victoria Patterson ’20 (4th place) and Erin Hudson ‘18 (6th place) individually earned the All New England runner award....
CHOATE DAY! Live Stream Links
On Saturday, 11/12 Deerfield players, coaches, parents, alums, and fans will travel to Wallingford, CT for the annual Choate Day athletic contests. Here is tomorrow’s contest line up; 10:00 am – Girls Varsity Volleyball 10:00 am – Girls JV Volleyball 10:00 am – Girls 3rd Volleyball 10:30 am –...
Boys and Girls Cross Country Finish on the Podium at the Canterbury Invitational
A picturesque fall day paced the boys and girls cross country teams to podium finishes at the Canterbury Invitational on Saturday, 9/24. One the boys side, Will McNamara ’18 and Ricardo Gonzalez ’19 finished in the top 10 and on the girls side, Victoria Patterson ’20 captured a first...
Brush Invitational a Success for Girls Cross-Country
The girls’ cross country team started the season off with a bang (the actual bang of the starter’s pistol) on Saturday, 9/17 with dominant performances at the Brush Invitational. The girls 9th and 10th grade races were all Deerfield as the lady harriers finished with six runners in the...
Deerfield Fall Teams Kick-Off their 2016 Seasons with Pre-Season
Deerfield fall teams and coaches are anxiously awaiting the start of their respective pre-season practices which kick-off their 2016 seasons. Learn more about how each of our fall varsity teams will begin their 2016 campaigns below. Boys Cross-Country Wednesday, September 7th marks the first practice of the 2016 season...