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Outdoor  2013

Alumni at Penn Relays
The 119th Penn Relays was a chance for former teammates Alex Popkin(S'12), Ingrid Johnson(S'11) and Emily Hanrahan(S'11) to meet up.

Indoor  2012-13
From Emory University's December 11th meet in Birmingham, AL. ...A number of newcomers compiled some of the top performances on the day as well for the Emory men. Freshman Paul Nguyen finished 40th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.48 seconds, while freshman Joel Steinberg was 37th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.93 seconds. Max Hoberman claimed eighth place in the triple jump with a leap of 13.50 meters, junior Brandon Bassell cleared the high jump bar at 1.90 meters to finish seventh, and freshman Jacob Seigel was 20th in the shot put with a throw of 11.51 meters. Rounding out the group of top Eagle performers in their Emory debuts was freshman Young Jin Kim, who finished 19th in the pole vault by clearing a height of 3.85 meters. Other top finishers among the returning Eagles included sophomore Gui Silva in the 400-meter dash (20th place, 50.73 seconds) and junior Mike Moserowitz in the long jump (19th place, 6.17 meters). In addition, freshman Adam Rabushka, Hoberman, Steinberg and Nico Vitela finished 12th in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:27.82.
Cross Country  2012
NCAA Cross CountryFootnotes
Colgate runners Ben Aldrich(S'11) and Emily Hanrahan(S'11) ran at NCAA D1 Regionals this past Friday. Ben was the #2 for Colgate men and Emily the #3 for the women. At NCAA D3 Regionals, Nicole Lepre(S '09) ran in her final collegiate cross country meet as Wesleyan's #6.
Ben Aldrich
Emily Hanrahan & teammate Holland Reynolds
9.28.2012  The annual gathering at the Paul Short Invitational took place on Friday, September 28th.
at paul short
Pictured(l to r) Ingrid Johnson('11). Emily Hanrahan('11), Alex Popkin('12) and Ayelet Gat('11). Also competing were Nicole LePre('09) as well as Ben Aldrich('11) pictured below.

Outdoor  2012

From Coach Jesse Gaylord(Staples '02)..."This year, my team [The Field School in Washington, DC] won both the boys and girls championships. Because we train exactly how Laddie taught us, our 400 meter runners were the core of our team!"
the field school
Congratulations to The Field School.

Cross Country 2011
At Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh on September 30th

David Mortner, Ingrid Johnson and Emily Hanrahan

So far this season...

David Mortner finish 7th for Vermont at their season opener vs Columbia and St Michaels. Results
Ingrid Johnson finished a strong race for Johns Hopkins as their 12th runner. Results
Ben Aldrich finished 4th for Colgate at the Harry Lang Invite. More.

Outdoor 2011
Congratulations to Coach Gaylord
Congratulations to Coach Jesse Gaylord(Staples '02) and all members of the league champion, Field School. Jesse says it was an exciting meet and credits Laddie with instilling in him values that he has passed on to his athletes. And so it goes...
field school
Block and Marriott
Congratulations to Morgan Block, who along with 3 American University teammates, ran the 6th fastest 4x800 time in American University history- 7:32.40! This mark not only won the Patriot League Championship, it also qualified them for the IC4As!!! More...

Matt Marriott set a PR(1:52.5) leading off the Duke 4x800 at the IC4A Championships. The relay team finished seventh with a time of 7:29.16. More...
Alumni FootNotes
Congratulations to Morgan Block(Staples '07) on being voted Captain of the 2011 Outdoor Track and Field Team at American University!
Indoor 2010-2011

Duke Athletes Notch Top Preformances in 2010
01/10/2011- Duke Sports Information

DURHAM, N.C. - The top marks posted by U.S. athletes were compiled and released last week.  Several Blue Devils were noted as recording some of the best performances of 2010. High school, colligate and professional athletes were all considered.

On the Men's side, Cory Nanni's 3:42.07 at the Carolina Classic notched him the No. 40 best time in the 1500 meters while Ryan McDermott's 8:44.36 in the 3k steeplechase at the NCAA First Round netted him the No. 28 spot. Current freshmen Tanner Anderson acquired the No. 21 position by jumping 7' 3.25" while still attending East Burke high school.

The men also had three relay teams make the list. The men's 4x800, comprised of Sean-Pat Oswald, Stephen Clark, Chris Rowland and Matt Marriott, secured the No. 25 spot with a 7:26.94 finish at the New Balance Colligate Invitational. Nanni, Oswald, Marriott and McDermott also headed up the No. 16 ranked DMR with a time of 9:34.29 at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame. The men closed out their rankings with the 4xMile squad of Josh Lund, James Kostelnik, Mcdermott and Nanni holding down the No. 7 spot with a time of 15:29.89 at the Penn Relays.

Cross Country 2010
Jonny Foster and David Mortner ran at the Paul Short invite on October 1st at Lehigh University. Results for all races run at he invite are available.
Jonny and David
Outdoor T&F2010
Over the past season, our alumni have been active!!! Here are the DIII and NESCAC Championships held at Tufts.

Alicia Kaestli for MIT

Nicole Lepre for Wesleyan & Annie Sullivan for Middlebury

Jason Hanrahan for Tufts

Ben Rosa has a lot going on...
He was awarded the Men's MVP for the Howard University Indoor Track Season. This weekend Ben will be competing in the MEAC Outdoor Track Conference Championship in Greensboro NC. Ben has also been getting it done in the classroom.....he currently maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA and was recently accepted with a full scholarship to the highly competitive summer training program of the American Economic Association at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

From the Massey Family

Bucknell women and men won the Patriot League Championships last Saturday and Liv placed 4th in the LJ.
Indoor T&F 2009-2010

- After a season that began with injury, Lauren Adler PRed in the triple jump for University of Chicago with a distance of 11.11 meters.
- Matt Marriott and his Dukes teammates were hard at work in the DMR(9:49.14) and 4x4(3:19.64) at the ACC Championships this weekend. See Results on the ACC meet site .
- Morgan Block competed in the DMR(10:17.92), 4x8(7:49.61) and open 800(1:56.91) at the Patriot Leagues Championships. At the same meet , Olivia Massey jumped 5.15m(16'-10.75"). 
- At the New England Championships at Boston University Alicia Kaestli ran the DMR for MIT finishing 5th in a time of 12:37.85. Competing for Tufts at the same meet, Jason Hanrahan and three teammates ran 10:11.40 for the DMR and placed second in the 4x800(7:42.67), setting a school record.

Check out the Howard University track and field news: Ben Rosa received All-MEAC honors...
Matt Marriott raced at the Armory...Results
Our alumni are in action this indoor season...
See Chris Lau at St. Josephs, Matt Marriott at Duke, Lauren Adler at Chicago,
Remi Ray at Yale, Jason Hanrahan at Tufts...
In the 800-meter run at Coxe Cage,Yale senior Remi Ray ran a strategic race to win with an IC4A-qualifying time of 1:53.99. 

Howard University opened their season...In field events, Benjamin Rosa leapt to a pair of fourth-place finishes in the high jump (1.89m) and the triple jump (13.48m).At the same meet, Bucknell freshman Olivia Massey ran 8.10 for the 60 and captured 3rd in the LJ by jumping 5.44m(17-10.25)

At their season opener, Morgan Block ran 1:58.87 for  American University at the Navy Invite
Cross Country 2009
Thanksgiving Day Race
Congratulations to Cam Marantz(Staples 05) and Alex Battaglino(Staples 03) who went one two in this past Thursday's race...and to the many Staples alumni and current runners who participated!
ECACs at Williams/Mt Greylock
This past weekend was the ECAC Division III Championships at Williams College. The weather was perfect for racing(mid 40s, no wind and sunny) but the course is brutal. Three former Staples runners competed...Nicole Lepre('09)/Weslayan placed 128th and Annie Sullivan('06)/Middlebury was 58th in the womens 6K. Jason Hanrahan('06)/Tufts was 57th in the mens 8k. Sullivan and Hanrahan have completed their collegiate cross country careers.
Outdoor 2009
Casey August ran 34:12.29 capturing first place in the 10K at New England Alliance Outdoor T&F Championship.

At outdoor hepts, Remi Ray ran the 400 and anchored the 4x4. See more
... and Cam Marantz ran an awesome 5K. See it.
From the MIT track website...The 4x800m relay squad of Alicia Kaestli, Jacqui Wentz, Adrienne Bolger and Andrea Bradshaw shattered the meet and Institute records with a time of 9:13.96, more than four seconds better than the previous meet record and nearly nine seconds faster than the previous MIT record-holders.

Indoor 2008-2009
February 28th/March 1st
With high school track quiet this weekend, you can take a look at several alumni who are competing.

 - Remi Ray and Cam Marantz  are at the Ivy League Hepts at Harvard. Going into the Hepts, Cam has the 9th best 5K time in the Ivies(14:47.35). As for Remy ...On the Yale site, I read the following: In the longer sprints, watch for juniors Remi Ray and David Soiles, who are both ranked top-three in the league for the 500-meter dash. At the BU Terrier Classic in January, Ray set a new Yale record of 1:02.09, beating the old record of 1:02.43 set by Olympian Larry Miller in 1986. Ray's time in nearly 1.5 seconds faster than the next fastest time in the league this year.

For the 500 heat, see Flotrak M500 H1.In the 500 finals, Remi placed third running 1:03.98. He followed this up as a member of the 4x4 relay running 3:16.78. His leg of the relay was excellent! See it all on Flotrak 500 and 4x4

- Chris Lau was at the NYU Fast Track meet...Read more
- Jason Hanrahan was at the Open New England Indoor Championships at BU. While he did not make the finals of the 800m, he was happy to run a PR of 1:54.50. See Flotrak M800 H1

After a little searching I found more results...(2/16/09)
Alicia Kaeslti(SHS '08) was at the Valentine Invite running the 1000m(see Flotrak W1000 H2).
Ben Rosa(SHS '08) triple jumped 13.61m (44-08.00) and high jumped 1.85m 6-00.75 at the Mid-eastern Athletic Conference Championships.
Henry Kaplan(SHS '06) ran 4:40.33 for the mile at the MIT Invitational.

Update 2/15/09
- Two Staples alumni ran at the BU Valetine Invite: Will Caffery ran 2:34.53 for 1000m and Jason Hanrahan ran 1:56.43 for 800m.
Update 2/1//09
- Ben Rosa(SHS '08) let the website know about the Patriot Games results where Morgan Block(SHS '07) and he competed. Morgan Block won the 400m for  American in a time of 51.26. Ben, competing for Howard University, placed 3rd in the Triple Jump with a jump of  13.24m and 2nd in the High Jump with a height of  2.00m.  Complete results
- Princeton went to the Penn State National Open. Senior Cameron Marantz competed in the 5000 meter run with time 14:47.35 for 10th place.
Complete Story
Update 1/15/09
- As a member of the University of Chicago track team, Lauren Adler won the triple jump at The Phoenix Invitationalwith a jump of 35' 6" inches.
- Remi Ray(M500H03) won the 500 at the Terrier Invitational with a time of 1:02. Also competing were Jason Hanrahan(M800h04) and Alicia Kaestli(W1kH03).
- Will Caffery ran 2:37.52 for 1000m for Army at the Great Dane Invitational
- Henry Kaplan and Casey August both ran at Wesleyan(results).
Cross Country 2008
A Blast from the Past
Alumni Footnotes is going back to 1968 ...Thanks to Rob Downey who sent a copy of an article from the local paper covering the Per Haarr Relays.

Click on the article.

Downey writes, "My brother Tom (Class of '70) and I are still running when doing triathlons and are still winning races in our age group in Florida. It's nice to see Staples doing well in Connecticut HS track. Our success as many-times USAT All-America in triathlon started on the track at Staples."
More Alumni Cross Country...
Thanks to an email from Remi Ray alerting me to the success of Cam Marantz...for those of you who do not know this, Cam has overcome serious injury to get back to his winning form...Cam Marantz('05)  has had an outstanding senior season at Princeton...he finished 4th for Princeton and 22nd overall; helped his team win the Ivy League Heptagonals on Friday, Oct. 31 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Read More.

...And thanks to the Robsons for taking the time to share these photos with us!!!
We also heard from the Centennial League, Jon Crocker('05), Andrew Gentile('05) and Thomas Robson('07) competed in the championships.


Alumni Sightings...
This past weekend Cam Marantz (PR-24:35.60) and Alex Peterson(28:04) were both at the Princeton Invitational. Read more about it on the Princeton website.

...And Alicia Kaestli, Jason Hanrahan and Grant Burgess were at the Plansky Invite at Williams College.
Fyi- Grant is living in Boston and was back for the Cross Country Alumni weekend. Apologies to Alicia...I did not get to see the women's varsity race.

 The All New England championships took place at Franklin Park in Boston this past weekend . Several Staples alumni were there.

Pictured (l to r) Alicia Kaestli('08), Annie Sullivan('06) and Casey August('08).

Update 9/16/08
Check out Cam Marantz in the article titled "Marantz Leads Princeton to Victory at Old Nassau Run"

Also we are happy to see that Annie Sullivan is back on the race course for Middlebury. She place 14th in the Cardinal Classic. Results

Update 9/6/08
Even the extreme weather did not stop two former Staples runners from competing at the Trinity College Mens Invite. See results for Casey August ('08) and Jason Hanrahan ('06) on  NE Timing.

At the Lehigh Valley Invitational, three alumni ran forr Dickinson College. See results for Thomas Robson(08), Andrew Gentile(05) and Jon Crocker(05) on Milesplit.
Outdoor 2008
Alumni Update 5/12/08
Despite being slightly injured (hamstring, quad) and only running three times this spring, Charlie Stoebe('04) ended his Dartmouth track career very well. In the Penn Relays, his Dartmouth DMR team came in sixth in the Championship Division, that included most major track schools, including world record holder Texas. His 400 split was 47.8. In his last Ivy meet, the Dartmouth 4x400 relay team came in second to Cornell, despite being seeded 6th. With that, he made second team all Ivy.Next up after graduation, is being a member of the combined Dartmouth and Brown track teams who will have several meets in the United Kingdom against teams like Oxford and Cambridge.

Cameron Marantz('05) is continuing his track career while attending Princeton. Recently, he ran 14:54.81 for 5K at the Sam Howell Invitational and 8:30.53 for 3K at a quad meet with Penn, Villanova & Rutgers.
Indoor 2007 - 2008
Update 3/4/08
Continuing a great college indoor career, Charlie Stoebe was named All-Ivy for his role on the winning DMR this week.
Update 2/2708 DIII New Englands

Henry Kaplan continued a great indoor season by running the 1200 leg on the Wesleyan DMR. Tufts U won the DIII New England Championships for the first time since 1991(this is good news for Jason Hanrahan). The three other Staples Alumni who participated in the meet (T. Lonsdale/Bowdoin, J. Hanrahan/Tufts & Burgess/Williams) are pictured below.

Alumni Update...2/18/08
From the Lau Family...Chris Lau(07) ran the 400 leg on the St Josephs DMR in the A-10 Championships.  The relay placed 2nd. Congrats! Check it out


Alumni Update...

The email below was sent to the website...2/09/08

I just got back to New Haven after a very exciting and special track meet because, in addition to the stellar competition, I was able to see familiar faces who, though running in new colors with SCSU, Dartmouth, Tufts and Wesleyan across their singlets, represented Staples Track and Field nonetheless. What made the day even more special was the phone call I received from my younger brother telling me that he'd gotten 6th in the 600m and, this with his ecstatic teammates cheering in the background, that Staples had won its 9th Consecutive class L championship.  To both Staples teams, congratulations!  The Legacy is still in good hands and, with a ballooning student population moving us up to class LL, you guys officially closed the books on one state record I think shall never be broken.  I should also let you know that Charlie Stoebe and I, after going 3, 4 in the 500m at Boston, are hoping to go 1, 2 in the same race at the Ivy League Championship, taking place three weeks from today at Cornell.

Best of luck at Opens and beyond,


Videos of...

Orville (M400 - H15),

Charlie (M500 - H1) and me (M500 - H2),

Henry (Mile - H12)

and Jason (M800 - H14)

may be found here:

Note from the webmaster can see Grant Burgess in H5 of the 3000 as well!

Alumni Update...2/10/08
On the women's side...Read about Layla Naficy's continued success at Dickinson(click here). For the men...The BU Valentine's Invitational was a homecoming of sorts. Many Staples alumni were there: Stoebe, Bernard, Burgess, Ray, H. Kaplan and J.Hanrahan. They were happy to hear of Staples boys 9-peat! 
Alumni Update...2/4/08
It takes many of us to make the website special thanks to Libby Spader Naficy for sending a  load of alumni results...just click on the names to read more...Charlie Stoebe('04)  in the 200 & 400 & Grant Burgess('04) in the mile... Orville Bernard in the 400 & Remi Ray('06) in the 500...Keisha Regular('04)  in High Jump and Hurdles...Morgan Block('07) in 200 & 400...Layla Naficy('04)  in a 3000
Alumni Update...1/27/08
Layla Naficy('04) ran a great 5k on Friday evening (Results here) at Bucknell. Also on Friday, Grant Burgess and Williams College attended the Reebok Collegiate Invite(see results). The Boston University Terrrier Classic(results here) hosted several former team members(Ray '06, Stoebe '04, T.Lonsdale '04)...and results from at Army Open Meet(W.Caffery (06) are here.
From This Past Weekend...1/22/08
Results from the Yale Invite are up on the meet website...our alumni were active at the Armory(Caffery at the Gotham Cup), at Dartmouth(Stoebe and Ray at a tri-meet) and at Brandeis(Lonsdale and Kaplan at Brandies Invite).
More alumni results ...check on Morgan Block and Chris Lau
Cross Country 2007
Mid October
Read the Dickinson College website about the recent success of Layla Naficy ('04). More info....
Early October
While our own runners were sweating it out at Wickham, our alumni were competing in a variety of places:
-in Boston at the Open New England Championshihps (Henry Kaplan '06, Annie Sullivan '06, Jason Hanrahan '06, Grant Burgess '04),
-at Dickinson College Invitational (Layla Naficy '04, Thomas Robson '07, Andrew Gentile '05, Jon Crocker '05), and
-Ali Parkhurst '06 completed her first marathon, the Twin Cities Marathon!!!
Outdoor Track 2007
At the Outdoor State Class  Meet
Former relay teammates, J.Hanrahan(06), Caffery(06) and Ray(06)
News from our Staples grads at Dartmouth...
Casey August reports...Dan August ('03) completed a marathon in Burlington,VT. He ran a very impressive time of 3 hours and 23 minutes.
Stoebe '04 Earns Academic All-Ivy Honors
The former Staples track tri-captain and 3-sport star earned his 2nd Academic All-Ivy award this spring, after anchoring Dartmouth College's New England championship 4x400 relay team, and placing 2nd in the 400 at the same meet. A psychology major, Charlie will serve as tri-captain for both the indoor and outdoor Big Green track teams next year.
Alumni Sighting at D III New Englands -

Henry Kaplan, Alex Battaglino, Grant Burgess, Tyler Lonsdale and Jason Hanrahan were all at this weekend's meet in Springfield, MA..

Burgess(04) in the 1500m

T. Lonsdale(04) in the 5K

J.Hanrahan in the 800m
Indoor Track 2006-2007
Alumni Sighting~
Charlie Stoebe('04), Grant Burgess('04) and Jason Hanrahan('06) all competed at this past weekend at Boston University. They made Staples proud by running the following times; Stoebe - 1:04.21(500m), Burgess - 4:25.79(1600m) and Hanrahan - 1:58.88(800m).
From Casey August...Recently Remi Ray('06) and Charlie Stoebe('04) met up on and off the track at Coxe Cage.
Cross Country 2006
From Ted Sullivan...

He writes ... Here is a photo of the Middlebury girls cross country team that won both the New England and National Div III Championships. Annie had a great season and ran 7th for the team, putting her on varsity and giving her the privilege to compete in the NCAA tournament as a freshman. They had horrible conditions on the course in West Chester Ohio, running in standing water and mud that was at times ankle deep. It was a very close race, with Middlebury's five finishing first but the Amherst team only 1 point behind! I saw Jason Hanrahan there, painted in Tufts colors, rooting for the "Jumbos."

Wondering what Charlie Stoebe('04) was doing during his summer at Dartmouth? It appears he was having fun while bonding with his classmates...Each student spends one summer at Dartmouth. One of the big weekends is called "fieldstock", and one of the events of the weekend is a chariot race. He was a puller on one of the chariot teams along with another track runner, - needless to say they won!

Outdoor Track 2006
Layla Naficy ('04) placed 5th in the 3K Steeplechase at the Centennial Conference Championships last weekend. She also ran a personal best of 18:52 in the 5K to place 12th. Although she's qualified for ECAC's in both events, Layla is hanging up her spikes for this season to concentrate on final exams!

This is an unbelivable time! Congratulations!
 At the Penn Relays, Charlie Stoebe('04) and three other Dartmouth sophomores broke the 17 year old school DMR record by running 9:37.61! The splits were 3:00.9, Charlie Stoebe 48.1, 1:50.9, and 3:57.7.
- At the NESCAC Championships, Alex Battaglino('03)  ran 31:24 for 10,000 meters!  Tyler Lonsdale('04) , running the first 10,000 of his college career, finished a strong 5th. Grant Burgess('04)  set another PR, besting his previous PR by 18 seconds in the 3000 Steeplechase, finishing in 9:41 to qualify for the All New England Championships. Jesse Gaylord('02)  competed in the 800 with a time of 2:02 and ran a very strong leg in the 4 X 400 relay.  Will Bartholomew('04) ran very well, posting a 4:11 in the 1500.
The regular season of collegiate outdoor track and field is short and, particularly in the Northeast, filled with bad weather. Sometimes times, heights and distances are more of a testament to the athlete's willingness to battle the elements than to their conditioning and preparation.
Keisha Regular(04) ran  17.03 for the 110 hurdles and jumped 1.50m in the high jump.
Alex Battaglino('03) ran 15:08.72 for 5K this past week at the Little 3 Championships.
Charlie Stoebe('04) ran 48.82 for 400m.
Tyler Lonsdale('04) ran 15:20.40 at the State of Maine Track and Field Championships.
Jesse Gaylord '06 took third place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.94 seconds at the Hamilton Invitational.
Adam Polite('02) looks to be preparing for the outdoor decathlon. He is the USMMA's top performer in the 400m, 110HH, high jump, long  jump, and pole vault.

Ephmen Compete at George Davis Invitational
The men’s track and field team traveled to UMass-Lowell on Saturday to compete in the George Davis Invitational, a competitive meet where some hoped to post solid marks and others simply wanted to get in a good workout. The meet was not scored by team, but the Ephmen managed to capture four event titles and several runner-up finishes.
The day started off on the track with the 3000-meter steeplechase, where the Ephs were led by Grant Burgess’ ‘08 fourth place finish. Burgess’ smooth hurdling form, especially over the water jumps, produced a new personal best time of 9:59 that he will look to drop even further in the coming weeks. 

Championship season will commence next weekend with the Little Three meet, hosted by Wesleyan University, where the Ephmen will look to defend their title.

Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
  1 Sorenson, Dave               Tufts                  9:47.72  
  2 Haley, Mathew                Keene State            9:59.01  
  3 Beaubrun, James              New Haven              9:59.06  
  4 Burgess, Grant               Williams               9:59.39   

Conratulations to Layla Naficy('04)! She is a USTFCCCA XC Academic All American by having a GPA of 3.5 or above and finishing in the top 25% of her Regional Championship Meet.

At the Shamrock Invitational 3/17-18/06 in Conway, S.C..  (Coastal Carolina U.) Alex Battaglino('03) was 4th (of 37) in the 5000m (15:47.52).

Charlie Stoebe ran('04)49.91 at the Tufts Invitational on 4/1/06.

  Amanda Parrish('00) is currently running for the Puma sponsored Philadelphia Track Club. She recently competed in the Caesar Rodney Half Marathon (Wilmington, DE) in 1:30:25. Adam Polite('02) high jumped 6'0", ran 52.32 for 400m and vaulted 13'6" at the Trinity Invite on 4/1. At the Dick Shea Open one week before he threw the discus 33.50m, ran 16.87 for the 110m HH and jumped 6.21m for the long jump.
Indoor Track 2005 - 2006

Pioneering the Anza Trail with Grant Burgess(04)

         This January, a group of six students from Williams College, located in Williamstown, MA, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, and trek the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.  After a month of running and biking across the diverse terrain of desert expanses, forest trails, and California coastland, the group will arrive in San Francisco just as Anza did more than two centuries prior.  This is the first time a group has attempted to complete the trail in its entirety solely by running and biking.  Anza’s original expedition was a pioneering venture; in a similar manner, this group views themselves as pioneers in their unique endeavor.  The purpose of the journey is to observe and experience the culture of southern Arizona and the California coast by retracing Anza’s footsteps.  Through this goal, more significant effects will be achieved.  The group will come to appreciate the effect of the Anza expedition on the development of today’s culture, and subsequently be able to communicate this link back to the people living in these areas.  In this way, a multitude of communities will be able to reconnect with their heritage through an awareness of this historic trail.
                  In order to appreciate the impact of the historic trail on the area's culture today, the group decided that they must travel through the area without the support of a motorized vehicle.  By doing this, they will also most fully appreciate the difficulties of an overland journey by completing the trail solely under human power.  This will therefore engender a greater understanding of how the journey must have been like for Anza himself.

Cross Country 2005
Layla Naficy('04) and the Dickinson Lady Devils placed 6th this past weekend at the Div III National Championships

New! Williams Wins ECAC
Coming into Saturday's ECAC Championship hosted by Connecticut College, the men's cross country team's "second seven" runners knew they had a chance to make history. Despite the traditional strength of the squad’s 8th-14th runners, the Ephmen had never quite put together the right race at the right time to win this coveted Championship. This year, however, the group had trained and raced together so well all season that they felt the time had finally arrived. All of them had dreamed of a spot in Williams’ top-seven at some point during the season, and now, in their final race of the year, these seven Ephs wanted to show that they could hold their own as a Varsity squad. In a race Head Coach Pete Farwell called, "One of the best team races I've seen since we won the NCAA title in 1995", the Ephmen attacked from behind to capture the victory with 46 points. Bates College placed second with 71 points, while the College of New Jersey claimed third place with 149. The race had a total of 265 finishers on 38 scoring teams.

Centennial Conference Championship
The Dickinson Red Devils raised their national ranking to 6th by winning the Centennial Conference Championship with a record low score of 18 points. Layla Naficy ran a 23:38 6k to place 6th for her team and 17th overall. Great job, Layla!

NESCAC Championships

This past weekend's NESCAC Championships featured several former Staples runners: Tyler Lonsdale(14th), Grant Burgess(48th), Alex Battaglino(87th). Congratulations!

Crocker('05), Naficy ('04) and Gentile('05) at the Dickinson Short/Long Course Invitational on October 1st.

9/10/05 -
Congratulations to and the Dickinson Womens' XC Team! Layla Naficy ('04)
ran a 20:12 5K to place 20th overall and 7th on the Dickinson Varsity XC team at the Towson Invitational. Dickinson swept DI, DII and DIII and was named invitational champions.
On September 2nd, Layla Naficy ('04) ran a 19:39 3 mile to place 22nd overall  and 6th on the Dickinson Varsity XC at the Bucknell Invitational.
Dickinson came in 2nd to Bucknell but first in DII & DIII.