Boys Track and Field

Boys Track & Field

Philosophy

The Hotchkiss Track and Field program has been an integral part of our athletic department for many years.  We compete at the Class A level, and are part of the Founders League and New England Private School Track Association. Each spring we participate in 10 meets, culminating with the New England Championship in May. In addition, our coaching staff gives our athletes the opportunity to compete in other major track and field events, including the Penn Relays.
At Hotchkiss, we are continuously looking to build on our strengths by seeking dedicated student-athletes who want to compete at the highest level. Our program prides itself with combining high academic standards and highly competitive athletics. The coaching staff also takes great pride in helping each member of the team develop into the best student-athlete and teammate during their time with the program.

–– Richard Kirby, Head Coach, Girls Track & Field

Highlights

Hotchkiss boys have won the New England championship in 1995, 2007, 2009 and our team finished in the top three in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The team also frequently win the Founders League championship. The Bearcats were undefeated in the regular season, for 10 straight seasons - 1999 to 2009, and continue to earn wins at most meets, and regularly record undefeated seasons. Members of the team have been recognized as the most outstanding athlete of the championship meets. In addition, Hotchkiss has won the 4x100 and 4x400 at the Penn Relays in the prep school division. 

 

Facilities

The Hemingway Track, a six-lane 400-meter and eight-lane 100-meter all-weather surface oval, is one of the finest facilities in New England.  The unique shape of the running surface, which is called a broken back curve, is the same type of track that the world championships are held on each year. The facilities were completely renovated recently, with the addition of two new long jump polyurethane runways and pits, and the expansion of the high jump and pole vault areas. A state-of-the-art turf field was placed in the inner field. 
The team uses Little Baker Field, an entire area dedicated for the throwing events (discus, javelin and shot put). This field is adjacent to the track and backs onto a beautiful pond and the golf course. In addition, we have an indoor track and a gym housed in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Athletic Complex.     

 

Coaching Staff

Richard Kirby, Head Coach, Girls Track & Field

 

Head Coach Richard Kirby
Phone: 860-435-3618 
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Biography:
Coach Kirby has worked with Hotchkiss track and field athletes since 1996 and he has been the head coach since 1998. He started track and field at Knox College High School in Jamaica and continued to compete in college. Coach Kirby ran the sprinting events (100m, 200m, and 400m) in college and transitioned to training and running 10K races while he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Guelph in Canada. He has been recognized for his sportsmanship, and he is particularly proud of the opportunities he had to captain two of his college teams in international competitions. At Hotchkiss, Coach Kirby has coached teams to both New England and Founders League Championships, while he continues to share his passion for track and field with the team.

 

Head Coach Nate Seidenberg
Phone: 860-435-3839
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Biography:
Coach Seidenberg joined the Hotchkiss faculty as a history teacher in 1999, having previously taught at the Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, PA. He grew up in Yakima, WA where he started competing in city meets at the age of seven. He continued to compete on track teams at Eisenhower High School, Philips Exeter Academy and Johns Hopkins University as a middle-distance runner.  Coach Seidenberg held the freshman 400m record at Eisenhower High School for some years. He captained the indoor and outdoor track teams at Philips Exeter Academy as a senior.  Taking over as the throws coach when he arrived at Hotchkiss, he coached many top throwers in the New England Prep School league.  

Assistant Coach Charlie Bell
Phone: 860-435-3265
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Assistant Coach Patrick Boor
Phone: 860-435-2591
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Assistant Coach Marcus Christian
Phone: 860-435-2591
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Assistant Coach Samuel Crimmins
Phone: 860-435-3741
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Assistant Coach Anna Friedman
Phone: 860-435-3771
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Assistant Coach Susan Park
Phone: 860-435-3621
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Assistant Coach Cooper Puls
Phone: (347) 661-8216
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Assistant Coach Pierre Yoo
Phone: 860-435-3629
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Notable Alumni

Ade Adesida '05 -- Cornell
Doug McPherson '05 -- Pennsylvania
Yanick Pilgrim '07 -- Davidson
Avery Baldwin '13 -- Middlebury
Dan Camilletti '13 -- Tufts
Ray Mennin '13 -- Princeton
Jadon Joyner '14 -- USC
Jason Mitchner '14 -- Wesleyan
Sam Pastore '14 -- Hamilton
Victor Kogo '14 -- Yale
Amir Parker '15 -- Bowdoin
Stephen Brao '15 -- Johns Hopkins
Abraham Pineda '16 -- Colby
Colin McCalla '16 -- Pomona
Marco Quaroni '16 -- Wash. U. in St. Louis
Hunter Borwick '17 -- RPI