As a teacher and a coach, I believe so many lessons are learned while running. The Hotchkiss course is a scenic one, winding its way through our leafy campus and overlooking beautiful Lake Wononscopomuc. Our program fosters self-improvement, mental acuity, and above all, team commitment. Our coaches work to instill a team-first attitude that is easily applied to our daily lives in the classroom, in our community, and beyond. We also hope to instill a love of running, so the individual may continue to enjoy running later in life.
It is an exciting time for our school and our cross-country program. We have an enthusiastic group of runners with a range of abilities, and we hope that you will become a part of our running family and will contribute to our future success.
-- Anna Klimmek, Head Coach, Girls Varsity Cross Country
The girls cross country program has enjoyed both individual and team successes in the recent past. The Bearcats have finished with a winning dual-meet record in four of the last five seasons, and have finished third or better at Founders in four seasons as well. On an individual level, Carlota Corbella Alcantara '15 was the Founders League and New England champion in the 2014-2015 season.
Our cross-country course overlooks picturesque Lake Wononscopomuc in Lakeville, Connecticut. Due to rolling hills and not so rolling hills, ours is one of the more challenging courses in New England. It is a spike-friendly course, run mostly on the grassy golf course with a small section on asphalt.
Head Coach Anna Klimmek Phone: (860) 435-3651 Send email
Coach Klimmek began to run competitively in high school and continued to compete in cross country and track and field at Smith College. She began her coaching career as a volunteer at Deerfield Academy and went on to coach both cross country and track at The MacDuffie School and Mt. Holyoke College. The highlight of her career was when the MacDuffie girls team took third place at the NEPSTA Division IV Championship in 2018. Klimmek continues to race and hopes to pass on her love of running to her team.
Mary Brunelli '08 -- Williams
Dylan Alles '12 -- Colby
Anna Balderston '14 -- Claremont McKenna
Sami Glass '14 -- Yale
Carlota Corbella Alcantara '15 -- Princeton
Maisie Thomas '15 -- Whitman College
Annabelle Burns '18 -- Chicago
Grace Bristow '18 -- Wash. U. in St. Louis