Girls Cross Country


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 Friedman, 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.

Coaching Staff


Head Coach Anna Friedman
Phone: (860) 435-3771
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Coach Friedman competed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as a member of the cross country and indoor and outdoor track teams. She won the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Penn Relays in 2005. Coach Friedman began her coaching career at the Peddie School. She is currently the head coach of the girls cross country team and an assistant coach of the boys and girls outdoor track teams.


Assistant Coach Michelle Repass

Phone: 860-435-3769
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Assistant Coach Susan Park

Phone: 860-435-3621
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Notable Alumnae

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


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Prospective Athletes

Interested in playing for Hotchkiss? Our coaches would love to hear from you.

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