The Loomis Athletics Department hosted the annual Fall Varsity Awards ceremony on Sunday night, December 2. Friends and families, as well as the fall varsity teams and their coaches, gathered in the Hubbard Performance Hall to honor the teams and their players on a great season.
Cross Country, Girls
2016 Founders League Champions
2015 Founders League Champions
2015 Canterbury Invitational Champions
2015 Shaler Invitational Champions
2014 Founders League Champions
2013 Founders League Champions
The Loomis girls cross country team trains hard, races hard, runs fast — and has fun in the process. LCXC is a perennially competitive program in the Founders League and New England Prep School Division I (large-school division). Building on the program's trademarks of camaraderie and gutsy running, the team features both seasoned veterans and promising newer runners who show the same determination and dedication as their more experienced teammates.
The varsity and JV squads are part of one girls team, allowing every girl interested in running the opportunity for coaching and racing to the best of her ability. The program is individually based so that younger athletes as well as runners with more experience are allowed to build strength at appropriate levels, and most of the team’s training is done on grass and trails.
Sophie Elgamal '16 finished 26th at the NCAA Division III Championships, earning All-American honors and running a personal-best time of 21:46.9 on the six-kilometer course in Winneconne, Wisconsin.
It is fall tournament season on the Island! Three Loomis Chaffee teams — boys cross country, girls cross country, and boys water polo — competed in New England championships on Saturday, November 10, and three other squads — boys soccer, girls soccer, and girls volleyball — will play in New England tournament quarterfinal games at home on Wednesday, November 14.
Lindsay Gabow '12, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and an intelligence officer at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, won the Armed Forces Marathon women's championship this fall in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon, where she placed second among women overall.
In their final races on their home course this season, the boys cross country team defeated Trinity Pawling 15-50, and the girls cross country team defeated Greenwich Academy 15-49 on Parents Weekend.