Girls Varsity Cross Country

Girls Varsity Cross Country

The girls cross country program emphasizes the three core principles of all athletics: sportsmanship, camaraderie and teamwork. Balancing levity with moments of focused workouts, the program has done very well over the past ten years. Winners of ISL titles and New England Championships in recent years, the program has grown exponentially and the athletes all understand that in order to ensure a “successful” season they need to start pre-season in June building a solid base so that speed and strength can be gradually added at the end of August. In addition, the runners recognize that if you build a trusting and supportive team then all expectations can be exceeded. The coaches serve as resources and lean heavily on the captains for leadership, sportsmanship, and modeling humility.

09.08 Sat
Girls Varsity Cross Country Race vs. Michele Dufault Memorial 5k Race
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM HOME | Kern's Course
09.15 Sat
Girls Varsity Cross Country Race (H)
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM HOME | Kern's Course
09.22 Sat
Girls Varsity Cross Country Race vs. St. George's, Brooks, Lawrence (H)
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM HOME | Kern's Course
09.29 Sat
Girls Varsity Cross Country Race vs. Thayer Academy (H)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM HOME | Kern's Course
10.06 Sat
Girls Varsity Cross Country Race vs. Tabor, St. Mark's, Milton (A)
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM AWAY | Tabor
10.12 Fri
Girls Varsity Cross Country Race vs. Rivers (A)
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM AWAY | Rivers
10.20 Sat
Girls Varsity Cross Country Race vs. Middlesex (A)
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM AWAY | Middlesex
10.26 Fri
Girls Varsity Cross Country Race vs. Governor's and BB&N(H)
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM HOME | Kern's Course
11.02 Fri
Girls Varsity Cross Country Race vs. ISL Championships (H)
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM HOME | Kern's Course
11.10 Sat
Girls Varsity Cross Country Race vs. New England Team Championships (A)
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM AWAY | Avon Old Farms School

Mark Sheeran

Head Coach At nobles since 1997

Mark Sheeran has been coaching cross-country at Nobles for 17 years and previously coached for 3 years at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, MN and the Wheeler School in Providence for 8 years. An avid runner who participates in ultra marathons, he works at varying the workouts for the runners from hills, to speed workouts, to moderate distance with pickups to a weekly cross-training session of spinning at a local health club.

Coaching Philosophy:  Creating an atmosphere where all the runners consider themselves to be one, where the emphasis is on the sisterhood and where they understand that no one runner is greater than the team and that the team is not bigger than the sport.

Coaching Tenure/Playing experience: 35 years coaching cross country.  22 years at Nobles. Ran cross country in college.