The MacDuffie Varsity Co-ed Cross Country team has established itself as one of the stronger fall sports. A member of NEPSAC (New England Prep School Athletic Council) and the smaller CISAC league (Connecticut Independent Schools Athletic Conference), the Mustangs have a rich tradition of sending runners on to the New England Championship meet. The Mustangs take advantage of their spacious surroundings with a home course that takes the runners through the thick pine forest on campus. Practices incorporate whole body workouts and team-building cohesion, making a supportive Varsity program for both new and returning athletes.
In 2016, Boys’ Cross Country won the 2016 CISAC Championship for the first time in MacDuffie’s history. Congratulations, boys!
Kevin HillmanFrench Teacher; Language Department Chair; Homestay Coordinator; Cross Country Coach
BA, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Kevin’s life always seems to throw something new and exciting at him, and one of his greatest joys as a teacher is seeing students embrace their own experiences in life. Growing up in a rural setting helped foster Kevin’s interest in nature—gardening specifically—and his travels abroad gave him a better sense of the world. During part of his undergraduate work, Kevin studied in Normandy, France. He then returned to France after graduating for a more permanent stay in Perpignan to work as a teacher. Vive la Tramontane ! Another quick change in his life took him to Richmond, Virginia for a time, and then he arrived in Massachusetts to teach in the Berkshires. He joined MacDuffie during its first year on the new Granby campus.
Outside of the classroom, Kevin is an avid gardener—obtaining Master Gardener status during his undergrad work. He also loves a good cup of coffee and simply enjoys watching life happen.
For periodic game recaps, please visit our Coach’s Corner.
Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country 2019-20 Fall Schedule:
|9/18/2019||G 3pm / B 3:30pm||WMA||Away|
|9/21/2019||G 1:00 / B 2:00||Canterbury Invitational||Away|
|9/25/2019||G 3:45/B 4:15||Marianapolis Invitational||Away|
|9/28/2019||1:00 PM||Eagle Hill||Away|
|10/5/2019||G 3:00pm/B 3:30pm||MacDuffie Invitational||Home|
|10/19/2019||1:00 PM||Stoneleigh-Burnham||Away (Girls)|
|10/26/2019||G 2:45PM / 3:15PM||CISAC Championships||Away|
|11/1/2019||G 2:45/ B 3:30 PM||SENE Championships||Home|
Alison Jackson ’20
Madeline LaChance ’20
Marie Hua ’21
Emilie Schmidt-Lund ’21
Judy (Junmin) Zhu ’21
Clara LaChance ’23
Daiki Akita ’20
Ian Hua ’20
Pitt Pongpittayapa ’20
Chuanyang (Tony) Zhang ’20
Ben (Seokyoung) Kim ’21
Andrew (Jiahao) Lu ’21
Casper Mikkelsen ’21
Arthur (Chenling) Tang ’21
Malthe Toftgaard ’21
Paul (Zhexi) Zhu ’21
Phillip (Yuxin) Duan ’22
Matt (Zi Jian) Jiang ’22
Tommy (Zeli) Liu ’22
Oliver (Minhao) Xie ’22
Thomas (Chengling) Xu ’22
Ang (Leon) Li ’23
John Mayock ’23
Artem Nazarov ’23