Boys Head Coach Coach Joel Rabe, a level one certified USATF coach and also a certified endurance specialist with USTFCCCA, is the head coach of the Hawken Varsity Boys Cross Country Team. Coach Rabe has been coaching cross country and track and field at Hawken for the past eight years. Joel is also a teacher of mathematics in the Upper School at Hawken.
Girls Head Coach Christopher Farroni began his coaching tenure at Hawken School in 1999 and was named head coach for track & field in 2005. Coach Farroni has coached track and field and cross country in several area schools, was a three-year letter winner in cross country at the University of Dayton, and is currently a registered cross country and track & field official. Farroni has level 1 and level 2 certifications from USA Track & Field: his level 2 certification focused on the developmental needs of the youth and high school athlete. He is currently the head coach of Girls Cross Country, and Boys and Girls Track & Field.
As with all sports, the coach cannot do it alone. Therefore, during the Cross Country and Track & Field season, the athlete will have the opportunity to demonstrate the importance of self-discipline, self-motivation, commitment, loyalty, teamwork, support, winning, losing, caring, honesty, hard work and sacrifice. If you accept the challenges placed before you and work hard you can become the kind of human being who will be an asset to the community. So, meet us halfway by bringing with you a sincere desire to excel, to work, and to be the best you can be.
Track & Field and Cross Country Program Accomplishments
State champions in 1999, 2000 and state runners-up in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
State meet top 10 team finishes in 2009, 2013, 2017
Regional champions in 1982, 1983, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2017
District champions in 1976, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2017
Chagrin Valley Conference champions in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017
35 Academic All-Ohio Awards
19 state cross country meet qualifying athletes, 1982 individual state champion, 1993 individual state runner-up. 10 All-Ohio finishes
134 state track & field meet qualifying events, 27 event state champions, 20 event state runners-up, 90 All-Ohio finishes.
Hawken Girls Cross Country 2017
Hawken Cross Country History
Matt Streeter '82 - State Champion 1982 Ally Markovich '13 - 4th in State 2012, 2010 Ella Gilson '21 - 15th in State 2017