Track and Field

"Track and Field is all about continued improvement. What makes our team special is to see teammates push themselves and others as they claw for one second or one inch."
    • Brook Turner '04 200 m State Championship, 2002

Girls State Runners-up

1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Girls State Champions

1999, 2000


Boys and Girls
Event State Championships

2018 Hawken Track & Field Team

Current Coaches

    • Christopher Farroni

Christopher Farroni

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.

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    • Assistant Coach
      Jim Farroni

      Assistant Coach

    • Assistant Coach
      Doug Neff

      Assistant Coach

    • Assistant Coach
      Jessica Lariccia

      Assistant Coach

Commitment, Loyalty, Teamwork

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
  • 137 State track & field meet qualifying events, 27 event state champions, 22 event state runners-up, 93 All-Ohio finishes

States 2018

Ella Gilson ’21 and Michael Snyder ’19 were named CVC MVP’s in 2018. Both Ella and Michael qualified for the 2018 state track meet, Gilson in the 800 meter run and 1,600 meter run and Snyder in the high jump. Gilson was the region champion in the 800m and finished as state runner-up in both the 800m and the 1,600m. Ella earned podium finishes and All-Ohio honors in three different sports this year: cross country, swimming, and track and field. Snyder also earned a podium finish at the state meet, placing eighth in the high jump.

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