Cross Country

"Success is built not on talent or even passion, but on the trust and sacrifice of teammates."

Div II State Champion

2019 & 2018
Ella Gilson '21

Div II State Meet

5th place
2017 Girls

District Champions

2017 Girls

Region Champions

2017 Girls


2021 Hawken Cross Country Teams

Current Coaches-Boys

Jessica Lariccia

Boys Head Coach

Coach Lariccia graduated from Mercyhurst University with a degree in World Languages and Cultures and received her Masters of Education from Ashland University. She has been the assistant track coach at Hawken for the past three seasons. She has specialized in coaching the distance team. For two seasons she was the head boys and girls cross country coach at Andrews Osborne Academy. Jessica has always been very passionate about the sport of running. She loves running on her own and with her athletes. She has run four marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2008. She is a Spanish teacher at Andrews Osborne Academy. Jessica is very excited and eager to begin the season with the boy's team! 
    • Jim Farroni

      Assistant Coach

Current Coaches-Girls

Christopher Farroni

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.

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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
  • 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 - 2X State Champion 2019, 2018; 15th in State 2017

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  • Collegiate programs attended by Hawken alumni

    Miami University
    University of Chicago
    Emory University
    Pepperdine University
    Occidental College
    Bowling Green State University
    University of California-Berkley
    Davidson College
    Ohio Northern University
    Duke University
    Washington University
    Lake Forrest College
    Carleton College
    Princeton University
    Brown University
    Williams College
    Xavier University


Hawken Cross Country News

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