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

Head Coach Boys / Girls XC

Hawken Athletics is very excited to announce the appointment of Kim Curtis as Director of Track & Field and Cross Country at Hawken. Included in her work will be the serving as head coach for boys and girls track & field and cross country teams, as well as our indoor track program. 
Kim Curtis is a locally and nationally recognized coach with exemplary USATF certifications and an impressive depth of experience coaching athletes at all levels, including at the highest levels in high school, college, and beyond. We are quite fortunate to have Kim accept our offer, and we fully expect her to elevate our track and cross country programs in every way. Most importantly, Coach Curtis is perfectly aligned with our mission at Hawken and in Hawken Athletics, her training philosophies are in-line with our strength and conditioning programs, and she carries a wonderful balance of high expectations while keeping it fun and athlete-centered.
Kim has a long history coaching track & field at many levels, including at Beaumont School from 1996 to 2004 where her teams won 5 OHSAA State Track & Field Championships. She has also coached at Hathaway Brown School, and Baker University (men’s t&f).Other accolades of her coaching career include 40 Individual state champion sprinters, 70 + individual state finalists, Olympic Training Center qualifiers, Olympic Trial finalist in Men's Sprints and Hurdles and Women's Sprints, World Championships finalist in men's long jump, 12 college conference individual titles in men's track &  field, All American shuttle hurdle team, and multiple OHSAA state track & field records.
Kim holds certification as a USATF Level III Elite Coach and a USATF Level II Coach, has won the Ohio High School Coaching Excellence Award, and been a presenter at many prestigious national coaching and athlete clinics across the country. She has been a performance specialist for several area high schools and has worked with scores of athletes at all levels across Northeast Ohio. Additionally, she has 15 years of experience coaching soccer.
Kim lives in Shaker Heights with her husband, Scott, and they have four children - Lexie, Ali, Matt, and Nik.  Kim and Scott own and operate Yoga Roots in Cleveland Heights. Welcome Coach Curtis!


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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