On November 2, Tabor Boys Cross Country won their first ISL championship! This is the first ISL championship we have won this school year, and our first in fall sports since we joined the league last fall.
According to Coach Chris Adams, Aly Hussein ’19 was the individual champion of the meet, one of five Tabor runners solidly commanding the top 18 spots in the championship race. Aly led the pack from the start to finish by 24 seconds on the slow, muddy 5K course. This is Aly’s 3rd championship win in Cross Country, winning the New England championship as a sophomore, and the ISL championship as a junior last year. Aly, who owns a 5K personal best of 15:40, has been a dominating force in prep school running for the past three years.
The overall team effort was a show of determination, putting us through to a nail-biting win! The squad won with the narrowest possible margin – just one point over Roxbury Latin, a cross country powerhouse in the ISL.
Coach Adams was so proud of all the runners, and he later described the points scored through individual effort in an email to the community. “Just behind Aly, Yudai Yamakawa ’19 ran in the next pack of six runners the entire race before falling head over heels down a steep downhill with 250 meters to go. He jumped back to his feet and chased after the two kids who passed him when he fell. He caught one, then beat the second runner, from Roxbury Latin, at the finish line, earning 6th place. That was good for one point. Meanwhile, Yudai’s brother, Mahiro Yamakawa ’20 had gone out fast in the top ten and was falling back a bit in the last mile, but secured a photo finish at the line nipping Roxbury Latin’s fourth man for 15th by a fraction of a second. That was the second point won on the line over Roxbury Latin! Then, Sam Gordon ’19 came on strong the last mile to take 17th , while Andrew Mottur ’21 had a phenomenal race taking 18th place. Jack Hutchison ’20 finished 33rd and Alec Durkin ’19 was 66th overall for TA’s varsity squad.”
The team is looking forward to the New England’s next week and we wish them all the best! They are certainly a powerful group of runners for Tabor!
(AN UPDATE: The team ended up finishing 2nd in the New England's: Roxbury Latin prevailed this time!!)
On our first Saturday School Day of the new year, we will enjoy working with Dennis Febo, a guest speaker who will help us raise social consciousness through his talk and various small group activities following.
Audiences describe Dennis Febo as 'Genuine,' 'Engaging,' and 'Extraordinary.' "He delivered a powerful message in a very humble manner, and I think that was what I appreciated most," said a student who attended one of his workshops.
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Febo was raised in many different parts of the United States and Puerto Rico. Through experiences with the disparities of poverty, racism, and prejudice, Febo had an early goal to help people reach their true potential through education on social consciousness and culture.
Beginning in high school, Febo targeted youth in disadvantaged communities through art, music, and entertainment. Knowing youth internalize messages provided through the arts, he hoped to explore the social conditions in which students are a part, and how they could overcome them through unity and work.
Continuing this work in college through Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, and after as he earned a Masters of Arts in Humanities at the University of Buffalo, Febo found that his speaking abilities were able to draw the attention of many, allowing him to organize on larger social levels as he discussed topics including race, ethnicity, the mind, identity, and social consciousness. Today, he does this work through his consulting group Guazabara Insights. http://www.guazabarainsights.com/
We look forward to spending a morning with Dennis Febo and learning from his insights!
Meet and greet with athletic coaches and extra-curricular program directors, observe open MakerLab, wander through creative studios in Braitmayer Arts Center, catch a sneak peek of the winter musical rehearsal, Heathers, and be a Superfan for our afternoon athletic contests. See which Tabor activities may pique your interest!
Registration Noon to 12:30 PM in Stroud Academic Center Lobby
Co-Curricular Fair Noon - 1:15 PM
Meet with coaches of all sports
Meet with other after-school club and activity sponsors
Programs in Action 12:30 - 1:45 PM
Observe Winter Musical rehearsal in Hoyt Hall
Participate in a MakerLab activity
Take part in creating art in the Braitmayer
Be a Seawolf Superfan and watch games all afternoon!