• Cross Country—Boys’ Varsity

    2019 - 2020

    Our campus, located on 427 acres in the foothills of Ojai, has the kind of rugged, tough terrain and weather that makes for challenging cross-country training—and that develops successful distance runners. Our cross country team has another advantage: the School attracts students who already exhibit the mental toughness and willingness to push beyond their comfort zone that’s essential for the sport, whether they’re serious runners or just getting started.

    The season kicks off with the Ojai Invitational Cross-Country Meet, featuring some of the top runners in Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Counties and progresses with several other invitationals and league meets. Both our girls’ and boys’ teams are perennial contenders for the league championship; in the last eight years, our boys' and girls' teams have sent 12 teams to the State Championship Meet in Fresno. In two of the last three years, Thacher has been the only school in the county to send both of its teams to States.

    Members of Thacher's cross-country teams have gone on in recent years to compete on squads at Amherst, Colorado College, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Davidson, Stanford, Colby, Tulane, Vassar, and Vanderbilt (where Kristen Findley CdeP 2009 recently set the university record for the women's 1500 before going on to compete professionally out of Austin, Texas).

Cross Country—Boys’ Varsity

Away
Invitational

Ojai Invitational

League
at Lake Casitas
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TCAA Preview Meet

League
at Camino Real Park, Ventura
Home
Invitational

Lake Casitas Twilight

League
at Lake Casitas
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Invitational

Mt. Sac Invitational

Non-League
at Mt. San Antonio College
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TCAA League Final

League
at Lake Casitas
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Playoff

Southern Section Preliminary Races

League
at Riverside Cross Country Course
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Playoff

Southern Section Finals

League
at Riverside Cross Country Course
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Playoff

CIF Finals

League
at Woodward Park, Fresno

Coaches

  • Photo of Tyler Popa
    Head Coach:  Tyler Popa
  • Photo of Fred Coleman
    Assistant Coach Fred Coleman
    Bio

Statistics

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Athletics Photo Galleries

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