Varsity Cross Country

Team Overview


The overall goal of the Trinity-Pawling cross country program is to provide a supportive environment where young men can grow as student-athletes. Runners of all abilities are encouraged to participate. Student-athletes are encouraged to formulate both individual and team goals and are provided with an appropriate training program to reach their goals. 


Our cross country program competes in regular season meets against Founders League schools. The team also competes in both the Founders League and NEPSTA Division I Championship meets at the end of each season.


The cross country coaching staff works with each runner to monitor his progress and support his improvement. Ultimately, success is defined by individual growth and a growing appreciation for the sport. 


  • Broenniman Track: Renovated in 2004
  • Smith Field House: Opened in 2017
  • Schreiber Weight Room: Renovated in 2014
  • Pride Locker Room: Renovated in 2013

Interested in running cross country at Trinity-Pawling? Contact Head Coach Jim McDougal.

Meet the Coaches

Varsity Cross Country Coaches

Kathe Blydenburgh

French Teacher

Jim McDougal

History Department Chair

Chris Murphy '13

Service Program Director, Mathematics and Science Teacher

About The Coaches

  • Head Coach Jim McDougal ran competitively both in high school and at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned 6 Varsity letters in cross country and track and field.  Coach McDougal holds a USATF Level 2 Certification in distance running. He serves as chair of the History Department. 
  • Assistant Coach and Trinity-Pawling alumnus Chris Murphy ’13 brings a wealth of competitive experience, knowledge, and passion to the program.

Meet the Players

Varsity Cross Country Roster • 2018

Name Class Hometown
Heiner Badilla Sanchez 2022 Plainfield, NJ
Tobias Berner 2021 Brookfield, CT
Daniel Csaszar 2020 Hopewell Junction, NY
Henry Daniel 2020 Darien, CT
Rodger Ecker 2020 Patterson, NY
Thomas Fears 2021 Basking Ridge, NJ
Sam Fechner 2020 Hamburg
Nicholas Grande '19 2018 Bedford, NY
Yin Jiang '19 2019 Lexington, MA
Ryan Kane 2021 New Fairfeld, CT
Tucker Kellogg 2023 Pawling, NY
Yaorong Lai 2020 Guangzhou
Shou-Hsuan Lee 2020 Taipei City
Peilun Li 2021 Beijing
Ziyi Li 2021 Beijing
Shixuan Lin 2021 Wenzhou
Jack Long 2021 Weston, CT
Nicholas Mooney 2020 New Canaan, CT
Nicklas Morgan '19 2019 Issaquah, WA
James Nolan 2021 Holmes, NY
Brian Poulos 2022 Danbury, CT
David Poulos 2021 Danbury, CT
Andrew Poynton '19 2019 Lexington, MA
Nicholas Selden 2020 Fairfield, CT
Jungwoo Sohn 2021 Seoul
Samuel Stone '19 2019 Bellevue, WA
Josiah Turner 2020 Beacon, NY
Jiayang Wang 2021 Shenzhen
Ledi Wang 2021 Beijing
Yi Wang 2021 Langfang
Ziqing Wang '19 2019 Beijing
Logan Weis 2022 Stormville, NY
Ben Yoon 2020 Patterson, NY
Tian Yu 2020 Shenzhen
Andrew Zhang 2020 Brooklyn, NY
Ziqin Zhang '19 2019 Shanghai
Zewen Zhao '19 2019 Yantai


Varsity Cross Country Schedule • 2018 Season

Team Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details
Cross Country - Varsity
Cross Country - Choate Invitational
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details
Cross Country - Varsity vs.
Salisbury, Avon Old Farms
Salisbury Away Details
Cross Country - Varsity vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall, Taft School
Taft School Away Details
Cross Country - Varsity vs.
Kent School, Berkshire School
Home Details
Cross Country - Varsity vs.
Hotchkiss School, Millbrook School
Home Details
Cross Country - Varsity vs.
Loomis Chaffee
Away Details
Cross Country - Varsity
Shaler Invitational Meet
Williston Northhampton School Away Details
Cross Country - Varsity vs.
Taft School Away Details
Cross Country - Varsity vs.
New England's
Avon Old Farms Away Details