After a hiatus of two and half decades, winter track returned to The Governor’s Academy in 2008-09 and has experienced continued growth in the last four years. Just as we do with the spring track teams, the winter team combines both boys and girls into one team. Our philosophy about winter track is that it should provide a fitness base for students getting ready for their chosen spring sports.
As the ISL does not sponsor a winter track schedule, we pick up meets with those other schools who offer a winter track and field program. During the 2011-12 season, we most often traveled to and competed against Phillips Andover and Phillips Exeter Academies. In addition, we traveled to the Reggie Lewis Center to compete in the Northeast Indoor Classic Track Meet and to Cambridge to compete in the New England USA Track and Field Indoor Championships at Harvard University where Govs athletes competed usccessfully against high school and college students from around New England.
Coach Steven Suomi is the head coach and is entering his fifth year coaching the winter track and field team at Governor’s. In college, Suomi ran at Colby College where he was a captain of the team, and he competed in the intermediate hurdles and the mile relay. He has been coaching outdoor and indoor track and field for over a decade and is a USATF Level I certified coach.
Coach Katie Alex is in her second year with the program, and she usually works with the distance runners. Coach Alex comes from Cleveland, Ohio where she helped to start a running group for adults called Roads Scholars. She has run a marathon and competed in multiple triathlons.
Joining the team in 2012 is Coach Becky Stratton. Coach Stratton was on her high school track team, where she competed in middle distance and relay events. Still an avid runner, she prefers training on trails, but also competes annually in the Tufts 10K and several other 5K road races.
Coaches: Steve Suomi, Katie Alex, Becky Stratton
For more information you may email Coach Steve Suomi
Monday 3:30 - 4:45 Track
Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 1:30 - 2:45 Field House Court one & two
Thursday 3:30 - 4:45 Field House Court two
Friday 3:30 - 4:00 Field House Court two - 4:00-5:00 Track
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00 Field House Court one & two