Athletics at The Governor’s Academy is about outstanding performance- as our championship titles, college NCAA scholarship players, and world competitors will attest- but it is also about character.
Track & Field, Indoor - Boys Varsity
The indoor track team heads into its twelfth season in 2019-20. As we do with all of our running programs at Governor’s, the boys and girls teams practice together each day. Our philosophy about indoor track is that it should provide a fitness base for students getting ready for their chosen spring sports and teach them about the sport of track and field.
As the ISL does not sponsor a winter track and field schedule, we pick up meets with those other area schools that offer indoor track and field. During the 2018-19 season, we hosted a home meet in The Pescosolido Field House at The Governor’s Academy. We also traveled to Phillips Andover Academy and Phillips Exeter Academy where we competed against the host school and several other independent schools from around New England. In addition, several individuals traveled to Dartmouth College to compete in the Dartmouth Relays and to Harvard University to compete in the USA Track and Field Open New England Championships. In both of these venues, our athletes competed successfully against high school and college students from around New England. At the end of the season, three of our athletes competed at The Armory in New York City in the Eastern States Invitational.
Coaches: Steve Suomi, Becky Stratton, Lisa Borgatti (please feel free to click on the coaches tab above for more information)
For more information about indoor track you may email Coach Steve Suomi.
Monday 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Track
Tuesday 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Field House Court two
Wednesday 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Field House Court one & two
Thursday 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Field House Court two
Friday 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Field House Court two - 4:00-5:00 p.m. Track
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Field House Court one & two
Coach Steven Suomi is the head coach and is entering his tenth year coaching the winter track and field team at Governor’s. In college, Suomi ran at Colby College where he captained the team, and competed in the intermediate hurdles and the mile relay. He is a USATF Level I certified coach, a USTAF Level II certified coach in the sprints, relays, and hurdles, and a USTFCCCA certified strength and conditioning coach.
Coach Lisa Borgatti is new to the program this year and will be working with the distance group. A collegiate soccer player, Coach Borgatti has coached both soccer and lacrosse at the Academy for the past twelve years. She is an avid runner, CrossFit athlete, and competitive distance obstacle course racer.
Coach Kristen Donahue is in her second year with the program. Coach Donahue has participated in endurance sports such as long distance biking and triathlons and is inspired by students pushing themselves to do their best. She supports student-athletes through conditioning and by helping them get their minds focused on their goals.
Coach Becky Stratton is one of our sprint coaches. 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. Stratton is a USATF Level I certified coach.