This interview features the Academy of the Holy Names (Albany, New York) girls cross country team; responses by head coach Carlo Cherubino. Holy Names was fifth in the tough NXN New York regionals in 2011. But returning their top six runners and adding outstanding transfer Estela Smith, they could challenge Fayetteville-Manlius and Saratoga Springs at the top in New York; and that means they could challenge at the top nationally as well.
School, location (city, state) - Academy of the Holy Names, Albany, New York
Team (boys, girls, both) – Girls
Head Coach – Carlo Cherubino
Top (national level) athletes; name, grade, PR’s -
Catherine Maloy, senior; 3000(9:58), 5000(18:32)
Jacqueline Willsey, senior; 3000(10:39), 5000(18:17)
Leah Triller, junior; 3000(10:17), 5000(18:48)
Kaylee Scott, sophomore; 3000(10:07), 5000(19:15)
Estela Smith, sophomore; 3000(10:15), 5000(17:54)
Key(s) to the success of your team – Stay healthy, focused, and humble. Don’t get caught up in the hype.
Your favorite meet(s) – Hermann Invitational
What you most love about cross country - Change of scenery, and terrain. It’s running at its’ purest form.
Teams you most enjoy competing against - Burnt Hills and Queensbury
Team goals for the season – Try to win Sectionals and qualify for NY State Championships as a team.
For more, see the MileSplit's Academy of the Holy Names team page.