Cross Country

Competitive Cross Country Running at Gould

Gould’s Cross Country Team is a closely coached co-ed, varsity, and junior varsity program, comprised of 20-30 athletes of all abilities, including novice runners and advanced competitors who plan to contend in college.

The Boys’ Varsity Cross Country Team has podiumed for many years at the New England Cross Country Championships, winning the competition in both 2013 and 2016 and the Girls’ Cross Country Team placing 6th in 2016.

Our teams are highly competitive having also claimed the Maine Independent School Championship (MAISAD) and the D4 New England Prep School Cross Country Championship in recent years.

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With one of the most spectacular fall foliage-painted backdrops in New England, our team trains on the trails of Pine Hill–our on-campus network of cross country running and Nordic trails–as well as in the nearby trails (and ponds) of the White Mountain National Forest. In fact, one of Coach Leff’s most anticipated team practices, especially on hot fall days, involves running to nearby Songo Pond.

Gould Huskies have qualified to run cross country in colleges such as Williams College, Colby College, and Framingham State University.

Team Roster
Student Name Class Year Hometown
Utah Bean 2021 Bethel, ME
Samantha Ellis 2023 Chelmsford, MA
Reese Furneaux 2025 Boston, MA
Marcus Goodbody 2022 Falmouth, ME
Hannah Grohman 2024 Biddeford, ME
Joseph Herlihy 2024 Falmouth, ME
Nathan Livingood 2022 Bethel, ME
Peyton Meader 2022 Bryant Pond, ME
Nolan Raymond 2023 Bethel, ME
Ella ‘Ella’ Raymond 2021 Bethel, ME
Kaitlyn ‘Kate’ Saidy 2021 Nashville, TN
Elizabeth ‘Eliza’ Skillings 2021 North Yarmouth, ME
Runzhe ‘James’ Yao 2021 Wuhan, China

Coaching Staff

Adam Leff

World Languages Department Chair
French Teacher
B.A. Middlebury College
M.A. University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University/abD
Cross Country Running Head Coach
Nordic Coach
Cycling Coach


Mr. Leff is the Chair of the World Languages Department and teaches French language and culture, senior history electives, and is the Assistant Coach of the cross country and cycling teams. He graduated with a B.A. from Middlebury College, earned his M.A. in French Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D./abD in French Civilization at Pennsylvania State University. Formerly a nationally ranked triathlete and semi-professional cyclist, Mr. Leff enjoys running, cycling, and outdoor activities in the mountains of Western Maine. He met his wife, fellow Gould French teacher, Lolo, while teaching and racing in France. They currently reside in Davidson Dormitory and have two children; Alexandra ‘15, Schuyler ‘17; and two dogs, Giuseppe and Wexy.