Athletes of the Month – November 2016
Both featured athletes for November are members of the Cross Country Running program and 2016 New England Champions. Go Huskies!
From Cross Country Running Coach and World Language Department Chair Adam Leff:
Cross Country Running
Marcus has dedicated himself to improving his times and helping the team achieve all it could over the course of his career here at Gould, a career that started with a win at New Englands as a freshman, followed by two podium finishes and has concluded with a bookend win at New England Championships. During the season, he peaked at 50-60 miles a week of training with his goal to improve upon his Personal Record times by 6% at season’s end. The average improvement most runners see is a 3% gain in metabolic efficiency during a taper/peaking cycle, so 6% is something special! He hit this goal and more as he dropped his personal record in two consecutive weeks leading us to wins at MAISADs as well as a spectacular victory at the New England Championships that saw Marcus Wentworth taking 3rd place overall, 10 seconds back of the lead, out of a field of 200 runners from 37 schools.