In 2017, under the direction of Athletic Director Paul Rupprecht, Charles River School added track and field as a spring sport. Coached by Rupprecht and Science teacher Becca Hurd, the team quickly took off, both in terms of the number of students participating and in the success of the athletes. While most had never participated in an organized track program before, they were eager to learn the technical aspects of the events -- such as relay passes, starts, and field events-- as well as to increase their fitness and speed. The track team traveled to other schools for meets, and has also hosted a home meet each spring at Dover-Sherborn High School.
Two CRS students qualified for and participated in the Massachusetts Middle School Championship meet in 2019: Lucas Bain and Gabby Wood. Both ran personal bests; Lucas in the 400M and Gabby in the 100M, where she placed second in the state, and the 200M, where she placed third in the state.
Of course, one goal of the CRS sports program is to introduce students to sports that they will continue with long after leaving our school. This spring, the first graduates of the CRS track program competed on high school teams. Carson Moellering ’18 ran on the varsity team at Natick High School (specializing in middle and long distance) and Grady Savage ‘18 competed in shot put, discus, javelin and pole vault at Concord Academy.
Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.