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Varsity Cross Country - Girls

Team Information

My goal as Head Coach is to provide a fun, collaborative, and transformative environment where student-athletes are inspired to reach their full potential in all areas of their lives. Our team values include:

  • Commitment to Holistic Wellness
  • Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring, Fairness, Responsibility, and Citizenship)
  • Teamwork
  • Hard Work
  • Dedication
  • Resilience
  • Courage
  • Confidence

Head Coach: Tim White

Head Coach Since: 2019

College(s) or University(s) Attended: The College of New Jersey- Class of 2012- Bachelors degree in Elementary Education & Math/ Science/ Technology. American College of Education- Class of 2016- Masters degree in Educational Leadership

Prior Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach Track and Field- Montclair High School 2013-2015; Assistant Coach Track and Field- Bloomfield High School 2015-2017; Head Coach Cross Country- Oak Knoll School 2018; Head Coach Track and Field- Newark Tech- Winter 2017-2021

Athletic Accomplishments: 5th place at National Scholastic Indoor Championships- Pentathlon- 2008; Bergen County First Team All-Decade Indoor Track 2000-2010; Second Team All-County- High Jump- 2006; Second Team All-County- 400H- 2007


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Team Roster

# Name Position Class
Victoria Altirs 2027
Natalie Ewing 2025
Maggie Horn 2024
Elizabeth Kolodny 2027
Milena Kwapniewski 2027
Olivia Olson 2027
Olga Shandarivska 2024
Max Stanford 2025
Maren Wheeler 2026


  • Sarah has been teaching at MKA for three years and is an assistant coach at the Upper School for cross country and track. Sarah graduated from MKA Upper School as a student in 2012 and is the oldest of six kids, five of whom went to MKA. When Sarah was a student at MKA, she ran cross country and track under beloved coach Tom Fleming. Tom Fleming also helped train her for the NYC Marathon, which she completed in November of her senior year. Some of Sarah's hobbies today include running with her dog, playing guitar, surfing, and spending time with friends and family.