Track and Field

Outdoor Track and Field

The Hill School's track and field teams are among the School's greatest programs in terms of both tradition and longevity. There is a strong tradition among The Hill School's teams of athletes going on to compete at a college level with no less than 25 boys and girls competing in collegiate track and field in just the last decade!

We welcome anyone who is interested in track and field to come out for the team regardless of previous experience – with such a wide variety of events, there is a spot for everyone. The coaching staff values hard work and a good attitude above all else – it is our philosophy that if an athlete comes to practice every day willing to work hard and push not only themselves but their teammates as well, the team will improve across the board. Our track and field coaching staff features at least one coach for every discipline; nearly every coach competed at the collegiate level, bringing a plethora of knowledge and experience to the program.

The outdoor season begins immediately after students return from spring break in March, and runs through the middle of May. Traditionally, the first meet of the spring season is Hill Relays, a meet we have hosted since the late 1960’s that typically features a very competitive lineup.

We participate in three or four smaller meets – ranging from dual meets to quad meets – throughout the heart of the season. One of the privileges our athletes experience is the opportunity to compete in the historic Penn Relays, as we annually enter our boys’ and girls’ 400 meter and 1600 meter relay teams. The season concludes with two championship meets in a five day span. The Mid-Atlantic Prep League championship is held on the second Saturday in May, and the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association State Championship meet is held the following weekend to conclude the season.

Schedule and Results

Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
vs.
Hill Relays
The Hill School View Recap
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Lawrenceville
The Hill School Details Boys W 83-62, Girls L 62-83
vs.
Peddie
Peddie View Recap Other
vs.
Penn Relays - Girls 4x100
TBD
Franklin Field View Recap
vs.
Penn Relays - Girls 4x400
TBD
Franklin Field View Recap
vs.
Penn Relays - Boys 4x100
TBD
Franklin Field View Recap
vs.
Penn Relays - Boys 4x400
TBD
Franklin Field View Recap
vs.
Pottsgrove Frosh/Soph Invite
Pottsgrove HS View Recap
vs.
Blair Academy
Blair Academy View Recap
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MAPL Championships
Blair Academy View Recap Boys 1st, Girls 2nd

Coaching Staff

Head Boys' Coach: Bill Yinger '95 |  byinger@thehill.org
Coach Yinger arrived at The Hill in 2001-02 and became the head track and field coach in 2002-03. At The Hill, Coach Yinger works specifically with the hurdlers and pole-vaulters on both the girls' and boys' teams. Before coming back to The Hill, Coach Yinger was a teacher of science and assistant coach of football and track at Trinity-Pawling School for two years. Coach Yinger attended The Hill from 1992-1995 during which he was a member of the varsity football and track and field teams. He captained the latter in his senior seasons, leaving the school with three individual and nine relay school records. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. where he was a four-year varsity letter winner, a captain his senior year, an All Patriot League Athlete in seven of his eight seasons, an eight time IC4A qualifier, an All East Pentathlete and Decathlete, and a school record holder in the Pentathlon and Decathlon.  

Head Girls' Coach: Patrick Lake | plake@thehill.org
Patrick Lake took over as the head girls' coach in 2011.  Coach Lake coaches the jumping and sprinting events for the boys' and girls' winter and spring track teams. At Boston University he was a four-year varsity-letter winner in track and field, competing in sprints, the long jump, and triple jump. During his college career he received the E. Ray Speare Award, given to "The Outstanding Male Student Athlete at B.U." and was also named a Division-1 Academic All-American. At Hill, Patrick teaches all levels of Greek and Latin. He earned his M.A. in classics at Fordham University in 2008, and in 2011 earned his Ph.D. in classics from Fordham.

Assistant Coaches
Elena Dauphinais (Distance)
Scott Kominkiewicz (Sprints)
Dan McMains '98 (Distance)
Tunde Oladipo (Pole Vault)
Nate Yinger '05 (Throws) 

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Track Beyond The Hill

Profiles of alumni currently competing in college:

Ian Lawrence '18 - Bucknell University

Rachel Schaaf '18 - Colgate University

Khayre Ali '16 - New York University

AJ Bates '16 - Franklin and Marshall College

View a PDF Document of Hill Track and Field alumni who have moved on to compete in college
If you or a former teammate are not on this list, please contact Nate Yinger '05 and he will make the appropriate changes.

News

Boys Track Wins PAISAA Championship

Hill concluded a perfect season with a victory at the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association State Meet, Hill’s second PAISAA boys’ title in the past four seasons.

Boys' Track Wins MAPL Championship

Hill finished 45-points ahead of the competition, ending Lawrenceville's longtime reign atop the league; Hill's girls' finished in second place overall.