Cross Country Team Members Wear Shirts in Support of Caroline Koenig
On Tues., Sept. 11, the day of the first cross country meet, members of the both the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams wore neon green shirts that read “Run For Lil’ Tom” in support of injured teammate Caroline Koenig ’14.
“Caroline was so good that she trained with the boys, who felt she needed a guy name. Hence this masculine nickname,” said Carly Steckel ’14, a fellow member of the girls’ cross country team. “We thought it would mean a lot to her to see the whole cross country program publicly supporting her and standing by her throughout this recovery process.”
Koenig was struck by a minivan near the intersection of Long Lots Road and Peabody Lane while practicing on Aug. 27. She had to undergo surgery on her right leg to place a rod in the tibia. She will be out of track until around March.