We are delighted to announce the hiring of our new Athletic Director, Sarana Hyatt. Throughout every step of our process Sarana impressed members of our community with her commitment to sports and leadership, her focus on relationship building and supporting coaches, and her investment in developing students and building community.
A Division I athlete herself, Sarana ran track at Sacred Heart University, and has coached at Columbia University, George Mason, La Salle, and then at Sidwell Friends where she was also a full-time staff member, managing their running programs and teaching physical education.
Sarana holds both a BS and an MS in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Sacred Heart University. Fortunately for us, having recently completed a McLendon Fellowship within the University of Virginia athletic department, she has developed relationships with communities in the Charlottesville area and has many ties here. We are so happy that she will soon join us!
Tandem athletes continue to impress! Congratulations to recent Tandem alum Stella Lane (TFS '21), who made the Skidmore College volleyball team (Go, Thoroughbreds!) as a walk-on. Stella will be playing as a middle for Skidmore, a Division III school in Sarasota Springs, NY. Stella was a key player for Tandem's team and is the fifth athlete from the Class of 2021 to be invited to play at the college level. Way to go, Stella!!
Tandem's talented varsity cross country team is back, and there was no better place to kick it off than The Ragged Mountain Cup at local Panorama Farms on Tuesday! Many student athletes competed for the first time in a meet and loved it! Sophomore Charlie Kalnite finished fifth overall, securing a spot in the Week 1 All Central VA Poll. Coach Jason Farr predicts a great season.