Athlete of the Week | Yukina Hiwaki '20

Week of Oct. 23 - 29

Yukina is a sophomore runner on the XC team who recently raced in the highly-crowded Shaler Invitational. She placed 5th of 78 runners in the JV race, which is the highest individual finish by a Cushing girl in an XC race of this size in several years. Yukina is a focused and hard-working individual in practices and races. She challenges herself by running with the faster boys on the team. She shows the ability to push through the pain during the most difficult stages of the race when others quit. This is Yukina’s first year running and the coaches are excited to watch her continue to flourish during her time here at Cushing.

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Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.