Boys’ Cross-Country

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Program Overview

The Poly Prep Cross Country program is led by Coach Daniel Winn, a former NCAA Division 1 All-American and record holder at the University of Oregon. The team competes in developmental  meets in the Ivy Prep League at Van Cortlandt Park, as well as regional events such as the Bob Pratt Invitational and the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational.

Coach Winn’s training approach helps our runners get stronger throughout the season in order to peak for league and state championships. Poly student-athletes enjoy a program where they know the purpose behind everything they do, and how it prepares them for competition. Coach Winn believes each runner is different and he works with Poly’s high-performance coaches to develop a balanced approach to bring out the best in each individual.

Boys Cross Country
Boys Cross Country
Boys Cross Country
Boys’ Cross Country Highlights

2018 Class of 2018 Julien Hinz is competing for Dartmouth College
2019 Class of 2019 Gabe Cannavo is competing for Brown University.
2021 Coach Daniel Winn is training for the 2021 Olympic Trials.
Boys’ Cross Country Coaches

Daniel Winn
Head Coach Cross Country, Assistant Coach Track & Field

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800
Education: University of Oregon, BS

Following a father who continues to set the pace in his age group, running is a way of life for Daniel Winn. A state champion at Grover Cleveland High school in Portland, Oregon, he went on to an All-American career at the University of Oregon, where he set the school record in the mile. Winn spent the next two years running for the Boston Athletic Association, placing eighth in the 1500m at the 2016 Olympic Trials, before finding his way to New York City and landing at Poly as an assistant track and cross country coach in 2018. The Girls’ Cross Country team won the Ivy Prep League championship and NYSAIS championship that year.  “I’ve been lucky to coach a really good, self-motivated, dedicated group,” he says. Along with his position at Poly, Winn coaches and competes for the Brooklyn Track Club.


The Poly Prep Cross Country team uses the terrain of Poly’s 25-acre campus as well as our six-lane track and high performance lab to train. 

Cross Country Facilities
Cross Country Facilities
athletics track
Boys Cross Country
Featured Athletes

Gabe Cannavo ’19

Gabe broke records as a member of Poly’s Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor Track & Field teams and served as sports editor of The Polygon. He currently competes for Brown University.

Julien Hinz ’18

Julien was a standout four-year letterman in both cross country and track and field at Poly. In 2017, he broke the school record in the 1600m. Julien currently competes for Dartmouth College.