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Girls' Cross Country

Mercersburg Academy students running cross country.

Mercersburg runners have competed since 1907 for one of the oldest high school cross country teams in the country. The girls’ team began competition in 1981. Of the school’s 54 Olympians, 17 have been runners.

The 2017 team won the Mid-Atlantic Prep League championship, becoming the first Blue Storm girls’ squad since Mercersburg joined the league in 2000 to win a MAPL team title.

The school’s cross country programs have produced multiple individual Mid-Atlantic Prep League champions, state team champions, and top team finishes.

Over the last several years, Mercersburg runners have gone on to compete in college at a wide variety of schools, including Bucknell, Emory, Dickinson, Penn, Marist, Rhodes, Richmond, Swarthmore, and all three Division I military academies: Army, Air Force, and Navy.

Mercersburg’s runners train primarily on the Academy’s 300-acre campus, but also journey to the C&O Canal Trail and to area state parks. The competition schedule features premier high-school and college venues, including the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University.



Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Status
Cowan's Gap Details
Kutztown University Away Details
Big Spring High School Away Details
Madeira School
Cross Country Course Home Details
Carlisle Area High School Away Details
St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School, Bishop Walsh High School, St. James School, Shalom Christian Academy, Georgetown Day School
Cross Country Course Home Details
Gettysburg Area High School Away Details
The Peddie School, Blair Academy, The Hill School, The Lawrenceville School, The Hun School of Princeton
The Peddie School Details


  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach


Name Class
Ella Blanco 2026
Chung Ling Bauhinia Chen 2026
Georgina Devlin 2024
Marliese Elshazly 2026
Linley Hill 2023
Clare Ip 2023
Margaret Lawler 2023
Paula Luruena Marquez 2023
Scarlett McArthur 2024
Jaidee Promphan 2025
Anne Sehon 2025
Erika Sowah 2024
Linden Wallace 2025
Leah Willis 2024
An Yan 2026
Hongyu Zhu 2023

Girls' Cross Country News

Hard work.

The Mercersburg athletic program provides a challenging, supportive, instructive, and enjoyable experience that fosters the development of character, leadership, and teamwork.

Fair play.

We provide a transformative, competitive, growth experience for every student that inspires passions and pursuits, leading them to reach their highest level of accomplishment and fulfillment. 

Clean life.

We compete with character and integrity. Our student-athletes contribute with work ethic and accountability, and lead with service and by example. Mercersburg teams face challenges with resilience and grit, and appreciate opportunities with commitment and unity.