Cross Country - Boys - Varsity

A nationally renowned school. A culture of academic success. A rich competitive running tradition. A place to define yourself as a person and as an athlete.

A history of excellence and contemporary success:

  • Mercersburg runners have competed since 1907 for one of the oldest high-school cross country teams in the country. Of the school’s 54 Olympians, 17 have been runners.
  • The programs have produced multiple individual Mid-Atlantic Prep League champions, state team champions, and top team finishes.

A successful foundation:

  • A belief that success comes with hard work, teamwork, trust, and commitment—all of which foster a valuable experience.
  • Customized training programs based on level of ability.

Over the last several years, Mercersburg running athletes have gone on to compete on the collegiate level 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.

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David Grady
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