Cross Country - Girls - 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:

  • 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.

Contemporary success:

  • Programs that have produced multiple individual Mid-Atlantic Prep League champions, state team champions and top team finishes, and the 2017 MAPL team championship.

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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Betsy Cunningham
Peer Group Leadership Program and Head Girls’ Cross Country Coach
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Rachel Mallory
Associate Director of College Counseling
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Leela Woody
English Faculty
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