MAPL Cross Country Championships Run at Mercersburg October 31
Mercersburg hosted the Mid-Atlantic Prep League Cross Country Championships October 31 on campus. Peddie won the boys’ team title while Lawrenceville took the girls’ crown. Individual champions included Robert Enck of Lawrenceville (boys, 16:37) and Charlotte Bednar of Hun (girls, 18:10).
Mercersburg’s top finishers were Sophia Divone ’19 (2nd/girls, 19:03) and Alex Wood ’19 (8th/boys, 17:33). Divone earned All-MAPL honors for the third-straight year. The Blue Storm boys’ and girls’ teams both finished fourth.
The 5,000-meter course (approximately 3.1 miles) begins and ends on the practice field across Sycamore Lane from Tippetts and Fowle Halls and winds across and around campus past the Irvine Memorial Chapel, the Smoyer Tennis Center, and Regents’ Field before the finish.
Six schools (Blair Academy, The Hill School, The Hun School of Princeton, Lawrenceville School, Peddie School, and Mercersburg) comprise the MAPL membership. Mercersburg’s girls’ team and Hill’s boys’ team were the 2017 team champions; Peddie hosted the 2017 event in Hightstown, N.J.
Mercersburg has previously hosted MAPL championship events in basketball, squash, tennis, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173