Boys' Cross Country

Varsity

Overview

The cross country running experience at Blair is for athletes of all levels of ability, experience and commitment. Our goal is to assist students in achieving their potential in this sport, wherever their starting point may be. The accent on good sportsmanship and the inclusion of all runners in most events is integral to our philosophy of sport.

Blair’s location in Warren County, New Jersey, is a dream for long-distance runners. Our standard 5K cross country course covers the flats and hills of Blair’s golf course and is a wonderful setting for meets, including the New Jersey state prep championship meet, held here each fall. The course is decidedly “viewer friendly” as it winds through various loops, starting and finishing down the track of Hampshire Field, Blair’s football field.

A fair portion of cross country team training takes place on the picturesque Paulinskill River “rails to trails,” which includes 26 miles of dirt and cinder paths just off campus. In addition, Blairstown boasts miles of rural roads, offering runners an aesthetically pleasing training environment that is easy on the legs.

The cross country season runs from early September to mid-November, including a four-day preseason training period that helps prepare runners for the season. Blair competes in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) against Lawrenceville, Hun, Peddie, Hill and Mercersburg, and the team competes in several regional invitational meets as well. We conclude the season at Peddie Day each November, when, along with all fall sports, we vie for the coveted Kelley-Potter Cup with arch-rival Peddie School.

Blair’s boys’ cross country team has completed a number of memorable seasons, featuring state prep championships, MAPL championships and team victories at the prestigious Canterbury Invitational in Connecticut and Shore Invitational in New Jersey. We’ve had a winning dual-meet record for decades and, perhaps just as importantly, we’ve had a vibrant junior varsity program that includes approximately 30 athletes most years.

Meet the Coaches

About Coach Miller

Head coach joined Blair's history department in 1980. In addition to teaching Advanced Placement European history, political economy and economic theory classes, he directs the Society of Skeptics program, edits the Blair Review, runs the Model United Nations program and is in his 37th year of coaching cross country, currently as head coach. He completed his undergraduate work at Syracuse University in 1966 and earned his PhD in comparative politics from the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1982. Before coming to Blair, he taught at Stockton State College in New Jersey and CUNY in New York. Marty lives on campus at Steckel House with his wife, Micheline, with whom he has two children: David '88 and Colin '00.

About Coach Devaney

Timothy J. Devaney is former chair of the language department. A Blair faculty member since 2010, he teaches various levels of Spanish and coaches cross country and recreational skiing. He completed his undergraduate work at Bowdoin College in 1988 and earned his master's degree in bilingual education at Hofstra University in 1993. Prior to coming to Blair, Timothy was principal of the Peaks and Cliff Island Schools in Casco Bay, Maine. He has also taught at De La Salle Academy and Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx, New York, where he served as dean for Spanish and Vietnamese-speaking students. In 1998, he earned a second master's degree in educational administration from Teachers College Columbia University. Tim and his wife, Ying, are housemasters in Annie Hall, where they live with their two young children.

Schedule

View directions to athletic events. To read recaps about past events, go to the "Team News" tab above.

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
Newark Invitational
Away 2nd
vs.
Gill St. Bernard's, Warren Tech
Home Win
Canterbury Invitational
Away 8th
Peddie JV Invitational
Away
Paul Short Invitational (Lehigh Univ)
Away
Paul Short JV Invitational (Lehigh Univ)
Away
vs.
Hun
Home Win 20-35
vs.
Pennington
Away Win 25-33
vs.
Hill School
Away
States @ Blair
Home
MAPLs @ Peddie
Away
Peddie Freshman Invitational
Away
vs.
Peddie
Away

Roster

Name Class
Sarab Anand 2021
Glenn Bechtler 2018
Noah Bryan 2020
Arjun Chopra 2021
Curran Folino 2020
Aaron Gibson 2020
Alexander Gieson 2019
Ryan Green 2019
Ethan Huang 2020
George Jernigan 2019
Sheppard Jernigan 2021
Liam Junkermann 2019
Seth Kim 2018
Zachary Kreider 2018
Alec Lawless 2018
Ze Chen Li 2019
Carmen Liuzza 2020
Shane Lusby 2018
Edward Mattison 2020
Siddharth Mehta 2021
Anthony Moore 2019
Adeep Nayak 2019
Joop Olthof 2020
Gareth Patterson 2018
Nicholas Quinlivan 2019
Aidan Riano 2020
Samuel Salander 2019
Aidan Saxton 2020
Naratorn Sereeyothin 2018
Justin Shi 2019
Hunter Small 2019
Oliver Tipton 2021
Alec Valle (captain) 2018
Jonathan Wong 2021
Hei Chun Wu 2021
Xiucheng Zhang 2021

Team News

News & Recaps

Photos

View more photos from the 2017-2018 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Fall 2016

Date Opponent Results
9/10 Newark Invitational 2nd
9/17 Newark Academy 22-35 W
9/24 Canterbury Invitational 6th (of 11)
9/24 JV Invitational @ Peddie
10/1 Paul Short Invitational 26th (of 46)
10/1 Paul Short Invitational (JV)
10/8 Hun 20-40 W
10/15 Gill St. Bernard's 28-33 W
10/19 Pennington 20-38 W
10/19 St. Benedicts 21-31 W
10/26 States 5th
11/2 MAPLs @ Peddie 5th
11/2 MAPL JV Invitational @ Peddie
11/5 Peddie 42-18 L

Fall 2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/12 Newark Invitational Away 9:30 am 4th Place
9/19 Peddie Invitational Away 3:15 pm 3rd Place
9/26 Canterbury Invitational Away 2:30 pm 5th Place
10/2 Paul Short Invitational Away 4:30 pm
10/10 Hun Home 2:00 pm 20-33 W
10/14 Pennington Away 4:00 pm 15-50 W
10/14 The Wilberforce School Away 4:00 pm 15-50 W
10/21 St. Benedicts Home 4:00 pm 30-26 L
10/28 States Home 3:30 pm 4th Place
11/4 MAPLs @ Peddie Away 2:00 pm 5th Place
11/7 Peddie Away 2:00 pm 36-19 L

Fall 2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/13 Newark Invitational Away 9:30 am 8th Place
9/20 Canterbury Invitational Away 2:30 pm 8th Place
9/24 Belvidere Away 4:00 pm 15-50 W
9/24 Somerville @ Belvidere Away 4:00 pm 37-20 L
10/4 Paul Short Invitational Away 4:15 pm 24th Place
10/11 Hun Away 4:00 pm 24-37 W
10/15 Pennington Home 4:30 pm 20-43 W
10/22 St. Benedicts Home 4:15 pm 38-17 L
10/29 States Home 6th Place
11/1 MAPLs @ Peddie Away 1:45 pm 5th Place
11/8 Peddie Home 2:45 pm 42-16 L

Fall 2013

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/14 St. Dominic Academy Away 9:00am 14th
9/21 Canterbury Invitational Away 4:00pm 10th
9/28 Lawrenceville and Hun Away 2:00pm 50-15 L
10/5 Paul Short Invitational Away 4:15pm Canc.
10/9 Gill Race Away 4:00pm 4th
10/12 Hun Home 2:00pm 20-39 W
10/16 Pennington Away 4:15pm 25-34 W
10/23 St. Benedicts Home 4:00pm 37-20 L
10/30 States Home 2:00pm 7th
11/3 MAPLs @ Peddie Away 1:45pm 5th
11/9 Peddie Away 1:00pm 28-27 L
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