Blair’s winter track program is designed to accommodate both experienced and novice runners at distances from 200 to 3,200 meters. Athletes also participate in track-and-field events, including horizontal jumps and indoor shot put. The season places significant emphasis on preparation for the spring athletic season for both track and non-track and field events.
We train on campus, on local roads and on our all-weather track in preparation for open meets at various universities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition to our open schedule, we also compete in the state prep and Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) championship meets held in the Lavino Fieldhouse at The Lawrenceville School. Interested runners should contact Coach Browse.
Meet Coach Browse
Head coach for distance runners R. Latta Browse, appointed in 1982, graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1978 from Middlebury College with a BA in mathematics. In 1989, he earned an MALS in Islamic studies at Columbia University and, in 1991, received his CAS in mathematics from Wesleyan University. Latta taught high school mathematics as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malaysia from 1978 to 1981. For two years, he taught at Antwerp International School as an international baccalaureate math teacher. Over the years, Latta has served in a variety of capacities, including housemaster of Davies, West and Mason Halls, dorm resident in Locke, and sophomore class monitor. He has also served as head or assistant coach for a myriad of sports, including JV soccer, JV baseball, varsity soccer, varsity baseball, winter track and boys' cross country. Latta is currently head coach of the girls' cross country team. He is married to Carolyn Conforti-Browse '79, a veteran English teacher at Blair. They have two children: Tyler '08 and Annelies '13.
Meet Coach Wilson
Assistant head coach for sprints and jumps Roy Wilson joined Blair's faculty in 2009 as a physics teacher and now serves as chair of the science department. He completed his undergraduate work at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in 2007, and then spent two years teaching math and coaching girls' cross country at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. He lives in the Gateway house near the School's entrance and serves as the head coach of boys’ and girls track and field.
Meet Coach SaylorAssistant coach for throwing Jim Saylor has worked with middle- and high-school athletes on football fields across the United States for more than 25 years, including at Fullerton High School in California, at Pleasant Valley High School and Middle School in Pennsylvania, and at Blair, where he has also coached track and field since 2008.
His coaching philosophy centers on relationship building and care for individual players, aligning with Blair’s overarching mission: to provide students with exceptional learning opportunities made more meaningful by close relationships with faculty members and classmates. Character development, safety, personal growth, friendship and opportunities for the future are each important building blocks of Blair’s football program under Coach Saylor’s leadership, and he believes deeply in helping players grow academically and athletically, and in helping each team member become his best self on and off the football field.
Coach Saylor traces his Blair roots to the 1940s when his grandfather, Howard '42, and grand-uncle, Horace ’41, attended the School. His children, Tyler '14 and Devyn '16, have continued that tradition, something of which he is very proud.
|12/10||Jim Mitchell Invitational||Away||5:00 pm|
|12/17||Bishop Loughlin Games||Away|
|1/6||ESU Invitational||Away||5:00 pm|
|1/11||Hill Invitational||Away||3:30 pm|
|1/18||Freshmen & Novice Meet @ the Armory Track||Away||5:00 pm|
|1/20||New Balance Games @ the Armory Track||Away|
|1/21||New Balance Games @ the Armory Track||Away|
|2/4||States @ Lawrenceville||Away||3:00 pm|
|2/11||MAPL JV Invitational @ Peddie||Away||2:00 pm|
|2/18||MAPLs @ Mercersburg||Away||12:00 pm|
|2/28||Eastern States @ the Armory Track||Away|
|1/8||ESU Open||Away||4:00 pm|
|1/9||Lavino Relays @ Lawrenceville||Away||12:30 pm|
|1/13||Hill Invitational||Away||3:30 pm|
|1/20||Freshmen & Novice Meet @ the Armory Track||Away||5:00 pm|
|1/23||New Balance Games @ the Armory Track||Away||Canc.|
|1/27||Poreda Invitational @ Lawrenceville||Away||3:30 pm|
|2/6||States @ Lawrenceville||Away||3:00 pm|
|2/8||Varsity Classic @ the Armory Track||Away||5:00 pm|
|2/13||MAPL JV Invitational @ Peddie||Away||2:00 pm|
|2/20||MAPLs @ Lawrenceville||Away||3:00 pm|
|3/1||Eastern States @ the Armory Track||Away||5:00 pm|
|3/11||New Balance Games @ the Armory Track||Away||9:00 am||
|1/7||Hill Invitational||Away||3:30 pm|
|1/9||Warrior Classic @ East Stroudsburg University||Away||4:00 pm|
|1/14||FDU Field Events||Away||4:30 pm|
|1/17||Kutztown High School Invitational||Away||9:00 am|
|1/21||Freshmen & Novice Meet @ the Armory Track||Away||4:30 pm|
|2/2||Varsity Classic @ NYC Armory Track||Away||4:30 pm|
|2/7||States @ Lawrenceville||Away||3:15 pm||Boys: 5th-Girls: 7th|
|2/14||MAPLs @ Lawrenceville||Away||1:00 pm||Boys: 5th-Girls: 5th|
|3/3||Eastern States @ NYC Armory Track||Away||4:30 pm|