Boys Cross Country
Boys Cross Country
Boys Cross Country
Boys Cross Country
Boys Cross Country

Boys' Cross Country

Varsity

Overview

MAPL CHAMPS

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010

NJ PREP A CHAMPIONS

2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010

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

Marty 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.

Contact Dr. Miller at millem@blair.edu for any questions.

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
vs.
Pennington
Home Loss 32-26
vs.
Canterbury School
Away
JV @ Peddie
Away
vs.
Hun
Home
vs.
Gill St. Bernard's
Home
vs.
Hill School
Away
MAPLs @ Blair
Home
vs.
Peddie
Away
States @ Blair
TBD
Home

Roster

Name Class
Noah Bryan 2020
Truman Crystal 2023
Thomas Engel (captain) 2020
Aaron Gibson (captain) 2020
Yuyi Huang 2023
Scott Kimmelman 2022
Ryan Liao 2022
Benjamin Liu 2022
Peter Montgomery 2020
Rintaro Mori 2023
Brendan Morris 2022
Patrick Payne 2023
Patrick Plum 2021
Parama Viprakasit 2022
Dong Bin Won 2022
Timothy Xi 2022
Dylan Zhu 2021

Team News

News & Recaps

Photos

View more photos from the 2019-2020 season on Blair's Photoshelter or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Fall 2018

Opponent Date Result Score
Gill St. Bernard & Warren Tech
Win 21-35, 18-44
vs.
Hun
Loss 35-23
Pennington @ Rosedale Park
Win 22-33
vs.
Hill School
Loss 31-25
States @ Blair
4th
Varsity MAPLS @ Mercersburg
6th
vs.
Peddie
Loss 38-21

Fall 2017

Opponent Date Result Score
Newark Invitational
2nd
vs.
Gill St. Bernard's, Warren Tech
Win
Canterbury Invitational
8th
vs.
Hun
Win 20-35
vs.
Pennington
Win 25-33
vs.
Hill School
Loss 37-21
MAPLs @ Peddie
5th
vs.
Peddie
Loss 0-1

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