Girls Cross Country
Girls Cross Country
Girls Cross Country
Girls Cross Country
Girls Cross Country

Girls' Cross Country

Varsity

Overview

MAPL CHAMPS

2012

The cross country running experience at Blair is for athletes of all levels of ability and commitment, and the camaraderie and competitive spirit of the girls' team makes for a rewarding experience. 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 on the track in front of the stands.

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 five-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, including the Canterbury Invitational in Connecticut, the Newark Invitational in New Jersey and the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University. We conclude the season on Peddie Day in November, when, along with all fall sports, we vie for the coveted Kelley-Potter Cup with arch-rival Peddie School.

Meet the Coaches

About Coach Browse

Latta Browse

Head coach , 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.

Contact Coach Browse at browsl@blair.edu for any questions.

 

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
vs.
Pennington
Home Win
vs.
Canterbury School
Away 7th
JV @ Peddie
Away
vs.
Hun
Home unscored
vs.
Gill St. Bernard's
Home unscored
vs.
Hill School
Away Loss 18-45
MAPLs @ Blair
Home Win 3rd
vs.
Peddie
Away Win 5-3
States @ Blair
Home 8th

Roster

Name Class
Chloe Barton 2023
Lucy Barton 2023
Dylan Bentley 2022
Lila Cafferata 2023
Lucy Clayton 2021
Margaret Dericks 2022
Paige Folli 2023
Ava Gamble 2021
Margaret Hayes 2023
Elizabeth Kim 2023
Elizabeth Montfort (captain) 2020
Kendra Payne (captain) 2020
Hannah Reed 2023
Elizabeth Sigety (captain) 2020
Linda Starrs 2021
Corrine Wilm 2021
Jessica Wilm 2021

Team News

News & Recaps

News & Recaps

Photos

View more photos from the 2018-2019 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 19-40
Varsity @ Canterbury School
Other 6th
vs.
Hun
Win 15-50
Pennington @ Rosedale Park
Win 21-36
vs.
Hill School
Win 26-29
States @ Blair
5th
Varsity MAPLS @ Mercersburg
3rd

Fall 2017

Opponent Date Result Score
Newark Invitational
5th
vs.
Gill St. Bernard's, Warren Tech
Win 15-50
Canterbury Invitational
9th
Paul Short Invitational (Lehigh Univ)
vs.
Hun
Win 16-47
vs.
Pennington
Win 25-36
vs.
Hill School
Loss 41-18
States @ Blair
MAPLs @ Peddie
5th
vs.
Peddie
Win 1-0

Fall 2016

Date Opponent Location Start Info
9/10 Newark Invitational Away 10:00 am
9/17 Newark Academy Home 2:30 pm
9/24 Canterbury Invitational Away 3:30 pm 8th Place
9/24 JV Invitational @ Peddie Away 4:30 pm
10/1 Paul Short Invitational Away 4:45 pm
10/1 Paul Short Invitational (JV) Away 5:45 pm
10/8 Hun Away 2:30 pm 15-49 W
10/15 Gill St. Bernard's Home 1:30 pm 18-41 W
10/19 Pennington Home 4:15 pm 20-41 W
10/26 States Home 2:30 pm 7th Place
11/2 MAPLs @ Peddie Away 2:00 pm
11/2 MAPL JV Invitational @ Peddie Away 2:30 pm
11/5 Peddie Home 2:45 pm 25-31 W