Wilberforce Girls Cross Country State Champions: Sophia Vardeman, Gwen Mersereau, Abby Readlinger, Sophia Park, Virginia Whitman, Adeline Edwards, and Laura Sallade.
Wilberforce Girls Cross Country Team Won the Non-Public B State Championship!
The Girls team upset heavy favorites Villa Walsh to become back-to-back State Champions! Adeline Edwards (5th), Sophia Park (7th), and Laura Sallade (9th) all medaled, while the rest of the squad (Gwen Mersereau (11th), Abby Readlinger (16th), Virginia Whitman (23rd) and Sophia Vardeman (35th) helped propel the team to victory, earning them an incredible 8th place ranking in the ENTIRE state (public, private, all school sizes).
We are so proud and amazed at your success!
Tiny Wilberforce School Came Up Big This Fall As Girls’ Cross Country Won Non-Public CrownAfter finishing sixth in the team standings at the Mercer County Championship meet in late October at Washington Crossing Park and then placing first at Bob Kiessling Invitational in Logan Township, the girls’ squad made school history by winning the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Non-Public B Group championship meet on November 13. The Wolverines went on to place 18th at the Meet of Champions a week later. Town Topics, December 8, 2021.
The Wolverine Way...
Athletics play an integral part in each student's overall development. We believe our athletic program creates balance in the lives of our students and helps to produce physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy young adults. Our athletes learn the rules and fundamental skills of their sport, fundamentals of fitness, and the self-control of being gracious in both victory and defeat. In light of our mission, participation in athletics also offers an opportunity to glorify God through competition, relationships, and allows us to show off the Glory of God to all those we come in contact with. We are able to put Christ on display in all of our interactions with other schools, coaches, officials, and fans. Our greatest hope is that our athletes and coaches would continually point others to Christ.
- Develop camaraderie and the joy of being part of a team
- Develop optimum physical fitness through effective training
- Develop mental discipline
- Enhance performance in the classroom
- Practice good sportsmanship
- Glorify God in all we do
Our Athletics program at a glance....
We are members of the NJSIAA, competing in the Non-Public B Tournaments for Cross Country and Track. We are also part of the Mercer County Tournament, and compete in Cross Country, Swim, and Track Tournaments. Our athletic teams meet four days each week, with occasional Saturday competitions.
Wilberforce athletics is in step with our holistic approach to educating our students. We seek to emulate the character of Christ in both practice and competition, running the race well, and finishing strong. We desire to prepare students for the path, not prepare the path for the student. Our Christian worldview is the foundation of these character building principles. Our coaches seek to equip our students to embody these principles in victory and defeat. Learn more about our coaching staff below.