Wilberforce Girls Cross Country Team: Gwen Mersereau, Sophia Park, Adeline Edwards, Captain Annie Whitman, Laura Prothero, Virginia Whitman, Abby Readlinger, Brooke Mersereau, Christina Dai, and Diana Michailovsky. Yingyi Tu and Esther Hou did not compete due to international status.
Wilberforce Girls Cross Country Team Won the Non-Public B State Championship!Congratulations Wilberforce Cross Country Team! Gwen Mersereau (4th; 21:09), Adeline Edwards (5th; 21:11), Sophia Park (8th; 21:35) led the pack and individually medaled. The Lady Wolverines team that also included Annie Whitman (11th; 22:23), Laura Prothero (18th; 23:10), Virginia Whitman (22nd; 23:39), and Abby Readlinger (23rd; 23:44) battled perennial powerhouse Villa Walsh in a nail-biter and came out the victors 45-51! This is an incredible and historic victory!!!
The boys team also made history with two athletes advancing to the Meet of Champions for the first time! Congrats to Jeremy Sallade (3rd; 17:21) and Caleb Brox (5th; 17:35) for your outstanding achievement! Their efforts along with the rest of the boys' squad - Andrew Madigan (20th; 18:38), John David (80th; 22:37 Huge PR), and Adam Haynes (95th; 23:31) gave the Wolverines an 8th place showing. Congrats Boys!
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.
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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.