Runners Ready for George School’s Annual Cross-Country Invitational

“It is special to have many of the region’s fastest runners compete together on our home course," said Jackson Swartz '21.

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, student athletes from around the region will hit the ground running for the 67th Annual George School Cross Country Invitational. There will be more than 600 athletes running on George School’s wooded cross-country course for the competition.

“I am excited to welcome runners to George School and have them experience this race,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation, Kurt Ruch.

There will be varsity and junior varsity races in both male and female categories. Students from thirty teams including Friends Select, Friends’ Central, Conwell-Egan, Germantown Academy, Germantown Friends School, Moorestown Friends School, Nazareth Academy, New Hope-Solebury, Penn Charter, Princeton Day School, Shipley School, Villa Joseph Marie, Westtown School, and more will participate in the competition.

“The GS invitational is one of the largest cross-country meets in the region, so I am looking forward to running against strong competition,” said Jackson Swartz ’21. “It is special to have many of the region’s fastest runners compete together on our home course.” Jackson’s favorite part about being on the cross-country team is the bond he has developed with his teammates. “Through running and racing together we have become inseparable,” said Jackson.

“We love hosting this meet. It means a lot to our athletes to be able to share this race with the entire community,” said Varsity Head Coach, Mike Toomey. “I love coaching here at George School because you see that type of attitude from our students and faculty in everything they do, whether it’s on the fields, in the classroom, or some other part of campus life.”

The Invitational will begin on George School’s campus at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Go Cougars!

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