Cross Country - Boys
The Wyoming Seminary cross country program is designed to foster a love for running while promoting physical fitness, camaraderie and a competitive spirit among student-athletes.
As a member of the Wyoming Valley Conference, Sem's boys cross country team has won a pair of division titles (2007, '15) and the girls team has won seven such championships (1995, '00, '04, '06, '07, '14, '15). The boys' team had a 4-11 record in 2023 and the girls went 8-8. Additionally, Jack Novelli '24 and Rebecca Polgar '24 qualified for the PIAA Class A state championship meet with Novelli placing 18th and earning a medal.
In addition to the individual and team success enjoyed during high school, many athletes have continued running after graduation and regularly compete in marathons and triathlons.
We believe that cross country is not just a sport, but a journey of self-discovery that encourages student-athletes to challenge themselves and push beyond their comfort zones.
Sem cross country promotes an inclusive environment, fielding a team that includes those who aspire to be competitive athletes and others who simply enjoy the benefits of regular exercise and friendship.
Jill Snowdon — Head Coach
Jill Snowdon is Wyoming Seminary's Director of Communications, a position she's held since 2018, and also the head coach of Sem's varsity cross country team.
Coach Snowdon is a graduate of King's College, where she played basketball, lacrosse and soccer. She is an accomplished distance-runner, often participating and placing in running events around Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Coach Snowdon joined the Sem cross country staff in 2021, serving as an assistant coach, before being elevated to head coach in the 2022 season. Coach Snowdon has completed numerous half marathons and full marathons, including the New York City Marathon, which she finished in 2021 in 4:07:11 and in 2022 in 3:55:51.
Alison Duda — Assistant Coach