Boys' Cross Country

Boys' Cross Country

The Hill School Boys’ Cross Country team has a long tradition of developing young men of character and grit.

With six MAPL championships and numerous PAISAA state titles and undefeated season, we are always striving for team success, but our focus is on developing every runner to their best, both mentally and physically. We emphasize sportsmanship and self-improvement, cultivating an attitude of internal strength and external good will.

Our coaching philosophy combines the latest scientific research in human physiology with team building, discipline, and good sportsmanship. Our runners work hard and meet their individual race and workout goals, while supporting and encouraging all of their teammates as they work towards their goals. These young men study their sport, know its history, its milestones, and its heroes. They understand the physiological processes that each type of workout emphasizes, and realize they have undertaken a lifetime sport that gives back exactly what they put in. The level of camaraderie and support is high, and though the workouts are strenuous, this team truly enjoys what it does.

Schedule and Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
V Boys' Cross Country vs.
City Championships
Warwick Park Details
V Boys' Cross Country vs.
Abington XC Invitational
Abington Senior HS View Recap Other 11th out of 18 teams
V Boys' Cross Country vs.
Briarwood Invitational
Belmont Plateau View Recap Other 9th out of 16 teams
V Boys' Cross Country vs.
The Peddie School
The Peddie School View Recap Loss 22-37
V Boys' Cross Country vs.
Paul Short Invitational
Lehigh University View Recap 26th of 42 teams 26th of 42 teams
V Boys' Cross Country vs.
The Hun School of Princeton
Greenway Meadows Park View Recap Loss loss to Hun 15-50
V Boys' Cross Country vs.
Manhattan College Invitational
Manhattan College View Recap Other 10th out of 16 teams
V Boys' Cross Country vs.
Blair Academy
The Hill School View Recap Win 26-29
V Boys' Cross Country vs.
PAISAA Championships
Belmont Plateau View Recap Other 12th out of 16 teams
V Boys' Cross Country vs.
MAPL Championships
Blair Academy View Recap Other 5th place of 6 teams

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Chris DeLucia |
Chris has worked with boys’ cross country since the fall of 2002, and with track since arriving at The Hill in 1999. Prior to The Hill, Chris worked as a technology specialist in Maine, developing collaborative software projects among foreign language faculty at Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin Colleges. He has a master’s degree in international studies, with a focus on Chinese history, and several years of further work in Chinese language and literature (ABD), at the University of Washington. Chris teaches Chinese language at The Hill. Chris ran cross country and track in high school, and cross country in college.  

Assistant Coach
Steve Ciraolo 

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Team Highlights

Team Highlights:

PAISAA State Champions
1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2005

MAPL Champions
1999, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2017


Twenty-three Hill student-athletes earned All-MAPL distinction for the fall 2018 athletics season, while six water polo players earned All-Eastern Prep Tournament honors.