Boys' Cross Country

Veteran coach Mike Parker leads the cross country teams for his second-straight season this fall.

Parker experienced tremendous success in his first season at the helm, leading the boys' squad to back-to-back third place finishes at the Prep Championships and at the Non-Public B Group Championships to close out the year.

Parker has an extraordinary background in interscholastic athletics. He was the head cross country coach at Eisenhower School where his teams won the group title 12 out of his 15 years at the helm. At the varsity level, he has coached soccer, wrestling, lacrosse, track and cross country and has been part of numerous conference, group, and state championship programs.

“My goal is to teach, and put into practice, the conversion of work plus time devotion, into self-improvement and pride,” he says. “There is nothing in the world you can’t do and this formula should work well for the GSB athlete who is goal-focused and driven to success.”

Prior to coaching, Parker served as a multi-sport athlete in high school and that is where he found his passion for distance running. He graduated from East Stroudsburg University where he majored in Exercise Science. He went on to serve as a physical education teacher in Roxbury Township schools for over 30 years.

Middle School

The coed cross country team is a great way for students to meet new classmates and build up their running endurance before advancing to the Upper School level. This program also allows the students to get used to the home cross country course that is used by the varsity teams.

Coach Parker

Program History

The boys’ cross country program has had some of the longest stretches of success here at Gill. They have won 11 conference titles (1993, 1994, 1997-2002, 2006, 2014, 2015) to go along with seven Prep B Championships (1993, 1994, 1997-1999, 2002, 2013). It is one of the few programs at Gill to claim championships over three different decades.

Levels:
Varsity, JV, MS

Conference/affiliations/tournaments:
Mountain Division of Skyland Conference, NJISAA-Prep B Championships, and Somerset County Interscholastic Athletic Association

Meet Sites:
Home Winds course and main campus

Upcoming Boys' Cross Country Schedule

Cross Country - Varsity Boys and Girls
vs.
Mount St. Mary Academy, Immaculata High School, Bernards High School, Pingry School, Somerville High School
Away
Pingry School
Cross Country - Middle School 5-8
vs.
Wardlaw-Hartridge School
Home
Playing Fields - Cross Country Course - 8
Cross Country - Varsity Boys and Girls
vs.
Dover High School
Home
Playing Fields - Cross Country Course - 8
Cross Country - Middle School 5-8
vs.
Newark Academy, Pingry School
Away
Newark Academy
Cross Country - Varsity Boys and Girls
vs.
Shore Coaches Invitational
TBD
Cross Country - Middle School 5-8
vs.
Far Hills Country Day School
Away
Far Hills Country Day School
Cross Country - Varsity Boys and Girls
vs.
North Plainfield High School, Somerville High School
Home
White Oak Park
Cross Country - Middle School 5-8
vs.
Wardlaw-Hartridge School
Away
Cross Country - Varsity Boys and Girls
vs.
Somerset County Cross Country Championships
TBD
Pleasant Valley Park
Cross Country - Middle School 5-8
Away
Pingry School