USA RUNNING LEGENDS, BILL RODGERS AND CRAIG VIRGIN  VISIT THE CROSS COUNTRY COURSES AT BELMONT PLATEAU
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    WHILE VISTING PHILADELPHIA,USA RUNNING LEGENDS, CRAIG VIRGIN                AND BILL RODGERS VISITED THE LEGENDARY CROSS COUNTRY COURSE.
     CRAIG VIRGIN WAS 2X WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPION (1980 & 1981)          AND BILL RODGERS WAS A BRONZE MEDAL WINNER AT THE WORLD
     CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP (1975).   EVEN THOUGH THEY NEVER
     COMPETED AT BELMONT PLATEAU, THEY WERE AWARE OF IT'S LEGENDARY
     STATUS AS ONE OF THE HISTORIC CC COURSES IN AMERICA. BOTH WERE               OLYMPIANS & WON MULTIBLE RACE TITLES ON THE TRACK AND ROAD,
      THEY STILL REMAIN THE ONLY TWO MALE AMERICANS EVER TO MEDAL AT         THE IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP!  THANKS FOR VISITING           BELMONT.



     WELL DONE TO THE LA SALLE HIGH  SCHOOL CROSS          COUNTRY TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2017 PIAA STATE                AAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP!!

           BELMONT PLATEAU PARK IS PROUD TO BE THE HOME                   COURSE OF THE GIRLS 2016 (CARDINAL O'HARA) AND NOW                              THE BOYS 2017  PIAA STATE CHAMPIONS FOR AAA

            CONGRATS ALSO TO ELIZABETH MANCINI, CARDINAL                               O'HARA HIGH FOR WINNING THE PIAA AAA STATE                                     CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2017 WITH A TIME OF 18:18!

    BELMONT PLATEAU- HOME COURSE OF PIAA CHAMPIONS

   


 
  CRAIG VIRGIN
  BILL RODGERS
2018 HALL OF FAME NOMINEES PAGE
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      CHAMPIONS  LISTS​​  FROM         ICONIC PHILLY RACES
HISTORY AND CHAMPIONSHIP LIST OF
THE BROAD STREET RUN
HISTORY AND CHAMPIONS LIST OF THE PHILADELPHIA MARATHON &
​PENN RELAYS MARATHON
SCHUYLKILL NAVY ANNUAL RUN
HISTORY/CHAMPIONS  LIST SINCE 1887
THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER LOOP RUN
8.4 MILE RIVER LOOP SINCE 1970
PHILADELPHIA LONGEST RUNNING ROAD RACE
THE PHILADELPHIA DISTANCE RUN/ROCK N ROLL PHILA HALF MARATHON HISTORY/CHAMPIONS LIST
CLICK THIS BOX TO VIEW THE CHAMPIONS LIST FROM MANY RACES HELD AT BELMONT PLATEAU SUCH AS THE TEMPLE INVITE, BRIARWOOD, PHILA CITY TITLE, BIG FIVE , COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE PHILADELPHIA AND PHILA CATHOLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS, MID ATLANTIC/ECC  AND MANY OTHERS RACE CHAMPIONS FROM THE 1950S, 1960S, 1970S TO THE PRESENT............
       NEW COURSE RECORDS SET IN 2017
  EMMANUEL ROTICH (24:58.6) OF TULANE AND HANNAH MILLER (21:18.9) SET NEW COURSE RECORDS FOR THE MEN'S 8K LIBERTY BELL 8K COURSE AND THE WOMEN 6,000 METER COURSE FOR BELMONT PLATEAU AT THE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP IN OCTOBER. THE BROKE TRAVIS MAHONEY (TEMPLE/25:19 AND ERIN DONOHUE (21:31)COURSE RECORDS.

DECEMBER 3- 2017       47th ANNUAL SCHUYLKILL RIVER LOOP RUN -   EVAN NOVAKOWSKI WAS THE WINNER OF THE ANNUAL LOOP RUN IN A TIME OF 46:01 (5:29 PACE) FOR THE 8.4 MILER OVER MILAN DUKA (46:20) .  CECILE DAURAT-THOMPSON WAS THE FIRST WOMEN IN A TIME OF 54:08 (6:27 PACE).  THERE WERE 420 FINISHERS IN THE LONGEST CONTIOULSY HELD ROAD RACE IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA   THE BELMONT PLATEAU CROSS COUNTRY HALL OF FAME IS A PROUD SUPPORTER OF THIS CLASSIC PHILADELPHIA DISTANCE ROAD RACE.
                                      3RD ANNUAL BELMONT PLATEAU HALL OF FAME CLASSIC

                           JIMMY DANIELS  /16:27                                       RENEE SKELLY  / 19:39                                         KEIRA BOLAN /6:46  ​​
                       MEN'S WINNER -5,000                           WOMEN'S WINNER- 5,000                                     OVERALL YOUTH MILE WINNER 

         BELOW -PICTURES OF TOM DONNELLY'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH INTO THE HALL OF FAME, HOF INDUCTEE,  JACK    SAINT CLAIR'S FAMILY,  AND THE STARTING LINE OF THE  HOF CLASSIC.   (Traditional playing of "God Bless America"  by Kate Smith.  This is Philly!

   
                                                    
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES (CHARTER CLASS)
  The  BELMONT PLATEAU CROSS COUNTRY HALL OF FAME ​​
CHARTER CLASS INDUCTEES ARE:

TOM DONNELLY
JAMES  'JUMBO' ELLIOTT
JACK SAINT CLAIR
JAMES 'TUP' TUPPENY
VICKI HUBER
MARCUS O'SULLIVAN
SONIA O'SULLIVAN

C Learn more about the Background on each of the Charter Class Inductees found Hall of Fame Page. 
BELMONT PLATEAU CROSS COUNTRY HOF
SPONSORS AND DONORS
2018

DON GAVRITY
JOHN JENNINGS
DR STEVE  BLASI
& FAMILY

DR IRA MEYERS MONTGOMERY PODIATRICS


Start of the PCL Alumni/Open
   RUNNING LEGENDS FROM THE PAST 
        COMPETE AT BELMONT PLATEAU

  Memorable and legendary runners Marty Liquori (Villanova) and Greg Fredericks (Penn State) competed over the tough terain
at Belmont Plateau in the 1960s
  and 1970s.   lLiquori seen 
 making the turn on top of Flag-
  pole hill and Fredericks working
  off the top of Surekill Hill.
The Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame directs and manages a number of cross country races at Belmont Plateau. We also want to keep you up to date by providing a  general schedule for all the races that take place on the Cross Country trails. BP is the home course for the Philadelphia Catholic, Philadelphia Public, CYO as well as a number of local colleges and the Mid Atlantic USATF. CLICK on   RACE PAGE for the most up to date total schedule of racing at Belmont Plateau (along with results).  The Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame has partnerships with some local road races as a race consultant and their race listing will also appear on the Race Page, but the main focus will be cross country racing at the Plateau.
One of the Missions of the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame is to promote the long history and traditions of cross country racing at Belmont Plateau.  Many leagues from youth, high school and college use Belmont Plateau as their home course. We will maintain a championship list page which will list the history of cross country champions from league championships and long running race invites at the Plateau.  Click on CHAMPIONS LIST to go to this page and links to all champions lists.
KEEPING THE CROSS COUNTRY RACING TRADITION ALIVE AT BELMONT PLATEAU PARK!

THE HOME OF CROSS COUNTRY RACING CHAMPIONS IN PHILADELPHIA SINCE 1963
Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame
611 Jamestown Street
Philadelphia , Pa  19128

Dave Thomas, Founder and President
          

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