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Connecticut coaches and their teams are invited to participate in the 8th Harry Geraghty XC Invite starting at 9:00am on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The meet is directed by Coach Peter Anthony of South Windsor HS and held at the Nevers Park XC Course in South Windsor. The meet is open to Connecticut high school age athletes competing with their high school team. Connecticut Middle school coaches are also invited to register their Middle school boys and girls' teams in grades 6-7-8. Note that the meet finish line has been upgraded this year to include chip timing for all competitors to help ensure more efficient race results

The meet is limited to the coaches of the first 15 high schools in the small and large school divisions to submit their Intent to Enter form to protect the integrity of the race and runners. All profits go to the Harry Geraghty Scholarship Fund.

Harry Geraghty ImageA Coach Remembered and Honored

If you ask most coaches how many state championship banners they have hanging on their school's gym walls, most will say they're still looking for their first one. Well, Harry Geraghty has three. And how many coaches can say a senior class dedicated its yearbook to them? Well, Lyman Hall, class of 1966, did just that.

Successful coaching can be measured in many ways, and those are just two of the uncountable ways we could use to describe Harry Geraghty's remarkable career. Longevity ? Try about 40 years. Besides his family, coaching and teaching defined his life.

After brief stops at Lyman Hall and Canton High Schools, Geraghty spent most of his teaching and coaching careers at Rockville High in Vernon, and most of those years were spent coaching girls cross country and track and field. In the early days at RHS he also coached basketball, but climbed Mount Olympus in the late eighties in cross country and track. Those three championship banners in the RHS gym are his...two for Class L girls XC titles and one for girls State Open Champs. Another wall in the RHS gym is reserved for Geraghty's numerous league titles in girls cross country and track.

However conspicuous those banners are, what is less noticeable is the place of honor Geraghty holds in the hearts and minds of those who knew him, taught with him, and coached with and against him, and is absolutely in the hearts of his athletes. His ability to reach and motivate teenagers who came out for the sports he coached was special...the irony of this teacher/coach and his career lies in the fact that no one could teach to others what came naturally to Geraghty. The rest of us could only stand and observe him at work, and only hope to copy, sort of, what he did so well for so long.

Continuing to motivate even after passing, he inspired two fellow coaches to establish this cross country invitational in his name. Some things never change.

How many coaches have meets named after them?

By Dave Smith

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Final Team Entry Reports Posted for 8th Harry Geraghty XC Invite

9/23/2019 - 7:40pm

The final Team Entry reports for the 8th Harry Geraghty XC Invite slated to start at 9:00am on Saturday, September 28, 2019 are available on the Meet Reports page for coaches with on-time entries.

  1. Do not send any emails for scratching athletes from the meet.
  2. Please address any meet administration questions to: Peter Anthony at Coachanthony1@cox.net or at 860-402-4251. Please include your school name and contact phone number in all correspondence.
  3. High School Coaches - On race day, coaches will run only 7 VARSITY ATHLETES for the Boys and Girls Varsity Races. All other non-varsity high school athletes can run in the JV races. There is no need for a coach to decide who runs in which race until race day since everyone receives a bib number and a shoe chip.
  4. Middle school Coaches - Competitors in the Middle School races will be issued race numbers with shoe chips and provided finish results. Standard cross-country scoring will determine team places; the first 1-5 runners score for their team while the 6th-7th runners displace other runners on other teams.
  5. Please make sure to make your entry fee payment as soon as possible or bring with you to the meet and deliver to Meet Director Peter Anthony.

Intent to Enter Open for Registration

8/10/2019 9:30am

Connecticut coaches and their teams are invited to participate in the 8th Harry Geraghty XC Invite starting at 9:00am on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The meet is directed by Coach Peter Anthony of South Windsor HS and held at the Nevers Park XC Course in South Windsor. The meet is open to Connecticut high school age athletes competing with their high school team. Connecticut Middle school coaches are also invited to register their Middle school boys' and girls' teams in grades 6-7-8. Note that the meet finish line includes chip timing for all competitors to help ensure more efficient race results.

Start your meet registration by submitting your Intent to Enter on the Meet Registration page by 9:00pm on Friday, September 20, 2019 to enable you to acquire an ACCEPTED/CONFIRMED status for event registration in Athletic.net.

The meet is limited to the coaches of the first 15 high schools in the small and large school divisions to submit their Intent to Enter form to protect the integrity of the race and runners.

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