Wilson College Welcomes First Male Student-Athlete

Byline: Chambersburg’s Patrick Fox competes as member of cross country team

Posted: September 10, 2013

Chambersburg, Pa. – By running in a cross country meet on Sept. 7, Chambersburg native Patrick Fox became the first male student-athlete to compete for Wilson College since the school’s January decision to become fully coeducational.

Wilson’s men’s and women’s cross country teams – both firsts for the college – ran in the Steven A. Warde Invitational cross country meet hosted by the State University of New York at Cobleskill. Fox is the only member of the men’s team.

“I am excited to have Patrick on the cross country team,” Coach Joanna Hayes said. “He has done a great job so far representing the program and has handled being the only male student-athlete very well. I know he will be a great leader as the men's team grows in the coming years.”

Fox, who transferred to Wilson this year, is a sophomore majoring in English.

“I am grateful for the opportunity Wilson has provided me by allowing me to participate in athletics,” Fox said. “Right now my goal is to finish every cross country race and do so in a way that shows improvement. I think the men’s cross country program has a lot of potential and I hope to see it continue to grow in the future.”

Fox said he chose Wilson College because of its strong English program and the close-knit campus community.

The men and women’s cross country teams will compete in seven cross country meets this fall. For more information about the Wilson College cross country program and recruiting information, visit

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Last Updated: September 10, 2013