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This is Cross Country

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The sun is beating down on your back, your muscles are tired, your lungs are on fire, there’s a killer hill in front of you, the finish is nowhere in sight. This is Cross Country. But your teammates are encouraging you every step of the way so you push harder and then you finally break through the trees to see a crowd of supporters cheering you across the finish line. This is also Cross Country.

MJJ… All Day!

Yesterday the Maynard Jackson Cross Country team pulled off another spectacular finish. Our Boys finished in third place and the Girls finished fourth—just one point behind Drew Charter.

This week the Freshman were out to win! Ninth graders, Kenneth Hartley and Eleanor Finlayson, finished first among our runners. The top three male and female runners were as follows:

Kenneth Hartley, 20:41.04
Solomon Martin, 20:58.03 2 14
Alex Roberson, 21:13.68

Elanor Finlayson, 27:56.61
Isabella Welch, 28:51.29
Eulecia Tanner, 31:00.75

Next week the team is switching it up. Rather than compete in the APS meet at Grant Park they are going to head out to Boundary Waters Park in Douglasville, GA on Tuesday, September 20 at 5pm to run a flat course that may allow them to realize their potential for a 5k PR (personal record).

While we’re praising the runners, we can’t leave out one of the most important factors of this year’s success—the parents! The parental involvement this year is unprecedented. Thank you ALL for your support.

MJHS XC Parents & Coaches are the Best!

MJHS XC Parents & Coaches are the Best!


If you want to join the crowd and support the team by purchasing your own MJHS XC team shirt, you have to act quickly. The order goes out this Friday at noon! Ordering is simple…

  • Click this link and click the Donate button.
  • Enter the amount as $10 per shirt.
  • “Add special instructions to the seller” to indicate your name and your size(s).
  • Receive your order next week.
Sizes are unisex adult XS to 2XL. Orders MUST be received by Friday 9/16 at 12pm!! Don’t forget to include your name and size!
If you have any questions, contact Simone, team parent, at simone.adams@gmail (dot) com.
Thanks for your support!