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MJHS Cross Country Team Represented at Adams Realtor Run for the Park 5K

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2016-08-27 07.49.04

If you haven’t heard, the Maynard Jackson Cross Country team is getting some recognition in the community. As a preview of things to come, some of the cross country runners participated in the Adams Realtor Run for the Park 5k this past Saturday as part of the Summer Shade Festival at Grant Park. They donned their jerseys and represented the school with pride and honor.

Sophomore, Alex Roberson, came in fourth overall and first in his age group (15-19) with Liam Dennis, also a sophomore, right on his heels with fifth overall and second in his age group (15-19). Freshman, Ethan Heyns finished first in his age group (11-14), seventh overall. All three runners finished in under 21 minutes… setting the bar high for this year’s team! And it didn’t stop there. Freshmen, Joe Vatalaro and Kol Greenbaum, placed third and fourth in their age group (11-14). Spencer Scott placed fifth in his age group (15-19). Among the females, freshman, Elanor Finlayson, placed first in her age group (11-14) and  sophomore, Krishni Ihrig, placed second in her age group (15-19). Ava Carubia (11-14) and Lena Mandeville (15-19) placed fourth in their ages groups. The crowd definitely knew the Jaguar team was there to represent. MJJ… All Day!!

For all runner’s times by age group, click here.

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A huge THANK YOU to the organizers of the Adams Realtor Run for the Park 5K for including these runners in the race!

Last year the Maynard Jackson Cross Country team made it to the state meet and they’re planning on making it again this year! Led by Coach Jeff and Coach Murray, this team is showing some amazing potential as they prepare for their meet this Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Meet Date: Wednesday, August 31
Meet Time: Students leave school at 4pm; Girls start at 5:30pm, Boys start at 5:40pm
Meet Place: Grant Park 537 Park Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Start/finish is in the “dog park” or the open area near the fenced-in field.
There is limited parking in the lot so consider parking on the street.