JLHS Boys Cross Country
Current Announcements for JLHS Boys XC
Welcome to the Jackson Liberty Boys Cross Country team page. Even with things being uncertain at this time, we are planning that the 2020 season will go on as usual, but with some modifications for sure.
If you are a rising 8th grader, heading to JLHS next year PLEASE read this page to sign up as well as the rest of this page.
In 2019 the team had an excellent season finishing 2nd in the B South Division with a 6-1 record, 4th place finish in the Ocean County Championships and numerous personal records. Devin Valenzuela had a tremendous season, setting school records on numerous courses, finishing the season with an 18th place finish at the State Group 3 Championships.
Boys interested in running XC in 2020 at JLHS can contact Coach Engle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach Wendolek at email@example.com, we are always looking for runners for our team. Our team makes no cuts and boys of any ability are welcome. See our question/answer section below for more information.
The best way to keep up to date with announcements and information is to sign up for Remind text alerts. Parents PLEASE sign up as well as athletes. If you have a smartphone it is better to use the Remind app!! Click here to sign up. Of course you can always check this page to see the remind text alerts also, just scroll down a bit....
We don't hand out a printed calendar, our meet calendar is High Tech. Import directly into your phone, tablet or computer. Times and locations of practices and races are available with just a click on the link. If you want the old school feel of a printed calendar just use the embeded calendar below to print from.
Training calendar is also high tech and will tell you exactly what your training run is for the day. Click to link to install on your device.
Having problems with your Android calendar? Directions for Android Import of XC Calendar
Congratulations to the 2018 team for qualifying for the Group 3 Championship Meet at Holmdel Park in which they finished 15th overall. The boys finished 5th in the Central Jersey Sectional and Devin Valenzuela finished 7th overall. It was Jackson Liberty's best XC season yet!!
JLHS XC Q&A
Anyone can do cross country. We don't make cuts. Our coaches will train you to run the races based on your abilities. We have runners who run 16:30 and others who run 25:00 for the 5K. We all train together but with workouts tailored to make you a better runner. The coaches take just as much pleasure seeing our slower runners improve as they do seeing our fastest guys set a PR (personal record).
Many college sprinters run XC to build strength and endurance. Many top high school XC runners run under 4:30 for a mile, the best can run under 4:10!!. That's 62.5 seconds per lap on the track, four times in a ROW!! That's not slow, that's awesome. XC builds strength and mental endurance.
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