Congratulations to the JAMES CLEMENS / LIBERTY CROSS COUNTRY TEAM on their performance in the JESSE OWENS Cross Country Meet held at Oakville Indian Mounds Park on Saturday October 7, 2017. The JESSE OWENS CLASSIC is the Largest Meet in Alabama and one of the largest meets in the Nation. Over 200 teams competed along with over 3000 athletes. James Clemens had three teams place in the top 10; Six ELITE RUNNERS; and 14 Personal Records.
James Clemens Cross Country program was led by VARSITY Jenna Shereyk’s awesome individual performance. She broke the 5K 20:00 barrier for the first time this season. Jenna also was in the top 10 overall out of 260 runners. She was awarded a top 10 medal and an ALL ELITE runner shirt. She ran 44 seconds better than any of her efforts this season on the STATE MEET course. This performance will go a long way in leading our JC girls team to the STATE MEET.
James Clemens had 6 ELITE RUNNERS (VARSITY GIRLS 9th Overall out of 260 runners Jenna Shereyk 5K19:57); (JR HIGH BOYS 2.1 miles Isaul Rubio Motano 12:18.37 & John Mark Ingalls 12:18.68); (JR HGIH GIRLS 2.1 miles Sarah Shirley 14:15; Sydney Freeman 14:17; and Nikki Lipski 14:28 )
For complete results:
GIRLS VARSITY competed in the SILVER CHAMPIONSHIP Division against Thirty six (5A- 7A) Teams from Alabama; Tennesee; Georgia; and Mississippi and 260 runners.
James Clemens competed without 3 of their top 5 girls and still finished 6th out of 36 Schools.
JC girl scorers for the 5K were:
9TH place>Jenna Shereyk 19:57; (44 seconds SEASON BEST performance) ALL ELITE TEAM
39TH place Sam Burns 21:24;
56TH Hollie Shereyk PERSONAL RECORD 21:57;
77TH Reagan Kvicala 22:37;
84th Sabel Mattingly PERSONAL RECORD22:48 .
James Clemens Girls are currently ranked #2 in the Section 4 Class 7A and #6 in the STATE 7A Rankings.
BOYS 5K VARSITY competed in the SILVER CHAMPIONSHIP Division against forty two Schools and 304 runners. James Clemens competed without two of their top 5 boys. (Korey Shively and Nicholas Holcomb)
AJ Sheldrick led the Jets with his 2nd time under the 18:00 5K barrier this season with a 17:59.
The spread of the top 4 James Clemens runners was 29 seconds.
JC boys scorers for the 5K were:
44th AJ Sheldrick 17:59;
70th Cannon Kvicala 18:15;
76th Alex Shah 18:18;
91st Elliott Kliesner 18:28;
136th Garrett Nix 19:00;
185th Sam Blades 19:47
GIRLS 2.1 Miles JUNIOR HIGH (7th;8th;9th gr)
JC Junior High GIRLS competed against their toughest competition all season.
They finished 5th Overall team out of 17 schools from Tennessee; Mississippi; Georgia; and Alabama.
236 runners competed in the race.
James Clemens had three girls make the ALL ELITE team JR HGIH GIRLS 2.1 miles Sarah Shirley 14:15; Sydney Freeman 14:17; and Nikki Lipski 14:28 )
JC SCORERS 2.1 Miles:
29th Sarah Shirley ALL ELITE Team 14:15
30th Sydney Freeman ALL ELITE Team 14:17
39th Nikki Lipski ALL ELITE Team 14:28 PERSONAL RECORD
41st Emmy Mattingly 14:48
60th Kaija Sorensen 15:28 PERSONAL RECORD
Other JC Runners:
64th Harley Samsil 15:32 PERSONAL RECORD
133rd Avery Werkheiser 17:09 PERSONAL RECORD
150th Alyssa Pichon 17:30
176th Bailey Werka 18:43
227th Wisdom Johnson 24:21 PERSONAL RECORD
BOYS 2.1 Miles JUNIOR HIGH (7th;8th;9th gr)
JC Junior High BOYS finished as the 10th OVERALL team out of 31 schools. 438 runners competed in the race.
JC had 2 runners named to the ALL ELITE team: Isaul Rubio Montano and John Mark Ingalls .
Both these runners had a photo finish sprint effort against each other to the finish line 12:18.37 to 12:18.68, with Isaul getting the lean.
JC SCORERS 2.1 Miles:
36th Isaul Rubio Montano 12:1
37th John Mark Ingalls 12:18.68
71st Dylan Templet 12:54 PERSONAL RECORD
73rd Tynan Gibson 12:56 PERSONAL RECORD
119th Jackson Hellums 13:10
Other JC Runners: 119th John Velez 13:25
166th Eli White 13:54 PERSONAL RECORD
176th Zach Williams 13:59 PERSONAL RECORD
192nd Tyler Nix 14:11 PERSONAL RECORD
228 Joshua Reed 14:34
245 Jacob Murrah 14:45
348 Jayden Walton 16:29 PERSONAL RECORD
359 David Einhorn 16:44
GIRLS 5K JV / B TEAM
Ragan Sanders :25:24
Hannah Einhorn :26:16
BOYS 5K JV / B TEAM JC JV / B Team finished 18th out of 39 Schools.
498 runners competed in the 5K race.
81st Qushair Laith 19:23
113 Bryce Brown 19:45
158 Kody Shively 20:13
146 Charlie McBride :20:04 PERSONAL RECORD
177 Joseph Holder :20:35
247 Engstrom Calvin :21:19
267 Patel Rajesh 21:26
387 Osborn Jason :23:09
389 Andrew Lessman :23:11
470 Day Andrew :25:53
The James Clemens Cross Country team will compete next in the GOLD DIVISION at the Coach Wood / NIKE / FLEET FEET Invitational on Saturday October 14, 2017 in Gainesville, Georgia.