We just had one of the best cross country seasons in school history.
With new coach, Sumer Jordan, the team thrived. Coach Jordan is a very experienced runner herself, having competed in over 20 iron man and marathon competitions.
She brings that experience to her team.
With many seasoned runners on the team they were able to dominate the season with their new coach.
At regionals Sophomore Luke Moore and Senior Drew Moore both placed in the top ten (Luke 2nd and Drew 7th).
At state, Luke was the only one to place for the team since 2004. He placed 14th.
“I was happy with my time, and also glad I could finally stop running,” said Luke.
Senior Trinity Hansen earned a 6th place finish for girrls 3200 meters at Regionals with 16:54.23, her PR.
All of this helped Grace Prep place 10th at state which was their best in 15 years.
Jordan has taught the kids much about running and how it relates to life.
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you… it’s ok to be uncomfortable,” Coach Jordan said she tells her team that thousands of times because it’s so true. “God challenges us through being uncomfortable. Between running and our relationship with the Lord there is much in common.”
Sophomore Lydia Curreri is a seasoned runner who doesn’t mind the challenge. She has a sheer joy in running, which is something she has in common with Coach Jordan.
“Running helps me to get out the feelings I can’t put into words.”
Coach Jordan said, “Running is a part of who I am and it helps me with me mental and physical health, I just love it.”