Statement from CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Jones College Prep Cross-Country Team Winning Class 2A State Title 



November 4, 2012


Throughout Chicago, CPS students are excelling both in the classroom and in competition. They embody the hard work, dedication and perseverance of teamwork that lead to life accomplishments. I congratulate members of the Jones College Prep High School cross-country team for their outstanding win in the Class 2A state meet this weekend. We are proud of the spirit and determination this team showed. I also want to congratulate Jones Principal Dr. Paul Powers, his administrative team, cross-country coach Andrew Adelmann and the Jones student body. You make us all proud. 


Additional background

  • Team members include: Jamison Dale, Luke O'Connor, Kirby Lawson, Peter Schaible, Kyle Maloney, Benjamin Boswell and Armando Rodriguez.
  • Jones is the first CPS high school to win a cross-country championship in the state meet since 1963.
  • This is the first Jones team to win a state title in any sport.
  • The meet took place in Peoria. Runners had to complete a 3-mile course.


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