Cross Country (Boys)
The summer running program for the boys cross country team at Jones is a summer-long series of open practices where students who are interested in competing are welcome and encouraged to come out and run.
The boys cross country team is the largest boys team at Jones with over fifty runners belonging to it and everyone is welcome to join, regardless of skill. There are no talent based cuts and every person is developed individually based on personal progress. The only thing that is required of our runners is consistent hard work, commitment, and a good attitude.
The program has high expectations for success, as it became the first team from the CPS since 1963 to win the IHSA State Championship in 2012 when they were also ranked as high as fifteenth in the nation by Running Times Magazine. They have currently won 8 Freshmen City Championships in the last 9 years, 6 titles at the sophomore level and 7 titles in a row at the JV level and are the defending Varsity City Champions, having won 3 titles in the last 7 years.
Even those without prior running experience are encouraged to join as most of the athletes on the team did not possess any background in the sport before arriving at Jones.
The summer serves as a fun and opportune time to get to know the team and gain valuable conditioning experience before the fall season begins.
All interested members must also visit RUNJCP.com to register (link found under 'Runner Information'). Please also follow the team on Twitter (@jcpxc) and Instagram (JCPXC) for the most up to date info in the event of cancellations or time changes.
Note: All camp members must also register on the "Freshman Registration Form" at RUNJCP.com (under the "Team Information" tab) in order to receive the most up-to-date announcements regarding any changes or modifications.
|Coach Adelmann is entering his eleventh year as the head boys cross country and track coach at Jones College Prep, where he is also a teacher and the Department Chair of the Diverse Learners Department.
While at Jones, Mr. Adelmann has engineered the boys cross country team to five straight State Finals appearances, including an IHSA State Championship in 2012, the first ever state title for Jones in any sport and the first state cross country championship for any CPS team since 1963. The 2012 squad was also ranked as high as fifteenth in the nation by Running Times Magazine. In addition, the Eagles placed in the top ten in 2011 and 2013 as well, with seventh and fourth place finishes respectively.
Under Adelmann, the boy's program has also won 8 Freshmen Chicago Public League titles in the last 9 years, 6 sophomore City titles and 7 straight JV titles. They have also won the varsity CPS title in 2012, 2014 and 2018.
Adelmann has also overseen eight All-State athletes in both track and cross country, for a total of thirteen All-State accolades garnered for the program and the first male all-state recognition in Jones history. There have also been four IHSA Academic-All State Honorable Mention honorees under Adelmann's tutelage.
A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Coach Adelmann was an NCAA Division 1 cross country and track athlete for the Ramblers
Adelmann is also a global coach for Nike, acting as the Chicago coach for Nike+ Run Club, where he coaches a range of Chicago area runners. He is also a USATF Level 1 Certified coach.
Coach Oscar Aguinaga is entering his third year with cross country/track and field programs at Jones College Prep and his second year with the boy's program, where he has been an extremely valuable addition to the coaching staff.
Aguinaga has been vital to the program's success the last year, mentoring a variety of runners and adding a wealth of personal competition experience at the highest levels of high school and collegiate athletics.
Aguinaga was also a former member of the Loyola University Chicago men's cross country and track programs where he competed in both middle distance and distance events for the Ramblers. A multi-time First Team All-Horizon League selection at Loyola, Aguinaga graduated in 2013 with a degree in finance and is currently also a Wealth Advisor Associate for Morgan Stanley.