St. John's Field Hockey and Boys’ Cross Country lined up to compete for SPC Championships on Saturday. Field Hockey won four titles in the past eight years and was looking for another. The Mavericks took on SPC North top seed Trinity Valley. Some of the Boys’ Cross Country runners had a chance for a three-peat. For two juniors, Saturday’s contests had one Maverick ending his SJS career and another picking up where she left off.
Sean Jackson ’17 will be crossing the line in the boys cross country race on Saturday finishing as a Maverick and starting a new journey as a Royal. Next semester he will be attending TASIS, The American School of England, where Sean will continue to compete in cross country and lacrosse.
“This is my last sporting event at St. John’s after five years of competing for the Mavericks,” said Jackson. “I will be thinking about running my best and staying up with guys I have run with before. The last mile I’ll be running hard and I’m just going to lay it all out there and hopefully we can bring home a “W" for St. John's!”
Isabel Windham ’17 is also looking contribute to a win, something she was not able to do a year ago when she injured her knee in the 2015 SPC semi-finals. St. John’s won the title, and Isabel had to watch from the sideline. Now she gets to be with her teammates on the field.
“Reaching for the goal to be here today helped motivate me all year long,” said Windham about her injury recovery. “It feels great to be able to finish the game, especially how today ended up so well.”
The tale of these two Mavericks serves as a reminder that what is in front of us now is the moment to behold.
Jackson did his part finishing 15th to help Boys' Cross Country seal the victory. Winham also was in the winner's cirlcle as St. John's Field Hockey defeated Trininty Valley 1-0 for their second consecutive SPC title.