Schedules and Results
2019 Tentative Schedule
8/17/2019 Kosh Classic @ Westminster Schools (Atlanta)
8/24/2019 Ridge Ferry Invitational @ Ridge Ferry Park (Rome)
8/29/2019 Fort Mountain (Murray County)
9/7/2019 Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational
9/14/2019 Big Peach Stampede @ Allatoona Creek (Acworth)
9/17/2019 North Georgia XC League @ Edwards Park (Dalton)
9/26/2019 Tiger Invitational @ Adairsville
10/1/2019 Region Preview @ Resaca (Home)
10/5/2019 Rome All-Area @ Georgia Highlands
10/15/2019 Gordon County Cowbell Classic @ Resaca (Home)
10/22/2019 Region Championship @ Resaca (Home)
11/2/2019 State Championship @ Carrollton
ROME ALL-AREA TEAM MEMBERS
BOYS FIRST TEAM: FELIPE BARRIOS
BOYS HONORABLE MENTION: JULIO LOPEZ
GIRLS HONORABLE MENTION: MARI MORALES, ADAMARIZ PEREZ
CHS XC Strong Show at State Championship
The Calhoun High School boys and girls cross country teams completed their season with a strong showing of their speed and endurance at the GHSA State Championship in Carrollton. The boys finished the meet 7th overall, securing a second consecutive top ten state finish. The girls narrowly missed the top ten for the second consecutive year, with a 12th place finish. For the boys, freshman phenom Felipe Barrios and junior Brody Blalock led the Swarm. Jonathan Santana, Julio Lopez, and Ben Tow also contributed to the team score. The swarm of girls were led by freshman Ashley Jaramillo, with freshman Teresa Nguyen and junior Mari Morales finishing soon after. Adamariz Perez and Sandra Ramirez secured the top 12 finish with their finishes. The cross country team will celebrate the region championship, the region runner up finish, and their season full of accomplishments on November 14th at their annual banquet.
Calhoun Cross Country Swarms at Region Meet
The Calhoun boys and girls cross country teams swarmed on Tuesday while hosting the Region 6-AAA Region Championship at the Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site. With ten teams represented in both races, the stakes and pressure were high. After finishing as the runner up for three consecutive years, the Calhoun boys cross country team dominated on route to winning the region championship. The boys placed 6 in the top 20, with freshman Felipe Barrios leading the way and earning an individual medal with his 6th place finish. Brody Blalock finished right behind Felipe and earned a 7th place finish. Julio Lopez (11th), Jonathan Santana (14th), Francisco Pena (17th), and Ben Tow (19th) sealed the deal with strong finishes. After a third place finish last year and several injuries throughout the year, the Calhoun girls rose to the challenge and narrowly missed a region title. Calhoun tied Coahulla Creek, who was named region champion due to the tie breaker rule. The Calhoun girls earned a trophy with their runner up finish. The girls were led by Adamariz Perez (4th) and Mari Morales (6th), who both earned medals and raced exceptionally strong. Ashley Jaramillo (9th) also shined for the Jackets. Teresa Nguyen (17th), Emily Driscoll (20th), Angie Pegueros (24th), and Sandra Ramirez (27th) battled and ran their way to fast finishes. In the JV race, Gage Maffetone was named the overall winner for the second consecutive year. Andy Echeverria (2nd), Daniel Isep (3rd) , Brian Delgado (4th), and Emmanuel Pena (6th) all medaled. In the girls, Brisa Lopez (4th) and Xiomara Ruiz (5th) earned medals for their great performances. The swarm of runners will now travel to Carrollton on November 4th to compete in the GHSA State Championship. Go Jackets!
CHS Cross Country 2017 Gordon County champions
After an impressive showing at the Rome All Area Championship, the Calhoun High School cross country team hosted the Gordon Central Warriors and the Sonoraville Phoenix for the annual Gordon County Cowbell Classic. Calhoun showcased their strength, endurance and speed on route to sweeping both races, which makes both the boys and girls the 2017 Gordon County champions. The boys were led by freshman sensation Felipe Barrios (2nd), Jonathan Santana (4th), Julio Lopez (5th), and Brody Blalock (6th). Mario Marroquin (9th), Ben Tow (10th), and Francisco Pena (12th) also contributed to the win and allowed the boys to finish with 6 in the top 10. The girls were just as dominant. Mari Morales continued her streak of strong races by winning the race, making her the 2017 Gordon County Girls Champion. Adamariz Perez showcased her speed with a second place finish. Freshmen Ashley Jaramillo (4th) and Teresa Nguyen (6th) were also impressive. Emily Driscoll (8th), Angie Pegueros (9th), and Sandra Ramirez (10th) sealed the deal and allowed the Jackets to finish with 7 of the top 10 performers. The Jackets will look to display their swarm running strategy again at the 6-AAA Region Championship at the Resaca Historic Battlefield Site on October 24th at 4:30.
Calhoun High Cross Country Prepares for Region
In preparation for the Region Championship on October 24th, the boys and girls Calhoun High School cross country team hosted and competed in the Region Preview at the Resaca Battlefield Historic Site. Seven of the ten teams in the region participated, which included LFO, Sonoraville, Ringgold, North Murray, Murray, Coahulla Creek, and Calhoun. In the boys race, Calhoun took home the victory. The Jackets were led by 4th overall finisher Brody Blalock, who finished the race with a time of 18:34. Julio Lopez (10th), Jonathan Santana (12th), Mario Marroquin (13th), and Francisco “Paco” Pena (15th) also had dominant performances. In the girls race, Calhoun finished second to Coahulla Creek. Mari Morales continued to shine, with a second place overall finish and a time of 23:35. Emily Driscoll (10th), Ashley Jaramillo (12th), Adamariz Perez (13th), and Theresa Nguyen (15th) also had impressive performances on the challenging course. In the boys JV race, Daniel Isep (1st) , Gage Maffetone (2nd overall), Brian Delgado (3rd), Chris DeLeon (4th) and Darren Vicente (7th) showed the depth that the Jackets possess. In the girls JV race, Brisa Lopez, Angie Pegueros, and Lesley Pacheco all placed in the top ten. The Jackets will race again on October 14th for the Rome All Area Championship.
Calhoun Celebrates 50 Years of Cross Country
On Thursday, a swarm of Calhoun cross country runners toed the start line with their eyes set on defending their home turf and extending their winning streak. The race was also designated as a celebratory event for the 50th anniversary of Calhoun cross country, which led to several former runners attending and cheering on the current runners. The boys easily swept North Murray, Gordon Central, and Pepperell. Freshman Felipe Barrios (2nd), Jonathan Santana (4th), and Brody Blalock (5th) continued to lead the way for the boys. Sophomore Mario Marroquin (9th) and freshman Francisco Pena (11th) showed sparks of greatness and finished strong for the Jackets. Julio Lopez, Andy Echeverria, and Danny Hernandez showed strength.
The ladies also swept their opponents, which included North Murray, Southeast Whitfield, Gordon Central, and Pepperell. Mari Morales won her second straight race by over 100 yards and cruised to victory. Freshman Ashley Jaramillo (3rd) and sophomore Ashley Hartness (5th) returned from injury to make a bold statement for the lady Jackets. Emily Driscoll (7th) finished in the top ten for the second consecutive week and freshman McCamy Ellis (8th) dazzled spectators with her track speed on her kick. Adamariz Perez, Sandra Ramirez, and Lesley Pacheco ran another strong race, which sealed the deal for the ladies. Calhoun remained undefeated at home with these victories. They will race again on October 3rd in the Region Preview at the Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site.
CHS XC Starts At Fort Mountain State Park
The Calhoun High School cross country team was back in action on Tuesday, as they traveled to Fort Mountain State Park for a mid-week meet against Murray, North Murray, and Gordon Central. The focus of this meet was to build depth and experience, which led to the Jackets using young and new faces in the varsity competitions. The Lady Jackets finished third, with first and second narrowly finishing ahead. Adamariz Perez improved drastically from her JV appearance Saturday, while Xiomara Ruiz also raced strong. The boys group was also young and inexperienced; however, they rose to the challenge and won the varsity race in a dominant performance. Daniel Isep led the way with a second place finish, which earned him his first medal. Other boys racing strong were Francisco Pena, Mario Marroquin, Gage Maffetone, and Chris DeLeon. In the JV race, Lesley Pacheco won the girls portion during his first ever 5k and Danny Hernandez outpaced the crowd significantly to cruise to his first ever win. The Jackets will race again Saturday at the Ridge Ferry Invitational, with varsity and junior varsity looking to make a statement about the year ahead.
Calhoun Cross Country Swarms to the Top of State Rankings Following Strong Showing at Ridge Ferry Invitational
The boys and girls Calhoun cross country teams continued their strong start to the 2017 cross country season with a powerful showcase of their talent at the 26th Annual Ridge Ferry Invitational in Rome, Georgia. The Calhoun boys captured a trophy with their 3rd place overall finish out of 28 teams from all classifications and finished as the top school in AAA and in northwest Georgia. The swarm of Jackets was led by freshman Felipe Barrios (14th) with a time of 17:20 and Brody Blalock (15th) with a 17:21 finish. Ben Tow (28th) and Julio Lopez (31st) also broke 18 minutes with times of 17:45 and 17:48. Jonathan Santana (48th) sealed the deal with a time of 18:02. Ashley Hartness led the swarm of girls with a medal worthy 8th place finish in a time of 20:59. Soon after Hartness cross the finish line, Mari Morales (16th) ran a 21:22 and freshman Ashley Jaramillo (21st) finished in 21:46. Freshmen McCamy Ellis and Teresa Nguyen also scored to push the Jackets to a 6th place finish out of 22 schools from all classifications. The girls also finished as the top finisher in AAA. In JV races, Nestor Hernandez and Andy Echeverria finished in the top 15. The JV boys finished 2nd out of 15 teams. Brisa Lopez finished 6th overall in the girls JV race, which earned her a medal. Elizabeth Peyton also snuck into the top 15 with her 13th place finish. The JV girls finished the day in 6th place. Due to their performance, MileSplit Georgia moved the Calhoun High School girls team up to the #2 ranking in the state and the boys were moved to the #1 spot with their finish. The Jackets will race again in Carrollton on September 9th, as they continue to improve and prepare for the season ahead.
The Calhoun high school boys and girls cross country teams ended their season in a spectacular fashion at the GHSA state cross country championship. The Calhoun boys finished 7th overall out of the 29 teams competing, in the process they defeated several region champions and bested all teams from their region. Esvin Garcia finished 27th and led the Jackets with a time of 18:02 on the brutal, hilly course. Fellow senior Jason Sosa was close behind in 36th place with a time of 18:14. Jonathan Santana also continued his successful year by finishing 42nd in a time of 18:22. Julio Lopez was 49th overall and squeezed into the top 50 with a time of 18:33. Andy Echeverria (76th), freshman speedster Jesus Gonzalez (79th), and Irvin Campos (91st) all finished in the top 100. The girls overcame injuries and adversity to earn their way back into the top ten after last year's eleventh place finish. Their 10th place finish was led by a strong race from Mari Morales, who finished 28th place with a new personal record time of 21:28. She has been a sweet surprise for the cross country program. Freshman sensation Ashley Hartness was close behind in 35th place with a time of 22:05. Adamariz Perez (70th) and Wendy Rodriguez (88th) finished in the top 100 to create separation from other teams. Nancy Gonzalez and Kimy Cabrera also shined.
Calhoun boys and girls cross country went head to head with 2015 region champ Coahulla Creek and AAAAAA Sprayberry. Both races were extremely close, with Coahulla narrowly winning both. In the boys, Walt Douglas won with a time of 17:44. The Jackets were led by Jonathan Santana (3rd), Esvin Garcia (4th), Nestor Hernandez (6th), Julio Lopez (9th), and Jason Sosa (10th). Coahulla won with 23 points, Calhoun was second with 32, and Sprayberry finished third with 85. In the girls, Lauren Serro of Sprayberry won the race with a 21:55. As a team, Calhoun and Coahulla Creek were originally tied at 35 points. After the tie breaker, Coahulla Creek won by one point. Sprayberry once again closed out as a strong third place team. In JV, Calhoun bested both teams in boys and girls. Adamariz Perez won the girls and Jesus Gonzalez won the boys. Calhoun will race this Saturday at the 7th Annual Greenwave Invitational at Ft. Benning in Columbus, GA. Look online for more news about the Jackets as they continue to build momentum!
CHS Cross Country Teams Both Win at New Echota
The Calhoun High School boys and girls cross country teams were back in action again at New Echota on Wednesday. The Jackets rose to the challenge of defending their home course against North Murray and Murray by winning both team races. Jesse Martinez (Murray) and Kailey Tipton (North Murray) secured overall individual wins. In the boys, Jonathan Santana was second overall and led the Jackets to a victory. Following Santana was Julio Lopez (3rd), Esvin Garcia (5th), Nestor Hernandez (6th), and Gage Maffetone (7th). Emily Driscoll returned and led the girls with a second place finish. Driscoll was joined in the top five by her teammates Mari Morales (3rd) and Hannah Sheriff (5th). The Jackets also had Nancy Gonzalez, Wendy Rodriguez, Angie Pegueros, and Adamerez Perez in the top ten. The Jackets will run next Tuesday at home against Coahulla Creek and Sprayberry before travelling to Columbus (GA) for the 7th Annual Greenwave Cross Country Invitational. Support these runners as they continue to build momentum throughout the season! GO JACKETS!
The Calhoun High School boys and girls cross country team competed against Coosa and Pepperell at home Thursday. The team had several great efforts, most notably the second straight victory for Ashley Hartness. Nancy Gonzalez, Wendy Rodriguez, and Hannah Sheriff were all top 5. This led to a victory for the lady Jackets. The boys had several good finishes. Steven Guerrero led the pack with a fourth overall finish. Pepperell won the meet by three points after a strong finish and overall win for Omar Maldonado. The Jackets will run again next Wednesday at New Echota against North Murray and Murray.
The Calhoun High School boys and girls cross country teams hosted Gordon Central and Sonoraville Thursday at New Echota. Both Calhoun teams took the overall wins. In the boys, Jonathan Santana was the overall winner with a time of 18:55. Esvin Garcia, Jason Sosa, and Nestor Hernandez were top six overall. For the girls, Ashley Hartness cruised to a victory. Mari Morales had a great race and placed second overall. Others continue to improve every meet. The Jackets will look to maintain their momentum against Coosa and Pepperell next Thursday at New Echota.
8/27/2016 RIDGE FERRY
The Calhoun High School cross country program was on the road again this weekend, as they participated in the 25th Annual Ridge Ferry Invitational in Rome, GA. The girls had a strong showing by placing 6th overall out of 18 teams. Emily Driscoll and Ashley Hartness were both top 25. Mari Morales and several others continued to improve. After narrowly missing a trophy last year, the boys responded this year by beating out many local teams from various classifications to secure the 2nd place finish out of 21 teams. Earning medals for the varsity boys were Jonathan Santana (7th) and Esvin Garcia (9th). Julio Lopez was also top 20 (19th). In JV, the boys had three earn medals. They were Jason Sosa (2nd), Alfredo Pegueros (4th), and Eric Garcia (6th). Jesus Gonzalez (12th) and Chris DeLeon (16th) also stood out. The Jackets will start a home stretch this Thursday against Adairsville, Sonoraville, and Gordon Central. Go Jackets!
Twenty five members of the Calhoun High School boys and girls cross country team started their season with the Pickens Preview, which is one of the most competitive early season meets in north Georgia. The team will travel to Rome, GA for the Ridge Ferry Invitational next weekend. Stay tuned and Go Jackets! #WAC #slowfeetdonteat #together #crosscountry #running
All Area Banquet:
For the boys, David Murillo, Jason Sosa, and Esvin Garcia were all area first team members. Ethan Kemp, Eric Garcia, Julio Lopez, Jonathan Santana, and Samuel Kemp will be recognized as members of the All Area Honorable Mention team. For the girls, Emily Driscoll made the All Area Honorable Mention team. On top of the previously released rewards, several individuals earned more recognition. Coach Raymond Hobby was named coach of year and David Murillo was named boys runner of the year. What a great end to a great season!
The Calhoun boys and girls cross country teams competed in the GHSA AAA state meet Saturday. The girls placed 11th overall out of all schools in AAA. The boys placed 8th overall and were also the top finisher in the region. Overall, it was a great finish to a highly successful year. Go Jackets!
Region 6AAA Runner up in boys and girls
All Area Meet:
The Calhoun High School boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Rome Area Championship at Berry College Thursday. The girls placed sixth, with Emily Driscoll placing in the top ten once again. The boys won the Rome Area Championship by placing five boys in the top ten. David Murillo was the overall winner for the boys race in a time of 17:47.
Georgia Highlands Classic: The boys placed third overall and the girls were also competitive in a close race. Julio Lopez (10th) and Jonathan Santana (12th) medaled in the boys varsity race. Emily Driscoll was 14th in the girls, which earned her a medal. Esvin Garcia (4th), Jason Sosa (5th), and Nancy Gonzalez (9th) medaled in the open race.
The Calhoun High School boys and girls cross country teams won another home meet October 1st by beating North Murray, Murray, and Pepperell. David Murillo won the boys race with a time of 17:50 and Emily Driscoll won the girls in a time of 22:07. This comes two days after the cross country teams shined at the Unity Run, which is sponsored by the Gordon County United Way. David and Emily won the male and female at this local 5k. Samuel Kemp, Jonathan Santana, Jason Sosa, Ethan Kemp, Coach Justin Lindsey, and middle school runner Emily Sutton also medaled. Calhoun High School and Calhoun Middle School cross country would like to thank AGC Pediatrics for sponsoring them in the run!