Adam Sebastian ‘19: Jarrett St. John ‘18 continues his cross-country career next season at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He verbally committed on September 4, 2017 and officially signed his letter of intent on Tuesday, November 21.

“I have always liked Michigan. [The campus] is near home and they offered me the first time I meet them,” St. John said.

He began running cross country in the seventh grade, where he first found his love of the sport.

“I have always wanted to play a sport in college,” St. John said. “I realized that was really possible over the last two years. I am really looking forward to [next year]. I am a little nervous about being on my own and adjusting to a new team.”

After the ninth grade basketball season, St. John decided it was best for him to place all his focus, time, and work on one sport: cross-country. He says he doesn’t regret quitting basketball and being able to focus on cross-country.

St. John also looks forward to the academic aspect of college, where he will study Mechanical Engineering.

He admits his family and friends have played a huge role in making his dream possible.

“I would especially like to thank my parents,” St. John states. “They made it possible for me to continue competing each and every year.”

St. John begins preparations with his new for the NAIA cross-country season after the school year. He is an example of how hard work and dedication pays off in the long run.

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