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Eagles to Compete in National Rowing Competition

Update: Congratulations to the Eagles who competed in the USRowing Youth National Championships. The women's lightweight 4+ placed 11th overall and the women's open 4+ placed third overall. 


First Report: Five Eagles will represent CJ and Dayton as members of the Dayton Boat Club when they compete in the 2018 USRowing Youth National Championships June 8-10 on Lake Natoma in Gold River, California.

“We’re excited, but nervous,” Lainey Groll, Aubrey Trimbach, Riley Ferdelman, Kyla Boehringer and Grace Blust all shared.

Track and Field Makes 10th Straight Appearance at State

Update: Congratulations, Eagles for finishing in the following at the state championship:

  • Jazmyn Potts: 2nd in the 100 high hurdles
  • Calvin Hatcher: 7th in the 100 dash
  • Women's 4x200: 7th overall
  • Men's 4x200: 5th overall 
  • Men's 4x100: 7th overall 

First Report: For a decade now, Eagles have qualified for the state track and field competition. This year, 18 students will race their hardest at the competition on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2.

Three Seniors Sign to Play Sports in College

Senior Eagles on the tennis, volleyball and football teams will continue their athletic careers in college. Morgan Summons, Lydia Metallinos and Rocky Stark recently committed to Spring Arbor University, Sinclair Community College and Muskingum University respectively.

MORGAN SUMMONS
Summons, a four-year tennis player for the Eagles, said she always had a desire to continue playing tennis in college. 

Familiar Faces Named New Head Coaches

An assistant coach for the Eagles wrestling team will be leading the group this winter. Joel Sanchez was recently announced as the new wrestling head coach.

“I’m looking forward to continued success,” said Sanchez. “I’m looking forward to the athletes who are coming back and giving them all the opportunity in the world to reach their full potential.”

Moran Signs to Swim at Georgia Tech

A CJ record holder will be making waves in college as Macleary Moran ‘18 committed to swim at the Georgia Institute of Technology on Friday, April 27.

“They have a great engineering program,” Moran noted. “My major was very important to me. They also have a great swimming program.”

Moran, who qualified for the state swimming tournament all four years at CJ, will be studying material science and engineering in college.

Jeremy Greenleaf Named New Athletic Director

Jeremy Greenleaf, CJ’s current assistant athletic director, will take on a new role as the director of athletics at the beginning of June.

“I have had a great opportunity to work with Jeremy over the last year,” said John Marshall ‘86, principal. “I’ve seen key qualities in Jeremy that have enhanced our current programming and will serve our students at the next level both in athletic participation, their faith life, and their general impact to the CJ community.”

Marshall Signs to Wrestle at The Ohio State University

“It’s a dream come true.”

That’s how Micah Marshall ‘18 described his commitment to wrestle with the Ohio State University on Tuesday, April 24.

“I decided that OSU would be the best place for me to grow as a whole person,” Marshall said. “The wrestling team impressed me in that it was looking into the science of the sport, leading to smarter training and overall better performance.”

Science is something Marshall is passionate about, as he plans to study neuroscience in college.

Jones Signs to Run Track with Morehead State University

A current senior is on the fast track to success in college as Dallas Jones ‘18 signed to run track for Morehead State University on Friday, April 20.

“I chose the school because it fit me as a person and I can see myself succeeding well,” Jones said. “It is the best for me academically and athletically.”

Jones has been a member of the CJ track and field team for four years. In 2017, she earned a trip to the state track and field competition as a member of the 4x200 relay team.

Gracey Signs to Row at Eastern Michigan University

A current Eagle will make waves after she leaves CJ as Brianna Gracey ‘18 signed to row for the Eastern Michigan University Eagles on Thursday, April 19.

Gracey first got into rowing during her sophomore year.

“I got tired of one sport and thought I would be good at rowing,” Gracey said.

When choosing Eastern Michigan, Gracey said the campus appealed to her.

“I like how big it is and the variety of things it offers,” Gracey noted.

While at Eastern Michigan, Gracey intends to major in biochemistry.

Posted April 23, 2018

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