We have already covered the news of St. Joseph Academy's victory in the PIAA A Cross Country Girls Championships. Coached by Jayson Jackson and Matt Groves, the Lady Wolves also had the overall winner in Sera Mazza.
And it turns out that the team had an extra motivation for performing well. Coach Jackson's newborn infant Ophelia was hospitalized due to respiratory issues due to her premature birth in the weeks leading up to the State Meet. I am no stranger to the issue of premature birth. Daughter the Elder came 9 1/2 weeks early and spent her first 6 weeks in the ICU. She is currently in her PSU Junior year studying wildlife and fishery science. Hang in there Jayson!
|Jayson Jackson, top left, Matt Groves, bottom left.|