The cheers echoed through the air, the pounding of running shoes on the ground, and the camaraderie of athletes pushing their limits—Mortimer Jordan High School was the stage for an unforgettable day of competition at the 2023 Jefferson County Schools XC Championship. The event showcased determination, sportsmanship, and the thrill of victory. 

Congratulations to our Remarkable Athletes!  

First and foremost, a resounding applause goes out to all the dedicated athletes who competed and gave their absolute best. It’s no small feat to navigate the challenging cross-country course, and each participant added their unique energy to the event, making it truly special. 

A Heartfelt Appreciation to Our Hosts and Volunteers! 

Behind the scenes, a team of dedicated staff and volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure the smooth execution of the championship. Their commitment and passion for the sport were evident in every detail, creating an atmosphere of excitement and sportsmanship. 

Champions Rise to the Occasion! 

Now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for—let’s celebrate the outstanding achievements of our champions! 

Boys Team Results: 

1st Place: Gardendale High School 

2nd Place: Corner High School 

3rd Place: Center Point High School 

Team Results Girls: 

1st Place: Gardendale High School 

2nd Place: Corner High School 

3rd Place: Shades Valley High School 

Boys Top 7: 

  1. Kenneth John Alonso – McAdory
  2. Harley Kirkpatrick – Gardendale
  3. Zaelyn Varner – Mortimer Jordan
  4. Roman Coker – Corner
  5. Caleb Muhammad – Center Point
  6. Joshua McDaniel – Center Point
  7. Jeremy Long – Corner

Girls Top 7: 

  1. Caylie Vance – Gardendale
  2. Layla Berry – Gardendale
  3. McKenzie McAnnally – Gardendale
  4. Shelby Brown – Mortimer Jordan
  5. Evie Holmes – Gardendale
  6. Elizabeth Harris – Shades Valley
  7. Elissia Acoff – McAdory

A Big Round of Applause for All Winners! 

To each and every winner, your hard work and dedication have paid off. You’ve not only conquered the challenging course but also etched your names in the history of the 2023 Jefferson County Schools XC Championship. Bravo! 

Gratitude to Participants and Supporters! 

Finally, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated and supported this incredible event. Whether you were on the sidelines cheering, volunteering behind the scenes, or competing with unwavering spirit, you contributed to the success of the championship. 

The 2023 Jefferson County Schools XC Championship will be remembered as a testament to the strength of our community and the indomitable spirit of our young athletes. Until next year, keep running, keep striving, and keep celebrating the joy of sportsmanship!