Cross Country


“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”  Psalm 133:1


Start Strong... with this FREE Summer Cross Country Running and Strength/Conditioning Camp

Location: Live Oak Park, (Loop 1604/IH-35) Front Entrance Pavilion

Start/ End Date: 1st Camp - June 2nd; Last Camp - July 23rd

Schedule: 8 weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:45 - 9:45am

Great Cross Country teams and runners are built in the summer months of June and July, not in October!

Participants: The camp is open to everyone who has the desire to run or learn to run. Bring: A towel or mat (the grass gets wet) and water for hydration!!

Running: Runners are grouped according to fitness level and experience (beginners welcome-all ages). Camps will begin with Warm-up Phase, Workout Phase (consisting of distance, tempo, fartlek, and interval runs), Muscle & Conditioning Phase (your abs will be sore for a week) and Final Cool-Down Phase.

Facilities: Covered pavilion, restrooms, and plenty of parking. TREES, TREES, and More TREES, Miles of Running Trails, Hilly and MORE TREES!!

Camp Topics: Sports psychology • cross training • injury prevention • proper running technique • race tactics •stretching• goal setting• nutrition• strength training. • AND MORE!!!

Contact Head Coach Mark Jones - Cell:(210)360-9400 Email:


2014 Patriot Cross Country Season Comes to an End

Our Patriots finished off this cross country season with some great meets where they all performed with a final burst of passion and energy. The Judson ISD meet was a dusty race against tough competition (1300 runners) through which our runners audaciously endured. Arianna Farias (7th grade) placed 8th in the JV division with a time of 22:21, and Emily Shands (8th grade) placed 17th with 22:46, leading the JV girls to an 8th place finish over all! 

We had a fantastic meet at TLU on a cool day and a pleasant course. Garrett Solombrino finished 4th with a time of 18:49, leading the JV boys team to a 7th place position over all. The JV girls’ team came in 3rd. The MS girls team lead by Arianna Farias, 6th place (12:59) and Emily Shands, 15th place (14:08) came in 5th overall. The MS boys took 5th place as well. 

Our middle school team had a great showing at the ISAL district championship meet at Olmos Basin Sports Park. All of our athletes ran very well and many got PR's!  Arianna Farias, 2nd place (9:24); Emily Shands, 4th place (9:46); Matthew Shands, 11th place (9:08). 

To celebrate our blessed season, the entire team, families and all, got together for an evening of food and fun at the End-of-Season Fellowship, Oct 27th. Everyone had a blast as we commemorated the achievements of teammates and the hard work of so many others who came together to make this season one of the greatest yet! 

As many of our athletes prepare for this coming season of Track & Field, several of our track coaches including Coach Jones are leading pre-season workouts at Lopez Middle School and Johnson High School for both sprinters and distance runners. For more information, contact Coach Mark Jones at

If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in the FEAST Cross Country program next year, please contact Head Coach and Commissioner Mark Jones at

Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year! Coach Mark Jones


*NOTE: You must be a Patriot Pass holder in order to participate in any FEAST sport. The Patriot Pass is $125 per family per year. Click here to read more about the Patriot Pass.