2021 John Tender
  John Tender - Senior
John is a third year high school cross country runner and two year Letterman.

Son of Paul and Deborah Tender.

2020 Captain

2019 & 2020 Letterman

900 Mile Club in 2020
1000 York Mile Club in 2020

2019 Brent Johnson True Grit Award Winner
2020 Most Improved Award Winner

2019 Personal Best Time 19:35 (19:28*)
2020 Personal Best Time 17:20

2020 Charleston Invitational #5-6 runner flight runner-up

#27 Most Improved over a Career List with a 4:03 improvement

2020 Medalist at the Charleston Invitational

Fastest Top Sophomore Times List for the Metamora Invitational
  Fastest Top Juniors Times List for the Charleston Invitational

2019 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in October

   As a sophomore, John had a great start to the season.  He showed a lot of guts at the Charleston Invitational where he ran a 21:23.  John ran 4th for our team in the open race at the Springfield Invitational.  He helped our team place 5th overall.  He ran a solid time on a very challenging course with a time of 21:54.  John had a major breakthrough at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational.  He had a lifetime best of a 20:38.  He improved 45 seconds from his previous lifetime best to break into the 20s for the first time.  John showed great mental toughness by running in the 19s at the Metamora Invitational.  He cut off 1 minute and 10 seconds from his best to run a 19:28.  This time was fast enough to earn him the 42nd spot on our team's fastest sophomore times list at the Metamora Invitational.  John showed amazing determination to run through an injury at the Conference meet.  He ran his lifetime best 3 mile time of 19:35.  John earned enough points after the conference meet to earn a varsity letter.  John earned a spot on the News-Gazette prep cross country leaders list in October.  John won our team's Brent Johnson True Grit award.

    As a junior, John had a major step up like we have rarely seen.  He trained with passion.  He earned our 900 mile club award.  He earned our 1000 York Mile club award.  He earned the title of captain his junior year.  He opened his junior year by being  runner up at the Charleston Invitational #5-6 flight race.  He and his teammate dominated the race.  John ran a 17:20 which was a huge improvement.  He earned the #27 most improved over a career list with a 4:03 improvement.  He earned a medal with his fast time.  He earned a spot on our team's fastest junior list for the Charleston Invitational.  John has shown his teammates how much a person can improve if he is determined.  He has been an inspiration to his teammates and his coach.  John rested due to an injury mid-season.  Despite being injured he showed great team spirit by being one of the greatest encouragers of his teammates.  John earned our team's most improved award.  John earned a letter again his sophomore year. 

   As a senior,