Cody Jesswein - Sophomore
Cody is a first year high school cross country runner.
Son of Erin and Valerie Jesswein.
2013 Personal Best Time 21:42 (20:27*)
#6 Most Improved over a Career List with a 7:06 improvement
Fastest Sophomore Times List for the Metamora Invitational
2013 News Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders list in September
|As a Sophomore, Cody joined us from the track team. Cody brings a lot to the team. His teammates have commented on how impressed they are with how hard he works in practice and that he brings a positive attitude with him to our tough workouts. Cody opened up his first high school cross country race at the Charleston Invitational. Cody finished strong with a 28:48. Cody had an amazing race at the Springfield Invitational. He had over a 6 minute improvement to run a 22:43. His time earned him the 10th spot on our team's most improved over a career list. We look at a runner's first high school race compared to their fastest 3 mile high school race. Cody improved 6 minutes and 5 seconds. Cody's time was fast enough to earn him a spot on the News Gazette's prep cross country leaders list in September. Cody ran another solid race at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational with a 23:20. He showed an amazing amount of intensity in his mid-season workouts as he was determined to improve. While the tougher workouts made even our fastest runners drop out of workout reps, Cody dug down and finished them all. He really showed how strong of a character he is. Cody ran in the 23s again at the East Peoria Invitational with a 23:25. His team won the invitational. Cody had a great run at the Metamora Invitational where he had another break through. He ran a 20:27 as he skipped over the 21's entirely. Cody's time was fast enough to earn him a spot on our team's fastest sophomore list for the Metamora Invitational. Cody ran an amazing run at the Conference meet. Despite the very slow course Cody managed to run a lifetime personal best of 21:42. He was only one of three runners from our team able to run a best at this race. Cody improved 1 minute and 1 second from his previous 3 mile best. This improvement moved him up to the #6 spot on our most improved over a career list with a 7 minute and 6 second overall improvement.|