Jefferson Cross County Young and Hungry

(Festus) The Jefferson Blue Jays are looking to hit their stride this cross country season. A lot of the success the team had in 2021 came thanks to younger athletes. Sophomores Payton Easter and Ayla Karch were some of Jefferson’s top girls’ runners last season. Head coach Mollie Rhodes believes youth will be served again.


Senior Ian Ehrhardt was the only Blue Jay to medal at the Class 2 District 1 championships and advance to state. Rhodes thinks a few other boys will emerge as top-tier distance runners this season.


Jefferson began the 2022 cross country season at the Jackson Invitational on August 27th.


Jefferson Cross Country Season Preview Interview