Pirates Capture Eight Individual Titles In Season-Opening Meets
2015-16 Cross Country: Ran in one event during the season, the Paul Short Invitational, finishing the 8K race in a time of 27:42.
2014-15 Track and Field: Finished second in the 600-meter run at both the Christopher Newport Holiday Open (1:21.48) and Virginia Tech Challenge (1:19.62) – the latter time standing as the current school record … Took eighth place at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships in the 800-meter run in a time of 1:56.92 … Ran the fourth-fastest time in school history in the 800m at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet (1:52.32) … Ran one leg of the 4x400 relay that captured first place at the CNU Holiday Open in a time of 3:26.76 … Did not compete during the outdoor season.
2014-15 Cross Country: Ran in three events … Posted a 22nd-place finish in the 5K at the Three Stripe Invitational, crossing the finish line in 16:10.30 … Ran in the 8K at the AAC Championship, taking 61st with a time of 28:39.
2013-14 Track and Field: Participated in the indoor 500-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1,000-meter run and the distance medley relay … Placed 16th in his only appearance in the 500-meter dash at the Penn State National with a time of 1:08.17 … Recorded a career-best time of 1:55.82 in the 800-meter run at the Conference USA Indoor Championships (prelims) … Ran the 1,000-meter in 2:34.85 for a top-20 finish at the Virginia Tech Invitational … Was part of the men’s distance medley relay squad that placed eighth at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 10:22.33 … Ran in the 800-meter, 4x400-meter relay, sprint medley relay and distance medley relay during the outdoor season … Posted a career-best time of 1:51.13 in the 800-meter run at the Florida Relays for a 17th-place finish…Was part of the 4x400-meter relay squad that placed third at the Bill Carson Invitational with a time of 3:13.73 … Helped the men’s 4x800-meter relay team finish in 13th at the Penn Relays with a time of 7:39.61 … Was part of the sprint medley relay team that placed seventh at the Penn Relays with a time of 3:22.66 … Ran with the distance medley relay squad at the Florida Relays and finished seventh with a time of 10:14.78.
2013-14 Cross Country: Redshirted his first season and competed unattached at the Pirate Invitational where he finished 10th overall in the 5K.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at West Carteret High School...Won the 2013 New Balance Championship in the 800-meter run ... 2013 3A State Champion in the 800-meter ... Won the 3A State Championship in the 1,600-meter ... Ranked No. 1 in the state in both the 800-meter and mile ... Ranked fourth in North Carolina history in the 800-meter with a personal-best time of 1:48.01 ... Won the 1A/2A/3A Indoor State Championship in the 1,000-meter run in 2013 ... 2012 3A State Champion in the 800-meter as a junior ... 2012 State Cross Country Championship runner up ... Team captain for two years ... Three-time academic achievement award winner ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Four-time AAA Scholar Athlete award winner.
Personal: Born John Crossley on December 8, 1994 in Morehead City, N.C. ... Son of John and Marsha Crossley ... Has a younger brother, Jesse ... Majoring in business administration.