2013: Redshirted his first season and competed unattached at the Pirate Invitational where he finished 10th overall in the 5K race.
Won the 2013 New Balance Championship in the 800-meter run...Was the 2013 3A State Champions in the same event and won the 3A State Championship in the 1,600-meter run as well...Ranked No. 1 in the state in both the 800-meter run and the mile run and was also ranked fourth in North Carolina history in the 800-meter with a personal-best time of 1:48.01...During the indoor season, Crossley won the 1A/2A/3A Indoor State Championship in the 1,000-meter run in 2013...2012 3A State Champion in the 800-meter and was the 2012 State Cross Country Championship runner up...Was a member of the National Honor Society...Born Dec. 8 to John and Marsha Crosseley...Plans to major in business administration.
Crossley's Personal Bests:
400-meter run - 48.04
800-meter run - 1:48.01
Mile run - 4:14.84
5,000-meter run - 15:54.01
Kraft on Crossley:
"John is going to be a great addition to an already strong middle-distance group. He will make an immediate impact over a wide range of events. He has the key elements you need to be successful: Talent, toughness, work ethic, patience, and confidence. Talent is clearly indicated by his PR in the 800m, 1:48.01, which was the second fastest 800-meter in the nation and No. 8 all-time among high school performances. His confidence is evident in his resounding victory at the New Balance Nationals against the best competition in the nation. You can tell he has patience and a great work ethic by noting how much he improved in cross country from junior to senior year (dropping 1:10 off of his time and improving from 28th to second place at the North Carolina 3A State). John demonstrated his toughness by winning two events at the NC State Championships (800m, 1600m) while under the weather. The key with John will be to make sure he doesn't want to do too much too soon."