The goal of the Justin-Siena Cross Country Program is to help our athletes reach their true potential through running. Achieving goals set through distance work translates into important life lessons that help students learn how to succeed in future endeavors. Through commitment, dedication and hard work, we embrace the Ironman motto "anything is possible".
The pillars of cross country sport are endurance, strength and speed. We balance our individual strengths and weaknesses to become athletes who train and race holistically. The training cycle consists of mindfully crafted workouts that help individuals achieve fitness levels which reflect the standards of excellence, determination and commitment. Whole mind and body approach is the key to longevity and success. In addition to endurance work, we focus on strength training, stretch and mobility, nutrition and lifestyle factors.
JSXC proudly provides an inclusive, positive, and goal oriented environment for the student athlete. All individuals are welcome to join regardless of ability or experience, who are willing to embrace the team philosophy and work hard to be their personal best. Our program is designed to have a strong community feel and a bonded, team focused experience. We strive to win while learning how to push beyond our boundaries to achieve new milestones.
Official start date - August 7, 2023
VVAL Championship Meet- November 4, 2023
NCS Championship- November 18, 2023
CIF Championship- November 25, 2023
Meet the Coach
Ali Dragoo is entering her 3rd season as the Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach. Previously, Coach Dragoo has been a triathlon coach as well as an organizer for the track & field team at St. John's Lutheran, grades 6-8. She was also the Event Chair for the Get on Track Color Run at St. John's Lutheran from 2014-2019. In the 2022 season, Coach Dragoo led the Braves to a strong 3rd place league finish on the girls side and the team showed great improvement throughout the season on both the boys and girls sides. For the 2021 and 2022 season the team had two individuals awarded the VVAL All League top honor in the Varsity Girls division. The team also won the Division 4 NCS Scholastic Champions awards for both girls and boys teams.
Ali is a Northern California native and has competed in the Ironman Triathlon several times, finishing the full 140.6 triathlon 4 times (2013-2016) and the 70.3 triathlon 4 times (2013, 2016, 2018, and 2019). She has also completed 3 marathons (2012, 2015, and 2018). She is a Certified Nutrition Coach and recently completed her Personal Trainer Certification through NASM.
Coach is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Political Science.
Ali and her husband Justin live in Napa and have 2 sons as well as 2 French Bulldogs. In her free time coach enjoys spending time watching sports and traveling to Park City, Utah for winter snowboarding and summer hiking.
You can reach Coach Dragoo at firstname.lastname@example.org.