Student Life

Cross Country


NCS Scholastic Champions: '06, '15 (Boys), '16 (Boys), '17 (Boys), '17 (Girls), '22 (Girls and Boys), '23 (Boys and Girls).

League Champions: '79 (Girls), '80 (Girls), '88 (Boys), '89 (Boys), '90 (Boys), '97 (Boys), '97 (Girls), '98 (Boys), '99 (Boys), '99 (Girls),

Program Philosophy

The goal of the Justin-Siena Cross Country Program is to help our athletes reach their true potential through running. Attaining goals set through distance work helps students establish pathways for future success. 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 is crafted specifically for young athletes to become stronger and faster in order to reach both team and individual goals. We employ a whole mind and body approach for training which is the key to longevity and success. In addition to endurance work, we focus on strength training and injury prevention, stretch/mobility, nutrition and lifestyle factors. 
JSXC 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 12, 2024
  • VVAL Championship Meet- November 9, 2024
  • NCS Championship- November 23, 2024
  • CIF Championship- November 30, 2024

Meet the Coach

Ali Dragoo is entering her 4th season as the Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach. Previously, Coach Dragoo has been a middle school 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 2023 season, Coach Dragoo led the Braves to 19 top ten individual finishes in 11 races, 3 top three team finishes in VVAL as well as an NCS berth. 

For the 21' 22' and 23' seasons JSXC had 3 individuals awarded the VVAL First Team All League honor in the Varsity Girls division. The Braves also won the Division 4 NCS Scholastic Champions awards for both girls and boys XC teams in 21' 22' and 23'.

Ali is a Northern California native and has competed in the Ironman Triathlon several times, finishing the 140.6 mile race 4 times (2013-2016) and the 70.3 mile race 4 times (2013, 2016, 2018, and 2019). She has also completed 3 marathons (2012, 2015, and 2018). She is a Certified Nutrition Coach with an emphasis on functional nutrition. 
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 local sports and traveling to Park City, Utah during winter for snow sports and summer for hiking.

You can reach Coach Dragoo at

Justin-Siena High School

4026 Maher Street
Napa, CA, 94558
United States
T: 707.255.0950 
F: 707.255.0334
Justin-Siena is a Lasallian Catholic college preparatory community that serves young people in grades 9–12.