Cross-Country Runner to Cross the Ocean

Water Canyon High School’s cross-country running team, and their outstanding captain has garnered attention in its first year of being eligible to participate in the State Cross-Country Meet.

James Jeffs, Captain of both the cross-country and basketball teams at Water Canyon, is a junior in high school. But James’ talents stretch beyond his athleticism. He not only excels at sports, but has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his high school tenure. James also has a perfect attendance record for the past three academic years.

Because of his outstanding dedication and athleticism, James has been selected as one of 200 students from across the United States to participate in a cross-country tournament in Australia. It is the 21st annual Down Under Sports Cross Country Tournament in the Gold Coast of Australia from June 26 to July 5, 2018.

James has been working to raise $8000 to pay for the travel expenses necessary to compete. He has raised close to three-quarters of his goal and has a deadline of May 1, 2018.

If you would like to support James as he represents our community, state, and country, go to You can also donate by phone at 435-753-4732. If you would like to mail in a payment, you can obtain a sponsorship letter with the pertinent information by contacting Lisa Jeffs at the UEP office.

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