Before they loaded the bus and packed for their trip to Memphis, our Crusader Harriers had the opportunity to hear from someone who was once in their shoes, in the classroom and on the course. Adam Jones '01 stopped by Brother Martin on Friday, September 28th, to talk with the cross country team about his journey during and after Brother Martin.
Jones ran cross country while at Brother Martin and was a member of the 1999 Cross Country State Championship Team; placing fourth for the Crusader Harriers at the meet. Jones also talked about his participation in the Crusader Band, where he served as drum major, and his attention to academics while at Brother Martin. He mentioned the necessity of time management and the impact that cross country had on his academic career and his future as a college student. "Running made me feel better... mentally and physically. I could feel myself on this adrenaline rush during class. I felt so awake and focused," mentioned Jones, "I was able to be the best student I could be at Brother Martin because of my focus on cross country and the Crusader Band."
Jones would then move onto a collegiate athletic career at Georgia Tech as a member of the cross country and track teams and would graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering. While at Georgia Tech, Jones decided to pursue programs through the Navy that have set his career path to this day. After Georgia Tech, Jones received a Naval Engineer’s Degree and a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management from MIT. He has also earned his Professional Engineer’s License in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the state of Washington. Jones currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and has just been re-assigned to Hawaii after spending time in South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Washington state.
The Crusader Harriers were all ears while Jones spoke to them giving them insight on how to continue to make "checklists" and "place their check in the box" for all of their accomplishments in school, athletics, extracurricular, and other goals in their daily life.
Coach Haro and the cross country team thank fellow harrier Adam Jones '01 for returning to campus and speaking to the squad. We are thankful for your loyalty and commitment to our Crusader Harriers and Brother Martin community.