Team Announcements

Tentative Schedule for 2012

posted Jul 13, 2012, 11:45 AM by Jordan WebRunner   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 6:05 AM ]

Transportation will be provided for all the meets with the exception of the Durham Academy Invitational.

Summer runs for XC 2012 !!

posted Jun 10, 2012, 10:57 AM by Jordan WebRunner   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 6:06 AM ]

Starting June 11th   (Optional-just like improving):

  • Monday - Friday            7:00 am @ Buehler Trail (mile mark 0) 
  • Monday - Thursday       7:00 pm @ ATT (Southpt Crossing/54/Fayetteville)

Starting August 6th Mandatory practices from 7:00 - 8:30 am at JHS track

Thank You Seniors!

posted Nov 17, 2011, 12:55 PM by Jordan WebRunner   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 6:04 AM ]

Joey Graffagnino,  Ace Kaspar,   Sam Peters,  Ivan Robinson, Gabe Titus,  

Asia Anderson,  Michaela Woodmansee

Jordan Runners in Greensboro Invitational

posted Sep 25, 2011, 11:48 AM by Jordan WebRunner   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 6:07 AM ]

The Jordan XC team participated in the Greensboro Invitational this past week end.   Boys placed 14th.  The Girls placed 21st.
See the days results here.
See more photos from the day in the Photo Gallery.

Boy's XC place 2nd at Wolfpack Invitational

posted Sep 14, 2011, 1:46 PM by Jordan WebRunner   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 6:08 AM ]

The Jordan Falcons XC team competed in the Adidas Wolfpack Invitational at Wake Med Soccer Complex in Cary today.

The Boy's Varsity XC team finished 2nd in the Invitational (Unseeded) Division.

Go here for actual results.  For more photos visit the Photo Gallery.

Help the Homeless

posted Sep 4, 2011, 7:00 AM by Jordan WebRunner   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 6:08 AM ]

Michaela Woodmansee has been and will continue to volunteer at the homeless shelter in Durham.  We will be collecting/accepting donations that Michaela will bring to the shelter.
I encourage everyone to provide new or newly used clothing, toiletries, and non-perishable goods throughout the fall. She noted the need for young males' clothing/necessities.

Please help support the shelter.

2nd Annual Alumni / Family Fun Run

posted Aug 20, 2011, 3:15 PM by Jordan WebRunner   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 6:08 AM ]

Thanks for coming out for the seasons opening event!

See more pictures here.

It is not too late to give it a try...

posted Aug 3, 2011, 7:39 AM by Jordan WebRunner   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 6:14 AM ]

All interested student-athletes are encouraged to come out and give running cross country a try. It may be the best decision you ever make...
Mandatory team meeting for runners AND parents on the 15th at 6:00 in Room 218 (above the front lobby). NCHSAA powerpoint, Gail McMurry (athletic trainer), Beth Armbruster (Booster Club), Coaches review school and team rules/procedures.
Alumni  Potluck on the 20th at 10:00 am. Start thinking of a healthy dish. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to run the 2 miles before grubbin'.

Gray's Letter to Alumni

posted Jun 9, 2011, 8:00 AM by Jordan WebRunner   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 6:08 AM ]

June 9, 2011


Hello former Falcon Runners!  This is your “old” coach, John Gray. I just wanted to take a minute and say “hello”. I certainly hope life finds you healthy and happy. I am still coaching although I retired from the classroom in 1997. Coach Michael Mulligan is in charge of cross country and I am his assistant. I feel very fortunate to be healthy and to do what I enjoy, working with cross country and being head girl’s Track & Field coach. The several hours each afternoon outside and working with runners is still very rewarding. I also realize what a neat cycle there is when a person stays with something for some length of time. I have now coached children of some of my former runners and know that several other former cross country runners have sons or daughters running. It is really a neat feeling for me to see this cycle.


Our program of boys and girls is getting better each year. The boys have been PAC-6 Conference Champions the last two years. They are young, good, and getting better. Our goal is to be competitive and contend for the state title each year. The girls’ teams have won 11 or the last 12 Durham City-County Championships and have had 8 All-State performers the last 10 years, including 2-time State Champion Kate Merrill in 2002 and 2003.


There are a couple of matters which we hope each of you will help us with.  Coach Mulligan has started an annual Alumni Run. We hope many of you can visit and join us for the 2nd Annual Alumni Run on August 20th.  Please check out the team website at to learn more or to follow the progress of the program. The Run and luncheon is open to all alumni and family and friends. We could use some input to complete the archives page and I would love old photos to include on the site.


There is another matter which I hope all of you can help us with. We want our cross country program to be self-sustaining.  I assume cross country was positive and rewarding for most of you and Coach Mulligan and I are asking you to give something back to your sport. All the sports teams now have to raise most of their funds to continue to function and provide competitive opportunities. Students buy their own uniforms now. We even have to pay our own entry fees and are charged a transportation cost per mile for use of buses when we travel to big invitational meets on Saturdays. We are asking you to contribute $20.00, $50.00, or whatever you can to help sustain our program at the level we would like.

If you can help us and the young people in the program, please send checks care/of Coach Michael Mulligan at Jordan High School (memo Cross Country Contribution) 6806 Garrett Road, Durham, N.C.,  27707 or Coach John Gray at 124 Pinecrest Road, Durham, N.C.  27705. If you would like to do something special for your team, please contact us and let’s talk about ideas. Michael Mulligan’s email is and his cell phone is 919-724-2435 and mine is 919-624-2269.


Also, I would love to hear from you former runners. Drop me an email at:  and let me know what is going on and how you are.  Do you have emails of any of your teammates? Our alumni contact roster is not complete, yet we would love to hear from the generations of Birds.



John Gray

Summer Lovin'

posted May 6, 2011, 7:10 AM by Jordan WebRunner   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 6:06 AM ]

Goal:  Run 30-40 high quality miles/week during the summer months

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