Veteran Spring Valley cross country coach John Jones reached a significant career milestone on Oct. 13, securing his 300th regular-season, dual-meet win at Clemson Research Park.
The win total only includes regular-season, weekday results – not major invitational meets. Jones is in his 31st season at the Vikings boys helm since taking over the program in 1980.
Jones said his teams have averaged about 11 meets per season, winning 9.8 or 89% of those outings.
Under Jones, Spring Valley has been a state Top 10 fixture through the years, winning a state championship in 2003 and finishing second in 1993. Jones has help developed four individual champions – Dennis Humphries (1986), Chris Woolfolk (1987), Brian Raymond (2003) and Reid Wilson (2004).