Cantello on Kress:
"John is as steady a runner as whoever laced a shoe for Navy. His quiet demeanor instills that expectation level of a team captain. This season, the real John Kress will surface as one of the top runners in the East."
Competed in all of the team's final-seven races of the year ... boasted the team's fastest time on five occasions and twice was the second-quickest runner ... registered four top 10 finishes, three of which were among the top-five places ... paced all competitors during the Star Meet against Army with a blistering 24:33.22 showing, nearly 20 seconds faster than Army's top runner ... two weeks on hilly, mud-covered trails at the Patriot League Championship, he placed sixth (25:57.3) ... at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship, he led all Navy runners with a 27th-place time (31:21.5) over the 10k course ... he opened his junior year with a fourth-place finish out of 180 runners at the Fordham Invitational ... one week later, his 25:07.27 effort in the Navy Invitational was good for third place.
Raced in each of Navy's final-seven meets of the year ... registered three top-20 performances ... scored or served as a placeholder in every meet he ran in ... fourth runner to cross the finish line in the Navy Invitational (25:32.45) ... two weeks later, he posted Navy's second-fastest time at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:15) ... finished fifth at Army in the Star Meet (28:01.07) ... placed 22nd at the Patriot League Championship (25:24).
Ran in two meets ... crossed the finish line with a time of 16:03.39 at the Mt. St. Mary's Invitational ... competed in the Patriot League Championship.
Two-time letterwinner with the track & field team during his career in Annapolis ... qualified for the IC4A Championship in the indoor 5,000-meter run in 2007 ... posted the team's top-two times in the event last season ... recorded a 14:37.61 clocking at the Penn State National Open on Jan. 26 ... also posted an IC4A qualifying mark in the 3,000-meter run with a 8:28.16 showing against Army during the indoor Star Meet.
Attended Liberty High School ... earned four letters in cross country and three in wrestling and track ... cross country team won the Colorado State Championship in 2003 and 2004 .... earned All-City honors in cross country and track in 2004.
Son of John and Dinah Kress ... born Aug. 7, 1986, in Concord, Mass. ... majoring in aerospace engineering.