(2008 - 2009) - Cross Country Boys

vs. Wendy's Invite,

Date: Oct. 04, 2008
Time: 08:00 AM
Location: McAlpine Park, Charlotte, NC

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Varsity overnight trip

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October 4, 2008 Wendy's Invitational - McAlpine Park

The South Carolina Track and Cross Country Coaches Association weekly poll just released today has moved the Mauldin Girls Cross Country team into the #1 spot for the first time all season.  Their strong showing at the Wendy's invitational amongst other South Carolina teams gave them the big boost.  Junior Lexi Neiling has also moved into the Top Ten of all classes in the rankings.  The boys team ranking is currently #8, although Fort Mill is listed above them,  Mauldin clearly beat them at the Wendy's Invite.

A cross country team needs seven runners on their varsity squad.   The top five score for the team and unless there is a tie the sixth and seventh runners are considered "ghost" runners.  Well today at the very competitive Wendy's Invitational at McAlpine Park the Mauldin girls depended on their  6th runner to break a tie.  Kathleen Jacob beat out the 6th runner on the Fort Mill team boosting Mauldin to the first team in from South Carolina (9th overall).  Top teams from North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina were competing.  Lexi Neiling led the team with a 25th place finish and a season pr of 19:21; Caroline McDonough was next with a 19:51 and a season pr; Lauren Bennett followed with a 19:57and a new personal record (pr), Alex Dawson almost broke the twenty minute barrier with a pr of 20:01, Rachel Neiling set a new pr of 20:25, Kathleen was next with a 20:50 and Renee Kulik was right behind her with a 20:51.  Hunter Faulk competed in the JV division in personal record time of  23:00.

Mauldin alumni running at Clemson also had a great day at the races.  Alyssa Kulik is the featured runner on the Clemson cross country page, running a personal best time of 17:51.  Lauren Klas posted a personal best 5k time (18:46)  in spite of her fall. Chad Holt also ran a personal best on the short Auburn course of 24:13.

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October 4, 2008
The South Carolina Track and Cross Country Coaches Association weekly poll just released today has moved the Mauldin Girls Cross Country team into the #1 spot for the first time all season.  Their strong showing at the Wendy's invitational amongst other South Carolina teams gave them the big boost.  Junior Lexi Neiling has also moved into the Top Ten of all classes in the rankings.  The boys team ranking is currently #8, although Fort Mill is listed above them,  Mauldin clearly beat them at the Wendy's Invite.

Coach Howell always says, "Throw the dice and let's see how these boys roll".  In this race Eric Lawson led the team with a season pr of 17:03. Junior Kris Lacer dropped another 25 seconds from his time to a new pr of 17:21.  Daniel Weekes was the third runner in with a 17:22, Teddy Buckner tightened up the pack with a 17:25 and a new pr, Tyler Tesch ran a new pr of 17:28, Graham Harris came in at 18:09 and Tyler Pommerenke at 18:51.  The boys team was the 5th team in from South Carolina (18th overall - 31 teams competing).  Austin Hood competed in the JV division in personal best time of 19:03. 

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Photo album (courtesy Tom McDonough)
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