(2010 - 2011) - Cross Country Girls

Important information for the 2011-2012 Cross Country season including Summer Camp/Summer Training

Please click here to read Coach Howell's summer information letter

Please email Joanne Hetzel to be added to the 2011 xc distribution list. Joannehetzel@hotmail.com


2010-2011 Season

Head Cross Country Coach - Delmer Howell
MAVS Team Rep -
Lynn Bennett 

MAVS Website Reporter - Nancy Neiling

Team Mom - Laurie Sinkele & Cathy Moore

2006-2009 Archives  

Coach Howell's photo album link 


Mauldin Team page on www.scrunners.com




Alyssa Kulik featured in Orange and White article.  Read all about Alyssa's many talents.

Mauldin alumni Alyssa Kulik '08 and Lexi Neiling '10 head to Boston to compete in the ACC Championship for Clemson. Read more here.


Congratulations to the Class of 2012 Junior Marshals. They will be guards at the Class of 2011 Graduation ceremony. They are the top 12 students ranked in their class! Katrina Aardema, Kelsey Byrd, Katherine Faith, Thomas Krumins, Kate Macsay, Myndert Papenhuyzen, Madison Scott, Kale Shipley, Sandra Siatkowski, Sarah Stafford, Wayne Stevenson, and Laura Woodlee!!



AAAA State Championship- Sandhills Columbia, SC November 6, 2010

Meet Results

Sandy's Photo album


Coach Howell's photo album link

Brittany Williams ran a great race finishing as the AAAA individual state runner up with a time of 18:30 at Sandhills today. Brittany led the majority of the race until the last 100 meters when Jasmine Polite poured it on for the second year in a row. Brittany earned All-State honors for her performance. Brittany has had a stellar season this year dominating her competition and coming within a second of the girls school record. The team finished 7th overall up one spot from where they were ranked. This was one of the coldest, windiest races in the last 7 years with the temps in the mid 30's. Frazier Beane finished in the 17th spot missing All-State by only two places. Frazier set a new pr with her time of 19:29. Frazier has been a solid number two for the team all season. Sarah Hetzel (20:10, 34th) was 3rd in for the team. Sarah set a new pr knocking 6 seconds off her previous pr. Although a newcomer to the team, eighth grader Sarah Lynch (20:36, 51st) has stepped up to become a major contributor. Sarah was 4th for the team and really stepped it up in this race. Hannah Hetzel rounded out the top 5 running 21:04 finishing in 69th place. Cheyenne Galli (21:19, 76th) and Olivia Baddley (21:45, 87th) rounded out the top 7. Sarah Stafford was the alternate for this race. The team was unique in the respect that only one of the top 7 was a previous varsity runner something not seen on the team for quite some time. The girls put forth a huge amount of effort this season to get to the state meet. Special thanks go out to all the alumni runners and JV team members and their parents for making the trip to Columbia to support the team. We had a large group of supporters in attendance. Lauren Rutledge is our only Senior girl this year and we wish her all the best next year as she moves on to college. Thanks all for a great Cross Country Season!

 Brittany Williams AAAA State Runner-Up


MAVS Top 7 Upper State Varsity Runners (10/30/2010)

*Top 5 scoring runner

1.)* Brittany Williams                                                                              2.)* Frazier Beane


3.)* Sarah Hetzel                                                                                 4.)* Hannah Hetzel


5.)* Sarah Lynch                                                                                              6.) Cheyenne Galli


7.) Olivia Baddley




Upper State Qualifer-Meet Results

October 30, 2010

The girls are going to state!! The Lady Mavs finished in fourth place at the Upper State Qualifier at Dorman Saturday. The top 6 teams and top 20 individuals advance to the state meet.  Brittany Williams finished 5th overall running 19:16 after running it out with Spartanburg's Evie Tate in the home stretch. Frasier Beane (20:42), Sarah Hetzel (20:45) and Hannah Hetzel (21:23) all improved their times on this course from their last outing here. Sarah Lynch was next in with a 21:49 and the final scorer. Cheyenne Galli (22:18) and Olivia Baddley (22:36) were 6th and 7th for the team and also improved their times on this course. The State Championship meet will be held next Saturday at the Sandhills course in Columbia. Parents and JV teammates are encouraged to attend and cheer the girls on. See you at the race! Good luck girls!

2010 State Team-Hannah Hetzel, Sarah Lynch, Olivia Baddley, Brittany Williams, Frazier Beane, Sarah Hetzel, Cheyenne Galli


Varsity Top 7 as of 10/23/2010



1. Brittany Williams                                                                    2. Frazier Beane


3. Sarah Hetzel                                                                      4. Sarah Lynch


5. Hannah Hetzel                                                                   6. Olivia Baddley

7. Cheyenne Galli







Greenville County-Meet Results

October 23, 2010

Brittany Williams reigns as the Greenville County Champion! Brittany ran a super fast race of 18:11.7! Brittany set yet another course record (for the 3rd time!). Hard to imagine beating your own record twice in one year! In addition, her time was only one second off Alyssa Kulik's school record! Way to go, Brittany! You continue to amaze all of us! Frazier Beane ran to all county honors finishing 8th and setting a new pr of 19:31. Frazier knocked almost 20 seconds off her previous pr! Sarah Hetzel was third for the team running 20:19. Sarah was just a few seconds shy of her pr. Sarah Lynch took 22 seconds off her previous pr running 20:29 and finished 4th for the team. Hannah Hetzel was the 5th runner. Hannah's time of 20:48 knocked 23 seconds off her previous pr. Olivia Baddley was the hero of the day. Olivia's time of 21:26 broke the tie between Mauldin and St. Joe's for team third place! Olivia dropped 29 seconds off her best time.Don't let anyone tell you the 6th and 7th runners don't count! Cheyenne Galli rounded out the top 7 running 21:32. Great job, girls! You've never looked stronger!

The JV girls results were not yet available. More details to follow!

Brittany and Frazier run to all County Honors!

The Varsity Girls team finishes 3rd!




Heritage Invite-Meet Results

October 16, 2010

Brittany Williams won the Heritage Park Invite running 18:21. Brittany continues to look strong with only 2 races to state. Brittany's time set yet another new course record by 3 seconds over her previous time on this course.  Frazier Beane placed 11th overall with 20:09. Sarah Hetzel was close behind in the 13th spot running 20:16. Hannah Hetzel (21:29) was next in for the team with Sarah Lynch on her heels. Sarah ran 21:39 and rounded out the top 5. Cheyenne Galli (21:57) was 6th for the team and Olivia Baddley (21:57) moved up to a varsity spot and was the teams 7th runner.

In the JV race Bridget Walsh had her best finish of the season finishing 4th overall running 22:27. Ashley Stone (22:56) and Elli Kyriacou (22:59) also made the top 10 overall running in 7th and 9th respectively. Jen Fraser (24:11) and Alex Corn (24:12) took the 4th and 5th team positions. Megan McCullough (25:02) and Alex Dawson (25:04) were next. Megan Dunn, Jessica Starr and Hannah Brown also were in this race. The next race will be the Greenville County championship on October 23rd at Heritage Park.    






Region II AAAA-Meet Results 

October 12, 2010

Brittany Williams ran to all Region honors at the Region II AAAA meet at Dorman. Brittany was the Region Champ among the girls running 18:57. Brittany was the only Mauldin team member of either team to be all Region. Mauldin took third place this year with 82 points to Dorman's 45 and Mann's 60. Frazier Beane was next in with a 20:57. Sarah Hetzel (21:19) was third for the team followed by Sarah Lynch (21:34). Hannah Hetzel (22:03) vastly improved her previous time from the Dorman course by a minute and a half. Cheyenne Galli (22:46) and Sarah Stafford (22:54) were 6th and 7th for the team.

The JV girls took 4th place in the region. Olivia Baddley led the team running 23:36. Bridget Walsh (24:52), Elli Kyriacou (25:05), and Ashley Stone (25:17) were next in. The girls next meet is the Heritage Invite.


Furman Invite-Meet Results

October 9, 2010

The Varsity girls ran to a third place finish at the Furman Invite Saturday missing second by only one point to Lexington. Milton took first. Brittany Williams continues to dominate placing second overall running 18:49. Brittany stayed at the front for the entire race. This course was altered from previous years, but proved no less difficult. Frazier Beane was second for the team running 20:53 while nursing a sore shin. Sarah Lynch (21:15) moved up again taking the third spot with Sarah Hetzel (21:20) close behind. Hannah Hetzel (22:21), also on the move to the front, was the fifth runner. Sarah Stafford (23:03) and Cheyenne Galli (23;49) rounded out the top seven.  There were 18 teams in this race.

The JV girls team placed 4th of 8 teams. Olivia Baddley led the pack running 23:43 finishing 14th overall. Ashley Stone (24:46) and Elli Kyriacou (25:23) were next followed by Jen Fraser (25:57). Megan McCullough (26:01) was fifth for the team with Bridget Walsh (26:09) close behind. Alex Dawson (26:35) was seventh.  Alex Corn, Hannah Kanipe, Megan Dunn, Jessica Starr and Hannah Brown also participated in this race. The girls compete next on Tuesday in the Region meet at Dorman. Come and support the Lady Mavs!


The girls enjoy pre-race pasta at the Beane's.                                                 Olivia sprints in to the finish





photo courtesy of LandSharkPhotos.com (photo for school website only)

Check out all the Wendy's photos from Ken Charnock at LandSharkPhotos.com


Boiling Springs meet-Meet Results

The Lady Mavs took first over Boiling Springs by 16 points with a score of 32 to Boiling Springs 48 and Byrnes 50. Brittany Williams was second to Anastasia Kolesnitchenko running 19:19. Sarah Hetzel finished 5th overall with a time of 20:24. Frazier Beane was 6th running 21:08. Sarah Lynch was 8th and 4th for the team. Sarah's time was 21:26. Hannah Hetzel(21:34),  5th for the team, was next. Cheyenne Galli (22:10) and Sarah Stafford (22:51) took the 6th and 7th spots. Sarah Stafford took a top 7 spot for the first time this season. Bridget Walsh moved up several positions to number 8 running 23:28. All of the girls performed well on what can be a difficult course. The girls will compete at the Furman Invite on Saturday, October 9.


Bridget has a fast finish-photo credit Cathy Moore             Sarah Stafford sprints in to the finish-photo credit Cathy Moore

Wendy's Invite- Wendy's Invite Results

October 2, 2010

Brittany Williams continues to improve placing 2nd overall at the prestigious Wendy's Invite with a time of 18:14. Brittany took an additional 10 seconds off her previous pr. Brittany's time was just shy of Mauldin alumni standout Alyssa Kulik's 18:11 on this course. Unbelievable! Six of the top 7 set new pr's. Frazier Beane has consistantly been in the 2nd spot. Frazier's 19:51 was 8 seconds off her previous pr. Sarah Hetzel, consistantly in the third position, knocked 18 seconds off her pr running 20:16. Eighth grader Sarah Lynch is moving toward the front. Sarah ran 20:15. Sarah has taken 5 minutes off her time since the beginning of the season. Hannah Hetzel (21:10) took the 5th spot with a 7 second pr. Cheyenne Galli's 21:18 slashed 12 more seconds from her time. Lauren Rutledge (23:15) rounded out the top 7. The varsity girls finished 17th out of 32 teams.

Participating in the Freshman/Sophomore race were Bridget Walsh (23:24), Jen Fraser (24:33), Ashley Stone (24:40), Alex Dawson (24:46), Alex Corn (25:54), Hannah Kanipe (26:12), Megan Dunn (26:55), Jessica Starr (28:29) and Hannah Brown(31:19). Sarah Stafford (22:43) and Megan McCullough ran in the Junior/Senior race. Sarah's time placed her in contention for a varsity spot. The Lady Mavs will compete at Boiling Springs on Wednesday, October 6th. See you there!

More on the Wendy's race -

Thanks to Dave Culp from TC Roberson for the insight on the girl's races:  Today’s race may have been the fastest girls team race ever held at McAlpine!  In the Girls Invitational, Bishop O’Connell, Ardrey Kell, and Watauga established a firm hold on the top 3 spots, each placing 3 runners under 19:00.  Only the 2000 Great American Cross Country Fesitval Girls Race of Champions, held on a flooded McAlpine Park, can compare to today’s Girls Invitational as the most competitive team race held on the greenway.  And in the 2000 ROC, only Campbell of Wyoming had 3 runners under 19:00.  The 2006 Mauldin team has been the only other girls team in the 36 year history of Wendy’s to place 3 runners under 19:00 (Mauldin still holds the best top 5 average with an 18:45).  As a final note of how competitive this race was and how much girls cross country is improving in North Carolina, no team ever had more than 2 runners run under 19:00 in the 22 years of NCHSAA State Championships held at McAlpine.

Brittany and Frazier have a relaxing moment



Greenville Open Invite-Greenville Open Results

September 29, 2010

Brittany Williams wins the meet with a smokin' fast course record! Brittany's time of 18:24 eclipsed the meet record by a whopping 14 seconds.Wow! Brittany more than proved that she is worth her number one state ranking. The girls team placed second to Riverside with a score of 86 to Riverside's 66. The girls also edged out Mann by 5 pts. Fourteen teams participated in the race. Six of the top 7 ran pr's today with Frasier off her pr by less than a second. Frazier Beane placed 7th overall running 19:59. Sarah Hetzel (15th, 20:35) took 6 seconds off her pr. Hannah Hetzel (30th, 21:17) chopped 39 seconds off her pr.Sarah Lynch (21:26) and Cheyenne Galli (21:30) passed many runners in the last quarter mile. Sarah Lynch dropped 23 seconds off her time and Cheyenne 25 seconds! Lauren Rutledge broke into the top 7 for the first time running 22:55 taking off 54 seconds! Sarah Stafford (23:02, 54 sec pr) and Bridget Walsh (23:05) were next.  

Other notable pr's include Ellie Kyriacou (74 sec), Ashley Stone (2:51), Jen Fraser (28 sec), Alex Corn (2:31), Megan Dunn (1:52), Emma Haney (1:13), Hannah Kanipe (1:54), Jessica Star (3:05) and Tyla Hovell (2:41). Megan McCullough took 46 seconds off her season best. Great job, girls! The next race is Saturday, Wendy's Invite in Charlotte. Wendy's is always an exciting race with lots of competition on a fast course. Hope to see all of you there.




Hillcrest Meet- Hillcrest Meet Results

September 22, 2010

The girls team outscored Hillcrest by 14 points with Brittany Williams winning yet another race this season running 19:56. Frazier Beane took the number two spot in 21:42. Sarah Hetzel placed fourth (22:22) and Hannah Hetzel (22:58) was in 6th place. Sarah Lynch (23:38) took the number 5 spot for the team. Cheyenne Galli (24:18) and Olivia Baddley (24:40) were 6th and 7th for the team. Also running in the top 10 for the team were Sarah Stafford, Bridget Walsh and Lauren Rutledge. The girls will race at Heritage again next week facing Mann and Riverside in some tough region competition. This race will also be a canned food drive so bring lots of cans and come to see the race on the 29th.


Brittany Williams Ranked Number One -September 22, 2010

Brittany Williams number one in the latest SCTCCCA Coaches Poll! Brittany's last two spectacular races moved her into the number one spot. Way to go, Brittany! Lady Mavs ranked tenth.



Lake Murray Invite- Lake Murray Results

Brittany Williams wins Lake Murray Invitational! Varsity girls team 4th, JV girls team 3rd. More details to follow as results become available.

Lady Mavs have a fast start-Photo credit Janice Baddley

Brittany Williams wins Lake Murray Invite-Photo credit Janice Baddley




Dorman Meet-Dorman meet results

Go Mavs photo album

September 15, 2010- The Lady Mavs took second to Dorman despite Brittany Williams first place finish with a time of 19:53 and Frazier Bean (21:59) and Sarah Hetzel (22:37) finishing in the top 10. The Lady Mavs scored 40 points to Dorman's 20. Eighth grader Sarah Lynch,in fourth place for the team, ran 23:44 closely followed by Hannah Hetzel (23:46). Olivia Baddley (24:39) and Cheyenne Galli (24:40) stayed together to finish out the top seven. Lauren Rutledge, Lauren Bennett, Sarah Stafford and Bridget Walsh all ran in the top 30.

The next meet is Lake Murray on Saturday. Lake Murray is a great course to run with plenty of opportunities for fans to watch. Hope to see you there!



 September 16, 2010

Mauldin's Williams far ahead of the pack

Written by Brett Borden   

Wednesday, 15 September 2010 21:40

Article Courtesy of GoMauldin.com

Something pretty special is going on in Mauldin athletics. Brittany Williams, who’s parents, Chris and Mindy, actively serve in the Army and Marines, respectively, is excelling in long distance running for the Mavericks cross country team.

Williams won the Coaches’ Classic 5K race last Saturday in Columbia, S.C. Her time, 18:51, may sound like mere numbers to those not familiar with running. But anyone who knows that feeling of burning lungs, exhausted limbs and a body soaked in sweat understands what an achievement that really is, especially for a 16-year-old.

“Am I proud?” asked her mother, Marine Col. Mindy Williams. “I was on active duty this weekend working with a bunch of Marines. As soon as my phone started lighting up (about 10 seconds after Brittany crossed the finish line) I ran to tell my fellow Marine Colonels the news. I practically cried I was so happy that she had won, AND that she had set a PR (personal record) again! All of us Colonels, the old Marines, seem to brag on our children more than anything else we do -- it's our bond together as we are all away from our families.”

Father Chris, an Army major who was also on active duty last weekend, was equally elated to hear the news.  

“The pride that I have for Brittany knows no bounds,” he said. “I am more proud of her humble demeanor in which she handles her success than her feat of winning that particular race or any race.  Brittany is a competitive individual and is driven to improve her God given skills, but she is mature enough to know that there will be tough times before success is achieved.  I just love her attitude and how she approaches each competition in sports and each exam in the academic area. She understands that she is a student-athlete and the student portion comes first.”

Brittany was asked whether her stamina comes from within or from a mother who has run competitively for 31 years and a father who has earned a national title in power lifting.  

“I have no idea,” she said, smiling. “I just want to please Coach, I guess.”

Coach would be Coach Delmer Howell, a demanding man who has coaxed 15 team and seven individual state cross country championships from athletes who needed his coaxing to stay ahead of the ultimate opponent, the stopwatch.

“You have to give credit to the child,” said Howell. “Brittany herself has decided that she wants to be successful. It’s not me. She has decided to put in the miles and the intensity into her running to get where she is. She’s running at a level that’s far beyond what the other kids are doing here. I really don’t think it’s talent. I think it’s the maturity of the individual and her desire to succeed.”

Williams had some pretty good role models at home. Each is an accomplished athlete, but you have to ask the spouse for details because neither one will brag on themself.

“We opened the paper this past week and saw an article about a 46 year old man who set a state record with his power lifts,” says Mindy. “Chris would break all of those records - at 47 - with his opening lift!”

“I’m the slow runner in the family and therefore offer nothing but advice for Brittany’s improvement,” says Chris. “I personally think that Brittany cannot jog slow enough to keep up with me. My wife, on the other hand, can run the distances with Brittany. She is a true runner in the sense that she knows what pace she is running, how far she has run and she normally gets stronger and faster as the run continues. From a parental influence, I would say that my wife has more of an influence on Brittany’s running than I could ever have.  If the three of us were to run at the same time, I would pull rear security.”

Howell made Brittany a captain on his cross country team, secure in the fact that he couldn’t have made a better choice to lead the rest of his athletes, both on and off the course. He says Brittany’s teammates should follow her example, because there is only so much he can do in teaching them to push through those walls that all runners face.

“You can work on it and you can pound it into your players as a coach, but it’s like forcing a square peg into a round hole,” he said. “You can show them how and give them the opportunity to do it, but if they are going to be successful, they’re the ones who choose to do so or to be back of the pack.”

“Looking at Brittany, she’s such a wonderful, sweet child that you may not even realize how much intensity she has in meeting her.”

Williams has only been running for three years. She says she started because her friends were doing it, and despite having two parents who are fierce competitors, they haven’t pushed anything on her.

“They just tell me to do the best that I can,” she said. “They don’t put ANY pressure on me which is awesome.”

The fact that one is usually away is tough, but both parents are with her, every step of the way, in spirit if not in person.

“One of us is usually home,” said Mindy. “This past weekend we were both on active duty and missed the race of Brittany's life - so far.  I am sick about it - but we have a great group of parents who support us. Chris has deployed to Iraq and has done several state-side deployments.  It looks like my turn is coming up soon.  One of us seems to be on orders doing something - as an example - I will be gone the entire month of October and have been gone about half of September.  When I am here - Brittany's dad usually has somewhere to go as well.”

“The idea of belonging to an organization/team and part of something that is far greater than ourselves is important,” said Chris. “Brittany knows her role and responsibilities as a runner and leader, but most importantly she knows that the name of the front of her jersey is far greater than the one wearing it. She continues to impress me with her positive attitude, and I feel that I have learned more from watching her develop into a good runner than she could ever learn from me.”

Don’t look now, but this family has another stellar athlete rising in the ranks.

“Brittany's little sister, Brooke, is 13 yrs old,” said Mindy. “She’s in the eighth grade and has also set several PRs, including this weekend, in swimming for the Mauldin High School swim team.” 


September 11, 2010- Coaches Classic Results

Coach's picture album

Go Mauldin article

Brittany Williams continues her reign winning the competitive Coaches Classic meet in Columbia today. Brittany ran an awesome race breaking 19 minutes for the first time and setting a new pr of 18:53.This time and finish should place Brittany at the top of the next SCTCCA Coaches poll. The varsity girls finished 13th of 21 teams which was not the finish they had hoped for. Frazier Beane and Sarah Hetzel finished in the second and third spots for the team running 21:29 and 21:32. The fourth, fifth and sixth runners of Lauren Bennett, Sarah Lynch and Cheyenne Galli all finished within one second of each other running 22:40 and :41. Hannah Hetzel was seventh with a 23:21.

In the JV girls race Olivia Baddley finished 14th running 22:30. Bridget Walsh was next in running 23:31. The JV girls finished 6th of 25 teams. Sarah Stafford (23:35), Lauren Rutledge (23:49), Lauren Fox (23:51), Selina Brown (23:57) and Alex Dawson (24:03) rounded out the top seven. Also running in the top ten for the team were Jenn Frasier, Ellie Kyriacou, and Megan McCullough. The girls will compete next at Dorman on Wednesday. Hope to see all of you there.

photo credit John Olson (scrunners.com)



Mauldin XC/Track standouts Kathleen Jacob (USC) and Lexi Neiling (Clemson)

September 4, 2010 Eye Opener Results

Coach Howell's photo album link

Brittany Williams led the pack in the Girls International Division at the Eye Opener at Milliken Research Park in Spartanburg today. Brittany's impressive third place finish with a time of 19:03 was a record setting time among the Mauldin girls! Awesome job, Brittany! Sarah Hetzel (20:41, 20th) set another pr today finishing 2nd for the team knocking an additional 54 seconds off her previous time! Way to go, Sarah! Frazier Bean and Olivia Baddley both crossed the line in 21:50 in 50th and 51st places respectively. Olivia took 43 seconds off her previous pr. Hannah Hetzel (22:13) was next followed by Cheyenne Galli (22:15) who also set another pr by 28 seconds. Lauren Bennett(23:22) rounded out the top seven. The team placed 6th out of 19 teams in a competitive field.

In the JV girls race eighth grader Sarah Lynch (22:54) took the top spot finishing in the 6th position overall. Sarah set a new pr by 45 seconds. Good job, Sarah! Junior Sarah Stafford (24:07) took the second position for the team followed closely by Lauren Fox (24:11). Senior Lauren Rutledge (24:35) and Sophomore Selina Brown (24:45) were in the 4th and 5th positions followed by Elli Kyriacou (25:04) and Jenn Frasier (25:31) who rounded out the top 7. The JV girls team finished 5th out of 20 teams.

The girls team will travel to Columbia next week to compete at Coaches Classic at the Clemson Sandhills Research Park. Coaches Classic always proves to be an exciting race with lots of great competition. Come and support the Lady Mavs!


Mauldin cross country fares well at Eye Opener

Written by Brett Borden   

Courtesy of GoMauldin.com

Saturday, 04 September 2010 11:04

Saturday’s cross country event, the Eye Opener at Milliken Research Park in Spartanburg, SC, wasn’t Mauldin’s first this season. The Mavericks also ran in the Providence Invitational and in a dual meet at Christ Church. But for head coach Delmer Howell, it was a step up in competition and a step toward the goal of winning a 14th state championship.

“We’ve got a long season ahead of us, and we’re just getting started, but when you can get started on a positive note like we have, that’s a really good thing for what we’re trying to do,” said Howell. “Every year we have one goal and that is to try to win the state championship, no matter where we are or what we’ve got.”

As the runners all assembled at the Mauldin tent early Saturday, their t-shirts all sported the same quotation on the back. Howell explained what it was and what it means.

“It’s by Paavo Nurmi, who won nine Olympic medals,” said Howell. “It says, ‘Mind is everything. Muscle…pieces of rubber. All that I am is because of my mind.’”

Howell wins state championships using that approach. His athletes know coming in that more is expected of them. In other sports you can sometimes win without playing your best. In running, however, the clock never lies. And the clock is your ultimate competitor.

“Everybody out here is doing the same amount of mileage,” he said, looking at the other teams assembled at Milliken Research Park. “We do a lot more in terms of intensity. I think we work harder than a lot of other teams and I think it shows over the years. We have won championships in the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and now that we’re in a new decade we hope to get another one.”

Howell was satisfied with what he saw Saturday, or as satisfied as someone with lofty expectations can be.

“Today the competition was good and I thought both of our teams did better than my expectations,” he said. “I’m not the most positive coach out here, so when you can impress me with your effort, I think you’re doing well.”

 September 1, 2010 Christ Church Results

Coach Howell's photo album link


The Mauldin Girls team took first place over Christ Church and Greenville Tech Charter on Wednesday. Brittany Williams led the team placing second running 20:25 on a difficult course. Frazier Bean (23:02, 4th) was next. The girls took eight of the top ten spots. Sarah Hetzel was third in for the team in 5th place overall running 23:06. Rachel Neiling was next with a time of 23:48. Lauren Bennett (24:07) and Olivia Baddley (24:17) were in the 5th and 6th positions for the team. Hannah Hetzel (24:24) rounded out the top seven.  The Mauldin girls took 15 of the top 20 spots overall. Also placing in the top 20 were Cheyenne Galli,  Sarah Lynch, Alex Dawson, Sarah Stafford, Lauren Rutledge, Selina Brown, Bridget Walsh and Lauren Fox.

The Lady Mavs next race will be Saturday, September 4th at the Eye Opener at the Milliken Research park in Spartanburg.


 August 28, 2010 Providence Invitational Results

Coach Howell's photo link

The Mauldin Girls Cross Country team opened their season at the Providence Invitational in Charlotte Saturday. The girls team finished 11th of 23 teams in a competitive field. Brittany Williams led the team with a 19:47. Brittany finished strong passing many runners in her last mile. Newcomer Frazier Bean ran an awesome first race finishing 2nd for the team running a 21:28. Junior Sarah Hetzel set a new pr (21:35). Sarah knocked more than 3 minutes off her time from this race last year. Lauren Bennett was next running 22:22. Olivia Baddley, also a newcomer, rounded out the top 5 with a 22:33. Rounding out the top 7 were Hannah Hetzel (22:35) and Rachel Neiling (22:53). Hannah dropped more than a minute off her time from last year.

Cheyenne Galli (22:43) led the team in the Junior Varsity race setting a new pr. Cheyenne slashed almost 2 minutes off last year's time. Cheyenne's time placed her in contention for a varsity spot. 8th grader Sarah Lynch (23:39) was 2nd in for the team followed by Alex Dawson (24:27) and Sarah Stafford (24:42). Selina Brown (24:53) was the 5th scorer. Selina took 4:19 off last year's time. Lauren Rutledge (25:00) and Lauren Fox (25:28) rounded out thie top 7. Also running were Elli Kyriacou, Jenn Fraser, Megan McCullough, Bridget Walsh, Ashley Stone, Alex Corn, Tyla Hovell, Megan Dunn, Emma Haney, Jessica Starr, Hannah Brown and Samantha Snider. The girls next outing will be Wednesday, September 2nd at Christ Church. Come out and support the Lady Mavs!

The girls meditating at the line

Brittany sprints into the finish!

Frazier has a great first race!

Sarah setting a new pr!

Cheyenne has a fine finish!

Selina knocks 4:19 off last year's time.


Relaxing after a tough race!      








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Brittany Williams                                                                          Frazier Beane       


Sarah Hetzel                                                                                Hannah Hetzel  





Cross Country teammates and National Honor Society inductees

Daniel Schlepphorst, Austin Hood, Elisha Farley, Brittany Williams, Sarah Stafford


Meet Results








AAAA State Championship- Sandhills Columbia, SC November 6, 2010