Confusion at Eastside

  • photo credit Delmer Howell



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The Mauldin Varsity Boys XC team took first place even after losing their top two runners on the course.  Marc DeLisle and Charlie Cook had a clear lead on the entire pack of 84 varsity runners.  This was the first time Mauldin ran on the confusing Eastside course.  As the boys came out of the gate they were incorrectly directed to run up the hill leading them off course of the rest of the runners.  Riverside's Dan Castello was familiar with the course and instructed our next runner Noah LaBelle to go the right way. In what could have been a disaster for some runners, Marc and Charlie wasted no time trying to catch back up to the front pack.  Noah then led the boys and won the race overall! Sawyer Willingham advanced his way through the race to place 3rd overall.  Jeff Sinkele was right behind him in 4th place and Zach Girvin followed in 6th place.  Marc and Charlie made it in to the finish line in 8th and 10th places.  Daniel Schlepphorst rounded out the top 7 varsity runners placing 14th.  The boys team won the race with a low score of 22 points.  Riverside was 2nd place with 71 points.  The boys team will now prepare for the very competitive Coaches Classic to be held this weekend.  Way to go!!

Varsity Boys results

JV Boys results

Mauldin JV Boys XC places 2nd at Eastside with 42 points. Riverside took 1st place with 31 points. Ryan Smith led the JV team and placed 3rd overall.  Zach Marion (5th place), Teague Jennings (7th place), Kory Rayburg (14th place) and Jonah Moore (15th place) rounded out the top 5 scoring runners for the Mavs.  Way to go, guys!