2013 Boys Cross Country , Team News

Girvin Named National Merit Semi-Finalist!

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We are honored to recognize 5 Mauldin High School Students who were included in a press release today recognizing National Merit Scholarship Finalist for 2014! These students were selected finalist from among 16,000 peers across the United States who applied and out of 1.5 million high school students in over 22,000 high schools across this nation. In South Carolina, there were only 188 other high school students recognized as finalist, placing these MHS students among elite company. These 5 students are among 24 Greenville County Seniors that are recognized today as finalists.

Please join me in congratulating (from left to right) Kelsey Fuson, William Cummings, Nikita Deshpande, Zach Girvin, and Joshua Dunster.

Zach Girvin is a Captain of the Mauldin High Varsity Cross Country team along with many other accomplishments!

Coach and Frank Shorter

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1972 Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter was at the Eye Opener Cross Country race in Spartanburg, SC this weekend. Mr. Shorter won the Olympic Marathon and his win sparked an American interest in distance running. 

Coach Howell was on hand with a Life Magazine from 1972 for Frank Shorter to sign. 

MHS XC 1st South Carolina Team at Eye Opener

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The Mauldin Boys team learned again how imporant all 7 runners are on a team. The Varsity boys team scored 194 points putting them at a tie for 3rd place. In Cross Country a tie is broken by the 6th or 7th runners place and time. Science Hill School's 6th runner cross the finish line 10 seconds ahead of Mauldin's 6th man. Science Hill was awarded 3rd place and Mauldin was given 4th. Mauldin boys beat out all other South Carolina schools at the meet including competitive Riverside, Wade Hampton and Wando! 


1. Zach Girvin  16:33.40;

2. RyanSmith  17:02.30;

3. Sawyer Willingham 17:21.70;

4. ZachMarion 17:24.66;

5. Brayden Leopold 18:18.24;

6. Hayden Ferrell 18:29.16;

7. Jacob Hood M 12 19:52.52

Mauldin XC Alumns Open Collegiate Seasons

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Marc DeLisle ran his first official collegiate 8k at Milliken Research Park in Spartanburg on Friday evening. Marc opened up his season with a 27:56 8k time leading the Brevard College Tornadoes Cross Country team at the race. Ross Oden of USC Upstate won the race in 26:16. 

Read more here

Sarah Hetzel, who recently transferred from Winthrop to USC Upstate, also ran at the Eye Opener. Sarah ran the 5k in 21:52. 

Eye Opener Results page

Brittany Williams opened up her season at the Covered Bridge Meet in Boone last weekend. Brittany placed in the top 5 for her team running the 5k in 19:22!


Girvin Leads Team to 1st Win of Season

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Senior Zachary Girvin led the Mavs Varsity XC team to a solid win against Christ Church, St. Joe's, Greenville Tech Charter, Greer Middle College and Brashier Middle College. Zach placed 3rd overall. Ryan Smith was the 2nd Mav scorer to cross the line in 4th place followed by Sawyer Willingham and Zach Marion. Brayden Leopold rounded out the top 5 varsity scorers for the Mavs team. Hayden Ferrell and Jacob Hood placed 6th and 7th for Varsity. 

The Lady Mavs were led by senior Jane Macsay with an 11th place finish. Emma Driggers and Jessica Roth followed in 14th and 16th place respectively. Sadie Smith and Lauren Fox rounded out the top 5 varsity scorers for the Lady Mavs. Frazier Beane and Sarah Feaster placed 6th and 7th for Varsity. The girls team placed 3rd overall. 

Meet results

Coach Howell and Boys XC in the News

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Providence Meet Update

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Please read team emails. The team will not be traveling to the Providence Invite this year. 

Outstanding Paperwork Needed before 1st Meet

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We are getting really close!  Trying to finish up before you get all the start of school work paperwork.  Also want to have runners ready to run on Saturday August 24th!
Please bring the following to practice tomorrow
The new concussion form added last night
Paige Yanity
Sebastian Granada
Ian Burch
Allen McArthur
Jessica Starr
Matthew Warlick
Jenna Rutledge
Jane Macsay
Anna Kuiper
Ryan Smith
Sawyer Willingham
Bridget Walsh
Trey Walk
Chandler Taylor
Scott Sweet
August Spencer
Emily Smith
Bailey Rivers
Sarah Feaster
Insurance Money $55
Allen McArthur
Jessica Starr
Sebastian Granada
Ian Burch - the new physical form
Sebastian Granada - you got the forms needed last night
Paige Yanity - District Student code of Conduct (parent and runner signs the bottom)
We need Paige to sign the bottom of her physical form

Parent Meeting Notes

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Per our meeting tonight, the attached form is need from everyone.  Please send with your runner in the morning to Coach Howell.
Also, in lieu of a large fund raiser, we have elected to continue the tradition of collecting $75 per runner to supplement the needs of the team.  Please send in this ASAP and contact Coach if circumstance prevent you from being able to contribute.

Football Concession Signup Information

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Hello Cross Country Team Parents,

The Booster Club provides many needed financial benefits to the Cross Country team such as extra buses, uniforms and jackets and even championship rings (could happen).  As the Cross County's teams contribution, we are required to assist with concessions at a football during the season.  Our game is coming up quickly, Friday, Aug 30 against rival Hillcrest.  Please commit to helping out.  Our kids our out there giving their best everyday and every weekend for the next 3 months, let's support them for a few hour on one night.

In an effort to improve our workforce at the football games, we have put together an online form to make it easy for the parents and kids to sign up to work.  Simply click on the link below to sign up.  To sign up, go to: 
Thank you,
Susan Beane
Coach Howell

Team Warm Up Order deadline

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Cut off for Team Warm Up orders is tomorrow, August 15 per email sent to team on August 5
We have a team warm up that you may choose to purchase. They are voluntary and will be yours to keep. 

Top - Brooks Essential LS 1/2 Zip at $52 (Regular Price is $65).
Bottom - Brooks Spartan Pant at $60 (Regular Price is $75) 

Top - Brooks Essential LS 1/2 Zip is available at $52 (Regular Price is $65)
Bottom - Saucony Boston Pant is available at $52 (Regular Price is $65)

We purchase these through Fleet Feet.

I will have our XC logo embroidered at no cost to the athletes. We will need to have all the orders at a set date. I will let you know. 

Mrs. Smith (Ryan Smith's Mom) will take orders

If you are not getting team emails please contact Dawn Lynch lynch731@yahoo.com 

Booster Blitz Fundraiser

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Mauldin High is having their Booster Club Blitz on 25 August. Everyone must be present for the afternoon. You will need to send me an email stating why, if you can not attend. I will send out further information as I receive it.

Thank You,

Coach Howell