Mainland Boys Cross Country: My Site News

Monday, October 11
Upset Win in 2010 Eating Contest

It was a random field of 2010 XC eating contest competitors, taking on the slightly-less-than-2009-which-itself-was-waaay-less-than-2006 challenge of two McDoubles, a pie, a disgusting milkshake, and something else in Mays Landing on Saturday. Returning favorit John Brennan seemed very confident as he awaited the start. Last second entry Alejandro "Macho" Camacho was also ready to win as a last minute entry, bringing the contest to yet anothor part of our world. Mike Derosiers, Ethan Fischer, and a completely-understanding Louis Moskovitz rounded out the filed.

Bad manners, and large bites opened things up. While Alex went burrito-like foodstuff first, many of the freshmen took the "rotating cheeseburger" opening in machine-like fashion. An eraly lead by both Brennan and Fischer was quickly surmised by those in the crowd. Minutes later, those who still were able to repress their urge to look away were witness to history - freshman phenom Ethan Fischer FTW!!!!


The first freshman to take the title in contest history, Ethan had other competitors throwing their food in disgust. Will he become the first repeat champion??? Will anyone rise up to challenge in 2011? How will he compare to Hall of Famers Tom DeCourcey or Max Mittelman? Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 12
Team Runs Bud Kern 5K

The team ran in the annual Bud Kern 5K in Somers Point Saturday. They open the regular season at Absegami on Tuesday. Assistant coach Alex Palmentieri ran an 18:19 on three days training!  

Kyle Sulzer -  17:26
Jordan Reedie -  17:40
Steve Rabel - 17:43
Marc Appenzeller - 17:59
Luke Spear - 18:00
TJ Mooney -18:32
Chris Hutton - 19:12
Anthony Zarrillo - 19:32
Jimmy McDaid - 19:40
John Brennan - 19:42
Jon Scull  - 20:15
Will Krause (?) -  20:39
Shane Walsh - 20:55
Evan Fein - 22:14
Lucas DiMaio - 22:32
Ethan Fischer and Mike DeRosiers -  22:49   
Nathan Sulzer - 25:41 

Sunday, September 12
Team Wins Scrimmage

The 2010 XC team made their debut in the 90-plus degree heat at Wildwood Catholic Wednesday. While the times were not up to their usual standards, many guys ran a tough race. Kyle Sulzer led the way, as the only runner in the race to break 20:00. Henry Jungles was the top freshman, as he made it into the Varsity 7 in his first race. This senior class will attempt to edge out the 2009 seniors as one of the most memorable of all time. They will take their next shot in the Bud Kern 5K Saturday.


Kyle Sulzer -19:52

Jordan Reedie -  20:28

Steve Rabel - 20:45

Marc Appenzeller - 21:56

Chris Hutton - 22:06

Luke Spear - 22:35

Henry Jungels - 23:09

Jimmy McDaid - 23:19

John Brennan - 23:29

TJ Mooney - 23:37

Jon Scull - 25:19

Lucas DeMaio - 25:44

Nate Sulzer - 28:29

Evan Fein - 29:24 


Tuesday, April 8
Mainland's Heyman honored by N.J. Coaches Association Hall of Fame
Published: Tuesday, April 08, 2008

From Press staff reports

Coach Dan Heyman of the Mainland Regional High School cross country team was honored Sunday by the New Jersey State Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame Luncheon in Edison.

Heyman has coached the Mustangs track program for 13 years with an outstanding 122-7 career record. He led the Mustangs to three state titles, five South Jersey titles and 11 Atlantic County Championships.

Under his leadership, Mainland also became the first boys program to win the Meet of Champions in back-to-back seasons (2002-2003).

"A lot of really great runners from my teams came out. It reminded me how lucky I am to have worked with such great kids over the years," Heyman said. "I always tell them that it's a reflection of them. It speaks to how great the kids I work with are. I'm just honored to be given this recognition."

Friday, October 21
Mainland County Honor Roll


Greg Hughes 14:20 2003

Geoff Wayton 14:39 1993

Jimmy Wyner 14:40 2003

Kurt Wayton 14:41 1993

Max Mittleman 14:50 2008

Spenser Poepson 14:53 2003

Brian Gertzen 14:56 2002

Joey Masters 15:01 2003

Matt Hernberg 15:02 2008

Andrew Everett 15:03 2008

Scott Keyser 15:04 1995

Matt McGroarty 15:05 2002

Kevin Cronin 15:07 2006

Alex Palmentieri 15:18 2003

Kyle Sulzer 15:22 2010

Chris Bolden 15:24 1991

Tom DeCourcey 15:24 2005

Kevin Gahr 15:25 2004

Bill Carroll 15:28 1997

Nick Berenotto 15:29 2016