Mainland Boys Cross Country: CAL News

Monday, May 16
Mainland 11th in Atlantic County Meet

Several team PR's were set on Thursday as the team placed 11th in the Atlantic County Championships at Buena. Alex Gilmore and John Scull started it off in the 1600, running 5:19 and 5:21. Jimmy McDaid and Jordan Reedie ran 2:12 and 2:14 in the 800m. Steve Rabel broke 11:00 with a 10:56.

 

Will Krause accounted for 80% of Mainland's scoring with a 4th place 10:20 3200m run, also a PR. He will compete in the CAL Individual meet this Thursday at EHT.



Wednesday, April 20
Mainland Wins!!!

The 2011 Mainland track team got in the win column for the first time this decade with a historic dual meet victory over visiting St. Augustine Prep. The weights and field events dominated to set up the running events, who also had a good day. 

Jimmy McDaid ran a PR of 2:12, paced by Jordan Reedie's 65 first lap, good for second in the 800m. Will Krause continued his strong season with another victory in the 3200m. John Scull and Lucas Dimaio ran PR's in the 1600 and 800m, respectively in 5:23 and 2:31. 



Wednesday, April 6
Mainland at 0-3

The distance team had an improved showing at the Atlantic City-Millville tri-meet Tuesday. In the whipping A.C. winds, many guys ran a season PR. Marc Appenzeller led the way with a 5:15 mile, good for 2nd place against A.C. Alex Gilmore started his comeback from illness to run 5:26, and John Scull ran 5:33.

In the 800, Jimmy McDaid ran a great tactical race, taking 3rd overall (for two 2nd place point finishes) with a 2:17. Jordan Reedie ran 2:20.

 The highlight of the day was Will Krause's gutsy 10:46. He ran with the lead pack for most of the race (other than an ill-advised, or actually not advised lead pickup at the mile mark) and finished strong, winning one and taking second in the other.

 The team is at 0-3 on the season. They race again this Thursday at home.



Monday, November 1
Mainland Places Third in C.A.L. Meet

The team again took bronze with a third place finish at the 2010 CAL Individual Meet, beating 18 other teams along the way. Kyle Sulzer continued his strong racing with a 5th place overall. Also earning  a medal was Jordan Reedie in 22nd. All three JV runners earned medals as well, with Marc Appenzeller, John Scull, and Jimmy McDaid in the top 15.

Kyle Sulzer Varsity 16:43
Jordan Reedie Varsity 17:26
Steven Rabel Varsity 17:40
Luke Spear Varsity 17:57
T.J. Mooney Varsity 17:59
Chris Hutton Varsity 18:03
Will Krause Varsity 18:30
Marc Appenzeller JV 18:37
John Scull JV 18:57
Jimmy McDaid JV 19:10



Wednesday, October 13
Team Ends Regular Season at 6-3

The team split with Hammonton (17-46) and Ocean City (44-15) to finish 6-3 on the regular season. Unfortunately, it was the first time Mainland has been shut out with a 15 score in over 20 years. The team had some nice efforts from Corey Santora, once again in the top 7, as well as John Scull in 18:04, which would be about 19:04-19:10 on our home course. Alejandro Camacho ended his XC career with 21:22 on the 2.9 mile course. The rest of the team will continue next week at the same course in the Atlantic County Championships.

 

Jordan Reedie Varsity 16:01
Steven Rabel Varsity 16:04
Kyle Sulzer Varsity 16:13
Luke Spear Varsity 16:36
T.J. Mooney Varsity 16:46
Chris Hutton Varsity 16:50
Corey Santora Varsity 17:04
Marc Appenzeller JV 17:12
Anthony Zarrillo JV 17:17
Jimmy McDaid JV 17:33
Will Krause JV 17:37
John Scull JV 18:04
Evan Fein JV 18:30
John Brennan JV 18:35
Hunter Devine JV 18:59
Louis Moskovitz JV 19:07
Shane Walsh JV 19:28
Mike Derosiers JV 19:31
Lucas Dimaio JV 19:42
Alejandro Camacho JV 21:22
Nate Sulzer JV 22:20

 



Wednesday, October 6
Mainland Splits Double Dual

The team stands at 5-2 after a split with Atlantic City (19-36) and St. Augusting (31-24). It was certainly a day of "splits," as several runners split from the team before the race due to injury or mystery... Jimmy McDaid took advantage of the great conditions for a monster PR of 18:20. Louis Moskovitz also broke 19 for the first time, and Steve Rabel had a career PR 17:08.

Kyle Sulzer Varsity 16:35
Jordan Reedie Varsity 17:07
Steven Rabel Varsity 17:08
T.J. Mooney Varsity 17:21
Luke Spear Varsity 17:26
Chris Hutton Varsity 17:52
Anthony Zarrillo Varsity 17:58
Jimmy McDaid JV 18:20
Marc Appenzeller JV 18:22
Louis Moskovitz JV 18:48
Will Krause JV 18:52
John Brennan JV 19:28
Evan Fein JV 19:30
John Scull JV 20:00
Mike Derosiers JV 20:21
Hunter Devine JV 20:24
Lucas Dimaio JV 20:31
Shane Walsh JV 20:42
Alejandro Cuenca JV 20:46



Tuesday, September 28
Mainland Falls Hard To 4-1

The team suffered one of their biggest losses in recent years, losing to host EHT 20-35. Kyle Sulzer ran a veteran race, staying in control and showing great heart in walking down EHT's top 4 runners. EHT took off fast, and had 4 in front of Sulzer at close to the mile mark. He executed his race plan with the confidence of a 5-0 senior captain runner. His first place 17:01 is now the course record for at least a year, as EHT has a new course, and no more home meets...

EHT won the meet big, taking 2,3,4,5, and 6 before Steve Rabel represented Mainland in 7th.

 

Kyle Sulzer 17:01

Steve Rabel 17:42

Jordan Reedie 17:54

Anthony Zarrillo 18:13

Chris Hutton 18:21

Luke Spear 18:31

TJ Mooney 18:41

Marc Appenzeller 18:57

Ethan Fischer 19:09 - PR

Corey Santora 19:22 - season  debut

Jimmy McDaid 19:35

Will Krause  19:42 - another debut

John Brennan 20:04

Louis Moskovitz 20:12

Evan Fein 20:53

John Scull 20:57

Hunter Devine 21:46

Lucas Dimaio 21:48

Mike Derosiers 21:53

Nate Sulzer 25:59 

 

 

 



Tuesday, September 21
Mainland Takes Two at Vineland, Now 4-0

The team remained undefeated with a 17-46 win over Vineland, and an 18-44 win over Oakcrest on Tuesday in Soutyh Vineland Park. Kyle Sulzer set the pace in 17:58. The top 5 were 43 seconds apart, thanks to solid efforts by Anthony Zarrillo and Luke Spear. Mainland put 6 in the top 8 of the race. 

Kyle Sulzer 17:58

Jordan Reedie 18:17

Steve Rabel 18:25 

Anthony Zarrillo 18:28

Luke Spear 18:41

Mark Appenzeller 18:49

TJ Mooney 18:56

Chris Hutton 19:10

Ethan Fisher 19:25 - PR

Jimmy McDaid 19:38 

John Scull 20:16 - PR

Louis Moskovitz 20:35 

John Brennan 20:39

Evan Fein 21:42

Hunter Devine 22:30

Mike Derosiers 23:03

Lucas Dimaio 23:21

Shane Walsh 24:08 

 

 



Wednesday, September 15
Mainland Starts Season 2-0

The team opened the 2010 regular season with two strong wins over host Abesgami (19-40) and Millville (23-38). Kyle Sulzer took first in the 39 man race, which featured some incredible finishes. Incredible.

 

1 - Kyle Sulzer 17:47 

5 - Jordan Reedie 18:09

6 - Chris Hutton 18:43  - Hut steps up

7 - Steve Rabel 18:44 - Steady for a month now

8 - Luke Spear 18:46 - kept the 1-5 under a minute

11 - TJ Mooney - 18:57 - "only 10 seconds behind those guys"

12 - Marc Appenzeller 19:02

15 - Anthony Zarrillo 19:30 - Arr!

16 - Jim McDaid 19:35

18 – Ethan Fisher 19:35

21 – John Brennan 21:01

22 –John Scull 21:17

26 - Shane Walsh 22:29

27 – Evan Fein  22:38

28 - Lucas Dimaio 22:57  - Mike Dimaio?

29 – Mike Derosier 22:57 - Lucas Derosier?

37 – Nathan Sulzer 26:31 - put your socks on now, Nate. Now.

 



Friday, October 30
Mainland 4th in C.A.L.

The team took fourth in this year's C.A.L. Championship, held at sloppy Stockton College. The team took home two medals: Kyle Sulzer (10th) and Jordan Reedie (23rd). The pack was decent at :57 seconds 1-5. The team will try to qualify for the State Meet in next weekend's South Jersey Group IV Sectionals.

Kyle Sulzer

Varsity

16:26

Jordan Reedie

Varsity

17:06

Luke Spear

Varsity

17:14

T.J. Mooney

Varsity

17:16

Steven Rabel

Varsity

17:23

Pat McAnaney

Varsity

17:50

Chris Hutton

Varsity

17:51



Wednesday, October 14
Mainland Finishes Regular Season 6-3

The team ran to a respectable 6-3 record by defeating EHT 20-39, and Millville 23-34, at home yesterday. While no one ran PR's, the team showed great heart by winning the meet in the last mile. Kyle Sulzer took his first career win, outkicking Millville in the last 500m. The rest of the top 6 all made meet-changing moves in the final mile to put it away. This also marks the 3rd consecutive race where the top 7 established themselves.

 

Kyle Sulzer

Varsity

16:49

Jordan Reedie

Varsity

17:40

Luke Spear

Varsity

17:46

T.J. Mooney

Varsity

17:50

Pat McAnaney

Varsity

17:56

Steven Rabel

Varsity

18:14

Anthony Zarrillo

Varsity

18:44

John Brennan

JV

18:51

Chris Hutton

JV

18:52

Jon Katz

JV

19:08

Irwin Park

JV

19:17

Will Krause

JV

19:18

Evan Fein

JV

19:42

Marc Appenzeller

JV

19:54



Friday, October 23
County Streak Ends at 9, Mainland 3rd

The team ran with a lot of heart in attempting to defend their decade-long reign as Atlantic County Champions. Many runners set a PR, and despite the fallen, the missing, and those who just faded away, the team was third overall. Three Varsity runners finishe in trophy places, Kyle Sulzer (8th), Jordan Reedie (10th), and Luke Spear (15th). TJ Mooney and Steve Rabel did an admirable job of rounding out the scoring. John Brennan earned his letter with a PR of 17:30.

 

Chris Hutton became the County JV champion, winning with a 17:01. Marc Appenzeller and Will Krause also earned medals.

 

Kyle Sulzer

Varsity

15:48

Jordan Reedie

Varsity

16:08

Luke Spear

Varsity

16:18

T.J. Mooney

Varsity

16:40

Steven Rabel

Varsity

16:46

Chris Hutton

JV

17:01

Anthony Zarrillo

Varsity

17:24

John Brennan

Varsity

17:30

Marc Appenzeller

JV

17:36

Will Krause

JV

17:50

Jon Katz

JV

18:12

Evan Fein

JV

18:15

Jimmy McDaid

JV

18:47

Juan Ramierez

JV

23:15



Wednesday, September 30
Mainland Wins First Home Race of '09

"Depleted But Not Defeated" - the 2004 T-Shirt Slogan was the order of the day, as the team toed the line against Oakcrest missing several standouts. Guys were out with Turf Toe, sleepiness, confusion, and "newness." Mainland again took a beating up front, with Oakcrest taking 3 of the top 5 spots, but managed to pack in 5 more as they won 26-33. The constantly changing lineup of the top 7 will face another tough course as they travel to Holmdel Saturday for the Shore Coaches Invitational.

 

Kyle Sulzer 17:39

Luke Spear 17:50

Jordan Reedie 18:27  - all better

TJ Mooney 18:30

Steve Rabel 18:35

 Anthony Zarrillo 18:40 - second top 7 finish in a row

John Katz 18:48 - the quintessential Katz time

John Brennan 19:02

Jared Rodio 19:24

Marc Appenzeller 19:30

Chris Hutton 19:38

Jimmy McDaid 19:47 - first sub 20:00

Evan Fein 19:57

Ryan Macaluso 20:34

Irwin Park 20:52

Will Krause 21:15 - vacationing in 21 Minute Land

 



Thursday, October 8
Mainland Loses Two at Home

For the first time since 1990, the team lost a double dual meet, falling to St. Agustine 23-32, and Atlantic City 27-28. But the story of the day was some MAN TIMES! Kyle Sulzer did all he could in taking third overall in a blistering 16:38. Pat McAnaney also had a monster PR of 17:26. Much of the roster came through with their fastest times of their career. The team spread was also an excellent 49 seconds. The team can still fight for a winning season next week at home vs. Millville and EHT.

 

Kyle Sulzer Varsity 16:38 - PR
Jordan Reedie Varsity 17:23 - PR?
Luke Spear Varsity 17:25 - PR?
Pat McAnaney Varsity 17:26 - PR
T.J. Mooney Varsity 17:27 - PR
Steven Rabel Varsity 18:05 - PR
Anthony Zarrillo Varsity 18:17 - PR
Jon Katz JV  18:20 - PR
Marc Appenzeller JV  18:26 - PR
Chris Hutton JV  18:31 - PR
John Brennan JV  18:36 - PR
Evan Fein JV  18:44 - PR
Jimmy McDaid JV  19:21- PR
Irwin Park JV  19:30  PRrring
Will Krause JV  19:40 - PR
Ryan Macaluso JV  20:21 - PR?



Wednesday, September 16
Mainland Splits Season Opener

The 2009 team opened up their season with a 20-35 loss to Ocean City, and a 24-39 win over Hammonton. Kyle Sulzer had a strong third mile to keep things respectable, while Steve Rabel and Captain Jonathan Katz made their top 5 debuts. Pat McAnaney was the first freshman to make top 7 this season. The Hall of Fame assistant staff of Alex Palmentieri, Spenser Popeson, and Brian Gertzen were all in attendance, as well as a rare appearance by John Ward ('08), whose buttery caramel smell helped overcome the stench of missing varsity team members -

 

The team (top 7 and 7 of the JV runners) will be in Philadelphia for the Briarwood Cross Country Classic this Saturday.

 

 

Kyle Sulzer Varsity 17:37
Luke Spear Varsity 18:03
Corey Santora Varsity 18:43
Steven Rabel Varsity 18:55
Jon Katz Varsity 19:01
T.J. Mooney Varsity 19:09
Pat McAnaney Varsity 19:24
Chris Hutton JV 20:08
Anthony Zarrillo JV 20:21
Marc Appenzeller JV 20:23
Ryan Macaluso JV 20:35
Jared Rodio JV 20:48
Irwin Park JV 21:03
Jimmy McDaid JV 21:19
Evan Fein JV 21:29
Will Krause JV 21:35


Wednesday, September 23
Mainland Now 3-1

The team took a double dual against Absegami and host Vineland Tuesday at the tough South Vineland Park course. While the top runners were being soundly beaten, the team won on a deep pack that took 7 of the top 11 places in the race. Steve Rabel had a great bounce-back race, and Anthony Zarillo was key in ofsetting Absegami's stronger front runners. Chris Hutton made his first appearance in the boxscore of the AC Press. The team is now 3-1 heading into the next three home meets.

 

Kyle Sulzer Varsity

18:19 

Luke Spear Varsity 18:58
Jordan Reedie Varsity 19:10
Steven Rabel Varsity

19:18

Corey Santora Varsity 19:23
Anthony Zarrillo Varsity 19:25
T.J. Mooney Varsity 19:29
Chris Hutton JV 19:38
John Brennan JV 19:50
Marc Appenzeller JV 19:55
Jon Katz JV 20:20
Pat McAnaney JV 20:27
Jimmy McDaid JV 20:42
Jared Rodio JV 20:54
Evan Fein JV 21:31
Irwin Park JV 21:34
Ryan Macaluso JV 22:05
Will Krause JV 22:54
Louis Moskovitz JV 28:31


Friday, May 15
Mittelman Takes Silver ay CAL Championships
Max Mittelman was second in the 2009 CAL Individual Meet 800m with a personal-best 1:55.7. He Ran a very even race, and closed on eventual winner Aaron Johnson of Oakcrest, who won in 155.2. Max will attempt to qualify in both the 800 and 1600 at next week,s SJ Group IV Sectionals.

Friday, May 15
Mainland Undefeated in 1600, 3200
The team ended it's dual meet season at 2-6, but Max Mittelman and Matt Hernberg remained undefeated for the season in the 1600 and the 3200. Max won the mile in 4:32, and Matt Hernberg won the deuce in 10:02. While Mainland fell to Absegami, 75-65, there were a couple of other season PR's set. Luke Spear ran 2:15 in his only 800 of the season, and Steve Rabel took nearly 45 seconds off of his personal best with an 11:20 3200m.

Thursday, May 7
Distance Takes Two County Medals

It was a decent day for the distance team at the Atlantic County Championships. Max Mittelman took second in the 1600 with a slight PR of 4:26.4. Luke Spear was at 5:04. T.J. Mooney tied his PR with a 2:15 in the 800m. Defending champ Matt Hernberg took second in the 3200 with a 9:51. Kyle Sulzer added a 10:42 for the team's 3rd PR of the day. The Mainland team was not in the top 3 overall.

 BUT...

On a looong AP meet day, the team took on Ocean City and Millville. Max Mittelman was up against Ocean City's Brett Johnson and Miles Schoedeler, as well as a quality Millville team. The Ocean City dou sat in 2nd and 3rd behind the Millville runner, although the pace was very slow .Mittelman stayed in 4th place. No one was afraid of Mittelman's closing speed, as they just started to edge ahead of Millville with 600m to go. In the final lap, Mitelman was 5-10 yards back before the turn. As he made his move, he passed Schoedeler in the last 100, and began to bear down on Johnson. By then, no one was going to stop Max. In a tremendous finish, showing a ton of heart, Mittelman took Johnson just before the finish line for a an all-time upset win! Straight up!

 

Kyle Sulzer and Steve Rabel ran PR,s with 5:00 and 5:18.

The 3200 was also an outstanding race by Matt Hernberg. He took it out at a even, but not fast pace, then put the hammer down on OC's Schoedeler in lap for a decisive win in 9:43. Mainland threw down the 1-2 (mile) punch. Luke Spear went 10:50 for a PR in the 3200 as well.  



Wednesday, May 6
Mainland Wins 1600 & 3200 Against Ocean City

On a looong AP meet day, the team took on Ocean City and Millville. Max Mittelman was up against Ocean City's Brett Johnson and Miles Schoedeler, as well as a quality Millville team. The Ocean City dou sat in 2nd and 3rd behind the Millville runner, although the pace was very slow .Mittelman stayed in 4th place. No one was afraid of Mittelman's closing speed, as they just started to edge ahead of Millville with 600m to go. In the final lap, Mitelman was 5-10 yards back before the turn. As he made his move, he passed Schoedeler in the last 100, and began to bear down on Johnson. By then, no one was going to stop Max. In a tremendous finish, showing a ton of heart, Mittelman took Johnson just before the finish line for a an all-time upset win! Straight up!

 

Kyle Sulzer and Steve Rabel ran PR,s with 5:00 and 5:18.

The 3200 was also an outstanding race by Matt Hernberg. He took it out at a even, but not fast pace, then put the hammer down on OC's Schoedeler in lap for a decisive win in 9:41. Mainland threw down the 1-2 (mile) punch. Luke Spear went 10:50 for a PR in the 3200 as well. 

 

Just another great day of racing for the '09 track team -