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Mainland News - Max Saylor

  Buc Pride Never Dies!

"CROSS COUNTRY, THE TOUGHEST SPORT YOU'LL EVER LOVE!" 

Coach Saylor

Coach Mountcastle

(see pictures below)

Coach Max Saylor, Boys

MSAYLOR@MAIL.VOLUSIA.K12.FL.US

Coach Laura Kieselbach, Girls

labrown@volusia.k12.fl.us

XC is an endurance sport that will make you a stronger person both mentally and

physically.   It will strengthen your body, relax your mind and toughen your spirit.  When

you finish a workout with the XC team you don't just feel better,  you feel better about
yourself!  If you are a goal oriented athlete or want to learn how to become goal
oriented as well as lean, fit and healthy, then XC is the sport for you.
 
 

2008 Boys XCountry Roster

Dylan Fisher                              10

Jacob Coolidge               

11
Joe Nichols               11 Dennis Dailey                        11
Chris Rudloff                  11 Mike Gilmore                 10
Steven Ricci                    11 Jimmy Vu                      12
Rooseveslt Cochran  12 Garrett Constanza                   9
Phillip Field                               12 Mike Jackson               9

Cameron Moore                         

12 Derrick Bugno                 11
Zak Porter                          12 Tyler Burkett                10
Chris Mock             11 David Ramsay 9
Ryan Paciero             10
            

 2008 Girls XCountry Roster

Gina DeJesus 12 Becky Garthwaite 11
Victoria Principe             12 Cherniqua Henry 11
Tayana Parks             12 Sharine Adams 11
Monica Patel             12 Magen Rasmussen 10
Ashley Bemis             11 Sara Rasmussen 10
Aryana Downs             11 Shannon Belmonte 10
Monica Whisenant             11 Amanda Economy 10
Nicole Irvis             11 Katelyn McArdle 9
            Brittany 10

Mainland Boys & Girls Cross Country Schedule

 2008

Day Date Location Time
Saturday

Sept 20

 Embry Riddle Invitational • ERAU

8:30 am
Tuesday

Sept 23

New Smyrna • Flagler Ramp

TBA
Saturday

Sept 27

Deland Invitational • Deland • Sperling Complex

TBA
Tuesday Sept 30 Pine Ridge

4:30/5:00 pm

Tuesday

October 7

Seabreeze • W/NSB

TBA
Saturday

October 11

Rima Ridge 5K

7:00 am
Tuesday

October 14

FR/SOPH @ Spruce Creek

5:00/5:45 pm
Saturday

October 18

Mt. Dora Invitational

8:30 am
Saturday

October 21

Seabreeze w/Pine Ridge

   Wednesday

October 29

Five Star Conference • Deland

5:00 pm
Saturday

November 8

Districts

TBA
Saturday

November 15

Regionals • South Fork HS

Saturday

November 22

State Championships • Little Everglades Ranch

A CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNER IS…….

Between the innocence of boy-hood and the dignity of manhood, one finds an extraordinarily       dedicated creature called a cross-country runner.

He is generally a composite of the American boy…..skinny or heavy, short-legged or long-legged,     long-haired or short-haired, apple-cheeked or sallow, bubbly or shy, wise-cracking or stammering.

Whatever his looks, he lives by the creed of every genuine cross-country runner:  “To run every      second and every mile of every race to the very best of my ability.”

The cross-country runner is found everywhere……slipping through the halls……wallowing through       the crowded winter traffic (generally just at dusk)….groping in a beautiful sunrise on the local golf course….disappearing in the dust of cars on a lonely, dry summer road….pussy-footing along the painfully hot tar roads of July….whipping into whirlpool baths…..intervaling on indoor tracks…..       loping around lakes.

Motorists chastise them, team-mates rib them, coaches criticize them, students cheer them, kid brothers idolize them, girls adore them, alumni tolerate them, football players can’t understand        them, fathers encourage them, and moms worry about them.

 

A cross-country runner eats like UCLA…..sleeps like Oregon…..thinks about distance running            like the University of Texas-El Paso….but often runs like Pumpkin Center Unified.

 

He can be observed in a host of unusual activities…..fartleking……over-distancing…..intervaling… . speed working…..hilling….circuiting….peaking…..weight-lifting…..and, when the pain of it all      becomes too much, simply “walking” or “sitting”…..

 

When he’s not running well (according to Coach), he has too many other interests,  like girls….chemistry….girls….physics….girls….calculus..girls…..just can’t concentrate….won’t do          his weight-training….can’t dedicate…..or is just a bag of injuries.

 
When he's running well, (according to his Coach), he is one of the hardest working, most coachable athletes in school....is totally dedicated...will undoubtedly be a state champion and is just a    "physically tough" kid.
 

To the opponents’ public relations man, he is sure to be a national leader as junior….  run a 1:55,            4:16, 9:21 triple in the spring….and is probably the best distance runner in the history of the   conference.  He is Nick Rose, Steve Prefontane, and Mike Boit wrapped up in one.

 

To his own coach’, for press purposes, he lacks the real killer instinct demanded by great runners    …..he has the emotional stability of a playful cricket….the sprinting ability of a large snail….and is       as coachable as a mule (though Coach knows all the time he will win state).

 
To the alumnus, the cross-country runner is a nice kid who simply doesn’t have the background            ….has not developed the distance base….will not go with the competition….can’t run uphill….and   hasn’t the ability to kick like the five great runners on the 1967 team that finished second in the conference and almost qualified for state.
 

The cross-country runner likes news releases, “video tapes of winning efforts:, recognition of a        victory on the morning school P.A. system plus….medals….ribbons….cheerleaders….flat courses….overnight trips….practice sessions the night before the meets….the nights Coach has         to miss practice….new shoes….rub-downs….pictures in the yearbook….new  uniforms…. conference      championships….trips to state….and school records.

 

He is not especially fond of run-offs for seventh man…blisters…shorts that rub…heavy running                 shirts…time-trials…team warm-ups, especially calisthenics, weight-training workouts,  washing        his sweats, obnoxious motorists, hilly courses, big dogs, waiting for the race (but he lives with these    things and has fond memories of them).

 

No one else looks forward as much to fall or so little to November.

 

No one else can look at a field of 150 runners and know that he will finish 67th

 

No one else can have so many aches and pains and yet turn in excellent performances when             the name of the game is “the big meet”…

 

No one else feels defeat as deeply or as personally as the cross-country runner who had devoted    1,500 miles of training in preparation for the big race…

 
No one else finds the same satisfaction and exhilaration in forcing every part of his body to the            limit.
 

The cross-country runner is a wonderful creature…

 

You can criticize him, but you can’t discourage him…

 

You can beat him, but you can’t make him quit…

 

You can take him out of cross-country, but you can’t take cross-country out of him…

 

You might as well admit it….alumnus, fan or coach….he is your representative in the great                     international sport of distance running….your symbol of American competitiveness….your totem of fair play and determination.

 

He may not be a state champion or qualifier for the Olympic team….he is not judged by his color,         religion, or social standing….he is measured simply by the democratic yardstick of how fast he          can run, how far he can run, and how much be sacrifices for the good of his team and school.

 

The cross-country runner is a hard-working, untiring and determined young man.  When you leave        the cross-country course moaning about a second or third place finish in a quality meet, he is the youngster, who, with a smudge of dirt on his cheek, sweat on his brow, pain in his body, and a tear in his eye, humbles and enriches you with a few simple words:  “We tried.”

 
 

Mainland Running Club

 

Max Saylor and Mounty Mountcastle recently formed a running club at Mainland which is open to all Mainland High School students and faculty.  The club meets twice a week to run together and learn some fundamentals of running.  They presently have about 20 runners with interest growing.
 

Club Members

Members Stretching

The Girls

The Guys

The Coach's

Runners

Coach Mountcastle & Coach Saylor

   

COACH SAYLOR'S TEAM TRAINING TIPS

 

FUEL YOUR WORKOUTS WITH GOOD HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES!

 

LOTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND SOME PROTEIN TO BUILD STRONG MUSCLES!     

 
AND DRINK    WATER AND/OR YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS DRINK

THROUGHOUT THE DAY!

 

CROSS COUNTRY IS A GREAT WAY TO GET IN SHAPE FOR THE WINTER SOCCER SEASON AND GOOD SOCCER ATHLETES ARE USUALLY GOOD DISTANCE RUNNERS
 
DID YOU KNOW THAT STRETCHING MAKES YOU STRONGER AND HELPS PREVENT INJURIES? BE SURE TO STRETCH OUT AFTER YOUR WARMUP AND WORKOUT. YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY A YOGA CLASS!
 

WORK HARD! BE HARD! BE HARD TO BEAT

 

SOME ATHLETES ONLY DREAM OF SUCCESS, WHILE OTHERS WAKE UP AND WORK AT IT!

 
 

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