2019-20 TEAM NEWS
The 2019 season starts Monday, August 12.
If you are interested in joining the team,
please email Coach Neal Garrison.
He can be reached at [email protected]
IlMilesplit ranked our team #(not ranked) in the AA preseason preview.
Ilxctf.com ranked our team #(not ranked) in the AA preview preview.
Our team was runner-up in the 12 team Charleston Invitational.
We had 6 runners earn a medal.
Nick Mies - 5th
Kyle Nofziger - 6th
Joseph Scheele - 7th
Hayden Grotelueschen - 22nd
Joe Taylor - 29th
Josh Wilcoski - 35th
Our varsity team placed 6th.
Kyle Nofziger and Joseph Scheele
earned a medal by placing in the top 25.
Our freshmen didn't have enough runners to earn a team score.
Hayden Grotelueschen, Gage Williams, and Ben Wallace
earned a medal by placing in the top 15.
Our JV team placed 5th.
Caleb Dowers earned a medal by placing in the top 15.
Our varsity team didn't have enough runners to score.
Our fresh/soph placed 16th out of 79 teams represented at the invite.
Kyle Nofziger placed 3rd and Joseph Scheele placed 23rd
to earn a medal.
This invitational was cancelled due to weather.
Our team placed 2nd in this 14 team invitational.
Kyle Nofziger placed 2nd and Joseph Scheele placed 3rd. Both earned a medal for their top 10 finish. Gage Williams earned a medal for being the 2nd fastest runner in the field not on a top 7 of their team.
Our team placed 3rd in this 29 team invitational.
Kyle Nofziger placed 9th, Joseph Scheele placed 15th, Jonah Singer placed 32nd, and Nick Mies placed 33rd. All earned a medal for their top 40 finish. Joe Taylor and Hayden Grotelueschen ran in the 16s for the first time.
Our team placed 1st at the conference meet.
Kyle Nofziger, Joseph Scheele, Nick Mies, & Joe Taylor all earned all-conference honors by placing in the top 10.
Our team placed 3rd in the Regional meet.
Kyle Nofziger placed 4th to earn All-Regional honors.
Our team advanced to the Sectional meet.
Our team placed 3rd in the Sectional meet.
They advanced to the State meet for the 8th time in 9 years.
Kyle Nofziger earned All-Sectional honors by placing 10th.
Our team placed 11th in the State meet.
Going from an unranked team in the preseason to one of the top in the State was a credit to how much this team cared about each other throughout the season.
Nick Mies, Jonah Singer, and Hayden Grotelueschen all ran lifetime 3 mile bests.
MEET SUMMARIES web page.
2019-20 All-Regional Team
Kyle Nofziger - 4th
2019-20 All-Sectional Team
Kyle Nofziger - 10th
2019-20 All-State Team
2019-20 INDIVIDUAL MEET CHAMPIONS
Conference Meet Champions
Kyle Nofziger - Normal U-High Invitational
Kyle Nofziger - Conference Meet
School Record HolderMathias Powell 14:31.77 - (2018 - present)
Alex Keeble 14:36 - (2014 - 2018)
Mark Johnson 14:41- (1973 - 2014)
Bob Bantz - (1972-1973)
Jonah Singer - 16:03*
Joe Taylor - 16:41*
Hayden Grotelueschen - 16:46*
11th Place at State in 2019
8-12-19 First day of XC practice at 3:15 (show up at 3:00)
(Practice will be at 3:15 everyday before school starts)
8-17-19 XC Picture day 10 am at the high school track
8-22-19 Fall Kickoff at 6:00 pm
9-2-19 Labor Day practice on your own
9-7-19 CHARLESTON INVITATIONAL
9-14-19 SPRINGFIELD INVITATIONAL
9-21-19 PEORIA NOTRE DAME INVITATIONAL
9-28-19 EAST PEORIA INVITATIONAL
(please note this is hosted at Metamora in 2019)
10-08-19 NORMAL U-HIGH INVITATIONAL
10-12-19 METAMORA INVITATIONAL
10-14-19 Columbus Day practice on your own.
10-15-19 CONFERENCE MEET
& Senior Meet
10-25-19 No school due to PT conferences.
Optional practice at 9:00 am.
10-26-19 REGIONAL MEET
11-2-19 SECTIONAL MEET
11-9-19 STATE MEET
11-13-19 Fall Awards Night
11-14-19 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
NXN Midwest Regional - Terre Haute, Indiana
12-7-19 Nike NXN Nationals - Portland, Oregon
11-30-19 Foot Locker Midwest Regional - Kenosha, WI
12-14-19 Foot Locker Nationals - San Diego, CA
MAHOMET CITIZEN ARTICLES
MAHOMET DAILY ARTICLES
Ilxctf.com / DyeStatIl.com ARTICLES
Illinois Track and Cross Country
Coaches Association Articles
IHSA TEAM ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT WINNERS
#10 - Gabe Wisnasky 449 Days
#16 - Josh Wilcoski 331 Days
# 22 - Joseph Scheele 249 Days
#24 - Hayden Grotelueschen 217 Days+
#27 - Josh Wilcoski 182 Days+
#34 - Kyle Nofziger 145 Days +
#39 - Kyle Nofziger 123 Days
#41 - Joseph Scheele 113 Days +
#43 - Ben Wallace 103 Days +
Coach Garrison and the team would like to thank the following people
for their support of our team throughout the year.
We are extremely grateful to our corporate sponsors.
The Pommier family opened up their family frozen yogurt business to our runners, their families, and our alumni for a free yogurt night in both 2017 and 2018. Matt and Alice Pommier have been tremendous supporters of our past and present program.
to help raise money for the cross country team.
The Butcher and Pommier families created the four mile 4th of July fun run in 2018. It is a reminder that our program is made up of our current runners, the current runners' families, our alumni runners, our alumni runners' families, and our past coaches. Thank you to all that have made our program great and continue to invest into our program.
DONATIONSWe appreciate any donation we get given to our program. If you would like to donate, please send a check written to MSHS Boys Cross Country. If you have any questions about donating, please contact Neal Garrison. Thank you for your support of the runners and the program. It means a great deal to us.
This page was created to give credit to our junior high cross country runners that are representing our school district well.
1944 Mahomet vs Farmer City Meet Champion Roger James
MEET THE TEAM PROFILES
OVER THE DECADES
2016 State Ceremony Program
John Butcher (2012) created the idea that our program, which consists of all of us, needs to build a base on the strong base of alumni.
We would love to add all alumni to our contact list and newsletter. Please email Coach Garrison at [email protected] so we can help build our alumni base.
Our program graduated nine seniors in 2019.
Lucas Chittick - is attending
Kaelan Davis - is attending the University of Illinois.
Nate Douglas - is attending Illinois State University. He plans to major in theater and communications.
Bryson Keeble - is attending the University of Illinois. He plans to pursue a degree in social work.
Kiel Ledin - is attending DePaul University. He plans to major in film/television.
Caleb Mason - is attending Parkland. He plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy.
Jack McHale - is attending Illinois State University. He plans to major in exercise science.
Mathias Powell - is attending Villanova University. He plans to run on their cross country and track teams.
Adam VonHolten - is attending Parkland College. He plans to pursue a degree in youth ministry.
Our program graduated eight seniors in 2018.
Evan Burge - is attending Parkland College's aviation program where he plan to become a pilot.
Joe Churm - is attending the Naval Academy. Joe was given an appointment to the Naval Academy for the summer of 2018.
Riley Fortune - is attending Illinois State University and is majoring in Technical and Engineering Education. He is part of their cross country and track and field team.
Ryan Hodge - is attending Baylor University where he is majoring in engineering. He is part of their cross country and track and field team.
Kyle Sheehy - is attending the University of Nebraska where he is majoring in economics.
Nate Strigotte - is attending Parkland College.
Garret Williams - is attending the University of Nebraska where he plans to major in a pre-health area. He will be part of the ROTC program.
Callan Whitehouse - is attending Indiana State University. He is on their track team as a pole vaulter.
Our program graduated five seniors in 2017.
Brian Butcher - is attending the University of Illinois where he plans to major in computer engineering.
Ben Craw - is attending Mississippi State University where he plans to major in international business.
Patrik Elkins - is attending the University of Illinois in Springfield. He plans to eventually attend the Naval Academy and serve in the U.S. Navy.
Gabe Pommier - is attending North Central College. He plans to continue his running at NCC.
Andrew Walmer - is attending the University of Illinois where he plans to major in chemical engineering.
Our program graduated six seniors in 2016.
Jack Hyde - is attending Washington University in St. Louis.
Cody Jesswein - is attending Illinois State University where he plans to major in business.
Alex Keeble - is attending the University of Illinois.
Joey Magyar - is attending Parkland College.
Mason McAnally - is attending the University of Missouri where he plans to major in business administration.
Jack Turner - is attending Eastern Kentucky University where he plans to major in fire protection administration.
Our program graduated six seniors in 2015.
Trevor Hanlon - is attending St. Louis University to pursue a degree towards being a physical therapist.
Ryan Huff - attended Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, Washington to pursue a degree towards being a youth minister. He is now back in the Mahomet area.
Kenny Pauley - joined the Marines.
Jackson Powell - is attending the University of Illinois to pursue a degree in molecular and cell biology and economics. Then he plans to pursue a masters degree in technology and management.
Christopher Williams - is attending Iowa State University to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
William Wolf - is attending the University of Illinois to pursue a degree in chemical and bio-molecular engineering.
Hall of Fame
A tribute to the cornerstones of our program.
Our 8th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
will be held on November 14, 2019.
Tom Appenzeller, Andy Chaney, and Jonathan Schaap will be inducted.
was held on November 8, 2018.
Bob Bantz and Taylor Sebestik were inducted.
was held on November 7, 2017.
Brian Easter and Hans Waters were inducted.
was held on November 8, 2016.
Bill James, Jacob Mahaffey, & Justin Sebens were inducted.
Mark Johnson, Coach Dr. Tom Woodall, Mike Hatfield,
John McInerney, Coach King, Bill James,
Jacob Mahaffey, Justin Sebens, Coach Tom Appenzeller
was held on November 10, 2015.
Scott DeWitt, Jamie Fancher, & Grant Iles were inducted.
I am in search of old meet records and awards programs. If you have any that you would be willing to let me copy, please call or email me.
In 2019 his girls placed 1st and his boys placed 3rd in State.
Taylor Sebestik (2004) coached his Waterloo Jr High team to win the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association State Cross Country Meet in 2018. He coached his boys to a 6th place finish.
Taylor Sebestik (2004) is coaching at Waterloo Junior High. He has had a tremendous amount of success as a coach in the South Illinois Junior High School Association.
In 2018 his girls placed 1st and his boys placed 6th in State.
In 2017 his boys placed 1st and his girls placed 2nd in State.
In 2016 his boys placed 2nd in State.
In 2015 his boys placed 3rd and his girls placed 4th in State.
In 2014 his girls placed 1st in State.
In 2013 his boys placed 1st in State and his girls placed 4th.
In 2012 his girls placed 2nd in State.
Brian Easter (1990) is coaching track at Champaign Centennial high school. His team earned the combined State trophy in 2018.
Brandon Smith (2004) is coaching at McDowell High School in North Carolina
where he is a school counselor. His 2018 cross country team is pictured above.
"Cross Country is not a sport of moderation".
In 2018 Coach Lisa (Klingler) Martin led the Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School boys team to an 8th place finish at the IESA State meet.
Lisa (Klingler) Martin led her girls team to a 14th place finish at the 2018 IESA State Meet. She led her 2019 girls to 8th place at State.
Lisa (Klinger) Martin was a former assistant coach for both the Mahomet-Seymour High School boys and girls cross country programs in the 2001-02 season. She became the assistant XC coach at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High from 2004 through the 2010 season. Since 2011, Lisa Martin has been the head boys and head girls cross country coach at our junior high.
In 2019 her girls placed 8th at State.
In 2018 her boys team placed 8th at State and her girls team placed 14th.
In 2017 her boys team placed 19th at State and her girls team placed 16th.
In 2015 her girls team placed 9th at State.
In 2014 her boys team placed 5th at State.
In 2013 her boys team placed 7th at State.
In 2012 her boys team placed 4th at State.
In 2011 her boys team placed 4th at State.
In 2009 her boys team placed 11th at State and her girls team placed 24th.
In 2008 her boys team placed 21st at State.
In 2007 her boys team placed 7th at State and her girls team placed 24th.
In 2006 her boys team placed 15th at State.
In 2005 her boys team placed 16th at State and her girls placed 16th.
In 2004 her girls team placed 8th at State.
Taylor Sebestik's 2017 State Championship Boys Team
Taylor Sebestik (2004) created a running club to benefit others.
See the article about the Gud Run Club.
Brian Butcher (2017) , Gabe Pommier (2017), and Andrew Walmer (2017)
at the 2017 Aurora Spartan Classic Invitational
Jack Hyde (2016) at the 2017 Wheaton Gil Dodds Invitational.
2017 Gabe Pommier
2017 Ben Craw
Gabe Pommier (2017) made the top 10 of the 2018 Division III National Championship Team
William Wolf (2015) earned All-American honors at the 2017 National Intercollegiate Running Club Association Nationals.
William Wolf (2015) and Brian Butcher (2017) help their team place 8th at the 2017 National Intercollegiate Running Club Association Nationals.
Brian Butcher (2017) helped his team place 9th at the 2018 National Intercollegiate Running Club Association Nationals.
Mathias Powell (2019) signed his letter of intent with Villanova University Cross Country and Track and Field.
Mathias Powell (2019) is running cross country and track for Villanova University in 2019-2020.
Mathias Powell's Bio
Mathias Powell's XC Schedule
Mathias Powell's Track Schedule
William Wolf (2015) is running for the Illinois Cross Country and Track Club team for the 2015-16 season. William has a 2015 season best of 22:08 which he ran at the EIU Invitational.
In 2017 he placed 4th in the Aurora Classic with a time of 25:51. William led his team in the Brissman/Lundeen Cross Country Invitational where he ran a 21:09. William ran 2nd for his team at the Regional meet where he ran a 27:08 to place 11th in the race. William became All-American by placing 30th in the National meet. He helped his team place 8th at the 2017 Nationals.
In 2018 William ran in the top seven of his team throughout the season.
Jack Hyde (2016) is running for Washington University in St. Louis' Cross Country and Track teams. As a sophomore, Jack ran a 19:21 in the Gabby Revein Early Bird 5K. He ran a 27:24 at the Gil Dodds Invitational 8K. Jack's team dominated at the Millikin Classic. Jack ran a 25:51 at the Millikin Classic. As a junior, Jack ran a 26:53 at the Gil Dodds Invitational 8k. His team got ranked 2nd in the Nation in division III after this meet. Jack ran a 26:24 at the Loyola Lakefront race. Jack's team placed 2nd at Nationals his junior year.
Brian Butcher (2017) is running for the Illinois Cross Country and Track Club team. He placed 3rd in the Aurora Spartan Classic with a time of 25:41. He placed in the top five of his team at the Brissman/Lundeen Cross Country Invitational where he ran a 21:42. Brian ran 3rd for his team at the Regional meet where he ran a 27:17 to place 13th in the meet. Brian placed 48th at the National meet. He helped his team place 8th at Nationals. Brian ran in the top 7 for his entire sophomore year. He helped his team place in the top 10 teams again at Nationals.
Ben Craw (2017) is running for the Mississippi State University Cross Country team. He placed 17th in the Golden Eagle Cross Country Invite where his team placed 3rd. He ran a 20:24 in the 6K race. Ben placed 6th for his team and 12th in the Falcon Invitational where his team placed 1st. He ran a 27:12 in the 8K race. Ben ran in the top 7 for his team at the Paul Short College Meet where he ran a 26:14 in a 6K. Ben ran 4th for his team at the Crimson Classic with a time of 26:40.
Ryan Hodge (2018) is running for the Baylor University Cross Country and Track Teams.
Right away he stepped up to place high in some big invitationals. He placed 9th in the Elmhurst Early Bird Invite. He placed 11th in the Wheaton Gil Dodds Invitational. Gabe ran 6th for his team and placed 9th in the 244 runner Midwest Intercollegiate Invite with a time of 25:31. His team is ranked #1 in the Nation for Division III. Gabe ran a 27:15 at the Principia College Invite. Gabe ran a 25:14 at the Conference meet to earn a top 10 spot on their National team. He won two invitationals his sophomore year.
Andrew Walmer (2017) is running for the Illinois Cross Country and Track Club team. He ran with his former teammates in the Aurora Spartan Classic where he placed 72nd. He ran at the Regional meet where he placed 66th with a 29:38.
Callan Whitehouse (2018) is pole vaulting for the Indiana State University Track and Field Team. He ran his freshman year for our team.
Henry Wolf (2010) ran in the 2018 Berlin Marathon. He ran a strong 2:42.
Henry Wolf (2010) on the far left.
Dhairav Vakil (2014) in the middle running at the 2018 Berlin Marathon.
Dhairav Vakil (2014) ran in the 2018 Berlin Marathon.
John Butcher (2012) ran in the 2018 California International Marathon.
He ran an impressive 2:27:41.
John Butcher (2012) and Lucas Prather (2012) ran in the 2017 Boston Marathon.
Lucas Prather (2012) in the 2017 Boston Marathon.
Lucas Prather (2012) ran in the 2018 Marquette, Michigan Marathon.
He ran a strong 3:20.
Jake Mahaffey (2009) ran in the 2018 Run Run Rudolph
Albuquerque, New Mexico Half Marathon where he won his age group.
Robert Beach and Julia Adams in the 2016 Illinois Marathon shortly after they first met.
Robert Beach and Julia Adams
Robert Beach (2004) has run in the Illinois Marathon, Peoria Marathon, and Indy Marathon with his wife. They ran together in the 2016 Illinois marathon within weeks of when they first met. They continue to run together and got married in 2018.
ADDITIONAL ALUMNI NEWS
Eric Mark Johnson (1975) got inducted into Mahomet-Seymour High School's Hall of Fame in September or 2017. He was part of the first group to get inducted.
Hall of Fame Website
Garret Williams (2018) was awarded honorable mention honors as part of the 2017 IHSA All-State Academic Team
2017 IHSA Academic All-State Team List
Mahomet-Seymour High School has only had 2 athletes in the history of our school earn this honor. Jack Hyde (2016) and Garret Williams (2018).
Chad Avery (1996) (keyboard), Matthew Chupp (2013) (electric guitar), and Ryan Hodge (2018) (drums) all play in the Vineyard band.
Joe Churm (2018) at the United States Naval Academy