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S: Hilton Head Island Cross Country 2010

FC: The legacy continues... | Hilton Head Island Seahawk Cross Country 2010

1: I just wanted to tell you how appreciative I am for your coaching.We all need you in order to run the way we are running now. If it wasn’t for you guys I would still be running a seven and a half minute mile and a twenty-four minute 5K. You guys have helped me and pushed me all the way to where I am right now, which is pretty far compared to last summer. Thanks for organizing, coaching, instructing, traveling with us, always being there for us, and supporting us. I could never tell you how appreciative I am of you coaches.I can’t wait for this great cross country year coming up for all of us.I am looking forward for a great track season and having a great indoor 800m race in Florida. -Noa

2: Thank you for everything you've done. You always pushed me to my best even if I was hurt or tired that day. You helped me through my injuries and was always there for me. Being on the state team was amazing and I couldn't have gotten there without your help.You always had faith in me and I'm truly thankful for it. My first season you saw a little talent in me but this season you saw a runner in me. I became a runner because of you. You pushed me and encouraged me but most of all you had faith in me and that's what made me a state runner.Thank you so much. Love, Frankie

3: Thanks for the awesome year! I really enjoyed running as a Seahawk. Every practice made me better for the next one. I hope you had as much fun as I did. I was proud to run a race thanks to you. I can't wait for the next season to come! Weston

4: Thank you for helping me keep up with Sam. Jack

5: I am so glad to have a coach like you. All the advice you give is very helpful, and you motivate me. Thank you sooo much for spending your time training the Seahawk cross country team. Carley

6: I wanted to thank you so much for helping me go the extra mile in starting my cross country career. Every practice and meet was a joy to me and it made me smile after you helped me accomplish each one. I wanted to thank you for all the fun I have had this season and I'm looking forward to next season. Chase

7: Thanks for believing in me when maybe I didn't believe in myself. Sam

8: Thank you for being my coach, you rock! Ciara

9: Thanks for your encouragement all of the time especially when I was injured and getting frustrated. Chandler

10: Coach, Thanks so much for never giving up on me. -Colton

11: Thank you so much for everything you have done! Without you both the girls and guys team would not be the great runners they are today. You bring the teams together and strengthen them through your leadership. Thank you so much! Avery

12: Thank you for being such a great coach. I wouldn't be where I am today without you. Sean

13: What a season we had. From winning meets to season-long injuries, it was definitely not the same as the others. Although the girls did not come out with a victory on that chilly Fall morning, i think we all learned what a team actually was. When we looked around, there was no other team who had the same chemistry as us and i think you should know that you’re the main reason for that. My seventh grade year was when i was first introduced to you. It was a hot day after school and summer was almost here. I was scared to run because i didn’t know if i would be as fast as the other runners and i didn’t want the coaches, you and coach Wrightson, to cut me from the team. As days went on and practices started to get easier with all the running, i thought that i actually might have an opportunity in this whole running sport.... Who knew I would be winning two state championship rings, two years in a row, running a 20:01 5K. | Without your coaching skills and words of wisdom i would not be the runner i am today. I can go on and on about the great runner you made me to be but the thing i mostly appreciate is the person you turned me into. You not only treat me as one of your runners, but you treat me like a friend. You're there when i need you, you get disappointed when i'm hurt, and i know that you will always be there for me. I don't think you realize that when you call me and just ask how we're doing and how life is, it really shows you're really there for me. I appreciate everything you do for me and my fellow runners and I can't wait to run again next cross country season. Love always, Nikki

14: Thank you for all that you have done for this team. We couldn't have done all the things we have without your help. I also wanted to thank you for always being there for me. You believed in me even when I didn't. I wouldn't be the runner I am without you. -Faith-

15: Over these past years, you have been great coaches to me. Thank you for volunteering your time and extending your patience for our cross country team. You're really funny guys and you mean a lot to me and the team. I know I don't put forth the effort that I should, but you gentleman sure do. Thanks for letting me stay on the team. Ross

16: As you stand by me taking away the blinds, "Let in the day; too much light makes you blind." And now you turned glass into a window- let out once dark smoke-to where the wind blows- You've let me know the day, you've let me know the fire, make me see the new light they call drive, they call desire; really it's the thought, deep in the grey, just seize the day. Thank you Coach Mayo, for teaching me to make every day my best. TJ | Carpe Diem Out in a window pane, I saw a savior, window's light, and yet a man. You saw me, young in the dark, looking up a tree, slipping on the bark, said "Cats aren't the only ones with nine lives. Risk one now, you got another, you will survive." I must say, you're a hero that nearly killed me, but what's superman without a man to hang him by the skin of his teeth. 'Cause what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, one hard moment lasts you all the longer-

17: Thank you so much for all that you have done. You spend the utmost amount of time with everyone as if we were your own children. I appreciate the fact that you take time out of your busy schedule to make copies of workouts, to make phone calls to runners and to be at practice everyday. | That dedication is in itself amazing. I know you have gone through a lot the past few seasons and yet you still show up to practice with a smile. Those smiles and compliments are a reminder of how much you care. Thank you very much. Emily

18: Thank you for everything you guys have done for us. We have come such a long way from the first summer I began running and the state titles show how much it took for us to be where we are now. We definitely couldn't have done it without the dedication of our amazing coaches and we are lucky as a team to have such wonderful leadership. Thank you for being there through our complaints, injuries, camp, highs and lows, and all in between. You made our high school running experience something that none of us will ever forget for the rest of our lives and I can't thank you enough. -Abi

19: Because of you and your coaching and patience with me, I am the runner today because of you both. Never give in. Never stop coaching me. I'll never stop trying. Thank you. Jack Manesiotis (aka THE White Kenyon)

20: Thank you for everything; your time, your patience, your answers, your assistance, your coaching, your faith and your love. I don't think I'll ever again be able to complete a strenuous task without hearing you in my head, and I hope you'll never be able to hear another question without remembering me. "More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope." Romans 5:3-4 (ESV) Alex

21: I am so glad I was fortunate enough to have you as my coach. You have always been so encouraging and pushed me to become the best runner I can be. You have been there for me through all the hardships, my injury, and of course the successes, being on the state team. Thank you for never giving up on me and always working with. All the phone calls were motivation to me and showed you care. I would not have been asked to run at a college if it was not for your amazing coaching. Thanks so much, Grace

22: Sitting on the bleachers in the summer five years ago, I never would have imagined that things would have gone the way they did. At the time, I hardly knew anything about running, and probably a lot less about life. Now, however, moving into my final track season for the Seahawks, I have had to take account of my surroundings and have realized the tremendous impact that both of you have had on my life. When I began the program in the summer of my eighth grade year, I wasn’t anywhere close to the person that I have become. Of course, I was somewhat principled. I usually tried to do the right thing. I worked hard in school. However, I lacked the element of a personality that one can attain only through the suffering, dedication, and comradery that is experienced in the process of becoming a runner. Such a trait is indescribable in its own entity, however it exudes the air of self-confidence, accomplishment, and brotherhood that is shared by all runners who have achieved what we as a team and family have been able to. | The benefit gained from participating in our program is indescribably more than the gratifying experience of winning a few state championships. It’s not that winning isn’t a welcome outcome, but the work that we have put forth has never truly been solely about that. Coach W., as you’ve always said, the reason we go out to the track in the blistering heat, or in the pouring rain, or go on runs whose mileage extends into the double-digits when even the sun has only just reluctantly risen is to “beat our best self.” The genuinely wonderful aspect of this phrase is that it is applicable to anything in life. This is, in turn, what every member of this group has taken to heart thanks to the efforts of both of you. It still strikes me every day when I see people who simply cannot understand what we have been shown about life, and it is a constant reminder of how fortunate I was to find this team. After literally thousands of miles, hundreds of pairs of shoes, several injuries, some truly frightening breakfasts on behalf of Coach Max, four grueling summer camps, and four state championships to show for them, the things I am most proud of are the family I have found and the lessons that you both have taught me. The impact that you have had on my life is far greater than can ever be put into words, much less on one 8” by 11” piece of paper, but they are tangible enough to warrant this earnest attempt. I will never forget the time I spent on this team. Thank You. Michael Brewer P.S. – I’ll give y’all a shout out when I’m in the Olympics.

23: Those phone calls to get me to come out and run CC in 8th grade were probably the best calls of my life!You helped me push myself everyday when the going got tough. You made me cry, you made me laugh, you made me angry, you made me crazy!!! Coach, You made me who I am today.. A leader.....I will miss you very much next year. Sara,(aka Sara Bei)

24: Gratitude I must now bestow upon a man who knows my woes, and does expose my highs and lows through daily trials and blistered toes. A man who chose to see me through the throes as every passing season goes to coach a girl who grows and grows into the runner you know as Rose

25: I came because I was Jack's friend...I stayed because I found something I loved. Thanks for always encouraging me to be my best. I appreciate all the time you have given to my training and all the phone calls you made to encourage me. Thanks for the camp memories and for the early morning track workouts. You have helped me to become a state champion, and to have memories I will never forget. Thank you, Mackenzie

26: As I am about to graduate this year, I have the pleasure of saying thank you for six great years of running. The sport, as well as your coaching, has truly shaped the person that I have become. I have learned perseverance by dealing l with physical and mental difficulty, and in these last few months, I am finally getting the hang of that patience and listening thing and it is really starting to work. Without running and your persistent style of coaching I would not be nearly as motivated or successful as I am now. I came into this program as a runner on a team who was lucky to even make it into the state championship. And now as I have reached the end of my journey with Hilton Head High Cross Country, I can look back and see how far, I as a runner as well as the team and the program have come. This program brought me into a group of friends I will have forever and has given me memories that will never be forgotten. I will truly miss running with you and everyone that is a part of this program, but I know that it was because of you that I am able to take my running to the next level. Thank you very much for everything you have done for me. -Jack Felix

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