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IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Colleen DeFruscio Communications Manager 302-798-6632, extension 747 ARCHMERE SENIOR AND DE GATORADE BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR SIGNS WITH SAINT JOSEPHS UNIVERSITY (Claymont, DE) FEBRUARY 25, 2013 Archmere Senior John Mascioli, named the 2012-13 Gatorade Delaware Boys' Cross Country Runner of Year this past fall, will be the newest member of the Hawks mens cross country team, having committed to Saint Josephs University for next fall. Mascioli raced to the Division II individual state championship this past season with a course- record time of 16:13:13, leading the Archmere Auks to second place as a team. Named the Victor A. Zwolak Award recipient by the New Castle County Cross Country & Track Association as the state's top runner, Mascioli placed 40th at the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional Championships in 15:56:9. He captured third place at the 2011 Division II state meet as a junior. Named First Team All-State and All-County during his junior and senior years, John Mascioli is also a track standout and accomplished musician. He is consistently named to Archmeres Honor Roll, maintaining a 3.65 weighted GPA, and participates in the schools community service programs. Son of Susan and Chris Mascioli '78, Archmere math teacher, of Wilmington, Delaware, John hopes to major in pre-med at Saint Josephs University. -----
Archmere Academy is a Catholic, Norbertine college preparatory school, valuing community, respect, zeal, reverence and wisdom. Nurturing body and soul, mind and heart, Archmere focuses on the whole person through academic excellence, faith reflection, social development and service to others. Inspired by its heritage, Archmere cultivates empathetic leaders young men and women prepared for every good work. # # #

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