1 Northeast CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
- Northeast Week Nov 20 -- Two meets. Two US#1's. 13 ranked teams. 108 miles apart. But the repercussions from "Feds" at Bowdoin Park NY and "All-Groups" at Holmdel Park NJ could be felt nationwide.
- New York Federation Championships -
Complete Federation Results
Both US#1 teams were in this race -- Saratoga girls and Fayetteville-Manlius boys -- and both won, so the interesting fights were for second. F-M boys 34 (3 4 8 9 10 with 9 second spread), NE#3 Lockport 152 (6 26 31 32 57)), Burnt Hills Ballston Lake 186 (7 25 27 59 68), NE#10 Saratoga 208 (18 29 38 58 65)). Saratoga girls 22 (1 3 5 6 7), Shenendehowa 142, Bethlehem 145, NE#2 Bay Shore 148, NE#5 Hilton 151, NE#6 Cicero North Syracuse 166.
- Don Rich report:
Saratoga - "it was the margin that was remarkable."
Fayetteville-Manlius - if you thought Manhattan was crazy, look at this. OK, the 12-second spread that Fayetteville-Manlius unleashed on an unsuspecting Manhattan Invitational field in October was pretty impressive. Well, try just 9 seconds at Feds.
An opposing coach admires Fayetteville-Manlius:
"Kind of like they peaked all season"
"Knowing how difficult it is to have five or more runners 'peak' at one point in time, their performance is even more impressive. Kind of like they peaked all season! Great dedication, team chemistry (at least looking in from the outside) and probably some pretty decent coaching too!" --- Lockport NY coach Bob Eberhardt after his team, and every other NY boys' team was soundly defeated by US#1 Fayetteville-Manliuis at the NY Federation Championships 11/20.
- New Jersey All Group Meet of Champions -
Complete New Jersey MOC results and stories
Christian Brothers Academy boys and Roxbury girls, both ranked #4 in the NTN Northeast region, won big and then awaited the New York results to see if they could move up. Roxbury 73, Msgr Donovan 138. CBA 69, NE#6 Morris Hills 96.
Ed Grant's New Jersey report - No Surprises
- Massachusetts State Meet
Complete Massachusetts results
No NTN ranked teams, but Chris Barnicle is one of the favorites in the Foot Locker Northeast regional at Van Cortlandt Park, New York City, next week. Chris Barnicle 14.09 (2.9 miles) leads Newton North boys 62 over Brockton 67 at Gardner MA. Fastest girl of day is Alexandra Krieg 16:50, who led Wellesley 37 to Division 2 championship.
2 Southeast AL, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, KY, TN, VA, WV, DC, PR
3 South AR, LA, MS, OK, TX
- Mississippi State Meet - Tupelo girls score a perfect 15 for fourth straight 5A title. Pearl sweeps 4A -- 6th straight for the boys.
4 Midwest IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
- MID EAST MEET OF CHAMPIONS - Post season meet Nov 20 at Kettering OH with runners from Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Ohio sweeps team and individual honors.
Troy OH sr Levi Fox 15:37 (Jeff See is 4th) and Indian Lake OH sr Brittany Tinsley 17:55 are the individual winners..
Don Rich report:
Ohio harriers swept the individual and team titles on home turf in Kettering, Ohio, but the one individual champ was somewhat of an upset.
As predicted in the preview by Mike Bauman, Troy OH SR Levi Fox would be in the mix with pre-race favorite Jeff See of Middletown, OH. Fox won in a convincing 15:37, with Cedar Springs MI SR Dan Cramer 2nd in 15:44, Greenville PA SR Jed Christiansen 3rd a second back, and See, 4th in 15:48. The Ohio boys tallied 37 points. Their girls weren't much more at 40, behind the convincing win of Indian Lake SR Brittany Tinsley in 17:55. Michigan was 2nd with a combined score of 99.
5 Heartland IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD
6 Southwest AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT
- BORDER WAR - Arizona sweeps again . Kenny Cormier 15:46.2 leads Arizona boys 106 (New Mexico 140, Nevada 219). Marie Lawrence 17:42 wins girls race, but Arizona 133 (New Mexico 146, Nevada 186) wins team title.
Mike Elder reports: Cormier and Lawrence are impressive; Team Arizona sweeps. Meet proceeds under USATF and Arizona Road Races auspices after Arizona Athletic Association ruling against all star meets
7 Northwest AK, HI, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY
- BorderClash - 6th running of unique event on campus of Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton OR. The best of Washington and Oregon face off.
Oregon sweeps! OR boys 103-109, OR girls 93-117
Brie Felnagle breezes, Kenny Klotz wins a close one
|Rich Gonzalez report: OREGON SAYS "FOUR - BUT NO MORE"!
Brie Felnagle produced the expected, yet no one knew it would be so painful. Kenny Klotz produced the unexpected, yet no one knew he would make it look so easy. And Oregon produced the impossible, just when it seemed everything looked so bleak.
Leo Collins report: Oregon Ambushes Washington on a great day for cross country
David Frank report: Kenny Klotz - no one is doubting him now
|Furious finishes, and other scenes from BorderClash
John Dye's photo albums: Boys - Girls - the scene
DONNA ON THE SIDE
from the sidelines
Mead Spokane WA star Laef Barnes relaxes after the race with orange juice, a banana and friend Bailey Schutte.
- California news is covered on DyeStatCal.
- Southern Section finals -
- DyeStatCal flash report:
Fastest girls' day in CA history as 95:10 does not make State meet! Ventura girls (90:44) destroy course record! - Royal boys win D1 title... Serrano's Kauren Tarver topples Liza Pasciuto's frosh course record!
- 14 NTN ranked teams ran at Mt. SAC Saturday in prelude to California state meet next week, which makes two straight weeks of jockeying for invitations to the Nike Team Nationals at Portland Dec. 4. Girls preview - Boys preview
California girls - California's top ranked girls team, Ventura, smashes Mt. SAC record with team time of 90:44 in powerful Southern Section finals. more on DyeStatCal