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Northeast Week
Oct 16, 2004
Preview - Top 10 Scoreboard - Ed Grant's New Jersey report -

  • Boys
  • NE#4 CBA NJ recovers nicely from FM steamrolling 10/9 with big team improvement on Van Cortlandt at Eastern States
  • NE#6 Chaminade NY hopes Feds go as well as pre-Feds
  • Girls
  • US#6 Bay Shore NY back to winning ways @ Brown Invitational
  • NE#10 Parkland PA loses dual meet to unranked Allentown Central Catholic PA by one. Rematch 10/19. .

by Don Rich,
PennTrackXC
Northeast Region Editor

Top 10 Scoreboard

Quote of the Day: "This is just act one of four. Stay tuned."
Allentown Central PA coach Jack Pressman after his girls beat league rival NE#10 Parkland PA by one in a dual meet 10/12. They meet 10/19 for leagues, 10/28 for Districts, and probably 11/6 at States.

Boys

#1 Fayetteville-Manlius NY

Their league meet is 10/30. Bet they're just resting...

#2 Cedar Cliff PA

Prepping for their conference meet 10/20

#3 Lockport NY

Will race next at the Clarence Invitational 9/23 at Akron Falls State Park, Akron, NY

#4 Christian Brothers Academy NJ
#5 Cherokee NJ
SE#9 Thomas Jefferson VA
Formerly ranked LaSalle PA

Christian Brothers Academy had something to prove at the Boys' Eastern States Championships at Van Cortlandt after their shut-out by US#1 Fayetteville-Manlius in the Manhattan Invitational 10/9. They improved a lot. #1 man Chris Harel would have cracked FM's top three. The top four improved 9, 26, 6 and 13 seconds, respectively, with a new guy coming in 18 seconds better than last week's 5th man. What it meant this week was a dominating win by CBA over NJ rival Cherokee, 54-140.
SE#9 Thomas Jefferson VA made the trip north worthwhile, taking third with 145, and formerly ranked LaSalle PA was 4th with 161. Craig Forys, a Colts Neck NJ sophomore, won the race in 12:36.3 (which would have taken the one point from FM).

Eastern States Championship      
October 16, 2004 - Van Cortlandt Park    
Race: Eastern Boys 2.5 miles    

Team Scores Score 1

1 CBA NJ 54  
2 Cherokee NJ 140  
3 Thos. Jefferson VA 145  
4 LaSalle PA 161

Runner Team Time

1 Craig Forys Colts Neck 12.36.3  
2 Harel CBA, NJ 12.49.5   (10/9-12:58.8)
3 Rogers CBA, NJ 12.56.9   (*10/9-13:22.7)
6 Mcginley Lasalle, PA 12.59.2    
7 Smith Thomas Jefferson 13.02.5  
11 Yersak Cherokee 13.08.5  
12 Leech CBA, NJ 13.10.5   (*10/9-13:16.8)  
15 Wheat CBA, NJ 13.14.6   (*10/9-13:27.8)  
17 Bredeck Cherokee 13.16.0    
21 Catiley Thomas Jefferson 13.18.4  
22 Dichiara CBA, NJ 13.19.1  (*10/9-did not run)
23 Jeffers LaSalle, PA 13.19.7  
24 Kedon CBA, NJ 13.22.9  
32 Norland Thomas Jefferson 13.29.3    
34 McFaden Cherokee 13.30.7    
35 Doland Cherokee 13.31.0    
36 Sing Thomas Jefferson 13.34.1    
38 Heck Lasalle, PA 13.36.5    
39 Pelegrino CBA, NJ 13.37.1   (*10/9-same time)  
43 Marrziano Cherokee 13.42.6    
46 McCullougy Lasalle, PA 13.44.8    
48 Otolle Lasalle, PA 13.46.0    
49 Treeweek Thomas Jefferson 13.47.2    
53 Shea Lasalle, PA 13.51.9    
54 Mclaughin Cherokee 13.52.3    
57 Landgry Thomas Jefferson 13.55.8    
64 Andes Cherokee 14.01.6    
67 Bonneui Lasalle, PA 14.02.3    
75 Mchugh Thomas Jefferson 14.10.2
Results


#6 Chaminade NY

Chaminade placed five in the top ten, and all seven in the top 18 at the 18th Annual Westchester Coaches Invitational at Bowdoin Park, the site of New York 'Feds.' Their 26 points came on a 1:15 spread. While their varsity and JV A teams were at Bowdoin Park, the rest of their team competed at the Nassau Coaches XC Invitational at Bethpage State Park. And the JV A? They swept their race.

SECTION 1 COACHES INVITATIONAL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 2004
BOWDOIN PARK, WAPPINGERS, NY

Varsity 2 Race

 Team Scores =
Rank Team                Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6  *7   
========================================================================
   1 Chaminade                   26    1    3    5    7   10   16 18       Total Time: 1:25:29.24          Average:    17:05.85                          Name                    Year School                Avg Mile Finals  Points 1 McDermott, Kevin          12 Chaminade               5:15.6 16:20.32    1 3 McDermott, Ryan           MC Chaminade               5:28.3 16:59.95    3 5 McGann, Brendan           11 Chaminade               5:30.7 17:07.37    5 7 Hoffman, Gregory          12 Chaminade               5:36.7 17:26.00    7
10 McNamara, Conor           11 Chaminade               5:39.8 17:35.60   10 16 Hampel, Conor             12 Chaminade               5:44.4 17:49.93   16 18 Dussel, Brian             12 Chaminade               5:46.3 17:55.65   18  

Results

#7 Morris Hills NJ

Off this weekend. Running 10/19 in their conference championships @ Freedom Park in Randolph, NJ.

#8 Saratoga Springs, NY

Off after surprising Shenendehowa NY at Manhattan. Their league meet is 10/30 (Suburban Council Championships).

#9 Londonderry NH
Previously ranked Bishop Hendricken, RI

Brown Invitational -- The re-match between Londonderry NH and Bishop Hendricken RI went to Londonderry. Hendricken had beaten Londonderry 9/25 at the Manchester NH Invitational. This team race was decided at the front, as Londonderry's top two built a 33-point margin that turned into the 30-point win, 142-172 at the Brown Invitational in RI.

Vinny Olsen finished 4th in 15:25 and Paul Ahern was 7th in 15:38. Hendricken's first finisher was in 20th. Foot Locker favorites Cory Thorne, Portsmouth NH and Guor Majak, Concord NH, went one-two, in 15:00.50-15:06, respectively. Thorn broke the course record of 15:02.

Newton North MA competed in the race with six runners. Absent was star Chris Barnicle. Even with 100 points regained by his participation, they would have finished no better than 3rd.

The Goddard State Park course south of Providence is a relatively flat, one-loop 5k. Weather was dry, partly sunny, brisk (mid-50s), with frequent wind gusts.Brown Invitational
Goddard Park, RI

Championship Team Scores
Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7 *8 *9

1 LONDONDERRY-NH 142 4 7 35 42 54 58 64
Total Time: 1:21:13.10
Average: 16:14.62

2 BIS HENDRICKEN-RI 172 20 24 25 44 59 69 73
Total Time: 1:22:35.10
Average: 16:31.02

1 Cory Thorne PORTSMOUTH-NH 15:00.50 1
2 Guor Majak Concord - NH 15:06.00 2
4 Vinny Olsen LONDONDERRY-NH 15:25.00 4
5 Kevin Tschrhart NORTHPORT - NY 15:25.10 5
7 Paul Ahern LONDONDERRY-NH 15:38.00 7
20 Colin Mc Connell BIS HENDRICKEN-RI 16:12.10 20
24 Chris Jackson BIS HENDRICKEN-RI 16:18.00 24
25 Andrew Palumbo BIS HENDRICKEN-RI 16:20.00 25
35 Keith Della Grotta LONDONDERRY-NH 16:30.00 35
42 J.J. Sproul LONDONDERRY-NH 16:46.00 42
44 Richard Finnegan BIS HENDRICKEN-RI 16:49.00 44
54 Matt Mac Askill LONDONDERRY-NH 16:54.10
54 Tony Marino LONDONDERRY-NH 16:55.30 58
59 Nick Campbell BIS HENDRICKEN-RI 16:56.00 59
64 Jared Samuel LONDONDERRY-NH 16:57.10 64
69 Derek Henderson BIS HENDRICKEN-RI 17:04.00 69
73 Tyler Baeder BIS HENDRICKEN-RI 17:06.00 73
96 Thomas Mc Laughlin BIS HENDRICKEN-RI 17:29.10
Results

#10 Shenendehowa, NY

Training for their league meet 10/30.

 

Girls

#1 Saratoga Springs NY
Off after their record run at Manhattan. They race next at the 10/30 Suburban Council Championship.

 

#2 Bay Shore NY
Previously ranked Columbia NY
BayShore's(US#6) final tune-up before the post-season championship rush was a good one, with an easy win for the team and their #1 Laura Cummings. Her 17:20.9 was just shy of her course #4 all-time 17:16.
With five in the top 25, Bay Shore's 54 points were 59 better than previously ranked Columbia NY.

Team Scores
===============================================================
Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7 *8 *9
===============================================================
1 BAY SHORE-NY 54 1 5 9 14 25 30 42
Total Time: 1:32:58.00
Average: 18:35.60
2 COLUMBIA-NY 113 13 16 21 27 36 59 73
Total Time: 1:36:59.00
Average: 19:23.80

Event 11 Girls 5k Run CC CHAMP
===============================================================
Name Year School Finals Points
===============================================================
1 Laura Cummings BAY SHORE-NY 17:20.90 1
5 Mary Liz Mc Curdy BAY SHORE-NY 18:14.10 5
9 Lauren Schmidt BAY SHORE-NY 18:45.00 9
13 Brina Seguine COLUMBIA-NY 19:03.00 13
14 Callie Hogan BAY SHORE-NY 19:06.00 14
16 Ashley Ferriero COLUMBIA-NY 19:09.00 16
21 Alison O'Brien COLUMBIA-NY 19:19.00 21
25 Pam O'Sullivan BAY SHORE-NY 19:32.00 25
27 Sraha Anderson COLUMBIA-NY 19:38.00 27 30 Kayla Kenda BAY SHORE-NY 19:42.10 30
36 Alexandra Nichols COLUMBIA-NY 19:50.00 36
42 Caitlin Knapp BAY SHORE-NY 19:56.00 42
59 Leslie Aiken COLUMBIA-NY 20:19.00 59
73 Katrina Hines COLUMBIA-NY 20:39.00 73
Results

 

#3 Champlain Valley VT
Another weekend, another win for Champlain Valley VT. This one, at the Burlington XC Invitational in their home state, came easily. All seven runners finished in the top 17, the scoring five in the top 11 for 28 points. The times somewhat reflected a wet course, punctuated by roots and rocks.

Team results:
CVU 28
Peoples 86
Burlington 88
Essex 115

BURLINGTON CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNING INVITATIONAL - 10/16/2004
Burlington, VT, USA
Results

Girls 5k Run CC Varsity
=======================================================================
Name Year School Finals Points
=======================================================================

3 163 McCormick, Melanie JR Champlain Valley 19:10.26 2
5 164 McEwen, Sydney SO Champlain Valley 19:33.71 4
6 144 Frost, Kendall SO Champlain Valley 19:41.12 5
10 162 Marcy, Ariel SO Champlain Valley 20:06.18 8
11 172 Olsen, Emily SO Champlain Valley 20:13.76 9
14 167 Morel, Lindsey SR Champlain Valley 20:40.33 11
17 148 Harris, Mairead SR Champlain Valley 21:06.07 12

Results: http://www.bsdvt.org/schools/bhs/activities/sports/cross_country/XCResults/04%20XC%20Results/04_bi_vg.htm

 

#4 Manchester Central NH
Staying local, Manchester Central NH won their city meet with just 20
points. Coach Jess Weiss had her troops back off a bit to save the
effort for the big races to come.

 

#5 Unionville PA
Following their 3rd place showing in Eastern States at Manhattan 10/9,
they took off in preparation for the league meet on 10/20.

 

#6 Cicero-North Syracuse NY
Week one in the NE rankings didn't slow down Cicero-North Syracuse at
the Chittenango Bears XC Invitational, a 3.1 mile race in Chittenango
NY. With five in the top 12, their 22 points were 60 points better than
2nd place. Senior Marie Parks led a Cicero 1:39 scoring spread with her
19:22.

1. 22 CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE (AA) (20:02.6 100:13.0)
=================================================
1 1 Marie Parks SR 19:21.7
2 2 Nicki Junod JR 19:31.4
3 3 Navneet Shergill FR 20:08.7
4 4 Alicia Finger SO 20:12.1
5 12 Katie Duerr SO 20:59.1
6 ( 18) Heather Wallace SR 21:25.8
7 ( 19) Chelsea Wallace SR 21:30.4

PLACE PTS NAME PLACE SCHOOL TIME
PACE PLC
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------
1 1 Marie Parks SR 1 Cicero-North Syracuse 19:21.7 6:14
AA 1
2 2 Nicki Junod JR 1 Cicero-North Syracuse 19:31.4 6:18
AA 2
3 3 Navneet Shergill FR 1 Cicero-North Syracuse 20:08.7 6:30
AA 3
4 4 Alicia Finger SO 1 Cicero-North Syracuse 20:12.1 6:31
AA 4
12 12 Katie Duerr SO 3 Cicero-North Syracuse 20:59.1 6:46
AA 9
18 18 Heather Wallace SR 6 Cicero-North Syracuse 21:25.8 6:54
AA 11
19 19 Chelsea Wallace SR 7 Cicero-North Syracuse 21:30.4 6:56
AA 12
Results

 

#7 Bethlehem Central NY -
Burnt Hill Inv, NY
3.05 miles
Visiting Saratoga State Park, Bethlehem Central NY captured the Burnt
Hill NY Invitational, beating Scotia 57 to 97, along with Shaker,
Queensbury, Guilderland, Colonie and Burnt Hills. Coach Jack Rightmyer
was pleased with his top seven on the fast 3.05m course (18:09, 18:17,
18:21, 18:56, 19:20, 19:27 and 19:59). Scotia started well, with a
1-2-3 finish, but Bethlehem then placed five in the next 19.

Burnt Hill Invitational
Saratoga State Park, 3.05 miles
Girls Varsity, Division III

1. Bethlehem 57
2. Scotia-Glenville 97

1 Danielle Schaub Sco 17:52.9
2 Jillian King Sco 17:53.2
3 Caroline King Sco 18:02.7
4 Emily Malinowski Beth 18:09.0
5 Roxanne Wegman Beth 18:17.6
7Kristen Kenney Beth 18:21.2
9 Keelan King Sco 18:24.7
18 Kristen Peck Beth 18:57.4
23 Claire Luke Beth 19:20.5
24 Taylor Jackson Beth 19:27.4
37 Carly Magin Beth 19:59.3
82 Kayla Jackson Sco 22:15.7
83 Crystal Caisse Sco 22:16.7
87 Rachel Cookfair Sco 22:25.0
Results

 

#8 Hanover NH
Hanover won the Connecticut Valley Conference Championships by 19 over
Keene NH on Keene's home course. Bridgette Black, a freshman, led
Hanover with a 2nd place 19:51 over the 3.0m course.

Connecticut Valley Championships, Keene NH HS
3 Miles

Rank Team Total Time Avg.Time Total Team
1 Hanover 1:41:43 20:20 26 2 3 5 7 9 10 12
2 Keene 1:43.49 20:45 45 4 6 8 13 14 15 16

2 Black, Bridgette FR Hanover    6:37    19:51
3 Little, Chelsea    SR Hanover    6:42    20:07
4 Boyer, Karen    SR Keene    6:44    20:12
5 Schickner, Lindsey SR Hanover    6:46    20:18
6 Mills, Paige    FR Keene    6:50    20:32
7 Nelson, Alice    SR Hanover    6:52    20:37
8 Kyle, Erin    JR Keene    6:56    20:50   
9 Stephens, Katy    SR Hanover    6:56    20:50
10 Donohue, Meg    FR Hanover    6:59    20:57
12 Williams, Betsy    JR Hanover    7:02    21:07
13 Heaney, Carin    SO Keene    7:02    21:07
14 Bayr, Stephanie    SR Keene    7:02    21:08
15 Norwood, Karyn    JR Keene    7:02    21:08
16 Cornell, Amy    SR Keene    7:05    21:15
17 Brentrup, Jennie JR Hanover    7:06    21:18
18 Schillemat, Amber FR Keene    7:06    21:19
19 Addante, Rose    SO Hanover    7:10    21:31
21 Mulvihill, Shauna SO Hanover    7:17    21:52
Results:
http://www.directathletics.com/dispatcher.cgi?session_id=no_session&script_name=dispatcher.cgi&ui=red&action=meet&sport=xc&meet_hnd=467&module=results

    

#9 Concord-Carlisle MA
They had scheduled Brown, but will race next at their DCL League Meet
on 10/29 in Franklin Park where they'll give a rematch to Newton South,
a top team they beat in a dual meet last week.

 

#10 Parkland PA
Both coaches knew the other team was good. It's been that way since
2000. Each has won a state championship. Each wants to repeat. But each
competes in the same league. Which means they face each other for a
dual meet, Leagues, Districts, and then, if all goes well, States. The
first match-up between two of this year's best teams in PA highlighted
the talents of Allentown Central Catholic and Parkland. This one went
to ACC, BY ONE POINT, 27-28 on 10/12. Parkland is ranked 9th in the
Northeast, and came in healthy and ready to go. "We ran well, we just
lost" is how coach Loretta Dodson succinctly put it after the meet.
Each team placed five scorers in the top 12, with the top four tallying
18 points for each team. On this day, it was the ACC #5 who held off
Parkland's #5 by just three seconds for the team win. Marcie Sobrinski
paced ACC with a first place 18:42 on the flat 5k layout. ACC's spread
of 1:34 was two seconds outside Parkland's 1:32. This is the third meet
in three years that has been decided by one point, with ACC taking the
2003 District 11 race, and Parkland capturing the 2003 version. ACC
head coach Jack Pressman took the pressure-packed meet in stride. "This
is just act one of four. Stay tuned." The first rematch is 10/19 in the
League Meet.

10/12 Dual Meet Scoring @ flat, grass and trail 5k @ Little Lehigh
Parkway, Allentown, PA
Varsity Girls
4 Teams: Parkland, Whitehall, Emmaus & ACCHS

Dual Meet Scoring Results:
ACCHS Girls 27, Parkland Girls 28
ACCHS Girls 17, Emmaus Girls 44
ACCHS Girls 15, Whitehall Girls 50
Parkland Girls 18, Emmaus Girls 43
Parkland Girls 15, Whitehall Girls 50

Results of Parkland vs. Central Girls:
Plc Name School Time Score
--- ------------------ ---------- ----- -----
1. Marcie Sobrinski ACCHS 18:42 (1)
2. Erin Roberts Parkland 18:47 (2)
3. Katie Stepp Parkland 18:54 (3)
4. Meaghan Burns ACCHS 19:19 (4)
5. Emma Stanley Parkland 19:24 (5)
6. Heather Gribb ACCHS 19:45 (6)
7. Maureen Watson ACCHS 19:52 (7)
8. Bernadette DiCosta Emmaus 19:58
9. Jess Eberle Parkland 20:02 (8)
10. Beth Luff Emmaus 20:15
11. Kathryn Markowitz ACCHS 20:16 (9)
12. Kristin Knouse Parkland 20:19 (10)
13. Colleen O'Neill ACCHS 20:29 (11)
14. Danielle Werley Parkland 20:31 (12)
15. Alyssa Wert ACCHS 20:42 (13)
16. Becky Webb Parkland 20:49 (14)
Results

 

Previously ranked Warwick Valley NY
Won the Ridgewood NJ Invitational by two over the host team. Aislinn
Ryan had another strong outing for Warwick Valley, winning by almost
two mnutes in 17:20.

TEAM SCORES: 1-Warwick-46. 2-Ridgewood-48.

1.   17:19.7 Ashlynn Ryan, Warwick
3.   19:01.0 Meredith Jones, Ridgewood
4.   19:10.6 Amanda Robotti, Warwick
7.   19:43.3 Ashlyn Llerandi, Ridgewod
10. 20:01.3 Jackie Young, Warwick
11. 20:05.0 Christy Bertelgon, Ridgewood
12. 20:06.8 Tori Pennings, Warwick
13. 20:10.3 Stephanie Westerman, Ridgewood
14. 20:10.6 Diana Mangam, Ridgewood
19. 20:17.5 Julie Gauss, Warwick
32. 21:21.6 Brianne Fenzel, Ridgewood
36. 21:29.4 Becca Wells, Ridgewood
41. 21:44.0 Melissa Mark, Warwick
Results

 

Noteworthy of Unranked team:
Hilton NY finished 2nd to US#6 Bay Shore NY at the 10/2 McQuaid
Invitational
10/16 Seneca NY Invite, Seneca Park 5k

Team Scores:
Hilton NY 23
Penfield 82
Brighton 100
Victor 107
Albion 112

2AllisonSawyerHilton19:03:0
3ShelbyHermanHilton19:10:00
5AshleyJonesHilton19:21:00
6LauraIafratiHilton19:42 11
7AmandaGriggsHilton19:42 86
19CarolineSchultzHilton20:55 06
59CaileenChildsHilton22:47 54

 

 

Preview

Quote of the Day: "We don't travel for experience. We go if we are good."
Coach Larry Martin of newly ranked Londonderry NH a week after ambushing then- ranked Toms River North NJ at the Disney Classic in Orlando FL

  • Two weeks, two meets: 19 points against Lockport in one, and a shut-out against CBA and others propels Fayetteville-Manlius NY to US#1
  • Some will race for redemption this Saturday, while others will rest and regroup.
  • Previously ranked Toms River North decides not to race in Eastern States 10/16 in NYC

Boys

#1 Fayetteville-Manlius NY
Damage done. US#1. Next meet is their league encounter 10/30.

#2 Cedar Cliff PA
Resumed training after ROC win at Great American, and is off until the
Mid-Penn Conference Championships 10/20.

#3 Lockport NY
Will rest this weekend after posting the 2nd fastest team average at
Manhattan 10/9. Will race at the Clarence Invitational 9/23 at Akron
Falls State Park in Akron, NY.

#4 Christian Brothers Academy NJ
#5 Cherokee NJ
Formerly ranked: LaSalle PA, Monsignor Farrell NY

It's Eastern States for the boys at Van Cortlandt. Race A will feature
two ranked, two formerly ranked, and a few other very strong teams who
would like to make some noise in the Fordham University-sponsored
event. Backing out late in the week was formerly ranked Toms River
North NJ. Coach Matt Jelley decided this week "after our best week of
workouts this season" to resist temptation and stick with the
post-season plan. They had a rough outing at Great American and were
then surprised to find Londonderry NH at the Disney Classic. The two
weeks led to a drop from the rankings. Jelley says they will refocus on
the two big New Jersey meets, Groups and Meet of Champs, as their
chance to get back into the thick of things. But the race will be
packed with talented teams, including NE#4 CBA, who posted the 2nd
fastest team time at last week's Manhattan Invitational. Unfortunately
for them, it was on the same day and in the same race as
Fayetteville-Manlius NY set their record. NE#5 Cherokee NJ has been
running well, and was hoping to be healthy for this meet. That's why
they skipped Manhattan. Also in the race are formerly ranked LaSalle
PA, and Monsignor Farrell NY, plus Bethlehem NY, Archbishop Carroll PA,
Cardinal O'Hara PA, and Colt's Neck NJ (with super soph Craig Forys).

Eastern States Seeds: http://www.armorytrack.com/xc04/easterns.htm

#6 Chaminade NY
Returning to the rankings after a four-week absence, Chaminade will
compete at the 18th Annual Westchester Coaches Invitational at Bowdoin
Park - 'pre-Feds.'
Seeds: http://www.armorytrack.com/xc04/section1_polls.htm

#7 Morris Hills NJ
Off this weekend. Running 10/19 in their conference championships @
Freedom Park in Randolph, NJ. They weren't that far off a very strong
CBA performance at Manhattan.

#8 Saratoga Springs NY
Off after surprising Shenendehowa NY at Manhattan. Their league meet is
10/30 (Suburban Council Championships). Coach Linda Kranick said she
was pleased with the boys' performance. "They are truly a great group
of kids, who will hopefully improve as the season progresses."

#9 Londonderry NH
Londonderry coach Larry Martin says that other coaches know "we don't
travel for experience. We go if we are good." They traveled to the
Disney Classic 10/9 and, wearing their plain LHS shirts, blended into
the race and surprised previously ranked Toms River North NJ. They will
meet previously ranked Bishop Hendricken RI 10/16 at the Brown
Invitational, where other strong teams will include Brockton MA,
Wachusett MA and the Hopkins School, who won the Wickham Park CT Inv
last week. At their last meeting. Hendricken RI beat Londonderry NH on
9/25 at the Manchester Invitational. Top individuals in the race will
include returned Foot Locker finalist Cory Thorne, Portsmouth NH, Guor
Majak, Concord, Paul Morris, Lexington MA, Tom Webb, Barrington RI,
Geary Gubbins, and Londonderry 1-2 Paul Ahern and Vinny Olsen, both
seniors.
Seeds: http://www.brown.edu/Athletics/Track/hsxc04entry.htm
Coverage: http://www.dyestat.com/3state/r1ne/4xc/oct16-brown.htm

#10 Shenendehowa NY
Training for their league meet 10/30.

Girls

  • Cicero-North Syracuse NY boosters invest in team trip to NYC and vault girls' squad to NE#6

#1 Saratoga Springs NY
Off after their record run at Manhattan. They race next at the 10/30
Suburban Council Championship.

#2 Bay Shore NY
After running into the Saratoga machine at Manhattan, US#6 Bay Shore
will face some top individuals, plus previously ranked Columbia NY at
the Brown Invitational. Top individuals include Samantha Gawrych, Laura
Cummings, Mary Liz McCurdy, Kate Niehaus (South Carolina) and Ellen
Dougherty,

Seeds: http://www.brown.edu/Athletics/Track/hsxc04entry.htm
Coverage: http://www.dyestat.com/3state/r1ne/4xc/oct16-brown.htm

#3 Champlain Valley VT
Competing at the Burlington HS Invitational. Most Vermont teams attend
this meet. It's another conflict date with tests (PSAT for juniors and
PLAN for sophomores), but every team deals with this in October.

#4 Manchester Central NH
Scheduled to take off after winning the Wickham CT Invitational, site
of this year's New Englands.

#5 Unionville PA
Following their 3rd place showing in Eastern States at Manhattan 10/9,
they will be taking off in preparation for the league meet on 10/20.

#6 Cicero-North Syracuse NY
It's all about return on investment. Not just from the training, but
the fund-raisiing. Cicero-North Syracuse NY had to select one
out-of-the-area meet to attend this season prior to States, and they
chose Manhattan. Coach Rick Nastasi, who has been the head guy in the
program for 25 years, said this is his best girl's team ever. His boys
teams have won a few state and Fed titles, but never the girls. So they
raised the money and raised their ranking from 'non' to NE#6 after
finishing 5th in the Eastern States race, just seven points behind NE#5
Unionville PA. They'll compete this Saturday at the Chittenango NY
Invitational.

#7 Bethlehem Central NY
They know what teams in Fayetteville-Manlius NY's league feel like,
because they are in the same league with the Saratoga Springs girls.
Will train and prep for that 10/30 test.

#8 Hanover NH
After taking off 10/9, they will race the Connecticut Valley Conference
champs 10/16 in Keene, NH.

#9 Concord-Carlisle MA
Won a big dual meet against rival Newton South MA on 10/13. Newton #1
Caitlin Murphy won the race, taking down Concord-Carlisle #1 Cassi
Knight's course record by one second (16:35) on the 2.7 mile home
layout. Coach Tom Hart was enthusiastic about his team's race, as they
ran 2-3-4-6-7 (plus 10 & 11) to admininster the no-contest 22-35 loss
to the Newtons. Hart noted that Knight led their pack, refusing to get
sucked into an early "break-up-our-pack" attempt by Murphy. Knight was
16:42, with Lindsey Clark at 17:01 (9th all-time on the course), Karin
Knudson was 17:09, Emma Schumacher at 17:23, and Olivia
Cooney at 17:47. They had scheduled Brown, but will race next at their
DCL League Meet on 10/29 in Franklin Park where they'll give a rematch
to Newton South.

#10 Parkland PA
After back-to-back invitational wins at Carlisle and Steel City,
Parkland lost a one-point thriller (27-28) to league and district rival
Allentown Central Catholic. Both teams have been state champions in the
past four years, and both have deep squads this season. Parkland came
in healthy and ready to go. "We ran well, we just lost" is how coach
Loretta Dodson succinctly put it after the meet. "But it's not over
unless we let it be over." Each team placed five scorers in the top 12,
with the top four tallying 18 points for each team. On this day, it was
the ACC #5 who held off Parkland's #5 by just three seconds for the
team win. Marcie Sobrinski (in photo) paced ACC with a first place
18:42 on the flat 5k layout. ACC's spread of 1:34 was two seconds
outside Parkland's 1:32. This is the third meet in three years that has
been decided by one point, with ACC taking the 2003 District 11 race,
and Parkland capturing the 2003 version. ACC head coach Jack Pressman
took the pressure-packed meet in stride. "This is just act one of four.
Stay tuned." Allentown Central Catholic is undefeated in league and
invitational competition since a 9/11 second place to Cedar Cliff PA at
Gettysburg. They first rematch is 10/19 in the League Meet.
Story on PennTrackXC.com: http://www.milesplit.com/article/3703

 

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