- Nicole Blood
Shenendehowa boys - Brendan Fennell
All-day rain turned parts of the course into ankle-high mud, but it didn't
stop the rugby players next door and it didn't stop 9,000 high school
US#1 Saratoga NY girls crushed the Eastern States Championship
field with a 24 point score, 89 points ahead runner-up Argyle, 3rd ranked
team in the Northeast.
Saratoga freshman Nicole Blood won easily in 14:25.4,
10th best on the all-time Manhattan list despite the conditions.
Pearl River sr Brendan Fennell was easily the fastest
boy of the day at 12:30.2, 13th on the all-time list, and observors thought
he would have had a top 5 time on a dry day.
US#11 Shenendehowa boys had the fastest average team
time at 13:15.8.
Patchin, of Corcoran Syracuse, (right) bellyflopped in
the mud near the finish, but laughed about it afterward.
runners dove into an impromptu pool to clean up.
Bend Cafe, across Broadway from Van Cortlandt Park, is popular for
parties. Saratoga NY fans were among those present this year.
Kennedy and Fran Wilusz, parents of Girls JV B runner up Carli Wilusz
Joe McWilliams, Steve Kennedy, and Stacy Kennedy.