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36th annual meet: October 11, 2008 at Van Cortlandt Park, New York NY.  DyeStat on-site coverage.

John Nepolitan Pix
B Eastern  - G Eastern
B Varsity - G Varsity
B SubVarsity - G SubVarsity

DyeStat video coverage at Manhattan features Marc Davis, Doug Speck and Runnerspace.

Solomon Haile - Joe Rosa
Melanie Thompson - Emily Jones
Girls Eastern - Boys Eastern
B Varsity A - B Varsity B
B Varsity C - B Varsity D
 B Varsity F - B Varsity G
G Varsity B - G Varsity C
G Varsity D - G Varsity E -
JV C Boys - JV A Girls -
JV B Girls  - JV D Girls
Frosh A Boys - Frosh A Girls
Frosh E Boys - Soph C Boys
Frosh C Boys - Frosh D Boys
Frosh B Boys - Frosh C Girls
Sophomore C - Frosh A Girls
Soph A Girls - Sophomore A - Soph B Boys
Sophomore B
Vanny's theme by Marc Davis
course preview by Doug Speck

Donna on the Side


Preview - John Nepolitan
Entries - Schedule

Prior Years DyeStat since 1999
the meet's own web site
WINNERS TABLE - links to results and winner's pix for each race.
Donna on the Side - 280 photos of the sideline scenes.

Solomon Haile 12:06.7 breaks course record!  Sherwood MD runner (right) takes 3 seconds off record (12:10.6 by Tommy Gruenewald in 2006) in 36th running of Manhattan on a gorgeous autumn day in the Big Apple.
US#1 Fayetteville-Manlius girls, Don Bosco boys win Eastern States championships.

Jim Lambert Stories
Boys Individual  Solomon Haile had a plan, and it worked.  Joe Rosa breaks sophomore record.
Girls Team  Fayetteville-Manlius NY nearly breaks course record -- and they weren't even 100 percent.
Boys Team  Don Bosco Prep turns "bad day" into victory.
Girls Individual  Emily Jones and Melanie Thompson wonder "What if?"

 Courtney Chapman leads F-M
 Leighton Spencer leads Don Bosco
photos by John Nepolitan
 Joe Rosa
Emily Jones
Melanie Thompson

New signs at Manhattan:  a new sponsor, Reebok, and
computerized timing by Cleon Fowler's  CFPI Timing.
results by CFPI Timing

Winners Table
click on event name to see results and photos
 Boys Eastern States
 Don Bosco Prep NJ 154.  Joe Rosa, West Windsor Plainsboro NJ 12:19.99
 Girls Eastern States
 Fayetteville-Manlius NY 55.  Melanie Thompson, Voorhees NJ 14:12.79
 Varsity Boys A
 Merrimack 91.  Ivo Milic-Strkalj, Friends Central 12:55.83.
 Varsity Boys B
 North Penn PA 19.  Brad Miles, North Penn 12:47.57
 Varsity Boys C
 West Chester Henderson 76.  Will Kellar, W. Chester Henderson 12:52.83
 Varsity Boys D
 Wantagh 118.  Philip Galebach, Medford 12:29.52
 Varsity Boys E
 LaSalle 136.  Solomon Haile, Sherwood MD 12:06.61
 Varsity Boys F
Old Bridge 119.  Mark Feigen, East Greenwich 12:48.92
 Varsity Boys G
Shoreham W-R NY 70.  Robby Andrews, Shoreham-Wading River NY 12:35.30
 Varsity Girls A
 Syosset 139.  Emily Jones, Bromfield MA 14:12.62
 Varsity Girls B
 St. John the Baptist 97, Katie Kellner, West Windsor Plainsboro South 14:59.73
 Varsity Girls C
 Oakton 101.  Aisling Cuffe, Cornwall 14:36.88. 
 Varsity Girls D
North Penn 62. Samantha Nadel, North Shore 15:03.74
 Varsity Girls E
 Ward Melville 115.  Rebecca Mehra 15:07.93
 Varsity Girls F
Bronxville 82.  Samantha Beim 15:22.22
 Junior Varsity A
 Boys: Chaminade 31. Conor Nickel, Chaminade 14:02.10
Girls: Tatnall DE 61. Carly Simmons, Tatnall 15:56.91
 Junior Varsity B
 Boys: Brookwood 27. Roger Hopper, Lacey Twp 13:53.78
Girls: LaSalle 81. Christina LoCurto, Cornwall 16:47.08
 Junior Varsity C
 Boys: Christian Brothers Academy NJ 36. Peter Costa CBA 13:50.34.
Girls: Saratoga Springs NY 21.  Madison Carr, Saratoga 15:59.25
 Junior Varsity D
 Boys:  Don Bosco Prep 27.  Erik Lapinski, Don Bosco 13:46.66
Girls: Shenendehowa NY 34. Meredith Peabody, Shen 16:02.02
 Junior Varsity E
 Boys: Shenendehowa 21.  Sam Kimmey, Shen 13:50.16
 Sophomore A
 Boys: Westford Academy 62.  Stephen Messina, Westford.
Girls: Shenendehowa 65.  Amanda Schmidt, Massapequa
 Sophomore B
 Boys: St. Anthony's 68.   Ben Halpin, St. John's Prep MA 13:51.88
Girls: Suffern 51. Gabby Mancuso, New Paltz 16:05.28
 Sophomore C
 Boys: Chaminade 48. Andrew Valenski, Massapequa 13:33.77
 Freshman A
Boys: Christian Brothers Academy NJ 36. Brandon Eldershaw, Jackson 8:53.00
Girls: Washingtonville 72. Jackie Willsey, Averill Park 10:03.97
 Freshman B
 Boys: Queensbury 97. Jared Mason, St. Benedict's 8:20.72
Girls: Shenendehowa NY 69. Megan Griffin, Lincoln Sudbury MA 9:49.57
 Freshman C
 Boys: West Morris Mendham 45.  Peter Ehmann, W. Morris Mendham 8:38.50
Girls: Shaker 75. Veronica Leddy, St. Anthony's 9:24.68. 
 Freshman D
 Boys: Shenendehowa NY 34.  Michael Libruk, Shaker 8:32.62
Girls: LaSalle 44. Emily Papazian, LaSalle 9:49.33
 Freshman E
 Boys: Don Bosco Prep 30.  Ryan Phillips, Regis 8:44.77

John Nepolitan preview
36th Manhattan Invitational has best boys field ever
and US#1 Fayetteville-Manlius girls

Meet adds Boys Eastern States race, computerized scoring and a new sponsor  -- Reebok

Ranked teams - Manhattan has 15 US ranked teams in The Harrier Super 25 led by US#1 Fayetteville-Manlius NY girls, and 29 top 10 teams in NXN Regional Rankings, including six regional #1 teams:
Boys - Shenendehowa NY (NY region), West Windsor Plainsboro North NJ (NE), and Jamestown VA (SE).
Girls - Fayetteville-Manlius NY (NY), Lincoln Sudbury MA (NE), Tatnall DE (SE).

Regional and national ranked teams
in Eastern States championship races

 US Super 25 rankings as of Sept. 25. 
Regional rankings as of October 9
 Shenendehowa NY
 Christian Brothers Academy NJ
 West Windsor Plainsboro North NJ
 Don Bosco NJ
 12  3  
 Jamestown VA
 Brookwood GA
 14   2 
 Morris Hills NJ
 19  6  
 Oakton VA
 21   5 
 Danbury CT
 Haddonfield NJ
 Fayetteville-Manlius NY
 Queensbury NY
 Suffern NY
 Msgr Farrell NY
 Fayetteville-Manlius NY
 1 1   
 Burnt Hills Ballston Lake NY
 8 3   
 Lincoln Sudbury MA
 12  1  
 Saratoga NY
 5 2   
 Midlothian VA
 19   7 
 Shenendehowa NY
 10 5   
 Voorhees NJ
 Tatnall DE
 14   1 
 Suffern NY
 Queensbury NY
 20 4   
 Hanover NH
Great Oak CA
 Haddonfield NJ

Two more regional top 10 teams are in other races:  NE#7 North Penn PA boys in the Boys Varsity B race and NY#2 Shoreham Wading River in the Boys Varsity G race.  Top individuals in non-Eastern States races include Mike Hickey NY (Boys Varsity D), Emily Jones MA (Girls Varsity A), and Chris Stogsdille NY, Bobby Andrews NJ, Brett Johnson NJ, and Tyler Udland NJ (Boys Varsity E).


Time (EST)    Race
9:05    Sophomore Boys A
9:17    Sophomore Boys B
9:29    Sophomore Boys C
9:43    The Bro. Raphael Cecchini FSC Memorial Freshman Boys A Race
9:49    Freshman Girls A
9:58    The Bro. Francis Bowers FSC Freshman Boys B Race
10:04    Freshman Girls B
10:13    The KYE Courtney, 61 Memorial Freshman Boys C Race
10:19    Freshman Girls C
10:28    Mark Codd Freshmen Boys D Race
10:34    Freshman Girls D
10:43    The O’Malley Family Freshman Boys “E” Race
10:51    Intermediate Boys
10:59    Intermediate Girls
11:11    The Jim Mc Hugh Junior Varsity Boys A Race
11:21    The Fred Marro Junior Varsity Girls “A” Race
11:33    The Thomas Lindgren Junior Varsity Boys “B” Race
11:43    Junior Varsity Girls B
11:55    Junior Varsity Boys C
12:05    Junior Varsity Girls C
12:17    Junior Varsity Boys D
12:27    Junior Varsity Girls D
12:39    Junior Varsity Boys E
12:49    Sophomore Girls A
1:01    Sophomore Girls B
1:13    The Peter L. Waters Varsity Boys A Race
1:25    The George T. Eastment Varsity Boys B Race
1:37    The Dr. Francis J. Sweeney Varsity Boys C Race
1:49    The Joseph P. Kearney Varsity Boys D Race
2:01    The Edward D. O’Toole Varsity Boys E Race
2:13    The Lindy J. Remigino Varsity Boys F Race
2:25    The John N. Johnson Varsity Boys G Race
2:37    The Peter Aquilone Boys Eastern States Championship
2:52    The Edward J.J. Bowes Girls Eastern States Championship
3:04    The Warren Ring Varsity Girls A Race
3:16    The Bro. Gregory Hunt FSC Varsity Girls B Race
3:28    The Mike Cohen Varsity Girls C Race
3:40    The Fred Dwyer Varsity Girls D Race
3:52    The Irv Kintisch Varsity Girls E Race
4:04    Michael J. Codd Varsity Girls F Race

Boys Eastern States race added

The Manhattan XC Invitational calls itself "the biggest and the best" and the 2008 version, slated for October 11th, 2008, will add to that claim as meet director Ed JJ Bowes has announced that the Boy's Eastern States Championship race has been added to the program. As with the girls race, teams will have the option to enter directly into the championship race while the remaining boys varsity races will be equally seeded. This new format will allow for top teams and individuals to go head-to-head on one of the nation’s historic courses.

Along with the added championship race, there will be computerized scoring for the first time. CFPI Timing, which manages many major meets around the country, will provide fast and accurate results.

The 2008 Manhattan Invitational has also added three races in an effort to reduce some of the volume, bringing the day’s schedule to 40 races. In some cases last year, races numbered over 400 runners The first gun will fire at 9:05 a.m. and will continue all day with the last race going off around 3:49 p.m.