Boys #1: Poly Long Beach CA
Girls #1: Saratoga Springs NY
Rankings courtesy of Marc Bloom, Editor, The
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Notes by John Dye on the rankings
Here we go again. It's a new season with new faces
on the boys side. Poly Long Beach CA is tabbed by Marc Bloom as
the best team in the country, followed by Mead Spokane WA, and North
Mecklenburg NC.. Poly takes the place of 2000 champion Mountain
View UT, which starts at 4th this year. Novi MI, with nemesis Rockford
MI graduating most of its 2000 team, moves into 5th. Poly's 2000
ace Ozzie Pina graduated, but the next six runners are back.
The girls list is topped by a very familiar face:
Saratoga Springs NY. The perennial national champion breaks out
of its 2000 season-ending tie for #1 with Rockford MI, which suffered
graduation losses but still ranks 4th. Two Utah teams -- Bingham
and Mountain View -- move up to 2nd and 3rd. A new California face
-- Dana Hills -- gets the 5th spot. Saratoga Springs lost Danielle
Coon to graduation but has waves of young runners down to the 7th
grade, which is eligible in New York for high school competition.
Bingham is headed by the Zeigle twins, who are finally seniors.
As in the past 2 years, the biggest impact on the
rankings will occur at the Great
American Championships (September 22 at Charlotte NC), which
will attract 7 of the top 10 boys teams and 6 of the top 10 girls.
About the only missing top 10 teams are those who have state association
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Super 25 National Rankings
|1. Poly, Long Beach, CA
2. Mead, Spokane, WA
3. N. Mecklenburg, NC
4. Mountain View, UT
5. Novi, MI
6. Wayzata Plymouth, MN
7. The Woodlands, TX
8. Campbell County, WY
9. McFarland, CA
10. Kingwood, TX
|1. Saratoga Springs, NY
2. Bingham, UT
3. Mountain View, UT
4. Rockford, MI
5. Dana Hills, CA
6. Iowa City West, IA
7. Bowman, ND
8. Marcus, Lewisville, TX
9. Carmel, IN
10. Jefferson Forest, VA
2.St. John's (MA)
4.Good Counsel (MD)
5.Old Bridge (NJ)
|1.Saratoga Springs (NY)
3.Toms River East (NJ)
5.Pearl River (NY)
|1.No Mecklenburg (NC)
2.The Woodlands (TX)
2.Jefferson Forest (VA)
2.Iowa City West (IA)
|1.Long Beach Poly (CA)
3.Mt. View (UT)
4.Campbell County (WY)
2.Mt. View (UT)
3.Dana Hills (CA)
4.Desert Vista (AZ)
The complete Super 25 National Rankings and Regional
top-10 can be found in every issue of "The Harrier's High School
Cross Country Report," edited by Marc Bloom. The magazine is published
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