New York State XC Season Guide
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Season Intro
Another cross country season of gigantically exciting proportions fast approaches with all the glory up for grabs at the old the familiar settings of the Wizard and the Chittenango and the Jim Smith and the Red Dragon and the Big Red and the GCC Cougar and the Queensbury and the McQuaid and the Big Purple Wave and the Grout and the EJ Herrmann and the Mayor's Cup and the St. Anthony's and the Burnt Hills and the Manhattan and the Green Mountain Lake and the Tully and dozens of other meets that hit before the ides of October are upon us. Along with the glory and ecstasy is naturally a lot of unimaginable pain, sweat and suffering, but for those who want to mix in some fun there is always the Six Flags Wild Safari down in New Jersey which is great for those who can outrun the lions or who at least have a few slower teammates.

Working as always off the speed ratings compiled on the Tully Runners site and individual and team profiles, the New York State XC Season Guide provides a lot of team performance and historical data and many questions about that most unknowable of all subjects: who's going to be lighting it up on the XC trails this fall. Fortunately, many of last year's runners decided to stick around for another go at NY XC, and among them are a lot with puffy resumes.

The Season Guide includes an overview of the NYSPHSAA class action for A, B, C, and D, and this year also adds coverage of the Federation leagues for New York City and Buffalo teams consisting of public school PSAL, Catholic school CHSAA, and independent school AIS. With about 85 team profiles included, the guide is a bit chunky and is thus divided into five hopefully more digestible portions on the NY Milesplit site. The top teams are sorted on the average Tully Runners speed ratings (TR) of the top 5 returning runners, which is a convenient but certainly not optimal way to compare teams that are unbalanced or have a lot of new blood. The regression factored listings on Tully Runners are far more nuanced, but everything in preseason is fuzzy, so none of the numbers tossed into the articles have much gravity to them. And as with last year, all information here that does unfortunately manage to seep its way into your cranial cavities should be removed once the season begins.

Cheers to yet another XC season like no other.

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Mary Cain does the wave as she crosses the finish line first at NXN-NY on her way to a 2nd at Nationals.
2012 Season Summary
2012 was yet another season where same-old same-old ran side by side with the totally new. Familiar scenes included a trio of state champions extending winning streaks as Fayetteville-Manlius, Bronxville, and Maple Grove continued their winning ways at states, while St. Anthony's kept up an era of dominance in the NY City region. In a nod to the recent past, Nanuet's Megan Young won a second States B title. FM again led Saratoga at both States and NXN-NY regionals and went on in the mud of Portland Meadows to capture its seventh straight national title by the hugest margin of victory in the event's 9-year history. And Feds champ Saratoga kept up its tradition of high finishes at NXN with a 5th for its 8th top-5 finish.

But for all the similarities, the differences were at least as deep, and in some ways, catastrophic. Two returning States individual champs who had been heavy preseason favorites to repeat, FM's Jillian Fanning and Bronxville's Mary Cain, did not end up getting the crown. Fanning had to battle back from early season injuries, and Cain got swept away to a more nationally-oriented and pro-style stage. Weakened by Fannings's early absence, FM took 2nd at the Manhattan Invitational's Eastern States race, the Hornet's first loss since the 2006 Eastern States. Hurricane Sandy ripped through the southeastern sections and NY City, causing massive destruction and postponing state qualifier meets, and eventually forcing the elimination of two of the SQs and removing one reigning States champ. But in the following action at States, Federation, and NXN-NY meets, a new group of runners who had been making waves during the season solidified their places at the top. Warwick Valley's States A champ Megan Reilly, Arlington's Feds champ Bella Burda, and Clarence's NXN finalist Marissa Saenger all ran very big. Holy Names picked up its first States title since a win in 2005 in Class B, but in a switch it was the 6-times States champ and 2012-runner-up East Aurora who accelerated at the end of the year to earn an NXN berth and cap it with a remarkable 4th place finish and earn the distinction of the nation's top small school. Finally, a long streak of States visits spanning 33 years and two section memberships ended for Pearl River as the Dan Doherty coached team finished in the runner-up position to Nanuet in the Section 1-B race.

Many other runners made big marks during 2012. In New York City, the Benjamin Cardozo pair of Sabrina Southerland and Denise Branch ruled the cinders and ran to top-20 places at the Federation meet. All of the top 10 runners in the States A race ran in a nationals race. Accompanying Bella Burda out to NXN, Saratoga frontrunner Taylor Driscoll plowed to a 9th and Newburgh's Gianna Frontera and Canandaigua's Kennedy Jensen were also in the mix in a race in which 2010-11 States C champ Mary Cain finished 2nd and an FM squad with Jillian Fanning, Mary Barger, Katie Brislin, Alana Pearl, Jenna Farrell, Annika Avery, and Michelle Duffy triumphed again as a team. At Footlockers, Penfield's Katie Lembo led the NY contingent with a 21st and was joined by Marissa Saenger and Megan Reilly.

The States B race also included some further highlight makers, as runner-up Tiana Guevara of Miller Place barely missed a trip to NXN, 6th-place B-race finisher Marta McLaughlin of East Aurora led her team to 4th place at NXN, and Holy Names' 7th-grade phenom Lydia Williams placed 11th at Elma Meadows. In Class C, Rye Neck's Natalie Tanner picked up her school's second ever States individual title while holding off Jordan-Elbridge freshman Abby Gugel. And in Class D, Greenwich's Madeline Montague bounced back from just missing a 2011 NXN berth by pulling along freshman teammate Tori Spezio behind her for the runner-up spot at States.

One more season in the books.
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Bella Burda of Arlington powers home for the win at the Federation Championship.
2013 Season Overview
After a pretty momentous early summer period that has already jumbled up the NY XC landscape, it would be a bit silly to say anything is firmly set for the next season on the way to States at Queensbury. This belief is further bolstered when I see that none of the top three runners mentioned in last year's overview finished in the top 10 of a States race, though one finished 2nd at NXN Nationals and one led her team to its 7th straight national title. XC tends to have a lot of weird stuff going on in it, so there are only questions here, not answers.

Even with all the uncertainty, however, all four reigning States champs return as fairly comfortable favorites again this year, and Saint Anthony's once more appears to rule among NYC-area confederation teams. Beyond Fayetteville-Manlius, Holy Names, Bronxville, and Maple Grove, there is a dangerous rabble of teams led by traditional powers Burnt Hills and Saratoga and abetted by newer upstarts such as Penfield, Liverpool, and Garden City that are armed and legged and ready to leapfrog any of the teams that falter.

I will try to avoid jinxing any of the runners again by setting them up as the favorites for record-breaking achievements in 2013, and instead I will just point out that a few names riding high on the Tully Runners list of returning harriers include reigning Feds champ Bella Burda, reigning States A champ Megan Reilly, Footlocker finalists Katie Lembo and Marissa Saenger, and NXN finalists Gianna Frontera and Kennedy Jensen. Also included are Class B favorites Mary Barger, Tiana Guevara, Olivia Morrow and Marta McLaughlin, C stars Abby Gugel and Rachel Garn, D selections Tori Spezio and Hope Pietrocarlo, and PSAL standout Denise Branch, plus other lists that include limelight frontrunner Mary Cain. But again, if any of the first 15 of these runners have an off day or or get a shoe slurped off in the mud or don't finish in a States top 10, the jinx comes from that other list over on Tully Runners.

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Tiana Guevara of Miller Place and Megan Reilly of Warwick Valley hurtling downhill at the Federation Championship.
13 Questions for 2013

* 13--  Who's getting tickets for Portland?  It appears that the years of NY teams getting four spots at NXN are over, as Nike may be tired of seeing the Empire State divvying up most of the top spots. But with likely just three team tickets available for a septet of the standard duo of Fayetteville-Manlius and Saratoga plus Penfield, Suffern, Liverpool and B powers Holy Names and Burnt Hills, there is a real question of whether the NXN-NY field is now top to bottom superior to an NY-less NXN Nationals. And if you survive and conquer at NXN-NY, the romp through the Portland Meadows mud feels like running light-footed on the Moon.

* 12--  Who will be the big singles hitters?  Last year 22 of the runners in the top 20 lists for the four A-B-C-D classes were freshmen or younger, and there were another 6 total in the CHSAA top 20 and PSAL and AIS top 10. Among these precocious ones who don't respect their elders were Class A champ Megan Reilly along with Olivia Morrow and Maryanna Lansing, Class B standouts Sophia Tasselmyer and Stephanie Gerland along with 7th grader Lydia Williams and Emily Digman, and Class C States runner-up Abby Gugel and Kaitlyn Neal, Ashleigh Crawford, Kaitlin Ryan, and Jamie Kasza. Class D was the fountain of youth as States 2nd and 3rd places went to Tori Spezio and Hope Pietrocarlo, and others in the top 20 in the ratings included Megan Marsh, Margaret Champagne, Samantha Fanion, Linda Smith, Marissa Jones, Julia Russell, and Christina Platt. Eighth-grader Paris Calcagnini was the AIS champ with Caroline Beroutsas and Marika Nuss following behind, the PSAL meet had Aaliyah Regg Wajid finishing 8th, and the CHSAA included Gianna Mincone and Tara Kelly among its top group. XC is maybe the one sport that belies the old adage, "We're not getting any younger," and 2013 will again witness a huge youth movement with some of the names above like Williams, Calcagnini, Ryan, Fanion and Russell ready to help lead an insurgency carried onward by Julia Zachgo, Rachel Ludwikowski, Katrina Patterson, Kamryn Macintosh, Eva Scott, and Ashley Watson.

* 11-- Which team has the biggest axe to grind?  Due to the bad things wrought by Hurricane Sandy last year, North Shore never got a chance for a Sectionals duel and a shot at defending its States B title. This year the Vikings will have a little extra focus in all those late October and early November races leading up to States.

* 10--  Who's this year's Comeback Kid?  There are always runners in XC who are trying to return to the elite level they attained when they were young and carefree and not bugged by physical ailments. Fighting back from injuries, both West Genesee's Laura Leff and Hamilton's Sage Hurta had fine years in 2012 as Leff was ranked among the top 11 runners in the state and Hurta was high up among the Class D runners, but Leff finished 3rd at Footlocker Nationals in 2011 and Hurta won the 2010 Class D title. After some promising results during the spring's track season, both could be on their way back toward the top again this fall.

*9-- Who's got the biggest rebuilding project?   A number of teams face big challenges to claw their ways back to the top this year, but who faces the steepest climb? Is it no. 5 nationally Saratoga, a team that will be running without its top 3 from 2012? Sounds reasonable. Or how about no. 4 nationally East Aurora which lost its 2-3-4 runners? Could be. Other teams such as Rush-Henrietta, North Shore, Nanuet, and Greenwich said good-bye to some top runners, and even the nation's top team lost its top 3 runners from last year's NXN race, so Fayetteville-Manlius has issues too. A lot of brick and mortar and fleet feet are needed for these rebuilding jobs.

*8-- Which team is the biggest shooting star on the rise?  Although not in the optimal place for winning a quick title, Liverpool in S3-A has made a fast ascent behind Fayetteville-Manlius and enters 2013 as one of the top 5 teams in the state. An old new kid on the block is Pittsford-Mendon, which is again going like gangbusters in S5-B after a three year absence from States.

* 7--  Which sectional race will be the most explosive?  Section 2's Class A battle is lining up six teams going from Saratoga to Shenendehowa to Shaker to Guilderland to Colonie to Bethlehem that enter the season within 12 TR points of each other above the century mark, and few others like Niskayuna who could also leap into the fray with another strong runner. Section 11's Class A also has six teams grappling for the title at close quarters, as Northport has a small edge over Sachem East, Sachem North, Ward Melville, Kings Park and Bay Shore, with Smithtown also hoping to join the action. Both sectional races should see some fireworks.

* 6--  Who runs NYC?  Benjamin Cardozo's Denise Branch and Long Island-based St. Anthony's are the favorites for the individual and team tops of the NYC-area conference schools. Will a Jazmine Fray, Delany Worth, Paige Duca or St. John Villa, Kellenberg or dark-horse runner or squad rise to the challenge?

* 5--  Who's in the lead?  Between States, Feds, NXN, and Footlocker, there were a quartet of runners who ran first among the NY contingent, as Megan Reilly, Bella Burda, Mary Cain, and Katie Lembo all led the way at different top venues. With all four runners back for at least some of the action this year, we again have a variety of frontrunners and maybe even some new faces at the front.

* 4--  Are the Red Dragons' wings getting rusty?  When Maple Grove first began its run of States D titles, the average grade level of the team's runners was at a mid middle school level, and now three years later average for the top five runners is 11.2. With three seniors on this year's top group, the need is looming for an elixir of young Dragon blood to keep the team going strong in crunch time. Recruiting enough legs is always a challenge at tiny D schools, but with a top duo of Hope Pietrocarlo and Megan Marsh still only sophomores and the team remarkably going into the season as one of top 10 rated teams in NY, the Dragons look ready to light things up in 2013.

* 3-- Are the Broncos going to be happier by the dozen?  Even without the services of its top duo of Mary Cain and Meredith Rizzo from 2011, Bronxville banded together and got it 5th straight States championship last year to run the tally to 11. As one of the two teams in the state returning 7 or more 100+ TR runners and with the disappearance of last year's States C runner-up Tully from the class war, the Broncos appear to be set to romp to their 12th title unless another top C team can find some magic. 

* 2--  Can Holy Names break all the way through this year? ?  After taking its second States title in seven years in 2012, the Academy of the Holy Names enters this season with even more energy with the top NYS rating after getting a boost with the transfer of new frontrunner Olivia Morrrow from Saratoga to help cover the loss of longtime leader Catherine Maloy to graduation. But the team faltered just enough at the NXN-NY regionals last year to shut the doors for them to Portland Meadows, even though they appeared to be among the top 10 teams in the nation. So the big question here is whether HN can seal the deal this year and strip the NXN selection committee of any excuses to keep the team from Nationals.

* 1--  Is FM in trouble?  Fayetteville-Manlius has won 7 state and national titles in a row and last year crushed the competition at NXN by an astronomical score. But there are some dark clouds for the Hornets to fly through in 2013 after losing perhaps their top runner Mary Barger due to a family move. The team will be minus 6 of 2012's top 10 runners due to graduation and Barger's transfer and have only five 100+ TR runners returning, which could be an issue for a team that has been hit by the injury bugs to a top runner the last three years. Entering 2013, FM is no longer first on the TR charts for NY as Holy Names has pulled together the biggest number. Assembling all the patches of gloom and doom and even expecting that the Hornets will unleash a wave of young talent and raid the soccer team for top prospects, there is a big question this year of how they will be able to exceed their 144-point margin of the 2012 NXN.

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Lead runners scale a steep bit of nastiness (a.k.a. the Wall) at the Gressler meet in White Plains.
Fairly Fantastifastical Factoids

* Feds Up    Saratoga won its 4th straight team title at the Federation Championship, and also for the fourth straight year the individual title was won by a runner who hailed from within 50 miles of the Bowdoin Park host site in Poughkeepsie (Aisling Cuffe x 2, Mary Cain, Bella Burda). Knowing the course is obviously the key to winning, though learning to love that hill is a bit of a challenge.

* Streaking Ball   Fayetteville-Manlius celebrated its 7th straight States title in 2012, tying the Hornets with Honeoye Falls-Lima for the longest streak there.

* Double Trouble     For the first time since 2005, none of the winning States teams had an individual titlist at the top. But for the fourth straight year, at least one of the races featured a duo of teammates in the 1-2 spots, as Greenwich's Madeline Montague and Tori Spezio took the first two places in Class D.

*My number is what???? Noooooooo! You're kidding, right? That's just evil!    Each of the section committees at States are given a hundred jersey numbers to hand out to their maximum of 96 runners, with the first digit beginning with the section's number, so Section 1 has numbers 100 through 199 and Section 11 has 1100 through 1199. Now, Section 6 has the number 666 at its disposal, but it doesn't have to hand it out to some poor wretch of a runner because it has four extra numbers to play with. But for whatever impish reason, the section committee has chosen for the last three years (and maybe more) the devilishly poor idea of assigning it to one of its qualifying girls, and the results have been truly demonic. In 2010 a Clarence runner ran about a minute off her standard pace from earlier in the season. Fredonia has been the receiver of the hot potato number the last two years, and both times the cursed digits have done their nasty work, especially last year when the team's frontrunner wearing the triple-6 ran 2 1/2 minutes off her usual pace. Sure, injuries could have played a part, but maybe no number, no injury. Guys, it's really time to deep-six that number 666. Please.

*Going for a Perfect 6   Just plain number 6 is a number that one runner from Section 6 would be happy to get a hold of. Marta McLaughlin of East Aurora got the final medal for 20th place in the 2008 States B race, and five years later she is looking to pick up her 6th States medal and become the first runner to accomplish that feat since Shaylyn Tuite of Pittsford Mendon did it in 2010. McLaughlin's top finish was as a freshman when she was 2nd to Geneva's Christine Driscoll while leading her team to its 6th straight B championship.

*Comfortably Close   For the first time in 10 years, none of the States races were won by less than 20 points. But on the other hand, all the races were moderately close and the winning margin was on average the closest since 2006.

*Threepeat Was the Theme    Three teams at States repeated triumphs from 2011 last year, as Fayetteville-Manlius, Bronxville, and Maple Grove extended streaks, a theme that has become common. 1992 was the last year that no States champion team was a repeater, and in fact every year from 2000 on has had at least two teams repeating at States, and four teams extended streaks in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011, the last of which featured a complete quartet sweep in the return to the 4-class era.

*Shadow Runners    The 2012 races for the individual titles in the States A, B, and C races were decided by about 3, 6, and 2 seconds respectively, and the average margin of 8.75 seconds for all four races overall was the closest since way back in 2000. If the races seemed exciting at Elma Meadows, it's because they were.

*Sisterrrrrrrrrrr!    11 sets of sisters including 24 runners in total competed at States in 2012. Both the Miller Place Guevara clan and the Candor Russell contingent made up more than half of their team's top 5. And the Russells already graduated older sis Aubree from the program, leaving Miranda, Carissa, and Julia to show that XC really runs deep in the family.

*Just Doing It at NXN    The NY girls again dominated at NXN in Portland in 2012 as Fayetteville-Manlius won its 7th title and East Aurora and Saratoga finished in the top 5. Holy Names clearly should have been out west also for a top 10 finish, but at least in 2012 the Nike selection committee chose to distribute the four at-large berths to four different regions instead of just plumping up the California region as has been the usual agenda. NY's at-large pick East Aurora finished a stunning 4th, while the other at-large selections finished outside the top 10. And the CA schools finished 16th, 17th and 20th among the 22 teams. That's why New York is the Empire State.

*A Race to B Remembered     In the 2008 States Class B race at Sunken Meadows, Amherst's Brenna Symoniak won out over a medal-winning field of dazzlingly young talent. The then 14th-place 8th-grader Megan Young of Nanuet went on to win both the 2009 and 2012 B titles, 4th place sophomore Christine Driscoll of Geneva captured the 2010 B title, 3rd place freshman Samantha Nadel of North Shore took the 2011 B race ahead of another 2008-B veteran and teammate Brianna Nerud, and 20th-place 7th grader Marta McLaughlin of East Aurora enters 2013 as one of the favorites for that B championship.

*Young and Hungry    Lydia Williams of Holy Names medaled in the Class B race as a 7th grader in 2012 as she finished 11th. It was the first time since Marta McLaughlin of East Aurora captured the last medal in the 2008 States B race that a runner in any class above Class D finished in the top 20 as a 7th grader.

*How Gross!    Fayetteville-Manlius's 144-point winning margin at NXN Nationals last year was 6 times bigger than in 2011 and 56 points bigger than its previous high of 88 points in 2007. The Hornets' 54 point total was not their lowest though, as they halved that score at 27 in 2010. The competition at NXN for the 2nd through 6th places was the closest ever, as five teams finished within 21 points of each other, and the 2nd through 8th place teams were separated by only a 40-point span, all helping FM to its gross margin.

*Friar Experience    For the third year in a row, St. Anthony's was the top non-NYSPHSAA team at the Federation meet as the Friars ran to a 14th place. The team looks well set for 2013 and may challenge for a top-10 place at Feds like St. John the Baptist got in 2009.

*Drat and Double Drat    The final team previewed in this year's guide is Silver Creek, a squad that has the unenviable task of trying to beat out Maple Grove for the Section 6-D title. The Black Knights were most recently at States twenty years ago, but in 1987 they lost the States C title by 1 point and then followed in 1988 with a tie-breaker loss for the championship. Ouch!

*November 7s    Ten 7th-graders were in action at Elma Meadows, maintaining a long tradition of precocious pre-teens at States. Among the standouts, in Class A, Lexi Peters clinched Rush-Henrietta's 3rd-place team finish as the 5th runner in for the Comets. Holy Names' Lydia Williams impressively medaled in 11th place for the Class B champs. Brittany Pennell was the 5th runner in for Tri-Valley in Class C, and in Class D, Clara Walker was the 2nd runner in for Stony Brook and Heather Winnie and Samantha Taveras were the 3rd and 5th runners in for Haldane.

*Manhattan Transfer Story   For 8 of the 9 Nike national championship years, the winner has been the team that captured the title in NY's biggest class, the lone exception being 2005 when NXN champ Hilton lost the NYS-AA race by 1 point to Saratoga. But last year for the first time since 2006 the winner of the Eastern States race at the Manhattan Invitational did not go on to win at Portland. Fayetteville-Manlius finished 2nd in the Eastern States last year and was 6th seven years ago when it took its first national title.

*Do Not Repeat This    For the first time since 2005, there was no repeat individual winner from the year before, but Megan Young picked up her second title, imitating Tri-Valley's Heather Iatauro who also won her two championships as a freshman and senior in 2000 and 2003, marking the last time previously that a runner had any gap years between championships. 2003 was also the year that Saratoga sophomore Nicole Blood picked up her second title after going off course and DQing as a freshman.

*Just Wrong    The old-time NY runners get an extra treat at the States meets playing the name game, that is, checking on how their names get butchered in the souvenir program. But usually if you appear two or three times in the guide you get your name spelled right once. No such luck for Sachem's Karen Labbadia who gets in as Labiaddia in 1992 and Labradia in 1993. But Wendell Terry probably thinks he's got the best glitch for being listed as Wendy in the guys' 1957 A race.

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Led by Fayetteville-Manlius's Annika Avery, runners in the Eastern States race of the
Manhattan Invitational speed toward the cow path at Van Cortlandt Park.
Top NY Teams for 2013

Using the TR speed ratings for returning runners from last year without any adjustments for
great track results or special hunches about some upcoming young runners, here's the
list of how the top 10 NY teams stack up.
           
  Team   Class   TR Average from 2012      
1. Academy of the Holy Names B 127.2      
2. Fayetteville-Manlius A 125.0      
3. Burnt Hills B 116.8      
4. Garden City B 114.8      
5. Penfield A 112.6      
6. Liverpool A 112.2      
7. Saratoga Springs A 111.4      
8t. Maple Grove D 110.4      
8t. Miller Place B 110.4      
10. Pittsford-Mendon B 108.8      
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Federation Teams -- New York City and Buffalo Areas
Top 12 Teams in 2012 by TR Ratings 
1. St. Anthony's 104.0 (1-CHSAA, 14-Fed) 2. Kellenberg 93.0 (2-CHSAA, 21-Fed) 3. St. John Villa 91.0 (3-CHSAA, 27-Fed) 4. Nightingale-Bamford 89.0 (1-AIS, 18-Fed)
5. Sacred Heart 87.0 (4-CHSAA, 24-Fed) 6. Mt. St. Mary 85.2 (1-CHSAA-Buf, 19-Fed) 7. Port Richmond 84.8 (2-PSAL, 22-Fed) 8. McKee Tech SI 83.0 (1-PSAL, 23-Fed)
9. Immaculata 82.6 (2-CHSAA-Buf) 10. Benjamin Cardozo 79.6 (4-PSAL, 21-Fed) 11. Curtis 79.2 (3-PSAL, 25-Fed) 12. St. John the Baptist 76.9 (5-CHSAA, 26-Fed)
Projected Top 12 Teams for 2013 from Returners' 2012 TR Ratings 
1. St. Anthony's 104.0 (1-CHSAA) 2. St. John Villa 87.0 (2-CHSAA) 3. Kellenberg 86.4 (3-CHSAA) 4. Nightingale-Bamford 81.2 (1-AIS)
5. Immaculata 79.8 (1-CHSAA-Buf) 6. McKee Tech SI 77.0 (1-PSAL) 7. St. John the Baptist 75.6 (4-CHSAA) 8. Sacred Heart 74.2 (5-CHSAA)
9. Notre Dame 70.0 (6-CHSAA) 10. Curtis 68.8 (2-PSAL) 11. Mt. St. Mary 64.6 (2-CHSAA-Buf) 12. Marymount 60.8 (2-AIS)
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Sabrina Southerland of Benjamin Cardozo leads teammate Denise Branch
on way to 18th and 20th place finishes at the Federation championship.
Top 2013 Returning Runners by Last Year's TR Rating
Name Team Grade Conference Championship Place Season TR
Denise Branch Benjamin Cardozo 12 PSAL 2 126
Jazmine Fray Kellenberg 11 CHSAA 3 123
Delaney Worth St. Anthony's 12 CHSAA 4 119
Paige Duca Sacred Heart 11 CHSAA 2 118
Paris Calcagnini Convent of the Sacred Heart 9 AIS 1 110
Stephanie Leo St. Anthony's 12 CHSAA 5 108
Kate McCormack St. John the Baptist 11 CHSAA 8 107
Aaliyah Regg Wajid Dewitt Clinton 10 PSAL 8 107
Anna Jurew Nightingale-Bamford 11 AIS 4 103
Hailey Gattuso Mt. Saint Mary 12 CHSAA-Buf -- 103
Carolina Beroutsas Nightingale-Bamford 9 AIS 6 102
Angelique Demeo Tottenville 12 PSAL 6 102
Gianna Mincone St. Anthony's 10 CHSAA 1 (Frosh) 99
Mallory Edens Trevor Day School 12 AIS 3 98
Shea Bohan St. Anthony's 11 CHSAA 10 98
Amanda Kobiolka Immaculata 12 CHSAA-Buf -- 98
Jamie Grimstad Chapin School 11 AIS 8 98
Lisa Fajardo Bishop Ford 11 CHSAA 9 98
Victoria Sanfillipo St. John Villa 11 CHSAA 12 97
Alexa Roda Notre Dame 12 CHSAA 7 97
Marika Nuss Rudolf Steiner 9 AIS 5 97
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Health Professional's Fabiola Oubida got serious air time at left, and in the right pic Nightingale-Bamford's Sasha Whittle at front left and
Dewitt Clinton's Aaliyah Regg Wajid at right were also among the runners at the Federation meet.
2012 Season Summary for Federation Teams  
St. Anthony's was again the top team among the Federation teams outside of the NYSPHSAA sections. The Friars outdistanced Kellenberg by 37 and the led the Feds-only teams with their second straight 14th place finish at Federations. Among the private schools in the AIS confederation, Nightingale-Bamford made the big leap to the top and then went on to an 18th place finish at Feds, the next best non-NYSPHSAA place there. In the PSAL, McKee Technical of Staten Island won a tie-breaker for the conference title at 100-100 over Port Richmond, but the Red Raiders reversed the position at Feds over McKee by 10 points for the 22nd spot. Another team that had a good Feds race was Mt. Saint Mary, the CHSAA-Buffalo representative, who finished off at 19th place, third best among the non-NYSPHSAA teams. St. John Villa finished in the final spot at Feds after taking 3rd place in the CHSAA championship, but back on October 1 the Bears took the prestigious Mayor's Cup for NYC teams.

The top runner in the non-NYSPHSAA Feds schools was Benjamin Cardozo senior Sabrina Southerland who the PSAL title and went on to take 18th at Feds. She had a shadow though, as teammate Denise Branch was close behind with a 2nd in the PSAL and 20th at Feds. Holy Trinity senior Caroline Brown was the top runner in the CHSAA with a win in the confederation championship and a 31st at Feds, and the next top trio included Kellenberg's Jazmine Fray who finished two spots behind Brown at Feds and Sacred Heart's Page Duca and St. Anthony's Delaney Worth who took the 2nd and 4th spots in the CHSAA championship. In the AIS, 8th grader Paris Calcagnini of the Convent of the Sacred Heart (no relation to the other SH) was the high placer in the AIS championship, and Nightingale-Bamford senior Sasha Whittle and Friends Seminary senior Isabeaux Mitton also ran near the top. Out west, Mt. Saint Mary senior Emma Sullivan was the frontrunner and finished among the top quarter of the runners at Feds.
2013 Season Overview for Federation Teams  
St. Anthony's has its top five runners back for 2013 and seems to be well set to dominate the action in the non-NYSPHSAA group again. Delany Worth, Stephanie Leo, Gianna Mincone, Shea Bohan, and Gina D'Angelo all had very nice track seasons and should keep the Friars contending for a top 10 spot in the Class A rankings this year. St. John Villa behind junior twins Victoria and Nicole Sanfillipo and Kellenberg with frontrunner Jazmine Fray will likely battle for 2nd in the CHSAA, and a St. John the Baptist led by junior Kate McCormick, a Sacred Heart squad anchored by junior Page Duca, and a Notre Dame unit topped by senior Alexa Roda will also be in the hunt. Out west the battle should be a good one. Mt. Saint Mary with Hailey Gattuso moving up to the frontrunner spot to replace the departed Emma Sullivan could have its hands filled trying to hold off Immaculata again, which has a full squad back headed by seniors Amanda Kobiolka and Claire Attea.

The PSAL is a bit of a mystery entering the 2013 season as some teams like Port Richmond were hit hard by graduation. Reigning champ McKee Tech seems to have a healthy edge over the other teams and is led by junior Nicole Maliborska. Curtis behind senior Anna Piersiak appears to have the second best stuff, and if Susan Wagner can build a team around seniors Maria Scalici and Catherine Varriano, it could also be in contention. The top runner by far should be Benjamin Cardozo senior Denise Branch who takes over from Sabrina Southerland, and Dewitt Clinton sophomore Aaliyah Regg Wajid will be another one to keep an eye on after an impressive spring.

Nightingale Bamford should have enough returning feet to retain the championship in the AIS, though it wouldn't hurt to have a few more faces behind the top duo of junior Anna Jurew and freshman Carolina Beroutsos. The Marymount squad led by junior Claire Coughlin and the Hackley team led by senior Allie Mueller should be near the top in the AIS, as might Brearley if the team can get some more depth.
 
Previews of Top Teams
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St. Anthony's Delaney Worth at left flies down hill at Bowdoin on way to 59th at Federation meet,
while on right Gianna Mincone is cruising to the finish.
* St. Anthony's   Friars  
Conference:   CHSAA     Colors:   Black and gold
Last Year's Summary:    14th in Federation, 1st in CHSAA
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Delany Worth 12 4 119
Stephanie Leo 12 5 108
Gianna Micone 10 1 (Frosh) 99
Shea Bohan 11 10 98
Gina D'Angelo 12 13 96
Nicole Pikulik 11 2 (Frosh) ~90
Teresa Kennedy 11 8 (JV) 50
This Year's Outlook  
St. Anthony's has a good pack in the top 5 and as long as long as they stay healthy, the Friars should have a good chance to meet or exceed the 13th place ranking in NYS Class A they took last year. The runners had a strong spring in the distance and steeplechase events, and a great fall appears to be in the making.
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St. John Villa's Nicole Sanfillipo battles Cornwall's Anna Colson to the finish at the Federation meet.
* St. John Villa  Bears 
Conference:   CHSAA     Colors:   Blue and gold
Last Year's Summary:    27th in Federation, 3rd in CHSAA
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Victoria Sanfillipo 11 12 97
Nicole Sanfillipo 11 11 95
Courtney Dunning 12 23 89
Taylor Roberts 12 25 83
Danielle Desantis 12 1 (JV) 71
Victoria Caruana 12 3 (JV) 68
Sarah Harden 12 4 (JV) 63
This Year's Outlook  
The Bears have a decent amount of depth behind the Sanfillipo frontrunners and should be again among the top 25 teams in NYS Class B this year. Another Mayor's Cup could well be coming their way too.
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Kellenberg's Jazmine Fray at center is in the thick of the action going up Bowdoin hill at the
Federation meet, and in right image she is finishing up 3rd in the Manhattan B race.
* Kellenberg   Firebirds  
Conference:   CHSAA   Colors:   Royal blue and gold
Last Year's Summary:    21st in Federation, 2nd in CHSAA
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Jazmine Fray 11 3 123
Raquel Lopez 11 22 83
Deidre Lewin 10 26 83
Emily O'Hara 11 30 74
Katherine Elnick 11 2 (JV) 69
Danielle Joyce 12 45 68
Ellen Croutier 12 7 (JV) 51
This Year's Outlook  
The Firebirds have a superb top runner in Jazmine Fray, but after losing the 2-3 slots with the graduation of Mia Imbesi and Elizabeth Magno, they may have a struggle holding off St. John Villa for the second spot in the CHSAA.
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Nightingale Bamford's Anna Jurew heads to the finish at left followed by Carolina Beroutsas at the Federation meet.
* Nightingale-Bamford  Nighthawks  
Conference:   AIS   Colors:   Blue and silver
Last Year's Summary:    18th in Federation, 1st in AIS
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Anna Jurew 11 4 103
Carolina Beroutsos 9 6 102
Emma Chesley 12 11 86
Isabella Beroutsos 11 41 65
Wayan Buschman 10   50
This Year's Outlook  
The Nighthawks are not a very deep team but they ran to impressive results last season and again in 2013 should be the class of the AIS behind Anna Jurew and Carolina Beroutsos.
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Immaculata's Claire Attea catches air on sprint home at Federation meet.
* Immaculata   Bears  
Conference:   CHSAA-Buffalo   Colors:   Blue and white
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in CHSAA-Buffalo
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Amanda Kobiolka 12   98
Claire Attea 12   92
Kate Simon 11   81
Rachel Luczak 10   70
Alex Stachowski 11   58
This Year's Outlook  
The Bears lost out to Mt. Saint Mary for the CHSAA-Buffalo Feds berth last year, but with a full squad seemingly returning, they seem well-placed to do well enough this year to move up into a top-5 spot in the NYS Class D rankings after finishing 6th last year.
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McKee Tech's Nicole Maliborska sprints in at Federation meet.
* McKee Technical - Staten Island   Seagulls  
Conference:   PSAL     Colors:   Kelly green, gold and black
Last Year's Summary:    23rd in Federation, 1st in PSAL
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Nicole Maliborska 11 10 95
Jenny Yakir 11 24 84
Alaina Lynch 11 20 81
Tiffany Marlinsky 11 29 74
Rain Cinco 11 44 51
This Year's Outlook  
No other PSAL team has anything near to the returning depth that the Seagulls should have for 2013, so they are the favorites for a repeat title with a squad that seems to be composed of juniors, which is never a bad thing.
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Kate McCormack's furious charge to the finish at the Federation meet
helped her pass a pack of runners for St. John the Baptist.
* St. John the Baptist   Cougars  
Conference:   CHSAA     Colors:   Red and white
Last Year's Summary:    26th in Federation, 5th in CHSAA
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Kate McCormack 11 8 107
Gillian Sokol 12 27 78
Allison Schleier 10 32 72
Erin Endres 10 41 68
Annie Forillo 11 48 55
Kelly Fielder 10 6 (JV) 51
This Year's Outlook  
The Cougars are a fairly young team and could see a big boost this year with Kate McCormack providing a a strong performance at the top.
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Sacred Heart's Paige Duca on right takes the Bowdoin plunge at Federation meet.
* Sacred Heart   Spartans  
Conference:   CHSAA     Colors:   Red and gold
Last Year's Summary:    24th in Federation, 4th in CHSAA
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Paige Duca 11 2 118
Erin Pfail 12 29 74
Joanna Gruenberg 11 40 67
Megan Doyle 11 5 (JV) 57
Nora Croutier 12 50 55
This Year's Outlook  
The Spartans have Paige Duca competing at the high elite level in all their races this year, and if they can find some more depth behind her they could challenge for a top 3 spot in the CHSAA.
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Notre Dame's Alexa Roda and Tara Kelly churn to the finish at Federation meet.
* Notre Dame   Gators  
Conference:   CHSAA     Colors:   Green and white
Last Year's Summary:    6th in CHSAA
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Alexa Roda 12 7 97
Tara Kelly 10 36 70
Jackie Roda 11 47 58
Kasey Altoff 11 52 57
Anne Belic 11 53 53
This Year's Outlook  
The Gators could grow with a pack of younger runners like Tara Kelly coming up behind senior Alexa Roda, so a top-5 finish in the CHSAA is a possibility.
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A trio of PSAL runners including Curtis's Anna Claire Piersiak at center along with
Hunter's Jessica Frank and McKee Tech's Tiffany Merlinsky romp home at Federation meet.
* Curtis   Warriors  
Conference:   PSAL   Colors:   Maroon and white
Last Year's Summary:    25th in Federation, 3rd in PSAL
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Anna Clair Piersiak 12 23 84
Taylor Henriquez 11 26 75
J'Renda Riviera 12 28 69
Diondra Bryant 11 85 58
Brianna Elliott 11 34 58
This Year's Outlook  
Though the Warriors lost a great runner with the graduation of Corinne Birchard, they appear to have enough depth starting with Anna Clair Piersiak to move past Port Richmond to join McKee Tech among the top two teams in the PSAL.
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Mt. Saint Mary's Hailey Gattuso at left charges home at Federation meet.
* Mt. Saint Mary   Thunder  
Conference:   CHSAA-Buffalo     Colors:   Blue and white
Last Year's Summary:    19th in Federation, 1st in CHSAA-Buffalo
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Hailey Gattuso 12   103
Olivia McDonald 12   83
Marissa Saber 12   72
Rachel Joachimi 10   50
Emily Meegan 12   15
This Year's Outlook  
The graduation of Emma Sullivan leaves an opening at the frontrunner spot that should be filled by Hailey Gattuso, but the question is whether the Thunder can recruit a few more feet to fill out a small squad that needs a lot of depth.
* Marymount   Lions  
Conference:   AIS     Colors:   Navy and white
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in AIS
Roster
Name Grade Conference Results Season TR
Claire Coughlin 11 9 88
Ardyn Allessie 11 14 79
Caitlin Anthony 12 22 62
Dylan Solomon 10 44 40
Katie O'Sullivan 10 46 35
This Year's Outlook  
The Lions have just enough depth on their young squad to apparently squeeze ahead of Hackley for the second spot in the AIS entering the season, but more depth would make the situation merrier.
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Class A Preview
Top 5 Teams at 2012 States 
Fayetteville-Manlius 32 Saratoga 56 Rush-Henrietta 106 Warwick Valley 124 Suffern 145
Projected Top 5 Teams for 2013 from Returners' 2012 TR Ratings 
1. Fayetteville-Manlius 125.0 2. Penfield 112.6 3. Saratoga 111.4 4. Liverpool 112.2 5. Suffern 107.8
Projected Next 10 Teams for 2013 from Returners' 2012 TR Ratings 
6. Rush-Henrietta 107.6 7. Shenendehowa 107.0 8. Shaker 106.2 9. Northport 106.0 10. Guilderland 105.4
11. Warwick Valley 104.4 12. Sachem East 104.2 13. Colonie 103.6 14. Cicero-North Syracuse 103.4 15. Clarence 102.8
16. Bethlehem 100.2 17. Elmira 100.0 18. West Genesee 98.4 19. Baldwinsville 97.2 20. Hilton 94.4
21. Syosset 94.0 22t. Niskayuna 93.6 22t. Valley Central 93.6 24t. Corning 93.0 24t. Sachem North 93.0
Next: Ward Melville, Fairport, Kings Park, Canandaigua
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Top 3 of Marissa Saenger, Bella Burda, and States champ Megan Reilly battle
midway through race at Elma Meadows.
2012 States Medalists 
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Name Team Grade Section States Place States Time Meet TR Season TR
Megan Reilly Warwick Valley 9 9 1 17:34.3 152 147
Bella Burda Arlington 10 1 2 17:37.2 151 151
Marissa Saenger Clarence 11 6 3 17:41.3 149 144
Taylor Driscoll Saratoga Springs 12 2 4 17:46.4  148  145
Katie Lembo Penfield  11  5 17:52.3  146  145
Gianna Frontera Newburgh  11  6 17:59.4  143  142
Kennedy Jensen Canandaigua  11  7 18:01.4  143  141
Alana Pearl Fayetteville-Manlius  11  8 18:06.9  141  141
Annika Avery  Fayetteville-Manlius  10  9 18:12.5  139  143
Mary Barger  Fayetteville-Manlius  10  10 18:14.1  138  136
Valerie Palermo  Webster Schroeder  12  11 18:15.7 138 134
Maryanna Lansing Shaker 9 2 12 18:19.5 137 133
Laura Leff West Genesee 11 3 13 18:20.2 136 138
Siobhan Quinn Rush-Henrietta 10 5 14 18:20.6 136 137
Georgia Tuttle West Irondequoit 12 5 15 18:20.7 136 136
Eileen O'Hara Webster Thomas 12 5 16 18:21.1 136 135
Jillian Fanning Fayetteville-Manlius  12 3 17 18:23.8 135 136
Delphi Cleaveland Arlington 12 1 18 18:24.3 135 134
Katie Brislin Fayetteville-Manlius  12 3 19 18:25.2 135 133
Holly Cavaluzzo Valley Central 12 9 20 18:26.3 134 137
Top 2013 Returning Runners by Last Year's TR Rating
Name Team Grade Section States Place Season TR
Bella Burda Arlington 11 1 2 151
Megan Reilly Warwick Valley 10 9 1 147
Katie Lembo Penfield 12 5 5 147
Marissa Saenger Clarence 12 6 3 144
Annika Avery FM 11 3 9 143
Gianna Frontera Newburgh 12 9 6 142
Kennedy Jensen Canandaigua 12 5 7 141
Alana Pearl FM 12 3 8 141
Laura Leff West Genesee 12 3 13 138
Siobhan Quinn Rush-Henrietta 11 5 14 137
Kalleigh Forrester Valley Central 12 9 36 133
Maryanna Lansing Shaker 10 2 12 133
Kate Zendell Suffern 11 1 30 131
Jenna Farrell FM 10 3 24 127
Julia Zachgo Shenendehowa 9 2 25 126
Bellame Bower Colonie 10 2 31 126
Amanda Paratore Webster Schroeder 12 5 -- 125
Shannon Ahern Kings Park 12 11 29 124
Lauren Gruber Syosset 10 8 27 124
Sarah Morin Saratoga 12 2 32  123
Next:   Morgan Mahoney - Liverpool 122, Abby Wheeler - Elmira 122, Abigail McNamara - Liverpool 122, Brigid Brennan - Northport 121, Autumn Albrecht - Brockport 121, Audrey Martino - Shaker 120
2012 Season Summary for Class A  
The 2012 States meet witnessed another triumph for Fayetteville-Manlius as Alana Pearl, Annika Avery, and Mary Barger packed into the 8-9-10 spots, though the Hornets' run of three straight minimum 15 scores was finally stopped. Both FM and States runner-up and Federation champ Saratoga Springs went on to a 1-2 finish at the NXN-NY regional qualifier and then onward to the Blue Streaks' 5th place at Portland Meadows behind Taylor Driscoll and to FM's completion of its 7th straight States-National championship double with Jillian Fanning again on the lead for a last time with the Hornet harriers.

A number of new top runners emerged during 2012, and Warwick Valley's Megan Reilly and Arlington's Bella Burda battled in postseason races with Reilly taking the States A championship and later qualifying for Footlockers, and Burda capturing the Federation championship and then going out to NXN. Saratoga senior Taylor Driscoll ran to an impressive string of postseason highs with a 4th at States, 3rd at Feds and NXN-NY, and then topping it all off as a mudder supreme with a 9th at Nationals. Penfield's Katie Lembo ended her year with a 5th at States, 2nd at Feds, and then an NY-best 21st at Footlockers. Clarence's Marissa Saenger, Newburgh's Gianna Frontera, and Canandaigua's Kennedy Jensen also ran near the top of Class A and pushed on to season finales at one of the two National meets.

At the team level, Rush-Henrietta, Warwick Valley, and Suffern filled the ranks behind the top duo. Shenendehowa, Penfield, and Liverpool got to play the frustrating roles of the next-best teams without a place at States. Although FM, Saratoga, and Clarence all repeated as Sectional champs, six of the nine A-represented sections saw changes, as Rush-Henrietta, Warwick Valley, Suffern, Northport, Syosset, and Elmira knocked off reigning champs by one means or another.
2013 Season Overview for Class A  
Class A will likely see a strong degree of continuity in 2013, as eight of last year's section champs are favored to repeat their visits to States. In Section 5, Penfield appears to have the edge over reigning champ Rush-Henrietta in preseason, but circumstances could change in the always competitive Monroe County area. Even superpowers Fayetteville-Manlius and Saratoga look like they could face challenges in their sections, so nothing is set. Suffern, Warwick Valley, Elmira, Clarence, Peru, Syosset, and Northport have at least a little ratings margin in their sections, but Northport has many teams bunched behind it in Section 11.

An amazing 12 of the top 14 runners from last year's States A race should be back to lock horns again this fall, as only Taylor Driscoll graduated, while Mary Barger will be moving to Class B. Thirteen of the runners can claim Nationals experience for one of the two West Coast wrap-ups, as Bella Burda, Gianna Frontera, and Kennedy Jensen ran at-large at last year's NXN, and Megan Reilly, Katie Lembo, and Marissa Saenger in 2012 and Laura Leff in 2011 traveled to Footlockers. They combine with the three top runners from FM and Saratoga --- Annika Avery, Alana Pearl, and Jenna Farrell for the Hornets and Sarah Morin, Spencer Hayes, and Shania Hayward for the Blue Streaks.

Clearly, there will be a lot of power teams and big-time runners in NY's Class A this year, and chances are that many of them will be flying out west in December.

 
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Class A States leaders scale first slope at Elma Meadows.
Section by Section Class A Overview
Section Top Teams Notes
1 Suffern, Arlington, Clarkstown South, John Jay-East Fishkill, Fox Lane Suffern has a comfortable margin for a repeat S1-A title, and five teams are bunched together for the second spot.
2 Saratoga, Shenendehowa, Shaker, Guilderland, Colonie, Bethlehem, Niskayuna Saratoga has a small edge over the pack of pursuers in the ferociously tough 2-A and the Blue Streaks always seem to get the needed legs, but with 5 teams with 100+ TRs right on their heels, this race should be very very interesting.
3 Fayetteville-Manlius, Liverpool, Cicero-North Syracuse, West Genesee, Baldwinsville The national champion FM team will actually get a strong challenge from a Liverpool team that is moving on up, and CNS, West Genny, and B-ville should all be in the top 20 in the state rankings.  
4 Elmira District, Corning, Ithaca, Horseheads Elmira is a repeating favorite, but Corning, Ithaca, and Horseheads are keeping tabs.
5  Penfield, Rush-Henrietta, Hilton, Fairport, Canandaigua, Webster Schroeder The wars in S5-A are always among the best, and Penfield and Rush-Henrietta should get together for a good scrap this year.  
6 Clarence, Lockport, Frontier Clarence should be locked in for another year in 6-A as there is no team close to it.
7 No representatives  
8 Syosset, Massapequa, Port Washington Syosset looks very strong to repeat last year's visit to States.  
9 Warwick Valley, Valley Central, Monroe-Woodbury, Pine Bush Warwick Valley is developing a strong young contingent and should be the class of S9-A.
10 No representatives  
11 Northport, Sachem East, Sachem North, Ward-Melville, Smithtown, Kings Park, Bay Shore Northport has the edge, but there are a lot of teams close behind that will be contending for the S11-A title.
Previews of Top Teams
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Fayetteville-Manlius runners running to a States A title in 2012 include Alana Pearl on left, Annika Avery, Mary Barger, and Jillian Fanning in middle, and Jenna Farrell on right.
* Fayetteville-Manlius   Hornets  
Section:   3 Class:   A Colors:   Green and white
XC History
States Teams:    1995 (A-2nd), 1996 (A-2nd), 1998 (A-5th), 1999 (A-4th), 2000 (A-4th), 2005 (AA-6th), 2006 (AA-1st),  2007 (AA-1st),  2008 (AA-1st),  2009 (AA-1st),  2010 (AA-1st), 2011 (A-1st), 2012 (A-1st).    NXN Nationals: 2006-2012 (1st)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Kathy Mills (1975, A-1st), Allison Mann (1994, A-4th) (1995, A-6th), Cory Roos (1996, A-3rd), Karen Hannum (1996, A-4th), Laurel Burdick (1999, A-1st) (2000, A-4th), Kathryn Buchan (2006, AA-8th), Courtney Chapman (2007, AA-3rd) (2008, AA-1st) (2009, AA-1st) 2010 (AA-6th), Hannah Luber (2007, AA-5th) (2008, AA-3rd), Molly Malone (2007 AA-6th) (2008, AA-6th) (2009, AA-2nd), Meaghan Anklin (2008, AA-7th), Jillian Fanning (2009, AA-3rd) (2010, AA-2nd) (2011, A-1st), Katie Sischo (2009, AA-5th) (2010, AA-5th) (2011, A-3rd), Christie Rutledge (2010, AA-1st), Heather Martin (2010, AA-8th), Katie Brislin (2010, AA-9th), Annika Avery (2011, A-4th) (2012, A-9th), Hannah Smith (2011, A-6th), Alana Pearl (2011, A-7th)  (2012 A-8th), Mary Barger (2012, A-10th)
Last Year's Summary:    1st at NXN Nationals, 1st in  States A, 1st in Sectionals A
1st in CNYCL American, 2nd in Manhattan Eastern States
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Annika Avery 11 1 10th in NXN-NY 18:12.9 (9) 143
Alana Pearl 12 2 1st in CNYCL-American 18:06.9 (8) 141
Jenna Farrell 10 8 51st in NXN Nationals 18:42.9 (24) 127
Jessica Howe 12 17 29th in Manhattan-ES   114
Megan Menz 10 15 2nd in CNYCL-American-JV   103
Mia Blatt 12 32 4th in CNYCL-American-JV   94
Maggie Malone 12   Injured in 2012   (114 in 2011)
This Year's Outlook  
The quest for number 8 at States and Nationals has a few more question marks than usual after big graduation losses and the transfer of Mary Barger. The top trio of Annika Avery, Alana Pearl, and Jenna Farrell have a big store of experience, and with a little more experience and a move upward by Jessica Howe, a group of younger legs, and a surprise here or there, the Hornets are expected to hold off the competition and follow an old familiar road west.
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Penfield's Katie Lembo goes airborne at Feds at left, and Trista Leo and Megan Sedita hit the final stretch at the Federation meet.
* Penfield   Patriots  
Section:   5 Class:   A Colors:   Red and white
XC History
States Teams:    1998 (A-9th), 1999 (A-7th), 2000 (A-3rd), 2001 (A-2nd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Deresa Walters (1985, A-3rd) (1986, A-2nd) (1987, A-1st) (1988, A-3rd), (1989, A-2nd), Rachel Korn (1985, A-6th), Vanessa Love-McCarthy (2000, A-7th) (2001, A-8th), Katie Lembo (A-5th)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in Sectionals A
2nd at Monroe County, 1st in Clarence-Large, 1st in Penfield-Irondequoit, 2nd in McQuaid-AAA
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Katie Lembo 12 1 1st in Monroe County, 21st in Footlocker Nationals 17:52.3 (5) 145
Megan Sedita 10 22 14th in McQuaid-AAA   108
Trista Leo 12 19 3rd in Footlocker-NE-Jr   103
Sarah Cok 11 30 26th in Monroe County   101
Tory Fahrenholz 10 24 11th in Footlocker-NE-Frosh   96
Marisa Gingello 12   19th in Seneca-A   85
Mckenzie Angus 10   1st in Monroe County-B   80
This Year's Outlook  
The pieces may be falling into place for a Penfield team that had a few less key losses to graduation than Rush-Henrietta and that has senior Footlocker finalist Katie Lembo leading a Patriots squad that is seeking its first States visit in 12 years. With Trista Leo and Sarah Cok back and Megan Sedita and Tory Fahrenholz working off of promising freshman campaigns, the omens look good.
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Saratoga senior Taylor Driscoll took 4th at States last year, while Sarah Morin on right was 32nd.
* Saratoga Springs   Blue Streaks  
Section:   2 Class:   A Colors:  Blue, white and red
XC History
States Teams:    1987 (A-1st), 1988 (A-2nd), 1989 (A-1st), 1990 (A-1st), 1991 (A-1st), 1992 (A-2nd), 1993 (A-1st), 1996 (A-1st), 1997 (A-1st), 1998 (A-1st), 2000 (A-1st), 2001 (A-1st), 2002 (A-1st), 2003 (A-1st), 2004 (A-1st), 2005 (A-1st), 2006 (A-3rd), 2007 (A-2nd), 2008 (A-2nd), 2009 (A-2nd), 2010 (A-2nd), 2011 (A-2nd), 2012 (A-2nd)    NXN Nationals: 2004 (1st), 2005 (2nd), 2007 (3rd), 2008 (4th), 2009 (2nd), 2010 (2nd), 2011 (2nd), 2012 (5th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Cheri Godard (1987, A-2nd) (1988, A-1st), Stacy Pearce (1988, A-8th) (1989, A-4th), Annie Burtman (1989, A-3rd), Jen Norton (1990, A-1st), Jessica Milosch (1991, A-1st), Marissa Mathiesen (1991, A-4th), Tobey Kearns (1991, A-8th) (1992, A-4th) (1993, A-2nd), Suzy Clark (1991, A-9th), Erin Davis (1992, A-1st) (1993, A-1st) (1994, A-1st) (1995, A-3rd) (1996, A-1st), Erin Karl (1993, A-3rd), Laura Kearns (1995, A-5th) (1996, A-2nd) (1997, A-2nd), Jocelyn Heighton (1995, A-8th) (1996, A-7th), Danielle Coon (1996, A-8th) (1997, A-2nd) (1998, A-2nd) (1999, A-3rd) (2000, A-3rd), Kate Markopoulos (1988, A-3rd), Melissa Glotzbecker (1988, A-9th), Amanda Meyer (2000, A-5th) (2001, A-10th), Margie Boltzer (2000, A-6th), Allison Rowe (2000, A-8th) (2001, A-5th), Melissa Sue Trauchst (2000, A-9th), Tess Auwarter (2000, A-10th), Nicole Blood (2001, A-1st) (2003, A-1st) (2004, AA-1st), Lindsey Ferguson (2003, A-5th) (2004, AA-3rd) (2005, AA-3rd), Ruby Solomon (2003, A-10th), Karyn Delay (2004, AA-6th), Hannah Davidson (2004, AA-5th) (2005, AA-2nd) (2006, AA-2nd) (2007, AA-1st), Caitlin Lane (2004, AA-8th), Cassie Goutos (2007, AA-7th) (2008, AA-5th), Keelin Hollowood (2009, AA-7th) (2010, AA-10th), Estela Smith (2011, A-10th), Taylor Driscoll (2012, A-4th)
Last Year's Summary:   5th at NXN Nationals, 1st at Federations, 2nd in  States A, 1st in Sectionals A
1st in Suburban Council, 2nd Great American Race of Champions, 1st in Queensbury-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Sarah Morin 12 8 37th in NXN-NY 18:55.2 (32) 123
Spencer Hayes 11 10 43rd in NXN-NY 19:07.8 (37) 117
Shania Hayward 12 20 85th in Federation 19:40.1 (60) 108
Gabrielle Robens 10 23 3rd in Suburban Council-JV   106
Emily Burnell 9   1st in Suburban Council-JV   103
Erin Carey 10 69 18th in Suburban Council-JV   79
This Year's Outlook  
After losing its top 3 from last year to either graduation or transfer, the Blue Streaks enter the 2013 season on a little lower altitude than normal. Still, with a good base of 100+ runners behind top runners Sarah Morin and Spencer Hayes and what looks to be some fast young feet coming up, Saratoga should be in the usual hunt near the top of NY.
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On left Liverpool's Abigail McNamara at center and Morgan Mahoney lead Kings Park's Shannon Ahern at States, and at right Morgan Chewning-Kulick runs in the Manhattan B race with teammate Juliana Basla a short ways behind.
* Liverpool   Warriors  
Section:   3 Class:   A Colors:   Orange and blue
XC History
States Teams:    2002 (A-5th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Jennifer Rhines (1989, A-10th) (1990, A-3rd) (1991, A-2nd), Karen Polinsky (1993, A-10th)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in Sectionals A
1st in CNYCL-National, 1st in Chittenango-2, 2nd in Manhattan-B, 6th in McQuaid-AAA
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Morgan Mahoney 12 11 2nd in CNYCL-Nat 18:49.5 (28) 122
Abigail McNamara 11 10  1st in CNYCL-Nat 18:58.5 (35) 122
Emily Butler 10 16  5th in CNYCL-Nat   112
Juliana Basla 10 21  10th in CNYCL-Nat   106
Morgan Chewning-Kul 10 31  11th in CNYCL-Nat   99
Mackenzie White 10 23 12th in Chittenango-2   98
Jessica Turner 12 34  16th in CNYCL-Nat   93
Jillian Stagnitta 10 48  15th in CNYCL-Nat   90
Rebecca Murray 12 47  14th in CNYCL-Nat   89
This Year's Outlook  
With a strong top trio of Abigail McNamara, Morgan Mahoney, and Emily Butler, Liverpool is looming as more and more of a challenge to Fayetteville-Manlius in S3-A. Butler leads a big group of sophomores on the way up, and with its good depth this team could get scary very soon.
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In the States Class A race, Suffern's Kate Zendell races Colonie's Bellame Bower to the finish at left, and on the right
Rachel Ludwikowski and Taryn Colon head home next to Brewster's Ariana Bottalico.
* Suffern   Mounties 
Section:   1 Class:   A Colors:   Blue and white
XC History
States Teams:     2003 (A-6th), 2004 (AA-5th), 2005 (AA-4th), 2012 (A-5th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Diane Dougan (1985, A-8th), Meghan Howell (1998, A-6th), Shelby Greany (2004, AA-9th) (2005, AA-4th) (2006, AA-4th) (2007, AA-2nd) (2008, AA-2nd), Kara McKenna (2005, AA-5th)
Last Year's Summary:    5th in Federation, 5th in States A, 2nd in Sectionals A
2nd in Rockland County, 1st in Manhattan-E, 21st in Paul Short-White, 3rd in Warwick-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Kate Zendell 11 3 10th in Federation, 21st in NXN-NY 18:51.9 (30) 131
Rachel Ludwikowski 9 12 5th in Rockland County 19:57.0 (62) 114
Kameron Mcintosh 9 15 17th in Manhattan-E 20:35.7 (86) 106
Angelica Matwiejczuk 12 17  1st in Rockland County-JV 20:16.1 (76) 96
Elina Breton 11 19 25th in Manhattan-E 20:40.2 (90) 92
Jenna Borenkoff 10   3rd in Manhattan-JV-D   91
Anna Breton 11 24 11th at Rockland County 20:50.7 (92) 88
This Year's Outlook  
The Mounties have five of their top six back from last year, but the really good news is that not only is junior frontrunner Kate Zendell back but so are dynamic freshmen Rachel Ludwikowski and Kameron Mcintosh. The team should be able to take its second straight sectional title and could be in the running for a Nationals spot if development continues.
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Siobhan Quinn running to 1st in the Manhattan B race for Rush-Henrietta,
 followed in by Alana McDonald and Alex Cooper who finished 2nd and 5th.
* Rush-Henrietta   Royal Comets  
Section:   5 Class:   A Colors: Black, green and gold  
XC History
States Teams:    1978 (A-7th), 1979 (A-6th), 2008 (AA-7th), 2012 (A-3rd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Anita Kelly (1978, A-6th) (1979, A-2nd) (1980, A-3rd)
Last Year's Summary:    6th in Federations, 3rd in States A, 1st in Sectionals A
1st in Monroe County,1st in Manhattan-B,, 1st in McQuaid-AAA, 1st in GCC Cougar
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Siobhan Quinn 11 3 1st in Manhattan-B, 5th in NXN-NY 18:20.6 (14) 137
Alex Cooper 11 12 5th in Manhattan-B 91:16.1 (41) 117
Lexi Peters 8 21 32nd in Monroe County 20:11.2 (73) 99
Sammy Watson 9 59 33rd in Monroe County   95
Kristina Glitch 12 33 35th in Monroe County 20:36.4 (88) 90
Ceara Watson 11   1st in Monroe County-JV 22:49.4 (106) 79
Crystal Pettit 12   5th in Monroe County-JV   79
Elvira Martinez 12   6th in Monroe County-JV   78
This Year's Outlook  
The Comets lost two of their top five with the graduation of Emma Jones and Alana MacDonald and will have a big challenge holding off Penfield in S5-A, but with States medalist Siobhan Quinn and Alex Cooper back and maybe some big developments from youngsters Lexi Peters and Sammy Watson, the team should again be in the thick of the battle.
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Shenendehowa's Julia Zachgo running at States ahead of FM's Jenna Farrell.
* Shenendehowa   Plainsmen  
Section:  2  Class:   A Colors:   Green and white
XC History
States Teams:    1994 (A-1st), 1995 (A-1st)    NXN Nationals: 2009 (8th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Michelle Lauritzen (1987, A-4th) (1988, A-2nd), Dana Ostrander (1993, A-6th) (1994, A-2nd) (1995, A-1st), Julie Shapiro (1994, A-8th) (1995, A-10th), Cara Janeczko (2007, AA-10th), Lizzie Predmore (2008, AA-4th) (2009, AA-8th), Nicole Irving (2009, AA-6th)
Last Year's Summary:    8th at Federations, 2nd in Sectionals A
4th in Suburban Council, 2nd in NJ Shore Coaches-Championship, 3rd in Queensbury-1, 2nd in Guilderland-Large
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Julia Zachgo 9 7 49th in Federation 18:44.1 (25) 126
Emily Crounse 10 15 96th in Federation   109
Caroline Hartman 10 24 127th in Federation   101
Caroline Rusch 11 22 34th in Suburban Council   100
Sarah Duclos 11 29 28th in Suburban Council   99
Erin Hulbert 11 27 131st in Federation   96
Dominica Bleichert 12 35 8th in Guilderland-Lg   94
Ife Adelugba 11   9th in Suburban Council-JV   81
This Year's Outlook  
With two of the top 5 graduated, the Plainsmen have some restocking to do for a very young team. Freshman Julia Zachgo provides a good spark at the top after her run at States last year, and Emily Crounse and Caroline Hartman should continue their uptick as sophomores.
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Shaker's Maryanna Lansing has sights fixed ahead for the last quarter
mile at States where she ran down six runners to finish 12th.
* Shaker  Bison
Section:  Class:  A   Colors:   Royal blue and white
XC History
States Teams:    
 
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Laura Lamena (1982, A-7th) (1983, A-10th), Krissy Haacke (1989, A-5th) (1990, A-6th) (1991, A-3rd) (1992, A-7th)
Last Year's Summary:    17th in Federation, 3rd in Sectionals A
5th in Suburban Council, 2nd in Manhattan-D, 3rd in Grout-2, 1st in Great American-Red 
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Maryanna Lansing 10 3 1st in Grout-2 and Albany County 18:19.5 (12) 133
Audrey Martino 10 9 7th in Suburban Council   120
Laura Libruk 12 26 30th in Manhattan-D   98
Payton Czupil 9 41 15th in Grout-2   94
Shannon Lavender 10 55 24th in Grout-2   86
Chloe Fahey 9 85 25th in Grout-2   84
Autumn Perez 12   23rd in Suburban Council-JV    
This Year's Outlook  
Shaker is another team with a relatively young cast, but sophomore Maryanna Lansing has made two trips to States and stormed home to a 12 place medal last year. Fellow sophomore Audrey Martino joins Lansing for a big top presence, but for the Bison to compete hard in S2-A the team will need to get more balance and depth.
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Northport's Brigid Brennan finishes up at States.
* Northport   Tigers  
Section:   11 Class: A   Colors:   Navy and gold
XC History
States Teams:    2009 (AA-5th), 2010 (AA-4th), 2012 (A-6th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Lindsay Sundell (2002, A-8th)
Last Year's Summary:    6th in States A
1st in Section 11 Division 1, 7th in Brown-Championship, 8th in Manhattan-Eastern States, 12nd in Suffolk Coaches-A
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Brigid Brennan 12   21st in Manhattan-ES 19:33.3 (55) 121
Jackie Thorne 10   10th in Section 11 Div.1 19:34.2 (56) 111
Cara Jozefowski 12   24th in Brown Champs   105
Amelia Kuehn 10   1st in Manhattan-JV-A 20:02.0 (67) 97
Rebecca McCleod 10   22nd in Section 11 Div.1 20:49.9 (79) 96
Sarah Schutzenbach 11   4th in Manhattan-JV-A   81
This Year's Outlook  
On the good side, Northport has most of its top cast back, including an experienced States visiter, senior Brigid Brennan, and the team also has decent balance and depth. But there are also a lot of teams riding on the Tigers' tail in S11-A, so returning to States for the fourth time in five years will be a challenge.
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Guilderland's Emily Burns took 2nd in the Manhattan C race at left, and on right, Jenna Robinson battled Pearl River's Laura Cooper to the finish.
* Guilderland   Flying Dutchmen  
Section:   2 Class:   A Colors:   Red and white
XC History
States Teams:    1980 (A-9th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Chrissy Smith (1986, A-9th)
Last Year's Summary:   5th in Sectionals A
3rd in Suburban Council, 2nd at Albany County, 3rd in Manhattan-C, 2nd in Grout-1, 1st in Guilderland-Large
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Emily Burns 11 66 2nd in Manhattan-C   118
Jenna Robinson 12 13 14th in Manhattan-C   113
Alyssa Jourdin 10 28 26th in Manhattan-C   101
Sarah Forman 11 37 29th in Manhattan-C   98
Ashley Loomis 10 59 3rd in Manhattan-JV-C   87
Christine Fish 8 49 23rd in Grout-1   87
Caroline Callender 9 56 14th in Suburban Council-JV   85
Anastasia Mahar 9   6th in Grout-JV   78
This Year's Outlook  
Emily Burns and Jenna Robinson will lead a Flying Dutchmen squad that is in a very tough S2-A competition that leaves very little up for grabs.
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Warwick's Megan Reilly makes her final move past Bella Burda to win
the States A race.
* Warwick Valley  Wildcats  
Section:   9 Class:   A Colors:   Purple and gold
XC History
States Teams:    1988 (B-9th), 1989 (B-3rd), 1990 (B-3rd), 1991 (B-2nd), 1992 (B-2nd), 1993 (B-5th), 1994 (B-7th), 1995 (B-9th), 1996 (B-4th), 1997 (A-6th), 1999 (B-4th), 2000 (B-4th), 2001 (A-6th), 2003 (A-3rd), 2005 (AA-3rd), 2006 (AA-5th), 2007 (AA-3rd), 2012 (A-4th)     NXN Nationals: 2007 (11th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Aislinn Ryan (2002, A-9th) (2003, A-4th) (2004, AA-2nd) (2005, AA-1st), Lillian Griebesland (2007, AA-8th), Megan Reilly (A-1st)
Last Year's Summary:    7th in Federation, 4th in States A, 1st in Sectionals A
1st in OCIAA Championship, 2nd in Manhattan-A, 6th in Roy Griak-Gold, 1st In Warwick-2
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Megan Reilly 10 1 2nd in Manhattan-A, 1st in OCIAA, 31st in Footlocker-National 17:34.3 (1) 147
Agnes Eigo 10 7 6th in Footlocker-NE-Frosh 19:32.3 (53) 113
Darby Ginley 12 14 26th in Manhattan-A 20:29.2 (81) 96
Austen Marroquin 11   4th in Manhattan-Soph-A   83
Gabby Trimlett 12   12th in Manhattan-JV-B   82
Morgan Mendrzycki 12   14th in Suffern-A   75
Tessa Richards 11   7th in Manhattan-Soph-A   73
This Year's Outlook  
Warwick Valley has a sizeable edge in the battle to retain its S9-A title, and frontrunner Megan Reilly is coming off a spectacular rookie season that included a States championship and a run at Footlocker Nationals. Fellow sophomore Agnes Eigo and senior Darby Ginley provide good help in the 2-3 positions, and the Wildcats should be up among the top 10 teams in Class A.
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Sachem East team on an early season practice run last year.    Credit: Sachem Patch
* Sachem East  Flaming Arrows  
Section:   11 Class:   A Colors:   Red, black and gold
XC History
States Teams:    1997 (A-2nd), 1998 (A-6th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Linda Detlefsen (1978, A-2nd), Karen Labbadia (1992, A-8th), 1993 (A-7th), Jackie Berman (1996, A-6th) (1997, A-6th), Jeanna Composti (1997, A-5th), Rachel Paul (2011, A-9th)
Last Year's Summary:    
2nd in Section 11-Division 1, 6th in Brown Championship, 4th in Manhattan-C, 2nd in Suffolk Coaches-B
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Shannon O'Hehir 12   15th in Brown-Champ   114
Kaitlin DiMartino 12   18th in Manhattan-C   106
Ciara Murphy 10   23rd in Manhattan-C   104
Jayda Allen 12   25th in Brown-Champ   103
Karli Murphy 10   36th in Brown-Champ   94
Nicole Silvestre 12   43rd in Manhattan-C   84
Katie Hempfling 12   60th in Manhattan-C   76
This Year's Outlook
Sachem East enters the season closely matched with Northport for the S11-A title with four runners led by Shannon O'Hehir running above the 100 TR level last year. With a lot of seniors on the Flaming Arrows (East), this could be the team's best opportunity in a long time to break a 15-year States drought.
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Colonie's Bellame Bower at left finished 4th in the Manhattan B race, and teammate Kirsten Kaminski was the second runner in for the Raiders.
* Colonie   Raiders
Section:   2 Class:   A Colors:   Garnet and gold
XC History
States Teams:    1985 (A-1st), 1999 (A-1st)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Rachel Simone (1985, A-9th), Katie Twarog (1997, A-7th) (1998, A-1st) (1999, A-4th), Jen Kramer (1998, A-10th) (1999, A-6th), Eryka Perrault (2001, A-4th), Anna Jankowski (2002, A-7th)
Last Year's Summary:   7th in Sectionals A
6th in Suburban Council, 4th in Manhattan-B, 3rd in Grout-1, 4th in EJ Herrmann-2
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Bellame Bower 10 4 5th in Suburban Council 18:52.4 (31) 126
Kirsten Kaminski 11 25 19th in Manhattan-B   103
Shannen Kerin 10 46 22nd in Suburban Council   101
Jackie Malecki 12 36 17th in Grout-1   95
Marilyn O'Brien 8 45 3rd in Manhattan-Frosh-D   93
Katie Schillaci 11   14th in Grout-1   90
Ashley Oropallo 9 57 20th in Manhattan-Frosh-D   88
Carolyn Pellegrini 10 53 50th in Manhattan-B   85
Michelle Dang 9 63 19th in Grout-1   84
Madison Judge 9   5th in Manhattan-Frosh-D   ~84
This Year's Outlook
Running in that tough S2-A group, the Raiders need a lot of younger runners to get to contend for a States berth. One of the young runners is Bellame Bower who had an impressive run at Elma Meadows, and the team has the depth to be very good if Kirsten Kaminski and Shannen Kerin can elevate to the next level.
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CNS's Jacqlynn Halstead leads Lowville's Moira Fayle and Tully's Christine Gambell
during a 3000m race in outdoor track. ---photo courtesy of Tully Runners.
On right, Nicole Watterud finishes up in Manhattan C race.
* Cicero-North Syracuse   Northstars
Section:   3 Class:   A Colors:   Royal blue, green and white
XC History
States Teams:     2001 (A-3rd), 2003 (A-5th), 2004 (AA-4th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Kim Sharpe (1975, A-4th) (1976, A-1st) (1977, A-1st), Connie Riegelman (1979, A-3rd), Maria Lamontagne (2010, A-3rd)
Last Year's Summary:   4th in Sectionals A
2nd in CNYCL-Nationals, 2nd in Chittenango-2, 2nd in Manhattan-C, 2nd in EJ Herrmann-2
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Jacqlynn Halstead 12 2 3rd in Manhattan-C   118
Amanda Shuman 12 18 3rd in CYNCL-Nat   112
Taylor Perry 11 26 21st in Manhattan-C   100
Jillian Norris 10 30 14th  in CYNCL-Nat   96
Madison Kolakowski 12 24 20th  in CYNCL-Nat   91
Emily Dolan 11 33 22nd  in CYNCL-Nat   80
Savannah Stevens 12 46 26th in Chittenango-2   79
           
This Year's Outlook  
CNS is in the third position in an S3-A group that has suddenly become very competitive behind Fayetteville-Manlius. Seniors Jacqlynn Halstead and Amanda Shuman lead a veteran squad that will be chasing Liverpool for the second spot at Sectionals.
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Clarence's Marissa Saenger captured 3rd place at States, and teammate Katrina Patterson at left in the right pic had a photo-finish battle with Carmel's Andrea Cortina.
* Clarence   Red Devils
Section:   6 Class:   A Colors:   Red and black
XC History
States Teams:    1978 (A-3rd), 1979 (A-2nd), 1982 (A-4th), 1983 (A-6th), 1984 (B-1st), 1985 (B-7th), 1988 (B-2nd), 1989 (B-6th), 1990 (B-8th), 1991 (B-1st), 1992 (B-5th), 1993 (B-1st), 1994 (B-3rd), 1995 (B-2nd), 1996 (A-6th), 1997 (A-5th), 1998 (A-2nd), 1999 (A-3rd), 2005 (A-7th), 2009 (A-9th), 2010 (A-9th), 2011 (A-8th), 2012 (A-8th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Erin McCarthy (1978, A-5th) (1979, A-4th), Mary Pat Hickey (1982, A-2nd) (1983, A-1st) (1984, B-3rd), Kris Hillman (1984, B-6th), Maureen Meldrim (1985, B-3rd) (1986, B-3rd) (1987, B-2nd), Serena Fraser (1989, B-8th), Michelle Gostomski (1993, B-8th), Marissa Saenger (2012, A-3rd)
Last Year's Summary:   9th in States A, 1st in Sectionals A
3rd in ECIC, 2nd in Clarence-Large, 8th in Manhattan-F, 2nd in McQuaid-AA-2
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Marissa Saenger 12 1 1st in ECIC, 25th in Footlocker Nationals 17:41.3 (3) 144
Katrina Patterson 9 5 5th in Clarence-Large 19:45.8 (63) 112
Emily Garrett 12 8 12th in Knox-C 21:12.0 (98) 90
Alicia Symons 10 12 31st in ECIC 20:33.1 (85) 90
Hannah Reinhardt 10   45th in ECIC 24:39.8 (107) 78
Dana Warner 11 23 70th in Manhattan-F 22:07.7 (104) 74
This Year's Outlook  
Last year Clarence got a scare at Sectionals as Lockport ran very close behind, but this year with its top six back, the Red Devils should not have to look over its shoulder in S6-A. Marissa Saenger had a huge year in 2012 on the way to Footlockers, and freshman Katrina Patterson looks ready for a big jump that could help move the team higher at States.
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Bethlehem's Julia Champagne at left runs with Adirondack's
Meghann Tanner and Tully's Christine Gambell in a 3000m race
during track season. ---photo courtesy of Tully Runners
* Bethlehem   Eagles  
Section:   2 Class:   A Colors:   Orange and black
XC History
States Teams:    1982 (A-9th), 1986 (A-6th)    NXN Nationals: 2004 (13th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Judy Parker (1979, A-5th), Leslie Warren (1979, A-9th), Emily Malinowski (2004, A-10th)
Last Year's Summary:    4th in Sectionals A
7th in Suburban Council, 5th in Burnt Hills-3, 1st in Grout-2, 1st in Great American-Seeded
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Julia Champagne 12 17 18th in Burnt Hills-3   112
Danika Jensen 12 12 7th in Grout-2   110
Holly Machabee 11 54 13th in Grout-2   95
Mary de Vries 12 38 19th in Grout-2   94
Abbi Wright 11 58 16th in Grout-2   90
Hope Guinn 9   2nd in Grout-JV   89
Natalie Muller 12 51 10th in Suburban Council-JV   87
Sarah Vener 8   10th in Burnt Hills-JV   77
This Year's Outlook  
Coming in to 2013 in around the 6th position in S2-A, Bethlehem's veteran squad is led by seniors Julia Champagne and Danika Jensen will be fighting for a place among the top 15 in Class A.
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Elmira's squad heads up first hill at States with from the left, Jessica Thatcher,
Melinda Wheeler, Abby Wheeler, Jordynn Kurcoba, and Khiere Ashley.
* Elmira   Blue Devils
Section:   4 Class:   A Colors:   Blue and white
XC History
States Teams:    1985 (B-9th), 1986 (B-9th), 1999 (B-10th), 2001 (B-11th), 2012 (A-8th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Katie Ryan (1995, B-7th) (1996, A-5th) (1997, A-4th)
Last Year's Summary:   8th in States-A, 1st in Sectionals A
1st in STAC, 1st at Newark Valley, 4th in McQuaid-AAA, 1st at Owego
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Abby Wheeler 10 2 25th at Federation 19:15.5 (40) 122
Jessica Thatcher 11 6 5th at Newark Valley 20:30.7 (83) 102
Khiere Ashley 11 8 1st at Owego 20:29.1 (80) 100
Briana Lentkowski 12 20 16th in STAC 20:55.4 (94) 88
Jordynn Kurcoba 11 14 7th at Newark Valley 21:04.5 (95) 88
Imari Johnson 11 18 10th at Flatland-(PA) 21:33.5 (102) 83
This Year's Outlook  
Elmira won its first Sectionals in 11 years in 2012 and returns five of its top six, losing #2 runner Melinda Wheeler. Sophomore Abby Wheeler heads a developing group that appears to have the depth to stay ahead of Corning and Ithaca in S4-A.
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West Genesee's Laura Leff in center was among the early leaders
at States with Arlington's Bella Burda and Fayetteville-Manlius's Alana Pearl.
* West Genesee   Wildcats  
Section:   3 Class:   A Colors:   Blue and gold
XC History
States Teams:    
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Elizabeth McMahon (2005, AA-9th), Laura Leff (2009, AA-9th) (2010, AA-4th) (2011, A-2nd)
Last Year's Summary:    5th in Sectionals A
2nd in CNYCL-American, 4th in Marathon-Seeded, 11th in Manhattan-E, 12th in McQuaid-AAA
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Laura Leff 12 6 6th at Federation 18:20.2 (13) 138
Lindsay Weaver 11 14 9th in Marathon-Sd   107
Sarah Ferranti 10 29 51st in Manhattan-E   87
Elise Dunshee 11 35 12th in CNYCL-American   83
Annie Baker 10 38 14th in CNYCL-American   77
Eva Young 10 58 11th in CNYCL-American   76
This Year's Outlook  
Long-time-great senior Laura Leff leads a fairly young squad that sits about fourth among the teams in S3-A battling behind FM. Lindsay Weaver is the other Wildcat up among the top Sectionals group.
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Baldwinsville's Rachel Miller in red at left and Annie Peterson
in front ran at States.
* Baldwinsville   Bees  
Section:   3 Class:   A Colors:   Red and white
XC History
States Teams:     1976 (A-1st), 1977 (A-4th), 1979 (A-1st), 1980 (A-3rd), 1981 (A-7th), 1982 (A-1st), 1983 (A-2nd), 1984 (A-2nd), 1985 (A-2nd), 1991 (A-7th), 1993 (A-5th), 1994 (A-3rd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Ann O'Hara (1975, A-9th) (1977, A-5th), Bonnie Gleeson (1982, A-9th) (1983, A-3rd) (1984, A-4th) (1985, A-7th), Terry Mero (1983, A-2nd)
Last Year's Summary:     3rd in Sectionals A
3rd in CNYCL-Nationals, 2nd in Manhattan-E, 5th in McQuaid-AAA, 2nd in Baldwinsville-Large
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Rachel Miller 11 12 7th in Manhattan-E 19:41.0 (61) 113
Marissa Lathrop 11 19 9th in CNYCL-Nat   104
Mia Bolton 9 25 26th in Manhattan-E   98
Hannah Olds 11 27 21st in CNYCL-Nat   91
Emily McComb 11 40 10th in Manhattan-JV-D   80
Kelley Hull 10 39 6th in McQuaid-JV   79
Maizy Ludden 11   29th in CNYCL-Nat   72
 
This Year's Outlook  
The Bees are running about 5th in S3-A after losing States finalist Annie Peterson to graduation, but Rachel Miller is back from States and the team has the depth to challenge for a higher position at Sectionals.
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Hilton Cadets enjoy the awards ceremony at NXN-NY.
* Hilton   Cadets  
Section:   5 Class:   A Colors:   Scarlet and white
XC History
States Teams:   2004 (AA-3rd), 2005 (AA-2nd), 2006 (AA-2nd), 2007 (AA-6th), 2009 (AA-8th)        NXN Nationals: 2005 (1st), 2006 (2nd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Sue Parkhurst (1985, B-7th), Caroline Schultz (2005, AA-7th) (2006, AA-5th), Allison Sawyer (2005, AA-8th) (2006, AA-1st)
Last Year's Summary:     4th in Sectionals A
5th in Monroe County, 4th in Burnt Hills-3, 9th in McQuaid-AAA, 4th in GCC Cougar-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Zoe Camillaci 11 26 13th in Burnt Hills-3   107
Amanda Palmeri 11 23 19th in Monroe County   105
Mary Kunigan 11 28 32nd in Burnt Hills-3   98
Shauna Glavin 8 41 61st in McQuaid-AAA   83
Jade Hendricks 8 46 55th in Burnt Hills-3   79
Kayla Rissew 12 45 3rd in Monroe County-JV   76
This Year's Outlook  
Though the Cadets lost frontrunner Haley Keene to graduation, the rest of a young crew is back with juniors Zoe Camillaci and Amanda Palmeri in the lead and potential big leaps by some middle schoolers in 2013 putting Hilton in a position to move up from its 4th place in S5-A last year.
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Syosset's Lauren Gruber flies toward the finish ahead of Shenendehowa's
Julia Zachgo as part of a huge final mile charge at States.
* Syosset  Braves  
Section:   8 Class:   A Colors:   Red, black and white
XC History
States Teams:    2008 (AA-6th), 2012 (A-7th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    El
Last Year's Summary:    
1st in Section 8-Conference 1, 6th in Manhattan-F, 2nd in Wild Safari-A, 3rd in Villa Bears
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Lauren Gruber 10   1st in Section 8-Conf 1 18:46.8 (27) 124
Kayla Beovich 10   6th in Section 8-Conf 1 20:31.3 (84) 92
Tracy Go 10   7th in Section 8-Conf 1 20:38.8 (89) 92
Meghan Galvin 11   17th in Section 8-Conf 1 21:12.7 (99) 81
Zoe Stricoff 11   19th in Section 8-Conf 1   81
Rachel Quinn 12   34th in Villa Bears 21:37.4 (103) 80
Briana Conforti 10   6th in Villa Bears-JV   72
This Year's Outlook  
Syosset got its first trip to States in four years off of its performance in the S8 Conference meet and lost two of its top three from last year. But sophomore Lauren Gruber ran nicely at States and leads a young team that has the potential to stay well ahead of the competition in S8-A.
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Niskayuna senior Felicia Sciortino at left finished 26th
at States last year, shown here with Colonie's Bellame Bower.
* Niskayuna   Silver Warriors  
Section:   2 Class:   A Colors:   Cardinal and silver
XC History
States Teams:     1979 (A-8th), 1984 (A-8th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Sue Hay (1979, A-10th) (1980, A-4th), Colleen Mason (1981, A-8th) (1982, A-4th) (1983, A-4th), Caitlin McTague (1999, A-9th) (2002, A-2nd) (2003, A-6th)
Last Year's Summary:     6th in Sectionals A
14th in Manhattan-D, 6th in EJ Herrmann-2, 11th in Queensbury-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Emily Dewald 12 21 21st in Suburban Council   105
Lexi Sciotino 9 31 1st in EJ Herrmann JV   99
Abigail Spiers 8 32 2nd in EJ Herrmann JV   99
Marisa DiVietro 10 52 3rd in EJ Herrmann JV   87
Danielle Skufca 12 78 29th at Shaker   78
This Year's Outlook  
Niskayuna appears to be sitting a ways back from the top six teams in S2-A, but there is enough young talent coming up behind senior frontrunner Emily Dewald to keep things interesting.
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Valley Central's Holly Cavalluzzo heads for 20th place medal and Kristen Borriello follows in at States.
* Valley Central   Vikings  
Section:   9 Class:   A Colors:  Blue and white 
XC History
States Teams:    
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Holly Cavalluzzo (2008, A-8th) (2011, A-8th)
Last Year's Summary:  3rd in Sectionals A 
4th in OCIAA Championship, 13th in Manhattan-Eastern States, 2nd in Warwick-1, 1st in Suffern-C
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Kristen Borriello 12 6 7th in OCIAA 19:45.7 (62) 116
Claudia Weiskittel 12 21 13th in Suffern-C   91
Christina Schneider 11 33 12th in Suffern-C   90
Sami Meade 11 25 9oth in Manhattan-ES   87
Destiny Ribadeneyra 12 24 27th in OCIAA   84
Kelly Weiskittel 12 38 18th in Manhattan-JV-B   77
Becky Keinz 11 33 12th in OCIAA-Division 2   71
Ashley Conklin 12   25th in Suffern-C   70
This Year's Outlook  
The graduation of long-time great Holly Cavalluzzo leaves it all to senior States finalist Kristen Borriello to lead a veteran squad chasing Warwick Valley in S9-A.
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Corning's Katie Butler and Madeline Ustanik sprinting in at States.
* Corning    Hawks  
Section:   4 Class:   A Colors:   Black and gold
XC History
States Teams:    2007 (AA-7th), 2008 (AA-9th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Kelly Bowdy (1977, A-2nd), Kate Rosettie (2007, AA-9th)
Last Year's Summary:      3rd in Sectionals A
2nd in STAC, 3rd in Marathon-Seeded, 7th in Manhattan-F, 13th in McQuaid-AAA
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Katie Butler 11 3 7th in Manhattan-F 19:24.5 (49) 116
Madeline Ustanik 11 9 4th in STAC 20:14.3 (74) 99
Morgan Gallagher 12 12 7th in STAC   86
Natie Rogus 11 19 17th in STAC   83
Rian O'Dell 10 23 22nd in STAC   81
Michelle Crook 12 28 38th in Manhattan-F   80
Mia Bates 12 25 56th in Manhattan-F   78
Francis Sariego 11   83rd in Manhattan-F   78
Kailey Morill 10 27 36th in STAC   74
This Year's Outlook  
With junior States finalists Katie Butler and Madeline Ustanik returning for the 2013, the Hawks have a solid top duo and decent depth to help them make a run at Elmira for the S4-A title.
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Sachem North runners at left using indoor track to get in shape for XC.    
Credit: Sachem Patch
* Sachem North  Flaming Arrows  
Section:   11 Class:   A Colors:   Black, gold and white
XC History
States Teams:    1997 (A-2nd), 1998 (A-6th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Linda Detlefsen (1978, A-2nd), Karen Labbadia (1992, A-8th), 1993 (A-7th), Jackie Berman (1996, A-6th) (1997, A-6th), Jeanna Composti (1997, A-5th)
Last Year's Summary:   
3rd in Section 11-Division 1, 8th in Manhattan-D, 3rd at Suffolk-A, 4th in Suffern-B
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Elise Ramirez 11   4th in Brown-2   109
Mackenzie Coleman 10   18th in Section 11-Div 1   100
Katie Michta 12   14th in Suffern-B   86
Dowon Hwang 12   56th in Manhattan-D   85
Oriana Howell 12   26th in Brown-2   85
This Year's Outlook  
The Flaming Arrows (North) have Elise Ramirez and Mackenzie Coleman running at the top and appear to be the best equipped among five S11-A teams chasing Northport and Sachem East for the sectional title.
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Class B Preview
Top 5 Teams at 2012 States 
Holy Names 38 East Aurora 66 Nanuet 124 Garden City 130 Cornwall 131
Projected Top 5 Teams for 2013 from Returners' 2012 TR Ratings 
1. Holy Names 127.2 2. Burnt Hills 116.8 3.  Garden City 114.8 4. Miller Place 110.4 5t. Pittsford Mendon 108.2
Projected Next 10 Teams for 2013 from Returners' 2012 TR Ratings 
5t. Queensbury 108.2 7. Cornwall 106.6 8. Pearl River 106.4 9t. East Aurora 106.0 9t. North Shore 106.0
11. Tappan Zee 104.0 12. Starpoint 103.6 13. Westhill-Bishop Ludden 102.0 14. Honeoye Falls-Lima 101.4 15. Nanuet 99.4
16. Canton 99.2 17. East Syracuse-Minoa 98.4 18. Jamesville Dewitt 95.8 19. Peru 86.2 20. Bishop Gibbons 84.8
Next: Hamburg, Bayport-Blue Point, Sweet Home
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Megan Young runs to her second States Class B title with Tiana Guevara close behind.
2012 States Medalists 
Name Team Grade Section States Place States Time Meet TR Season TR
Megan Young Nanuet 12 1 1 18:22.6 135 137
Tiana Guevara Miller Place 11 11 2 18:28.8 133 135
Catherine Maloy Holy Names 12 2 3 18:29.6 133 133
Kaylee Scott Holy Names 10 2 4 18:31.4 133 131
Sophia Tasselmyer Starpoint 9 6 5 18:31.8 132 131
Beatrice Boylan Cornwall 10 9 6 18:32.4 132 129
Marta McLaughlin East Aurora 11 6 7 18:33.8 132 132
Stephanie Gerland Garden City 9 8 8 18:34.5 132 131
Erin Jaskot Tappan Zee 11 1 9 18:40.0 130 129
Jenny Delsignore Sweet Home 12 6 10 18:40.5 130 126
Lydia Williams Holy Names 7 2 11 18:43.1 129 126
Carolyn Hopkins Williamsville South 11 6 12 18:44.1 128 127
Madeline Murray East Aurora 12 6 13 18:44.5 128 122
Talia Guevara Miller Place 11 11 14 18:47.1 127 126
Rachel Garn Marcellus 11 3 15 18:50.5 126 126
Mary Visca Pittsford Sutherland 10 5 16 18:51.5 126 123
Elizabeth Caldwell North Shore 12 8 17 18:52.7 125 129
Estela Smith Holy Names 10 2 18 18:53.3 125 121
Emily Digman Burnt Hills 9 2 19 18:53.7 125 125
Mary Welsh Manhasset 12 8 20 18:57.3 124 124
Top 2013 Returning Runners by Last Year's TR Rating
Name Team Grade Section States Place Season TR
Tiana Guevara Miller Place 12 11 2 137
Mary Barger Pittsford Mendon 11 3 10 (A) 136
Marta McLaughlin East Aurora 12 6 7 135
Olivia Morrow Holy Names 10 2 21 (A) 134
Stephanie Gerland Garden City 10 8 8 131
Sophia Tasselmyer Starpoint 10 6 5 131
Kaylee Scott Holy Names 11 2 4 131
Erin Jaskot Tappan Zee 12 1 9 129
Beatrice Boylan Cornwall 11 9 6 129
Carolyn Hopkins Williamsville South 12 6 12 127
Aileen Doyle Sweet Home 11 6 21 127
Lydia Williams Holy Names 8 2 11 126
Talia Guevara Miller Place 12 11 14 126
Kelly Hayes Pearl River 12 1 86 126
Jen Gerland Garden City 11 8 30 124
Leah Triller Holy Names 12 2 24 124
Laura Nolan Miller Place 10 11 35 123
Livia Chase Starpoint 12 6 22 123
Alexandra Ortega Sweet Home 11 6 -- 123
Mary Visca Pittsford Sutherland 11 5 16 123
Tyra Wynn Queensbury 10 2 -- 121
Rachel Fairbanks Jamesville-Dewitt 11 3 34 121
Estela Smith Holy Names 11 2 18 121
Next:    Laura Pierce - Canton 120, Jordan Casey - Burnt Hills 120, MaryKate O'Meara - Nanuet 120, Lindsay Bachus - Burnt Hills 120, Anna Flynn - Ursuline 117, Martha Mevorach - Honeoye Falls-Lima 117, Riley Douglas - Honeoye Falls-Lima 117, Emma Gallagher - Garden City (maybe 118, estimated)
2012 Season Summary for Class B  
 
The action in Class B last year was split between the run-up through States, which was dominated by Holy Names, and the aftermath, which saw East Aurora push to the front and take a stunning 4th at NXN Nationals. Along with the top two teams, Nanuet, Garden City, and Miller Place returned to States after very long or moderate absences, while Cornwall, Honeoye Falls-Lima and Westhill-Bishop Ludden continued their winning ways. Burnt Hills, reigning B champ North Shore, and Queensbury were the top teams shut out of States, and Pearl River finally joined that groups after a 33-year run of sectional championships.

At States a great duel between Nanuet's Megan Young and Miller Place's Tiana Guevara ended with Young loping away at the end to pick up her second States title to go with her 2009 win at muddy Plattsburgh. Holy Names senior Catherine Maloy led teammates Kaylee Scott and 7th-grader Lydia Williams on a late charge that nailed down a second States title for her team, which also included Estela Smith and Leah Triller in the top 5. East Aurora's Marta McLaughlin was the top finisher for the runner-up Blue Devils during the team's buildup to the high Nationals finish. Among the young runners who established themselves among the elite in Class B, Starpoint's Sophia Tasselmyer, Cornwall's Beatrice Boylan, and Garden City's Stephanie Gerland stood out, while Tappan Zee's Erin Jaskot set herself up for a big senior year in 2013.
2013 Season Overview for Class B  
 
Class B will have an insane amount of talent in the mix this year, with Holy Names, Burnt Hills, Garden City, Miller Place, and Pittsford Mendon all sitting in the top 10 of the NY teams going into 2013. Queensbury, Cornwall, Pearl River, North Shore, and East Aurora are rated right behind and may even be favored over some of the teams with higher ratings. At least half of the Sectional contests will likely have coaches of even the favored teams exhibiting odd bald spots, chewed-down nails, and teeth gnashed to the gums.

Even with the loss of long-time frontrunner Catherine Maloy, Holy Names has a substantial lead in the preseason ratings, as Saratoga transfer Olivia Morrow further bolsters a squad loaded with top talent like Kaylee Scott, Lydia Williams, Leah Triller, and Estela Smith. A little more depth for Holy Names certainly couldn't hurt though, as sectional rival Burnt Hills again has a strong squad led by States finalists Emily Digman, Jordan Casey, and Lindsay Bachus. Beyond the top two Section 2 teams, there are a dozen more squads from 8 of the sections that are closely grouped in the ratings between the 111 and 100 TR levels. Great local contests are expected between Garden City and North Shore in Section 8, Pearl River, Tappan Zee, and Nanuet in Section 1, East Aurora and Starpoint in Section 6, and Pittsford Mendon and Honeoye Falls-Lima in Section 5. With the return of Emma Gallagher to Garden City after a one year absence to again run with Stephanie and Jen Gerland, the Trojans will see their ceiling rise quite a bit.

The transfers of Mary Barger to Pittsford Mendon and Olivia Morrow to Holy Names adds two more former Class A runners to an already strong list of elite Class B runners that includes 2012 States runner-up Tiana Guevara and sister Talia Guevara from Miller Place, Marta McLaughlin of East Aurora, Stephanie Gerland of Garden City, Sophia Tasselmyer of Starpoint, Beatrice Boylan of Cornwall, Carolyn Hopkins of Williamsville South, Aileen Doyle of Sweet Home, and Kelly Hayes of Pearl River. The Class B race at Queensbury in November could be one for the ages, especially knowing that both Holy Names and East Aurora both won titles there the last time the big Q hosted backed in 2005.

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Class B girls on rampage up first slope at States.
Section by Section Class B Overview
Section Top Teams Notes
1 Pearl River, Tappan Zee, Nanuet, Ursuline, Brewster Although Pearl River has the best depth, the battle between the three teams at the top should be very hot.
2 Academy of the Holy Names, Burnt Hills, Queensbury, Bishop Gibbons, Gloversville Holy Names enters the season as the top rated team in the state in a very competitive S1-B, but Burnt Hills always has huge depth and will seize any opportunity to get a title.
3 Westhill-Bishop Ludden, East Syracuse-Minoa, Jamesville-Dewitt Westhill-BL is the favorite to repeat, but ESM and JD are close enough in the state rankings to cause some problems here.
4 Johnson City, Owego, Maine-Endwell, Vestal No real clue here for a group of teams that graduated top runners and whose top 5 is much in question. Wait and see.
5 Pittsford-Mendon, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Pittsford-Sutherland The transfer of Mary Barger to Pittsford-Mendon pushes the team ahead of HFL to the top of S5-B by a bit.  
6 East Aurora, Starpoint, Hamburg, Sweet Home, Iroquois East Aurora has the edge again, but Starpoint is very close behind last year's #4 team at Nationals.
7 Peru Gotta be Peru for the 6th straight year.
8 Garden City, North Shore, Wantagh Garden City should have a large advantage at top over a young and balanced T North Shore team, and both teams will be hoping to settle the issue in State Qualifiers this year.
9 Cornwall, Rondout Valley, Goshen, New Paltz Cornwall should dominate again in S9-B.
10 Canton, Malone Canton is the clear favorite in S10-B
11 Miller Place, Bayport-Blue Point Miller Place will be a big favorite in S11-B behind the Guevara sisters.
Previews of Top Teams
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One mile into the States race and Holy Names' Kaylee Scott, Lydia Williams, and Catherine Maloy are in control with the 3-4-5 spots. At right, Estela Smith battles Marcellus's Rachel Garn near finish.
* Academy of the Holy Names   ----- 
Section:   2 Class:   B Colors:   Blue and gold
XC History
States Teams:    2000 (B-2nd), 2001 (B-2nd), 2002 (B-8th), 2005 (A-1st), 2012 (B-1st)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Elizabeth Maloy (1999, B-10th) (2000, B-5th) (2001, B-2nd) (2002, B-1st), Annie Hayden (2000, B-8th), Claire Hardwick (2005, A-8th), Leah Triller (2010, A-8th), Catherine Maloy (2012, B-3rd), Kaylee Scott (2012, B-4th)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in Sectionals A
1st in Colonial Council, 1st at Albany County, 4th in Manhattan-Eastern States, 1st in EJ Herrmann-2
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Olivia Morrow 10 11 (A) 7th in Federation 18:37.4 (21-A) 134
Kaylee Scott 11 2 12th in Manhattan-ES 18:31.4 (4) 131
Lydia Williams 8 11 2nd in EJ-Herrmaan-2 18:43.1 (11) 126
Leah Triller 12 6 2nd in Shaker 19:02.8 (24) 124
Estela Smith 11 16 5th in Albany County 18:53.3 (18) 121
Kaitlin Clsoe 11 18 7th in Colonial Council 20:42.9 (81) 97
This Year's Outlook  
The addition of Saratoga transfer Olivia Morrow helps boosts Holy Names up among the top two teams in the state, and also gives it the best balance of any squad. States medalists Kaylee Scott and 8th-grader Lydia Williams should see further good development, and Leah Triller and Estela Smith bring along further great accolades that make Holy Names a strong favorite for both its third States title and a first trip to Nationals.
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Burnt Hills 4 set to race at States, as Emily Digman, Lindsay Bachus, Jordan Casey, and Meagan Roecker toe the line. Digman and Bachus dig for home at States finishing stretch.
* Burnt Hills   Spartans  
Section:   2 Class:   B Colors:   Maroon and white
XC History
States Teams:    2003 (B-7th), 2006 (A-1st), 2007 (A-1st), 2008 (A-1st), 2010 (A-3rd), 2011 (B-2nd)   NXN Nationals: 2007 (5th), 2008 (8th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Tina Reynolds (1989, A-8th), Ansku Jalohen (1988, A-4th), Leah Folmsbee (1999, B-9th) (2000, B-9th), Meaghan Gregory (2006, A-2nd) (2008, A-8th), Sam Roecker (2006, A-4th) (2007, A-2nd) (2008, A-4th), Molly Pezzulo (2008, A-5th) (2009, A-6th), Kiersten Anderson (2009, A-8th)
Last Year's Summary:    3rd at Federations, 2nd in Sectionals A
2nd in Suburban Council, 1st in Burnt Hills-3, 1st in McQuaid-AA, 2nd in Manchester(NH)-Elite
 
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Emily Digman 10 4 10th in McQuaid-AA 18:53.7 (19) 125
Jordan Casey 11 7 7th in McQuaid-AA 19:09.6 (32) 120
Lindsay Bachus 10 10 30thin NXN-NY 19:02.3 (23) 120
Alexis Scott 11 11 14th in Suburban Council   112
Eva Scott 9 17 92nd in Federation   107
Anastasia Monsen 12 21 20th in Suburban Council   107
Erika Frees 12 20 1st in McQuaid-JV   104
Marina Jerry 10   4th in McQuaid-Soph   99
Josette Messere 12   1st in Burnt Hills-JV   98
Stephanie Carrier 12   3rd in Burnt Hills-JV   92
Gigi Picozzi 10   4th in Burnt Hills-JV   91
Sarah Killeen 11   6th in Burnt Hills-JV   87
Mary McGuiness 10   12th in McQuaid-Soph   86
Allison Fernandez 11   9th in McQuaid-Soph   86
Abby Stafford 9   16th in McQuaid-Soph   85
This Year's Outlook  
No team in the state is deeper than Burnt Hills, which has nine runners at the 97+ TR level. To unseat Holy Names as the S2-B champ, however, the Spartans will need to have a few more runners join returning States medalists Emily Digman, Jordan Casey, and Lindsay Bachus at a higher level. There are some strong candidates for this mission though, so the Sectionals race in a very tough group could get interesting.
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Garden City's Stephanie Gerlamd heading downhill at Feds, and Jen Gerland heading to finish at States.
* Garden City   Trojans  
Section: 8   Class:   B Colors:   Maroon and gray
XC History
States Teams:    1998 (B-9th), 2012 (B-4th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Jenny Weekes (1982, A-3rd) (1983, A-9th), Stephanie Gerland (2012, B-8th)
Last Year's Summary:    10th in Federation, 4th in States B
1st in Section 8, Conference 2, 4th in Manhattan-F, 4th in Suffolk Coaches-A, 2nd in Warwick-2
 
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Stephanie Gerland 10   2nd in Manhattan-F 18:34.5 (8) 131
Jennifer Gerland 11   29th in Federation 19:07.6 (30) 124
Emma Gallagher 11   Did not run in 2012   118 (est.)
Katie O'Neill 12   8th in Section 8, Conference 2 19:53.9 (57) 101
Sarah Rubino 12   5th in Section 8, Conference 2 20:06.5 (63) 100
Caroline Ferri 11   44th in Manhattan-F 20:07.7 (64) 98
Laurel Fisher 11   7th in Section 8, Conference 2   97
This Year's Outlook  
Garden City's top duo of Stephanie and Jennifer Gerland propelled the team to its first visit to States in 14 years in 2012 due to a better time average at Divisionals. This year they will again be joined by Emma Gallagher who helped compose a dauntingly young top trio back in 2011, though last year the recent 400m States hurdles champ Gallagher did not run XC. The battle with North Shore for the S8-B title will be very heated, but the top strength could well keep the Trojans ahead of the Vikings. Stephanie Gerland may also be poised for a huge sophomore year after finishing 8th at States.  
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Miller Place's Tiana Guevara step for step with champ Megan Young at States, and Talia Guevara on right on a Bowdoin descent at Feds.
* Miller Place   Panthers  
Section:  11  Class:   B Colors:   Red, blue and white
XC History
States Teams:    1977 (B-9th), 1978 (B-7th), 1980 (B-8th), 1981 (B-7th), 1982 (B-7th), 1984 (B-5th), 1994 (B-9th), 1996 (B-6th), 1997 (B-7th), 1998 (B-6th), 1999 (B-3rd), 2000 (B-3rd), 2001 (B-4th), 2002 (B-4th), 2003 (B-6th), 2009 (A-7th), 2012 (B-7th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Heather Zimmerman (1980, B-6th) (1982 B-4th), Lora Prestandea (1987, B-9th), Megan O'Shea (1998, B-7th) (1999, B-7th) (2000, B-7th), Kim Caramanica (2001, B-7th), Kathryn Allard (2002, B-8th) (2003, B-8th) (2004, A-9th), Talia Guevara (2011, B-6th), Tiana Guevara (2012, B-2nd)
Last Year's Summary:    7th in States B
1st Section 11 Division 3, 3rd in Brown-Championship, 1st in Suffolk Officials-B, 1st in Suffolk Coaches-A
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Tiana Guevara 12   1st in Suffolk Officials-B and Section 11 Division 3,
9th at Federation
18:28.2 (2) 135
Talia Guevara 12   3rd Section 11 Division 3 18:47.1 (14) 126
Laura Nolan 10   2nd Section 11 Division 3 19:13.1 (35) 123
Domonique Betterbed 10   10th in Suffolk Officials-B 23:03.3 (93) 86
Siara Guevara 8   24th in Suffolk Coaches-A 21:26.5 (105) 82
Julia Sexton 11   92nd Section 11 Division 3 21:53.0 (116) 66
This Year's Outlook  
Twins Tiana and Talia Guevara are looking for a third straight States medal double and a repeat visit to States for Miller Place, along with maybe a States individual title and a jump in the team placement. It's a tall order, but with freshman Laura Nolan on the rise and maybe another Guevera family member ready to post big numbers, anything is possible.
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Pittsford Mendon will be led by new transfer Mary Barger, shown here running to 10th in the States A
race last year. At right, Colleen Yancey ran for the Vikings in the B race in 2012.
* Pittsford Mendon   Vikings  
Section:   5 Class:   B Colors:   Maroon and gold
XC History
States Teams:     2005 (A-4th), 2006 (A-4th), 2007 (A-2nd), 2008 (A-3rd), 2009 (A-2nd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Linda Gryski (1987, A-7th), Shaylyn Tuite (2006, A-7th) (2007, A-6th) (2008, A-7th) (2009, A-4th) (2010, A-3rd)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in Sectionals B
4th in Monroe County, 4th in McQuaid-AA, 3rd in GCC Cougar-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Mary Barger 11 10 (S3-A) 22nd in NXN Nationals 18:14.1 (10-A) 136
Colleen Yancey 12 4 18th in McQuaid-AA 19:20.3 (39) 114
Maddie Pieper 12 9 27th in Monroe County 19:58.2 (59) 104
Lilly Pieper 12 6 34th in Monroe County 20:52.9 (88) 100
Jamie Amoroso 10 14 49th in Monroe County   87
Maddy Schriefer 10   3rd in Monroe County JV   80
Rebecca Wittlin 11   14th in Monroe County JV   68
This Year's Outlook d
With FM elite runner Mary Barger transferring to the Vikings to become the new frontrunner, Pittsford Mendon takes the lead in the battle for the S5-B title. Seniors Colleen Yancey and Maddie and Lily Pieper give the team a solid 2-3-4, and if there is some big jumps by younger runners, the Vikings could be among the top five teams at States.
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Queensbury's Sherri Metcalf wearing the big Q heads home at States with Westhill's
Anna Coolican at her elbow and Burnt Hills' Meagan Roecker just behind.
* Queensbury   Spartans  
Section:   2 Class:   B Colors:   Blue and gold
XC History
States Teams:    1977 (B-1st), 1978 (B-2nd), 1979 (B-2nd), 1981 (B-10th), 1982 (B-5th), 1983 (B-5th), 1984 (B-9th), 1985 (B-8th), 1986 (B-6th), 1987 (B-5th), 1988 (B-5th), 1997 (B-1st), 1998 B-3rd), 1999 (B-2nd), 2004 (A-1st), 2009 (A-1st)    NXN Nationals: 2008 (5th), 2009 (7th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Chris Nicholson (1987, B-6th), Caitlin Hickin (1996, B-7th) (1997, B-5th) (1998, B-9th) (1999, B-2nd), Cara Sprague (2003, B-5th) (2004, A-7th) (2005, A-10th) (2006, A-6th), Danielle Winslow (2007, A-4th) (2008, A-2nd) (2009, A-2nd), Carly Wynne (2007, A-5th) (2008, A-10th), Brittany Winslow (2007, A-7th) (2009, A-3rd) (2010, A-4th), Morgan Mueller (2009, A-10th)
Last Year's Summary:    3rd in Sectionals B
1st in Foothills Council, 1st in Manhattan-D, 2nd in Grout-2, 2nd in Queensbury-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Tyra Wynn 10 19 1st in Foothills Council   121
Sherri Metcalfe 10 9 4th in Foothills Council 19:26.2 (47) 113
Emily Guinther 11   2nd in Foothills Council   109
Megan Kellogg 12 36 9th in Grout-2   102
Rachel Guinther 11 24 4th in Manhattan-JV-B   96
Sidney Dennison 11 31 42nd in Manhattan-D   92
Jenny Messina 12 35 1st in Foothills Council JV   90
Katie Ackner 11 39 5th in Grout-JV   81
Kimberly Hanchett 12 38 20th in Manhattan-JV-B   81
This Year's Outlook
Queensbury is running a ways behind Holy Names and Burnt Hills in S2-A, but with sophomores Tyra Wynn and Sherri Metcalfe leading a pretty deep Spartan squad, the team should be firmly among the top 10 Class B teams.
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Canton's Beatrice Boylan charged home to 6th place at States, and Ashley Wallace at right finished 26th.
* Cornwall   Dragons  
Section:   9 Class:   B Colors:   Green and white
XC History
States Teams:    1997 (B-9th), 1998 (B-4th), 2001 (B-5th), 2002 (B-5th), 2003 (B-5th), 2004 (A-2nd), 2005 (A-3rd), 2006 (A-4th), 2007 (A-4th), 2008 (A-2nd), 2009 (A-4th), 2010 (A-4th), 2011 (B-9th), 2012 (B-5th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Suzanne Gold (1991, B-8th), Lynne Mundy (2003, B-6th) (2004, A-3rd) (2005, A-3rd), Aisling Cuffe (2008, A-2nd) (2009, A-1st) (2010, A-1st), Beatrice Boylan (2012, B-6th)
Last Year's Summary:    9th in States B, 1st in Sectionals B
2nd at OCIAA Championship, 4th in Manhattan-A, 1st in Grout-1, 4th in Queensbury-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Beatrice Boylan 11 1 15th in Federation 18:32.4 (6) 129
Ashley Wallace 11 3 9th in OCIAA 19:04.2 (26) 113
Dara Cuffe 11 2 13th in Manhattan-A 20:06.2 (61) 106
Victoria Caroli 10 7 109th in Federation 20:06.4 (62) 99
Hannah Colson 11 13 37th in OCIAA 20:35.3 (77) 87
Jillian Decker 11 14 1st in OCIAA-JV 21:07.6 (99) 80
Megan McLeod 12   73rd in NXN-NY (108 TR)   NA
This Year's Outlook
The Dragons look safe for a 13th straight Sectional title with 6th place States medalist Beatrice Boylan running at the top with Ashley Wallace and Dara Cuffe. With more development at the back, Cornwall could well improve on its 5th place States placement.
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Pearl River's Kelly Hayes leads Section 1 Class B race on way to 2nd place, and on right
Catherine Rayward runs at States next to Homer's Jade Auchmoody.
* Pearl River   Pirates  
Section:   1 Class:  B  Colors:   Royal blue and white (plus red)
XC History
States Teams:    1979 (A-3rd), 1980 (B-1st), 1981 (B-1st), 1982 (B-1st), 1983 (B-1st), 1984 (B-2nd), 1985 (B-2nd), 1986 (B-3rd), 1987 (B-2nd), 1988 (B-1st), 1989 (B-1st), 1990 (B-2nd), 1991 (B-7th), 1992 (C-2nd), 1993 (C-2nd), 1994 (B-1st), 1995 (B-3rd), 1996 (B-2nd), 1997 (B-2nd), 1998 (B-2nd), 1999 (C-1st), 2000 (C-2nd), 2001 (C-2nd), 2002 (C-3rd), 2003 (B-4th), 2004 (B-3rd), 2005 (B-4th), 2006 (B-3rd), 2007 (B-3rd), 2008 (B-2nd), 2009 (B-4th), 2010 (B-2nd), 2011 (B-5th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Joann Truilli (1982, B-8th), Erika Duthiers (1986, B-4th) 1988 (B-9th), Methalie Marquis (1987, B-4th), Jen Barber (1992, C-7th), Courtney O’Keefe (1999, C-1st), Vanessa McKay (1999-C-2nd) (2001, C-6th), Jocelyn Gaines (2002, C-3rd), Samantha Stadt (2004, B-7th), (2005, B-2nd), Chelsea Kushner (2008, B-9th), Ceili McMorrow (2010, B-9th), Kelly Hayes (2011, B-8th)
Last Year's Summary:    13th at Federation, 2nd in Sectionals B
3rd at Rockland County, 1st in Section 1 Coaches-2, 1st in Manhattan-C, 1st in Wild Safari-D, 2nd in Briarwood(PA)-2
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Kelly Hayes 11 2 1st in Manhattan-C 20:46.7 (86) 125
Catherine Rayward 11 6 7th in Rockland County 19:44.7 (51) 114
Kaitlyn Harding 9 11 19th in Manhattan-C   101
Laura Cooper 12 14 15th in Manhattan-C   101
Ailish Durcan 9 25 37th in Manhattan-C   91
Emma Haley 12 22 7th at Darlington (NJ)   82
Kaitlin O'Riordan 12   42nd in Manhattan-C   82
Cristen Ryan 9   5th in Rockland County-JV   81
Plus: Amy Kuhn (9), Brianne Garvey (12), Jesse McCarthy (9), Sara Rotundo (11) at 77 TR.
This Year's Outlook
The 33-year streak of visits to States ended last year, so Pearl River must start all over again to focus on the next 33 years. Junior frontrunner Kelly Hayes had a big spring track season and appears reenergized for a Pirates push back to the top of S1-B with fellow States finalist Catherine Rayward on board with a deep team that has a freshman crew that may be ready for big climbs.
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A quartet of East Aurora runners head to the finish at States: Marta McLaughlin at left on way to 7th place,
seniors Megan Baritot and MacKenzie Donahue in center, and Fiona Danieu at right..
* East Aurora  Blue Devils  
Section:   6 Class:  B  Colors:   Blue and white
XC History
States Teams:    1983 (B-3rd), 1986 (B-10th), 2001 (C-3rd), 2002 (B-6th), 2003 (B-3rd), 2004 (B-2nd), 2005 (B-1st), 2006 (B-1st), 2007 (B-1st), 2008 (B-1st), 2009 (B-1st), 2010 (B-1st), 2011 (B-4th), 2012 (B-2nd)     NXN Nationals: 2012 (4th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Peg Melonic (1996, B-8th) (1997, B-3rd) (1998, B-2nd), Molly Claus (2001, C-7th) (2002, B-9th), Jamie Rzepecki (2004, B-8th), Sarah Mosser (2005, B-10th), Catherine Lussardi (2006, B-3rd) (2007, B-1st), Jenna Hulton (2006, B-4th) (2007, B-3rd), Catherine Phillips (2007, B-7th) (2008, B-10th) (2009, B-6th), Kirsten Weberg (2008, B-7th), Marta McLaughlin (2009, B-7th) (2010, B-2nd) (2011, B-9th), 2012 (B-7th), Megan Hulton (2009, B-8th) (2010, B-4th), Sarah Anstett (2010, B-8th)
Last Year's Summary:    4th at NXN Nationals, 3rd in NXN-NY. 2nd in States B, 1st in Sectionals B
1st in ECIC, 1st in Alden Bulldog-Large, 2nd in McQuaid-AA, 1st in East Aurora-Large
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Marta McLaughlin 12 1 57th in NXN-Nationals 18:33.8 (7) 132
Fiona Danieu 10 13 98th in NXN-Nationals 19:08.2 (31) 115
Sidney Spaschak 12 20 18th in ECIC 20:10.0 (65) 102
Rebekkah Zee 12 22 25th in ECIC 20:24.1 (72) 96
Maisy Webster 9   37th in ECIC   85
Hannah Hitchcock 11   1st in Alden-JV   78
This Year's Outlook  
Following up on last year's incredible run to 4th at Nationals will not be easy for the Blue Devils after losing a standout senior group of Madeline Murray, Megan Baritot, and MacKenzie Donahue, but the fourth member of the 4M group will be running for a States championship and 6th medal in 2013. Behind Marta McLaughlin, a group of Fiona Danieu, Sidney Spaschak, and Rebekah Zee will be trying to use their experience from last year to keep East Aruora at the top of S6-B and in the hunt for a high States placement.
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North Shore senior Elizabeth Caldwell makes one of her patented
charges to the finish at States.
* North Shore   Vikings  
Section:   8 Class:   B Colors:   Maroon and white
XC History
States Teams:    2008 (B-3rd), 2009 (B-3rd), 2010 (A-1st), 2011 (B-1st)    NXN Nationals: 2010 (9th), 2011 (9th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Michelle Loschert (1989, B-6th), Brianna Welch (2005, B-3rd) (2006, B-5th) (2007, B-2nd) (2008, B-8th), Samantha Nadel (2008, B-3rd) (2009, B-3rd) (2010, A-7th) (2011, B-1st), Jessica Donohue (2010, A-9th) (2011, B-3rd), Brianna Nerud (2011, B-2nd)
Last Year's Summary:    4th in Federation
1st in Section 8 Conference 3, 2nd in Burnt Hills-3, 19th in Great American Race of Champions
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Stephanie Bazan 10   12th in Burnt Hills-3   109
Morgan Nerud 10   17th in Burnt Hills-3   107
Monica Morra 10   60th in NXN-NY   107
Diana Vizza 10   77th in NXN-NY   104
Alexandra Osman 12   91st in Federation   103
Olivia Statile 12   37th in Burnt Hills-3   90
Katherine Doering 11   7th in Burnt Hills-JV 80
Stacie Nadel 10   45th in Villa Bears   76
Courtney Hackman 11   12th in Burnt Hills-JV 75
This Year's Outlook  
2011 States champ North Shore never got a real chance for a head-to-head with Garden City for the 2012 S8-B title last year, so this year a pretty deep, young, and balanced squad will be trying to make extra sure that they're ready for a trip to Queensbury. A sophomore quartet of Stephanie Bazan, Morgan Nerud, Monics Morra, and Diana Vizza will try to counter Garden City's big top-level advantage.
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Tappan Zee's Erin Jaskot in red is in a crowd as she blasts the
final hill at States on way to 9th place.
* Tappan Zee   Dutchmen  
Section:   1 Class:   B Colors:   Red, silver and white
XC History
States Teams:   2009 (A-3rd), 2010 (A-6th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Lizette Hautau (1976, A-5th), Monica Hautau (1979, A-8th), Shannon Fitzgerald (1994, B-8th), Sara Graney (2005, A-7th) (2007, A-8th), Taylor Jo Gillen (2009, A-7th), Erin Jaskot (2012, B-9th)
Last Year's Summary:    3rd in Sectionals B
4th in Rockland County, 1st in Section 1 Coaches-1, 5th in Manhattan-B, 1st in Suffolk Coaches-B, 6th in Queensbury-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Erin Jaskot 12 3 4th in Manhattan-A and Rockland County 18:40.0 (9) 124
Deidre Rizzo 12 10 23rd in Manhattan-A   101
Kassidy Ayres 11 12 20th in Manhattan-A   100
Madison Goldrick 12 15 6th in Section 1 Coaches-1   99
Caitlin Hartnett 10 17 17th in Suffolk Coaches B   91
Erin Van Dollen 11   39th in Rockland County   67
This Year's Outlook        
After missing States the last two years following the move to the 4-class system, Tappan Zee is in pretty good position to challenge Pearl River and Nanuet for the S1-B title. States 9th place medalist Erin Jaskot heads a Dutchmen squad that has good strength in the top spots but likely needs more depth for the Sectional wars.
 
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Starpoint freshman Sophia Tasselmyer fights to hold off pursuers on the States race's final hill, while at right Livia Chase chases Sweet Home's Aileen Doyle.
* Starpoint   Spartans  
Section:   6 Class:   B Colors:   Garnet and gray
XC History
States Teams:   1997 (B-4th), 1998 (B-7th), 1999 (B-5th), 2000 (B-6th), 2006 (A-8th), 2007 (A-8th), 2008 (A-8th), 2010 (A-9th) 
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Heather Cappello (1996, B-2nd), Andrea Cappello (1998, B-8th) (2000, B-3rd), Lisa Cappello (1999, B-5th), Angela Kudla (2000, B-1st) Sophia Tasselmyer (2012, B-5th)
Last Year's Summary:    3rd in Sectionals B
4th in ECIC, 3rd in Clarence-Large, 3rd in Alden-Large, 7th in McQuaid-AA
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Sophia Tasselmyer 10 5 1st in Alden-Lg 18:31.8 (5) 131
Livia Chase 12 7 4th in McQuaid-AA 18:59.2 (22) 123
Anna Saraf 11 14 16th in ECIC   107
Sam Henry 9 23 24th in ECIC   97
Taylor Swartz 9 44 76th in ECIC   60
This Year's Outlook        
With States finalists Sophia Tasselmyer and Livia Chase returning, Starpoint is just one or two runners short of moving to a favored position against East Aurora in the S6-B race. Sophomore Tasselmyer is also pushing into position among the very top group in Class B after last year's 5th place finish.
 
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Westhill-Bishop Ludden's Annibel Coolican in blue makes her final charge at States flanked by Queensbury's Sherri Metcalf,
while at right Emily Washburn crests hill with Genny Corcoran a few spots back.
* Westhill-Bishop Ludden   Warriors  
Section:   3 Class:   B Colors:   Royal blue and white
XC History
States Teams:   2001 (B-3rd), 2002 (B-3rd), 2003 (B-8th), 2004 (B-7th), 2006 (B-7th), 2007 (B-8th), 2008 (B-10th), 2011 (B-7th), 2012 (B-9th) 
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   
Last Year's Summary:    9th in States B, 1st in Sectionals B
1st in OHSL Liberty, 12th in Manhattan-Eastern States, 11th in EJ Herrmann-2, 2nd in Vernon-Verona-Sherril-3
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Annibel Coolican 10 7 28th in Manhattan-ES 19:24.0 (45) 113
Emily Washburn 12 8 6th in OHSL-Liberty 19:53.0 (56) 110
Genny Corcoran 10 14 10th in OHSL-Liberty 19:54.6 (58) 100
Erin Morrell 12 13 9th in OHSL-Liberty 20:41.3 (80) 100
Caroline Coates 12 20 23rd in OHSL-Liberty 21:04.1 (94) 85
Mary Kate Washburn 10 30 19th in OHSL-Liberty 21:07.0 (98) 82
Erin Christensen 12 27 101st in Manhattan-ES 21:40.7 (110) 75
This Year's Outlook        
Looking for its third straight S3-B title, Westhill-BL has a balanced top four led by Annibel Coolican and just need a fifth 100+ TR runner to nail down another Sectional crown and move up from its 9th place position at States last year.
 
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Honeoye Falls-Lima's Hannah Cole and Martha Mevorach finish up at States.
* Honeoye Falls-Lima   Cougars  
Section:  5  Class:   B Colors:   Black and gold
XC History
States Teams:    1995 (B-6th), 1997 (B-5th), 1998 (B-1st), 1999 (B-1st), 2000 (B-1st), 2001 (B-1st), 2002 (B-1st), 2003 (B-1st), 2004 (B-1st), 2005 (B-2nd), 2006 (B-2nd), 2007 (B-2nd), 2008 (B-4th), 2009 (B-2nd), 2011 (B-3rd), 2012 (B-8th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Wendy Bensley (1990, B-10th), Amber Dodzweit (1998, B-10th) (1999, B-8th), Lynn Kubeja (2002, B-2nd) (2003, B-4th), Liz Deir (2003, B-4th) (2004, B-2nd) (2005, B-1st) (2006, B-1st), Audrey Mangan (2004, B-6th) (2005, B-4th), Meg Van Houton (2006, B-6th) (2007, B-6th), Amanda Moreland (2009, B-4th), Hannah Cole (2011, B-5th)
Last Year's Summary:    8th in States B, 1st in Sectionals B
1st in Clarence-Small, 2nd in Penfield-Irondequoit, 3rd in McQuaid-AA, 1st in GCC Cougar-2
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Martha Mevorach 12 3 15th in McQuaid-AA 19:10.3 (33) 117
Riley Douglas 11 2 5th in Penfield-Irondequoit 19:21.9 (41) 117
Sydney McDaniel 10 7 14th in Penfield-Irondequoit 20:15.3 (68) 100
Bailey Reed 10 12 6th in Clarence-Sm 20:54.3 (89) 87
Ari Cole 11   19th in Penfield-Irondequoit   86
Jeriann Beiter 12 23 4th in McQuaid-JV 21:19.3 (114) 78
This Year's Outlook  
After losing frontrunner Hannah Cole to graduation, the Cougars will need some major development behind top returners Martha Mevorach and Riley Douglas to hold off a bolstered Pittsford Mendon team for its 17th Sectional crown in 19 years.
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Nanuet's MaryKate O'Meara was the second runner in for the team following champ Megan Young's run to her second
States title. Brooke Madry at right finished third for the team.
* Nanuet   Golden Knights  
Section:   1 Class:   B Colors:   Black and gold
XC History
States Teams:   1990 (C-1st), 1991 (C-4th), 1994 (C-3rd), 2012 (B-3rd) 
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Janet Pietropaolo (1978, B-4th), Sheri Felenstein (1990, C-9th), Megan Young (2009, B-1st) (2012, B-1st)
Last Year's Summary:    11th in Federation, 3rd in States B, 1st in Sectionals B
1st in Rockland County, 1st in Section 1 Coaches-3, 2nd in Manhattan-F, 3rd in EJ Hermann-2
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
MaryKate O'Meara 12 5 2nd in Section 1 Coaches-3 19:03.5 (25) 120
Brooke Madry 11 7 6th in Rockland County 19:40.1 (50) 111
Lauren Fernandez 12 13 10th in Rockland County 20:20.1 (71) 101
Kristen Carbone 10 18 12th in Rockland County 20:19.3 (70) 96
Olivia Nikac 9   17th in Rockland County   69
This Year's Outlook        
Nanuet broke through for its first Sectional crown in 18 years in 2012 and graduated star Megan Young got her second States title. Senior MaryKate O'Meara and junior Brooke Madry return to lead a bid for another S1-B crown that will depend on finding more depth for a Golden Knights squad that has a solid top core.
 
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Four Canton runners went up the final hill in close quarters. In left pic in yellow tops, Rebecca Del Rossi at left and Maria Ricalton
at right lead the charge. In right pic, Laura Pierce is in front and Gemma Del Rossi follows a short ways back.
* Canton   Golden Bears  
Section:   10 Class:   B Colors:  Gold and brown  
XC History
States Teams:   1990 (C-11th), 1995 (B-12th), 1997 (B-11th), 1998 (B-10th), 2000 (C-6th), 2004 (B-8th), 2006 (B-10th), 2008 (B-7th), 2010 (A-7th), 2011 (B-6th), 2012 (B-6th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Elizabeth Van de Water (1977, B-8th), Aimee Beaudette (2009, C-2nd)
Last Year's Summary:    15th in Federation, 6th in States B, 1st in Sectionals B
1st in Section 10 Interdivisionals, 3rd in Burnt Hills-3, 1st in McQuaid-A
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Laura Pierce 12 1 6th in Burnt Hills-3 19:23.5 (44) 120
Maria Ricalton 11 2 2nd  in Section 10 Interdivisionals 19:18.3  (36) 114
Gemma DelRossi 12 4 15th in Burnt Hills-3 19:18.7  (37) 113
Rebecca DelRossi 12 3 19th in Burnt Hills-3 19:24.0 (46) 111
Molly McMasters 8   23rd  in Section 10 Interdivisionals   38
This Year's Outlook  
The Golden Bears will be shooting for their fifth straight States visit. The top four group led by senior Laura Pierce is very strong, and the team just needs a little more depth in the 5-6 positions to vault way up in the Class B standings.  
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Running for East Syracuse-Minoa at States was Natalie Marra, shown in the right pic in orange next to Ursuline's Anna Flynn and Canton's Maria Ricalton. Gabby Pallotta at right was also in the action.
* East Syracuse-Minoa   Spartans  
Section:   3 Class:   B Colors:   Navy and orange
XC History
States Teams:    
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Kari Bertrand (1986, A-5th)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in Sectionals B
2nd in OHSL Freedom-Large, 3rd in Chittenango-2, 4th in Manhattan-D, 6th in McQuaid-AA
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Gabby Pallotta 12 4 2nd in OHSL Freedom-Lg 19:34.3 (49) 115
Natalie Marra 10 5 5th in Chittenango-2 19:21.9 (42) 114
Juliette Miller 11 10 24th in Manhattan-D   102
Cindy Brownson 11 23 27th in Chittenango-2   81
Bridget Benz 12 32 28th in Chittenango-2   80
Maria Miner 12 35 33rd in Chittenango-2   72
Brittany Kubecka 12 61 58th in McQuaid-AA   67
Morgan Young 12 40 17th in OHSL Freedom-Lg   65
This Year's Outlook
States finalists Gabby Pallotta and Natalie Marra return to a squad that should once again be in a three-way scrap with Westhill-Bishop Ludden and Jamesville-Dewitt for the S3-B title and that has Juliette Miller in the no. 3 spot to help lead the fight for a first States team visit.
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Jamesville-Dewitt's Rachel Fairbanks in red races to 34th place at States with
Miller Place's Laura Nolan beside her.
* Jamesville-Dewitt   Red Rams  
Section:   3 Class:   B Colors:   Red and white
XC History
States Teams:     1981 (B-5th), 2009 (A-9th), 2010 (A-10th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   
Last Year's Summary:    3rd in Sectionals B
1st in OHSL Freedom-Large, 4th in Chittenango-2, 8th in Manhattan-E, 1st at Whitesboro
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Rachel Fairbanks 11 2 1st in Chittenango-2 and OHSL Freedom-Lg 19:12.1 (34) 121
Emilee Carpenter 11 6 16th in Manhattan-E   109
Samantha Clemons 12 28 6th at Whitesboro   84
Laura Wengert 12 22 56th in Manhattan-E   83
Jess Picone 12 29 10th in OHSL Freedom-Lg   82
Samantha Jaffe 11 49 34th in Chittenango-2   61
This Year's Outlook
Junior States finalist Rachel Fairbanks returns to lead a veteran Red Rams squad that should challenge Westhill-Bishop Ludden and East Syracuse-Minoa for the S3-B crown.
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Peru's Ashley Leta led the Indian contingent at States last year, shown here
at right with Westhill-Bishop Ludden's Emily Washburn beside her.
* Peru   Indians  
Section:   7 Class:   B Colors:   Blue and white
XC History
States Teams:     1980 (B-11th), 1981 (B-11th), 1982 (B-11th), 1987 (B-9th), 1988 (B-8th), 1989 (B-8th), 1990 (B-7th), 1991 (B-3rd), 1992 (B-7th), 1993 (B-8th), 1994 (B-11th), 2002 (B-11th), 2003 (B-11th), 2007 (B-11th), 2009 (B-10th), 2010 (B-9th), 2011 (B-11th), 2012 (B-10th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Sara Facteau (1989, B-2nd) (1990, B-1st) (1991, B-1st), Johanna Evans (1995, B-8th)
Last Year's Summary:    10th in States B, 1st in Sectionals B
1st in CVAC, 8th in Burnt Hills-3
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Ashley Leta 12 2 16th in Burnt Hills-3 19:52.0 (55) 107
Meghan Mazzella 11 5 4th in CVAC 20:43.3 (83) 90
Cheyenne Dobozy 11 8 42nd in Burnt Hills-3 21:06.7 (97) 84
Abby Adams 11 13 11th in CVAC 21:12.1 (101) 76
Maria Remillard 12 7 12th in CVAC 22:19.6 (122) 74
Shauna Fliss 11 16 15th in CVAC 22:04.1 (118) 64
This Year's Outlook
Led by senior frontrunner Ashley Leta, the Indians have the S7-B title officially nailed down for the fifth straight year.
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Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons' Talya Williams finished 29th in the
Manhattan Invitational's F race.
* Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons   Golden Knights  
Section:   2 Class:   B Colors:   Maroon and gold
XC History
States Teams:    
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   
Last Year's Summary:    4th in Sectionals B
1st in Big 10, 5th in Section 1 Coaches-2, 13th in Manhattan-F, 5th in EJ Herrmann-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Talya Williams 12 15 1st in Big 10   109
Grace Hamilton 9   11th in Queensbury-2    94
Lilianna Matala 9 30 2nd in Big 10   91
Allison Lemme 10 52 4th in Big 10   78
Gwynn Sise 11 44 6th in Big 10   75
Claire Sise 12 51 8th in Big 10   70
This Year's Outlook
The Golden Knights are a ways behind the top three teams in S2-B, but senior leader Talya Williams will be fighting for a spot at States.
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Class C Preview
Top 5 Teams at 2012 States 
Bronxville 36 Tully 78 Newark Valley 110 Mattituck 136 Fredonia 147
Projected Top 5 Teams for 2013 from Returners' 2012 TR Ratings 
1. Bronxville 106.4 2. Fredonia 95.2 3. Skaneateles 94.0 4. Fonda-Fultonville 88.0 5. Cazenovia 87.0
Projected Next 10 Teams for 2013 from Returners' 2012 TR Ratings 
6. Tri-Valley 87.4 7. Mattituck 82.6 8. Akron 80.8 9. Dobbs Ferry 76.0 10. Wayland-Cohocton 75.8
11. Newark Valley 72.4 12t. Marcellus 71.2 12t. Pawling 71.2 14. Schuylerville 70.4* 15. Friends Academy 70.2
Asterisk indicates TR average is based on 4 runners instead of 5.
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Near the end of the States C race, Jordan-Elbridge's Abby Gugel has the lead but Rye Neck's Natalie Tanner is closing in fast for the championship. At right, earlier in the race, Onteora's Julia Armstrong is just ahead Tanner and Gugel.
2012 States Medalists 
Name Team Grade Section States Place States Time Meet TR Season TR
Natalie Tanner Rye Neck 12 1 1 18:47.8 127 124
Abby Gugel Jordan-Elbridge 9 3 2 18:49.6 126 124
Julia Armstrong Onteora 11 9 3 18:59.6 123 123
Jenna Cupp Newark Valley 12 4 4 19:05.7 121 117
Kaitlin Ryan Bronxville 8 1 5 19:12.5 119 120
Maddie Zeitz Windsor 12 4 6 19:14.7 118 124
Megan Ann Pierce CBA-Syracuse 11 3 7 19:18.7 117 122
Kaitlyn Neal Skaneateles 9 3 8 19:18.9 117 120
Jamie Kasza Fonda-Fultonville 9 2 9 19:28.2 114 115
Shanna Heaney Hampton Bays 12 11 10 10:29.4 113 108
Ashleigh Crawford Tully 9 3 11 19:30.5 113 116
Ellen Jaworski Tully 9 3 12 19:32.3 112 109
Mary-Kate Bida Millbrook 12 9 13 19:32.8 112 116
Autumn Bender Tri-Valley 9 9 14 19:34.2 112 109
Emily Waligurski Onteora 12 9 15 19:34.7 111 124
Kelly Bocknewetch Newfane 11 6 16 19:36.8 111 114
Emelie Hoffer Bronxville 11 1 17 19:38.3 110 105
Victoria Hathaway Stillwater 12 2 18 19:38.9 110 114
Kelly Pasko Maple Hill 12 2 19 19:42.8 109 112
Ashley Watson Schuylerville 8 2 20 19:44.5 108 111
 
Top 2013 Returning Runners by Last Year's TR Rating
Name Team Grade Section States Place Season TR
Rachel Garn Marcellus 12 3 15 (B) 126
Abby Gugel Jordan-Elbridge 10 3 2 124
Julia Armstrong Onteora 12 9 3 123
Lauren Reyda Fredonia 11 6 61 122
Megan Ann Pierce CBA-Syracuse 12 3 7 122
Kaitlyn Neal Skaneateles 10 3 8 120
Kaitlyn Ryan Bronxville 9 1 5 116
Jamie Kasza Fonda-Fultonville 10 2 9 115
Meghann Tanner Adirondack 11 3 -- 114
Kelly Bochnewetch Newfane 12 6 17 114
Madeline Adams Skaneateles 12 3 22 111
Jeanette Cudney Cazenovia 12 3 28 111
Darien Rhone Adirondack 11 3 -- 111
Ashley Watson Schuylerville 9 2 20 111
Meghan Curtin Wayland-Cohocton 10 5 24 109
Autumn Bender Tri-Valley 10 9 14 109
Hilary Rizzo Bronxville 10 1 28 105
Emelie Hoffer Bronxville 12 1 29 105
Audrey Button Marcus Whitman 11 5 47 104
Courtney Campbell Bronxville 12 1 31 104
Next:   Isabella Pascucci - Friends Academy 103, Argentina Chrappa - Bronxville 102, Kirsten Holmberg - Falconer 102, Caroline Bertholf - Tri-Valley 102, Morgan Nobles - Bronxville 102, Sarah Marvin - Pawling 102, Delia Hayes - Bronxville 102
2012 Season Summary for Class C  
 
Running easily to its 5th straight States title and 11th overall crown on a varsity squad with no seniors, Bronxville again showed why it is vitally important to break up the small school's large team into maybe quarter-square-mile area chunks of North, South, East, and West Bronxville. A master at winning the squeakers at States, the Broncos took their largest victory margin in 2012 of 42 points over Tully, which quickly decided to pull up stakes and move back down to Class D to take a shot at Maple Grove. Newark Valley and frontrunner Jenna Cupp finished 3rd and 4th in the respective standings, with both running their top-5 team and top-10 individual placements to a third year. Mattituck was the new kid on the block in 4th place, and Fredonia fell back to a 5th place finish as lead runner Lauren Reyda fought through an ailing leg and the numbers.

The States individual battle was waged between three at-large runners, as Onteora's Julia Armstrong opened up a gap midway through the race before being run down by Jordan-Elbridge freshman Abby Gugel who kicked it almost to the finish before Rye Neck's Natalie Tanner passed her in the final stretch to pick up the school's second title following Elizabeth Brendan in 1986. Tanner was the third straight Section 1 winner in Class C in the wake of Mary Cain's victories in 2010 and 2011. Eight of the medalists were freshmen or younger, and Bronxville's Kaitlin Ryan and Schuylerville's Ashley Watson hit the trails as 8th graders.
 
2013 Season Overview for Class C  
 
With Bronxville's rising star Kaitlin Ryan set to lead a veteran 100+ TR lineup of Emelie Hoffer, Courtney Campbell, Hilary Rizzo, Delia Hayes, Morgan Nobles, and Argentina Chrappa, the Broncos are in superb, richly stocked position to capture their 12th States title. Fredonia and Skaneateles appear to be the most likely challengers, though neither team has Bronxville's depth. Fredonia junior frontrunner Lauren Reyda with Michaela Tramuta and Clare Foley will likely find its closest battle to be with the new-old Section 3 favorite Skaneateles, who have a solid top duo of Kaitlyn Neal and Madeline Adams. An emerging Cazenovia team behind Jeanette Cudney and Megan Stanford is hoping to run down Skaneateles in Section 3, and a young Mattituck team with nice balance behind Kaylee Bergen looks to continue its rise toward the top.

The contest to replace graduated Natalie Tanner as the States individual champion got even more interesting with the move of Marcellus and Class B 15th-place finisher Rachel Garn down to Class C. She will join a pack of top talent that includes last year's States battlers Abby Gugel of Jordan-Elbridge and Julia Armstrong of Onteora, and Fredonia's Lauren Reyda, Skaneateles' Kaitlyn Neal, Bronxville's Kaitlin Ryan and Christian Brothers Academy's Megan Ann Pierce in filling out the elite group.
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Class C runners speed away after cresting first hill at States.
Section by Section Class C Overview
Section Top Teams Notes
1 Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Pawling, Irvington Bronxville has kind of set up shop here for an eternity, and that's not going to change.
2 Fonda-Fultonville, Schuylerville, Catskill, Mechanicville, Broadalbin-Perth Fonda-Fultonville has the most complete squad entering the season in S2-C, but if Schuylerville can fill out its slim squad, it will be the favorite to repeat.
3 Skaneateles, Cazenovia, Marcellus, Adirondack, CBA-Syracuse, Jordan-Elbridge, Holland Patent Skaneateles seems to be well positioned for a return to States now that Tully has moved southward, but Cazenovia is hanging close behind.
4 Newark Valley, Trumansburg, Chenango Valley Newark Valley graduated some top runners but likely has enough left to hold off Trumansburg.
5 Wayland-Cohocton, Livonia Wayland-Cohocton has some depth issues but is likely the only team in S5-C that can pull together five competitive runners.
6 Fredonia, Akron, Newfane, Alden Fredonia should remain on top comfortably in S6-C.
7 Saranac, Saranac Lake Saranac will likely have enough feet to win S7-C.
8 Friends Academy, Oyster Bay Friends Academy will take the 8-C crown once again.
9 Tri-Valley, James O'Neill, Onteora, Sullivan West Tri-Valley has big gap over the rest of the schools.
10 Potsdam, Gouverneur Potsdam seems to be the team with enough runners to get to States.
11 Mattituck, Hampton Bays, Babylon Mattituck is a team on the rise and should win the 11-C title easily.
Previews of Top Teams
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A septet of Bronxville runners: Kaitlin Ryan and Emelie Hoffer running with Pawling's Sarah Marvin in between at Sectionals, Delia Hayes speeding in at States, Courtney Campbell flying downhill at Sectionals, and from left, Argentina Chrappa, Hilary Rizzo, and Morgan Nobles at Sectionals.
* Bronxville   Broncos  
Section:   1 Class:   C Colors:   Blue and gray
XC History
States Teams:     1981 (C-3rd), 1982 (C-3rd), 1983 (C-1st), 1984 (C-2nd), 1985 (C-2nd), 1986 (C-4th), 1987 (C-5th), 1988 (C-3rd), 1989 (C-4th), 1995 (C-11th), 1997 (C-9th), 1998 (C-5th), 1999 (D-1st), 2000 (D-1st), 2001 (D-1st), 2002 (D-3rd), 2003 (D-3rd), 2004 (C-1st), 2005 (C-1st), 2006 (C-2nd), 2007 (C-2nd), 2008 (C-1st), 2009 (C-1st), 2010 (C-1st), 2011 (C-1st), 2012 (C-1st)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Maria Sachs (1983, C-4th) (1984, C-3rd), Maggie Silver (1987, C-4th) (1989, C-10th), Catha Mullen (1999, D-2nd) (2000, D-3rd) 2001 (D-4th) 2002 (D-3rd), Caroline Mullen (1999, D-7th) (2000, D-6th), (2001, D-7th) (2002, D-4th), Michelle Rorke (2000, D-8th) (2001, D-2nd) Amanda Hudson (2004, C-6th) (2005, C-3rd), Emma Clarke (2004, C-7th) (2006, C-9th), Virginia Connor (2005, C-4th), Henrietta Miers (2005, C-10th) (2009, C-8th), Tori Flannery (2005, C-6th), (2006, C-4th) (2007, C-10th), Caitlin Hudson (2008, C-9th), Meredith Rizzo (2009, C-4th) (2010, C-2nd), (2011, C-5th), Mary Cain (2010, C-1st), (2011, C-1st), Kaitlyn Ryan (2012, C-5th)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd at Federations, 1st in States C, 1st in Sectionals C
1st in Westchester County, 1st in Section 1 Coaches-4, 1st in Manhattan-A, 1st in St. Anthony's-Small, 1st in Warwick Wave-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Kaitlyn Ryan 9 2 3rd in Section 1 Coaches-4 19:12.5 (5) 116
Hilary Rizzo 10 8 14th in Manhattan-A 20:03.5 (32) 105
Emelie Hoffer 12 3 1st at Randolph(NJ) 19:38.3 (17) 105
Courtney Campbell 12 5 18th in Manhattan-A 19:58.7 (26) 104
Argentina Chrappa 12 11 25th in Manhattan-A 20:01.9 (30) 102
Morgan Nobles 12 10 10th in Villa Bears 19:54.5 (23) 102
Delia Hayes 11 6 110th in Federation 19:49.5 (21) 102
Veronica Walsh 10   1st in Section 1 Coaches-JV   81
Nicola Phillips 10   1st in St. Anthony's-JV   70
Saige Sunier 10   7th in Villa Bears-JV   70
This Year's Outlook  
The Broncos will be looking for their 6th straight States C title, and with a deep and balanced veteran squad, there is unlikely to be any major stumbling blocks on their way to the title. Freshman Kaitlin Ryan seems set for a big year on a team that includes a pair of seniors, States medalist Emelie Hoffer and Courtney Campbell, who will be looking to become the first runners ever to run at States for 5 straight champions.
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Fredonia frontrunner Lauren Reyda at left gave a game effort at States on an ailing leg, and teammates Claire Foley,
Michaela Tramuta, and Merdith Zebracki ran with her in the race.
* Fredonia   Hillbillies  
Section:   6 Class:   C Colors:   Orange and black
XC History
States Teams:    2008 (C-5th), 2009 (C-4th), 2010 (C-6th), 2011 (C-6th), 2012 (C-5th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Beth Reed (1991, B-5th) (1992, B-5th), Lauren Reyda (2011, C-6th)
Last Year's Summary:    5th in States C, 1st in Sectionals C
2nd in CCAA Championship, 1st at Eden, 6th in McQuaid -A, 2nd in East Aurora-Small
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Lauren Reyda 11 1 1st in Red Dragon, East Aurora-Sm, Southern Tier-Lg, and Eden 21:00.7 (61) 122
Michaela Tramuta 12 5 9th in CCAA 20:50.8 (53) 98
Clare Foley 10 6 15th in CCAA 20:30.7 (40) 94
Meredith Zebracki 11 15 17th in Eden 21:08.6 (68) 83
Jillian Kowalski 11 19 13th at Eden 21:47.0 (90) 79
Cori Gullo 9 21 16th at Eden 22:13.9 (98) 72
Emily Wan 12   24th in East Aurora-Sm   70
Gwen Stokes 10 34 67th in McQuaid-A 21:51.3 (91) 66
This Year's Outlook  
With all of the team back from last year's 5th place States finish, Fredonia appears to the second strongest team in Class C this year. Frontrunner Lauren Reyda seems to have made a promising return in the later part of spring track from leg ailments, and if the recovery continues she should again be among the top runners in Class C.
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Skaneateles's Kaitlyn Neal finishes up at States, and at right Madeline Adams runs earlier in the race.
* Skaneateles   Lakers  
Section:   3 Class:   C Colors:   Blue and gold
XC History
States Teams:    1979 (B-3rd), 1980 (B-9th), 1982 (B-4th), 1988 (C-6th), 1991 (C-6th), 1994 (C-4th), 1995 (C-1st), 1996 (B-3rd), 1997 B-3rd), 1998 (B-5th), 1999 (C-2nd), 2000 (C-1st), 2001 (C-1st), 2002 (C-4th), 2003 (C-1st), 2006 (C-3rd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Emily Wood (1977, B-3rd) (1978, B-2nd) (1979, B-3rd) (1980, B-2nd), Mary Stoner (1977, B-10th) (1978, B-7th) (1979, B-3rd) (1980, B-2nd), Christina Rolleri (1987, C-3rd) (1988, C-3rd) (1989, C-3rd) (1990, C-2nd) (1991, C-6th), Taylor Lind (1995, C-5th), Liz Bevier (1997, B-8th), Lia Cross (1999, C-5th) (2000, C-2nd) (2001, C-5th), Vanessa Everding (1999, C-8th) (2000, C-8th), Cadie Cargile (1999, C-10th), Julie Lynch (2000, C-10th) (2003, C-7th), Simone Bras (2001, C-10th), Jessica O'Neill (2003, C-5th) (2004, C-5th), Rachel Hosie (2008, C-6th), Kaitlyn Neal (2012, C-8th)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in Sectionals C
2nd in OHSL Liberty, 1st at Marion, 5th at Penfield-Irondequoit, 3rd at East Syracuse-Minoa
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Kaitlyn Neal 10 4 1st in Marion and OHSL-Liberty 19:18.9 (8) 120
Madeline Adams 12 6 2nd at East Syracuse-Minoa 19:54.4 (22) 111
Liz Dwyer 11 24 15th in OHSL-Liberty   87
Morel Malcolm 12 63 20th in OHSL-Liberty   77
Jennifer DeRosa 11 29 15th in East Aurora-Sm   75
Julia Wilcox 9 25 29th at Penfield-Irondequoit   73
Maria Schillace 12 39 33rd in OHSL-Liberty   67
Finan Malcolm 10 55 33rd in East Aurora-Sm   62
Virginia Hamlin 12 44 38th in OHSL-Liberty   61
This Year's Outlook  
Skaneateles will start the season as the favorite again for the S3-C title, but after losing out to Tully last year, the Lakers will be looking to beef up their depth for a contest with Cazenovia this year. Kaitlyn Neal and Madeline Adams ran to 8th and 22nd places at States last year, so they will provide great leadership at the top.
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Fonda Fultonville's Jamie Kasza sprints home at States, and at right on right, Kimberly Geniti begins furious final charge with Akron's Eliza Papke and Mattituck's Kaylee Bergen beside her.
* Fonda-Fultonville   Braves  
Section:   2 Class:   C Colors:   Maroon and gold
XC History
States Teams:    1986 (C-9th), 1988 (C-5th), 1999 (C-5th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Jamie Kasza (2012, C-9th)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in Sectionals C
2nd in Colonial Council, 2nd in Burnt Hills-2, 1st in Grout C, 7th in Vernon-Verona-Sherril-7
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Jamie Kasza 10 1 1st in Greenwich and Burnt Hills-2 19:28.2 (5) 115
Kimberly Geniti 12 6 3rd in Greenwich 20:32.6 (41) 96
Samantha Phelps 12 8 10th in Greenwich   90
Carly Littlejohn 12 29 16th in Colonial Council   72
Kacie Hunter 11 36 30th in Colonial Council   67
This Year's Outlook  
In the battle of two five-runner squads last year for the S2-C title, Fonda-Fultonville came up 23 points short to Schuylerville. But with all of their runners back, the Braves hope that 5th-place States finisher Jamie Kasza and fellow finalist Kimberly Geniti can team with Samantha Phelps to get their first sectional title since 1999.
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Cazenovia's Jeanette Cudney running to a 28th at States.
* Cazenovia   Lakers  
Section:   3 Class:   C Colors:   Blue and gold
XC History
States Teams:   2010 (C-3rd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   
Last Year's Summary:    3rd in Sectionals C
3rd in OHSL Liberty, 2nd in Tully-Small, 3rd in Baldwinsville-Small, 3rd in Vernon-Verona-Sherril-3
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Jeanette Cudney 12 5 3rd in Tully-Sm 19:59.9 (28) 111
Megan Stanford 12 12 8th in Tully-Sm   94
Malone Gabor 12 35 18th in OHSL Liberty   82
Mimi Gabor 10 30 22nd in OHSL Liberty   78
Adrien Owens 10 31 27th in OHSL Liberty   70
Mya Walters 10 32 28th in OHSL Liberty   69
Victoria Wright 12 48 51st in Baldwinsville-Sm   57
This Year's Outlook  
With their top six runners back and reigning S3-C champ Tully gone to Class D, the Lakers hope to beat out their fellow Lakers rivals from Skaneateles for the 2013 title. States finalist Jeanette Cudney leads a team that will be looking for strong development from a sophomore contingent to get its first title in seven years.
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Tri-Valley's Autumn Bender is racing Newfane's Kelly Bocknewetch to the finish for 14th place at States. At right Sabrena Smith runs earlier in race.
* Tri-Valley  Bears  
Section:   9 Class:   C Colors:   Blue and red
XC History
States Teams:    1975 (A-2nd), 1977 (B-3rd), 1980 (C-3rd), 1981 (C-2nd), 1982 (C-2nd), 1983 (C-6th), 1984 (C-6th), 1985 (C-3rd), 1987 (C-1st), 1988 (C-1st), 1989 (C-2nd), 1990 (C-3rd), 1992 (C-1st), 1993 (C-1st), 1994 (C-1st), 1995 (C-4th), 1996 (C-5th), 1998 (C-4th), 1999 (D-6th), 2007 (C-5th), 2011 (C-9th), 2012 (C-8th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Linda Hash (1975, A-3rd), Joanne Olivier (1980, C-3rd), Cynthia Coombs (1985, C-9th), Kate Landau (1988, C-2nd) (1989, C-2nd) (1991, C-1st) (1992, C-1st) (1993, C-1st), Karen Furman (1988, C-9th), Caryn Landau (1989, C-6th) (1990, C-5th), Nancy Landau (1992, C-9th), Sarah Nadeau (1992, C-10th) (1994, C-4th), Heather Iatauro (1998, C-3rd) (1999, D-4th) (2000, D-1st) (2001, D-5th) (2002, D-2nd) (2003, D-1st)
Last Year's Summary:    8th in States C, 1st in Sectionals C
6th in OCIAA Championship, 2nd in Burnt Hills-1, 3rd in Wild Safari-E, 6th in Queensbury-2
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Autumn Bender 10 4 3rd in Burn Hills-1 19:34.2 (14) 109
Sabrena Smith 12 8 16th in Burn Hills-1 21:06.1 (64) 84
Danielle Graham 12 9 11th in Burn Hills-1 21:23.8 (76) 82
Brooke Gillette 12 11 15th in Wild Safari-E 21:59.0 (92) 76
Brittany Pennell 8 16 69th in OCIAA 22:13.8 (97) 62
Ali Reynolds 12 20 55th in Burn Hills-1 22:38.9 (104) 54
 
This Year's Outlook  
Tri-Valley is a big favorite for the S9-C title, which would be the school's 23rd Sectional championship. States medalist Autumn Bender leads a team that has its top six runners back and looks to improve on an 8th place States finish.
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Mattituck's Tara Gatz and Melanie Pfenning at left and right in light blue
running at States. In between at front in orange is Schuylerville's Julia Freemire.
* Mattituck   Tuckers  
Section:   11 Class:   C Colors:   Blue and gold
XC History
States Teams:   2006 (C-10th), 2012 (C-4th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   
Last Year's Summary:    4th in States C
2nd in Section 11-Division 4, 7th at Westhampton Beach, 5th in Suffolk Coaches-B, 4th in Bob Pratt-B
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Kaylee Bergen 11   15th in Section 11-Div 4 20:38.1 (49) 98
Tara Gatz 12   33rd in Section 11-Div 4 20:27.7 (39) 89
Melanie Pfenning 9   19th in Brown-1 20:33.0 (42) 89
Audrey Hoeg 10   31st in Brown-1 21:19.7 (74) 79
Mia Vasile-Cozzo 10   36th in Suffolk Coaches-B 21:30.2 (83) 68
This Year's Outlook  
Mattituck was the big suprise in Class C last year as the young team captured 4th at States. The top five are back for the Tuckers, and a top trio of Kaylee Bergen, Tara Gatz, and freshman Melanie Pfenning should earn another S11-C crown and be in the upper half at States.
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Akron's Eliza Papke at left at States with mattituck's Kaylee Bergen
and Fonda-Fultonville's Kimberly Geniti.
* Akron   Tigers  
Section:   6 Class:   C Colors:   Black and orange
XC History
States Teams:   1994 (C-6th), 1995 (C-3rd), 1996 (C-4th), 1997 (C-6th), 2004 (C-7th), 2005 (C-4th) 2007 (C-6th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Meredith Ford (1989, C-4th) (1990, C-1st), (1991 (C-2nd), Fawn Dorr (2003, C-8th)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in Sectionals C
1st at Niagara Orleans, 2nd in Clarence-Small, 1st at Pembroke, 4th in McQuaid-A2
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Eliza Papke 8 8 4th at Niagara Orleans 20:52.3 (54) 93
Margo Hanley 8 10 3rd at Niagara Orleans   93
Kylie Schultz 10 14 5th at Niagara Orleans   85
Emma Chubb 10 24 13th at JFK   76
Amanda Swader 8 36 12th at Niagara Orleans   57
This Year's Outlook  
Akron is running a ways behind Fredonia in the S6-C contest, but States medalist Eliza Papke and Margo Hanley are a pair of 8th graders that give the Tigers a chance to knock off the reigning champs if they can get more depth.
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Dobbs Ferry's Annabelle Sheely and Kana Kihara on left and Mika Andrews on right are speeding downhill at Sectionals.
* Dobbs Ferry   Eagles
Section:   1 Class:   C Colors:   Blue and white
XC History
States Teams:  
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Sarah King (2010, C-9th), (2011, C-8th)
Last Year's Summary:    3rd in Sectionals C
6th in Westchester County, 6th in Section 1 Coaches-4, 4th in Wild Safari-E, 2nd in Somers Big Red-Small
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Mika Andrews 9 14 18th in Section 1 Coaches-4   85
Annabelle Sheely 9 13 33rd in Westchester County   84
Kana Kihara 12 15 37th in Westchester County   81
Josephine Weidner 10 20 54th in Westchester County   68
Sasha Clarick 11 25 40th in Section 1 Coaches-4   62
This Year's Outlook  
The Eagles' top freshman duo of Mika Andrews and Annabelle Sheely join senior Kana Kihara for a top trio that will be battling Pawling for the second spot in S1-C behind Bronxville.
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Wayland-Cohocton's Meghan Curtin finishes up at States at left, and Amanda Booth and Courtney Lewis run together at right.
* Wayland-Cohocton   Eagles  
Section:   5 Class:   C Colors:   Maroon and Gold
XC History
States Teams:   2010 (C-4th), 2011 (C-4th), 2012 (C-7th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   
Last Year's Summary:    7th in States C, 1st in Sectionals C
2nd in GRAA-LCAA, 4th at Pembroke, 13th in McQuaid-A, 2nd in GCC Cougar
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Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Meghan Curtin 10 1 1st in GRAA-LCAA and Pembroke 19:57.1 (24) 109
Amanda Booth 11 3 2nd in GRAA-LCAA and Pembroke 20:26.0 (38) 100
Courtney Lewis 12 6 12th in GRAA-LCAA 20:57.0 (57) 88
Maddie Schwartz 12 24 25th in GRAA-LCAA 22:11.1 (95) 64
Brianna Parkinson 12   164th in McQuaid-A   18
This Year's Outlook  
The Eagles rolled to their third straight Sectional crown last year and should have a big advantage over the other teams in the S5-C race. Behind Meghan Curtin and Amanda Booth, the team has big potential to move up in the Class C ratings if it can find more strength at the back of the lineup.
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Newark Valley senior Jenna Cupp sprinting to 4th at States, and Kayla Stewart and Rebekah Meyers run with Mattituck's Audrey Hoeg earlier in race.
* Newark Valley   Cardinals  
Section:   4 Class:   C Colors:   Red and white
XC History
States Teams:    2005 (C-5th), 2006 (C-5th), 2007 (C-4th), 2008 (C-3rd), 2009 (C-3rd), 2010 (C-5th), 2011 (C-5th), 2012 (C-3rd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Erin Cawley (2005, C-2nd) (2006, C-3rd) (2007, C-2nd) (2008, C-1st), Jenna Cupp (2010, C-10th) (2011, C-10th) (2012, C-4th)
Last Year's Summary:    3rd in States C, 1st in Sectionals C
1st in IAC Championship, 6th at Marathon, 2nd at Newark Valley, 12th in McQuaid-A
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Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Kayla Stewart 11 4 8th at Newark Valley 20:20.5 (36) 96
Leanne Riegel 12 9 9th in IAC 21:27.9 (81) 80
Taylor Cupp 11 18 14th at Newark Valley 21:26.8 (78) 70
Megan Diego 10 17 12th in IAC 24:21.3 (90) 67
Moriah Teed 12 30 1st in IAC-JV   48
This Year's Outlook  
Long-time frontrunner Jenna Cupp was one of three seniors who graduated from last year's suprising 3rd place States team, so there will be big shoes to fill in 2013. Junior Kayla Stewart leads a team that should continue its 8-year run on sectional titles.
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Marcellus's Rachel Garn on right races to a 15th in the
States B race next to Holy Names' Estela Smith.
* Marcellus   Mustangs  
Section:   3 Class:   C Colors:   Green, red and white
XC History
States Teams:   2009 (C-8th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Jessica O'Neill (2002, C-2nd)
Last Year's Summary:    6th in Sectionals B
4th in OHSL Liberty, 9th at Marathon, 9th in Manhattan-C, 12th in McQuaid-AA
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Name Grade Sect. Place (B) Top Notes States Results Season TR
Rachel Garn 12 1 2nd in McQuaid-AA 18:50.5 (15-B) 126
Schuler Stuart 10 44 76th in Manhattan-C   66
Eliza Bell 12 54 32nd in OHSL Liberty   64
Dominque Weeks 11 64 36th in OHSL Liberty   56
Emily Townsend 11 62 44th in McQuaid-Soph   44
Brianna Szczech 11 68 53rd in McQuaid-Soph   38
This Year's Outlook  
Marcellus drops back down to Class C and likely into the third spot in the S3-C contest. Frontrunner Rachel Garn earned a medal in the States B race last year, and she looks to be one of the top contenders for the Class C title in 2013.
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Pawling senior's Morgan Meaney and Samantha McCarthy race together at States, and on right Sarah Marvin leads Meaney to the finish as they follow Skaneateles's Madeline Adams.
* Pawling   Tigers  
Section:   1 Class:   C Colors:   Orange and black
XC History
States Teams:    
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers): 
Last Year's Summary:     2nd in Sectionals C
1st in Northern Counties, 2nd in Section 1 Coaches-2, 1st in Green Mountain Lake, 5th in McQuaid-A
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Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Sarah Marvin 11 7 20th in McQuaid-A 19:57.2 (25) 102
Danielle Heymach 12 19 19th in Northern Counties   70
Molly Langone 10 21 1st in Northern Counties-JV   62
Chelsea Henke 10   14th at Green Mountain   61
Sophie Espinosa 11 26 10th at Green Mountain   61
Shannon Baker 10   97th in McQuaid-A   60
This Year's Outlook  
Two of the Tiger's top 3 from last year graduated, leaving junior States finalist Sarah Marvin to lead the team in the battle for second in S1-C. A group of developing sophomores should keep the Tigers in the hunt.
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Schuylerville's Ashley Watson runs to the 20th place medal at States, and Julia Freemire in right pic was next in for the Horses.
* Schuylerville   Horses  
Section:   2 Class:   C Colors:   Orange and Black
XC History
States Teams:   1982 (C-6th), 1983 (C-7th), 1984 (C-8th), 2012 (C-6th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Heather Briskie (1987, C-8th), Samantha Watson (2008, C-4th) (2010, C-5th)
Last Year's Summary:    6th in States C, 1st in Sectionals C
2nd in Wasaren County, 1st at Greenwich, 1st in Burnt Hills-2, 1st in Grout-C, 2nd in Queensbury-2
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Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Ashley Watson 9 2 2nd in Burnt Hills-2 19:44.5 (20) 111
Julia Freemire 10 10 8th at Greenwich 21:05.2 (62) 91
Caitlin Scavone 10 14 11th in Burnt Hills-2 21:27.1 (79) 87
Rainey Cerqua 11 17 9th at Greenwich 21:07.5 (66) 83
           
This Year's Outlook  
Last year the Horses got through the season and finished 6th at States with only five runners on the squad. After losing senior Justine Kozubul to graduation, the team needs to do some recruiting, but with a strong quartet headed by States medalist Ashley Watson, the Horses could well run to the S2-C title and rank high in the state again when they shore up the depth issues behind Julia Freemire, Caitlin Scavone, and Rainey Cerqua..
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Friends Academy's Isabella Pascucci is in a crowd at States at far right in the left pic, and teammate Katrina Garry is in the same situation the right pic.
* Friends Academy   Quakers  
Section:   8 Class:   C Colors:   Red and black
XC History
States Teams:   2005 (C-8th), 2006 (C-7th), 2009 (C-8th), 2010 (C-8th), 2011 (C-7th), 2012 (C-9th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):    Kira Garry (2009, C-3rd) (2010, C-9th), Kelsey Margey (2011, C-3rd)
Last Year's Summary:    9th in States C
1st in Section 8 Conference 4, 3rd in Suffolk Officials-A, 4th in Ocean State-1, 2nd in Bruce MacDonald
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Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Isabella Pascucci 11   2n in Suffolk Officials-A 20:00.5 (29) 103
Katrina Garry 12   4th in Section 8 Conf 4 21:09.1 (69) 80
Harmony Grodsky 12   12th in Suffolk Officials-A 21:31.2 (84) 75
Kara McNelis 12   13th in Section 8 Conf 4 22:30.6 (100) 53
Katie Pappas 11   10th in Bruce MacDonald 23:37.6 (119) 40
This Year's Outlook  
The Quakers should run comfortably to their 5th straight S8-C title, and Isabella Pascucci has a fair shot at a States medal in 2013.
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Class D Preview
Top 5 Teams at 2012 States 
Maple Grove 42 Greenwich 63 South Lewis 81 Notre Dame-Batavia 114 Candor 126
Projected Top 5 Teams for 2013 from Returners' 2012 TR Ratings 
1. Maple Grove 110.4 2. Tully 98.2 3. Notre Dame-Batavia 78.0 4. Candor 73.4 5. Sherman 72.4
Projected Next 5 Teams for 2013 from Returners' 2012 TR Ratings 
6. Greenwich 71.4 7. Red Creek 70.6 8. Geneseo 70.6 9. South Lewis 70.0 10t. Sauquoit Valley 69.4
10t. Silver Creek 69.4
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Fabius-Pompey's Erin McConnell ran to a 4th at States.
2012 States Medalists 
Name Team Grade Section States Place States Time Meet TR Season TR
Madeline Montague Greenwich 12 2 1 18:24.5 135 133
Tori Spezio Greenwich 9 2 2 18:48.3 127 125
Hope Pietrocarlo Maple Grove 9 6 3 18:57.0 124 132
Erin McConnell Fabius-Pompey 12 3 4 19:04.9 121 136
Courtney Tedeschi Berne-Knox-Westerlo 12 2 5 19:09.8 120 123
Victoria Campanian South Lewis 12 3 6 19:12.4 119 122
Margaret Champagne Seton Plattsburgh 9 7 7 19:40.4 110 111
Samantha Fanion Cooperstown 8 3 8 19:41.6 109 107
Laurie Call Notre Dame-Batavia 11 5 9 19:42.1 109 105
Megan Marsh Maple Grove 9 6 10 19:44.4 108 117
Holly Eliason Sherman 11 6 11 19:45.1 108 110
Gabby Thomson Immaculate Heart 11 3 12 19:47.7 107 109
Shealyn Doody Red Jacket 10 5 13 19:49.7 106 107
Caroline Benson Maple Grove 11 6 14 19:53.7 105 105
Marissa Jones Sauquoit Valley 9 3 15 19:55.5 105 103
Taylor Norris Maple Grove 11 6 16 19:59.4 103 105
Anna Phillips Avon 12 5 17 20:00.3 103 101
Makenna Cooley Remsen 11 3 18 20:02.2 102 103
Julia Russell Candor 8 4 19 20:02.9 102 103
Anna Warner Notre Dame-Batavia 10 5 20 20:09.0 100 98
Top 2013 Returning Runners by Last Year's TR Rating
Name Team Grade Section States Place Season TR
Hope Pietrocarlo Maple Grove 10 6 3 136
Tori Spezio Greenwich 10 2 2 125
Megan Marsh Maple Grove 10 6 10 117
Ashleigh Crawford Tully 10 3 11 (C) 116
Margaret Champagne Seton Catholic - Plattsburgh 10 7 7 111
Holly Eliason Sherman 12 6 11 110
Gabby Thomson Immaculate Heart 12 3 12 109
Ellen Jaworski Tully 10 3 12 (C) 109
Samantha Fanion Cooperstown 9 3 8 107
Shealyn Doody Red Jacket 11 5 13 107
Taylor Norris Maple Grove 12 6 16 105
Caroline Benson Maple Grove 12 6 14 105
Laurie Call Notre Dame - Batavia 12 5 9 105
Marissa Jones Sauquoit Valley 10 3 15 103
Makenna Cooley Remsen 12 3 18 103
Julia Russell Candor 9 4 19 103
Christina Platt South Lewis 10 3 22 101
Sarah Lapham Greenwich 12 2 21 101
Anna Warner Notre Dame - Batavia 11 5 20 98
Nina Armstrong Lake Placid 11 7 30 97
Next:   Rebecca King - Sherman 96, Kaycie Saucier - Norwood-Norfolk 93, Abby Sirwatka - Maple Grove 93, Victoria Rollin - Beaver River 93, Margot Rashba - Stony Brook 93
2012 Season Summary for Class D  
 
Maple Grove took home its third straight States title in 2012, and though the 21-point margin over Greenwich was far smaller than the 67 points that the Red Dragons won their first title by in 2010, it was still far bigger than anything guessed at in preseason. While Maple Grove maintained a small but solid core group of States 3rd-place finisher Hope Pietrocarlo, medalists Megan Marsh, Caroline Benson, Taylor Norris and 25th-place finisher Abby Sirwatka, Greenwich ran off to the top two spots behind Madeline Montague and Tori Spezio but just lost too much of the top talent from 2011 to make the battle nail-biter close. Behind 5 times senior States medalist Victoria Campanian, South Lewis finally made it back to States after a 32 year absence and finished a fairly close 3rd behind the top two teams.

No one got close to Madeline Montague at States in 2012 after a 4th the year before up in Class C, but Tori Spezio jumped up well beyond her pre-meet expectations by staying behind her fellow Witch long enough to fly to 2nd. Hope Pietrocarlo earned her second straight 3rd place finish after 4th as a 7th grader to lead her team to championship number 3. She finished a little ahead of the senior old guard of Erin McConnell of Fabius-Pompey, Courtney Tedeschi of Berne-Knox-Westerlo, and South Lewis's Campanian, with freshman Margaret Champagne of Seton Catholic-Plattsburgh in 7th and Cooperstown 8th grader Samantha Fanion taking 8th.
2013 Season Overview for Class D  
 
Teams seem to be gravitating down to Class D, as last year Greenwich and South Lewis moved southward to fill up two of the top 3 spots in the class. This year's biggest addition is 2012 Class C runner-up Tully, which immediately takes up the position as the main contender to Maple Grove's hold on Class D. A battle between Red Dragons and Black Knights, with maybe a few Witches thrown in if they can enlist a few more flyers --- that sounds pretty fantastic, or something out of a fantasy role-player epic. Maple Grove again seems poised to hold off all challengers if the senior corps of Taylor Norris, Caroline Benson, and Abby Sirwatka can cover for the top sophomore duo of Hope Pietrocarlo and Megan Marsh. Tully is led by States medalists Ashleigh Crawford and Ellen Jaworski, and it has the depth to meddle in the affairs of the Red Dragons if given the chance. Greenwich needs to find a few more feet to help out Tori Spezio and Sarah Lapham, while last year's 4th place squad Notre Dame-Batavia is in a similar position as Greenwich while looking for depth behind States medalists Laurie Call and Anna Warner. If Candor's Russell sisters can find a few more siblings to round out last year's 5th-place team, the Indians could also move up.

With Madeline Montague moving on, the battle at the top looks to be a contest between the 2nd and 3rd place finishers from last year, Tori Spezio and Hope Pietrocarlo. In one of those statistical oddities, six of the top eight projected returners are sophomores, with Megan Marsh, Ashleigh Crawford, Seton Catholic's Margaret Champagne, and Ellen Jaworski joining the top duo. Sherman's Holly Eliason and Immaculate Heart's Gabby Thomson are starting their senior campaigns, while Cooperstown's Samantha Fanion will be trying to make another big leap as a freshman.
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Greenwich's Madeline Montague was all alone in the final stretch in the States 2012 Class D race.
Section by Section Class D Overview
Section Top Teams Notes
1 Haldane, Alexander Hamilton Haldane regained the S1-D title last year and is set for a repeat.
2 Greenwich, Berne-Knox-Westerlo Greenwich needs to fill out its small squad as usual, but with another pair or two of feet the Witches should be comfortably ahead in S2-D.
3 Tully, South Lewis, Sauquoit Valley, Beaver River With Tully dropping down to Class D, the standings seem pretty firm for 2013.
4 Candor, Delhi In all candor, it's gotta be Candor.
5 Notre Dame-Batavia, Red Creek, Geneseo, Byron-Bergen, Pembroke A good close battle between three teams at the top, and there are a few other teams on the rise.
6 Maple Grove, Sherman, Silver Creek Maple Grove could be one of the top 10 teams in the state and should turn back the challenges of its S6-D rivals.
7 Seton Catholic-Plattsburgh, Ticonderoga If Seton Catholic can field a squad of five runners, it should win another sectional title.
8 No representatives  
9 Eldred, SS Seward Eldred's young team appears to be the most complete of the S9-D teams.
10 Norwood-Norfolk, Tupper Lake Norwood Norfolk will hopefully have enough runners to fill out a squad.
11 Stony Brook, Southold Stony Brook appears to have more depth.
Previews of Top Teams
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Taking the Class D championship for Maple Grove last year were Hope Pietrocarlo, Megan Marsh, Caroline Benson and Taylor Norris.
* Maple Grove   Red Dragons  
Section:   6 Class:  D  Colors:   Red and white
XC History
States Teams:    2007 (D-4th), 2009 (D-2nd), 2010 (D-1st), 2011 (D-1st) 2012 (D-1st)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Caroline Benson (2010, D-2nd), Hope Pietrocarlo (2010, D-4th) (2011, D-3rd) (2012, D-3rd), Megan Marsh (2010, D-5th) (2011, D-2nd) (2012, D-10th)
Last Year's Summary:    1st in States D, 1st in Sectionals D
1st in CCAA Championship, 1st in Southern Tier-Large, 2nd in McQuaid-A, 1st in Red Dragon
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Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Hope Pietrocarlo 10 1 1st in CCAA 18:57.0 (3) 132
Megan Marsh 10 2 3rd in CCAA 19:44.4 (10) 117
Taylor Norris 12 5 6th in CCAA 19:59.4 (16) 105
Caroline Benson 12 3 7th in Southern Tier-Lg 19:53.3 (14) 105
Abby Sirwatka 12 7 33rd in McQuaid-A 20:30.1 (25) 93
Ally Saar 9 13 20th in CCAA 21:13.5 (45) 77
This Year's Outlook  
The Red Dragons appear to be set for a 4th straight Class D title, if everything holds together. Hope Pietrocarlo should again challenge for the States individual title, and Megan Marsh, Caroline Benson, Taylor Norris, and Abby Sirwatka are all in the running for medals in a year that may be the last comfortably-at-the-top year before Maple Grove begins a rebuilding phase.  Note: as of the time of the later posting of this preview on S1\NYS, it appears that Megan Marsh will be swimming instead of running this year. Her absence could have a major impact on the Red Dragons.
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Tully's crew of Ashleigh Crawford, Ellen Jaworski, Christine Gambell, and Mackenzie Bolt ran to a 2nd place in Class C last year. The Knights ran in green instead of usual red and black.
* Tully   Black Knights  
Section:   3 Class:   D Colors:   Red and black
XC History
States Teams:    1992 (C-3rd), 1993 (C-6th), 1999 (D-2nd), 2007 (C-3rd), 2008 (C-4th), 2009 (C-2nd), 2010 (C-3rd), 2011 (C-3rd), 2012 (C-2nd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Heather Roberts (1999, D-9th), Kelly Coyne (2006, C-6th)
Last Year's Summary:    3rd in States C, 1st in Sectionals C
1st in Chittenango-1, 1st in OHSL Patriot, 1st in Tully-Small, 4th in McQuaid-A, 1st in Baldwinsville-Small
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Ashleigh Crawford 10  3 5th in Baldwinsville-Sm 19:30.5 (11) 116
Ellen Jaworski 10 9  4th in Chittenango-1 19:32.3 (12) 109
Christine Gambel 12 10 4th in OHSL Patriot 20:34.1 (44) 93
Mackenzie Bolt 9 15 6th in Chittenango-1 20:43.5 (50) 93
Maureen Whitney 10 17 9th in OHSL Patriot 21:03.4 (63) 80
Sophia Sheldon 10 28 54th in McQuaid-A 21:11.3 (70) 77
Aurelia Pellettiere 12 20 13th in Chittenango-1 21:34.2 (87) 76
Katherine Graham 11 37 28th in Tully-Sm   66
Colleen Ward 12 51 76th in NXN-NY Open   51
This Year's Outlook  
Tully's drop down to Class D makes the road to States easier, but it is still rooted in runner-up position in 2013 unless there are some big developments behind medalists Ashleigh Crawford and Ellen Jaworski. But with a young team that includes promising freshman Mackenzie Bolt, the Black Knights will be issuing a strong challenge for the States title sometime very soon.
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Notre Dame-Batavia's top three of Laurie Call, Anna Warner, and Emily McCracken led their team to 4th last year.
* Notre Dame-Batavia   Fighting Irish  
Section:   5 Class:   D Colors:   Blue and gold
XC History
States Teams:    2001 (D-6th), 2002 (D-5th), 2003 (D-6th), 2012 (D-4th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Ashley Calarco (2007, D-10th), Laurie Call (2012, D-9th)
Last Year's Summary:    4th in States D, 1st in Sectionals D
2nd at Pembroke, 14th in McQuaid-A, 4th in East Aurora-Small, 6th in West Seneca-Small
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Laurie Call 12 1 3rd at Pembroke 19:42.1 (9) 105
Anna Warner 11 3 3rd in GRAA-LCAA 20:09.0 (20) 98
Emily McCracken 11 6 12th in West Seneca-Sm 20:35.6 (29) 87
Shelby McGinnis 10 19 12th at Pembroke 21:38.8 (54) 70
Rosemary Flumerfeldt 11 32 66th in East Aurora-Sm 24:33.0 (93) 30
This Year's Outlook  
The Fighting Irish ran to a 4th place finish during its first visit to States in nine years at Elma Meadows, and with States medalists Laurie Call and Anna Warner and the entire top 5 returning from last year, the team looks in nice shape to repeat its S5-D title. The big issue is the depth, as competing with just five runners can be dangerous.
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Candor's Russell sisters of Julia, Miranda, and Carissa led their team to 5th at States, and Julia picked up her family's 2nd top-10 place after older sister Aubree medaled last year.
* Candor   Indians  
Section:   4 Class:   D Colors:   Blue and white
XC History
States Teams:    1995 (C-5th), 1997 (C-6th), 2010 (D-5th), 2012 (D-5th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Brenda Kirk (1980, C-4th) (1981, C-3rd) 1982, C-6th) (1983, C-6th), Lacey Meyerman (1995, C-9th), Ashley Horton (2004, D-7th) (2005, D-9th), (2006, D-6th), Aubree Russell (2011, D-9th)
Last Year's Summary:    5th in States D, 1st in Sectionals D
15th in McQuaid-A, 4th in East Aurora-Small, 7th in McDaniel-Baxter
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Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Julia Russell 9 1 2nd in IAC 20:02.9 (19) 103
Miranda Russell 12 7 4th in IAC 21:19.9 (49) 87
Carissa Russell 11 12 91st in McQuaid-A 21:37.3 (53) 67
Nancy Yaeger 9 14 92nd in McQuaid-A 22:23.7 (62) 58
Alyana Garlough 9 15 67th in McDaniel-Baxter 22:27.5 (63) 52
This Year's Outlook  
States medalist Julia Russell and big sisters Miranda and Carissa will try to ensure that Candor gets its third trip to States in four years and maybe moves up from its 5th place finish there last year. As with all Class D teams, a little more depth would help in holding onto the S4-D title and advancing upward.
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Sherman's Holly Eliason at left leading Immaculate Heart's Gabby Thompson as she ran to an 11th place at States, while Rebecca King and Katie Pacy finished 30th and 31st.
* Sherman   Wildcats  
Section:   6 Class:   D Colors:   Navy and yellow
XC History
States Teams:    2008 (D-6th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Holly Eliason (2011, D-6th)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in Sectionals D
3rd in CCAA, 1st in Cuba-Rushford-Small, 2nd in Southern Tier-Small, 3rd in McQuaid-A3
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Holly Eliason 12 4 4th in CCAA 19:45.1 (11) 110
Rebecca King 10 6 8th in CCAA 20:37.7 (31) 96
Katie Pacy 9 10 17th in CCAA 20:49.0 (32) 85
Grace Dennis 11 23 12th in Southern Tier-Sm   42
Katie White 11 24 58th in CCAA   29
This Year's Outlook  
Sherman is in probably the toughest Class D conference with Maple Grove at the top, so the road is not easy here. Senior States medalist Holly Eliason teams with sophomore Rebecca King and freshman Katie Pacy for a squad that should do well if it can find some more depth.
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Greenwich's Madeline Montague and Tori Spezio ran to 1st and 2nd at States, and Sarah Lapham finished 21st for the runner-up Witches.
* Greenwich   Witches  
Section:   2 Class:   D Colors:   Green and white
XC History
States Teams:    2004 (C-2nd), 2005 (D-3rd), 2006 (C-1st), 2007 (C-1st), 2008 (D-1st), 2009 (D-1st), 2010 (C-2nd), 2011 (C-2nd), 2012 (D-2nd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Emily Fung (2005, C-2nd) (2006, D-2nd) (2007, C-2nd) (2008, C-4th), Caitlin Lane (2006, C-1st) (2007, C-1st), Brittney Lane (2006, C-8th) (2009, D-3rd), Cady Kuzmich (2007, D-3rd) (2008, D-8th) (2009, D-5th), Roxanne Henningson (2007, C-5th) (2008, D-2nd), Madeline Montague (2009, D-7th) (2011, C-4th) (2012, D-1st), Betsy Edinger (2010, C-4th), Victoria Houser (2011, C-2nd), Tori Spezio (2012, D-2nd)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in States D, 1st in Sectionals D
1st in Wasaren County, 6th in Mnahattan-D, 9th in Ocean State(RI) Championship, 4th in Queensbury-2
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Tori Spezio 10 2 5th in Manhattan-D 18:48.3 (2) 125
Sarah Lapham 12 4 5th in Wasaren County 20:13.3 (21) 101
Jillian Perkins 11 9 94th in Manhattan-D 21:14.6 (46) 75
Meghan Riley 12 14 121st in Manhattan-D 22:41.2 (70) 56
Mikayla Batty 12   45th in Wasaren County   NA
This Year's Outlook  
Greenwich has States runner-up Tori Spezio and 21st place finisher Sarah Lapham back for a run at its 10th straight Sectional title, but the question of whether it will be up among the top three teams in Class D is all dependent on whether it can fill out a slender back part of the lineup.
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Red Creek's Raylene Wade ran for the Rams at States.
* Red Creek   Rams  
Section:   5 Class:   D Colors:   Red and white
XC History
States Teams:    
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   
Last Year's Summary:    3rd in Sectionals D
1st at Wayne-Finger Lakes, 3rd at Marion, 2nd in McQuaid-A3, 2nd in GCC Cougar-3
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Faith McDonald 11 11 8th at Marion   81
Raylene Wade 12 8 10th at marion 21:18.9 (47) 75
Chloe Weaver 9 18 12th at Wayne-Finger Lakes   74
Ali Bristol 12 33 28th in McQuaid-A3   65
Dorothee Grant 10 28 17th at Wayne-Finger Lakes   58
Elise McIntyre 11 43 39th at Wayne-Finger Lakes   38
This Year's Outlook  
States finalist Raylene Wade and Faith McDonald return to lead a Red Creek team that is seeking its first trip to States. The Rams are running a bit behind Notre Dame-Batavia, but anything is possible if the back up the roster can be pushed up a ways.
* Geneseo   Blue Devils  
Section:   5 Class:   D Colors:   Blue and white
XC History
States Teams:    2004 (D-4th), 2006 (D-4th), 2007 (D-1st), 2008 (D-2nd), 2009 (D-4th), 2010 (D-3rd), 2011 (D-3rd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Liz Schinski (2007, D-6th), Casey Emerson (2010, D-10th)
Last Year's Summary:    4th in Sectionals D
8th in Alden-Small, 17th in McQuaid-A, 1st in GCC Cougar-3, 3rd in West Seneca Small
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Anna Miskell 12 20 45th in McQuaid-A   84
Lindsay Ryan 12 13 12th in Alden-Sm   81
Brianna Horn 12 21 13th in Alden-Sm   76
Morgan Bailey 12 25 31st in GRAA-LCAA   63
Megan Moynihan 11 27 111th in McQuaid-A   49
This Year's Outlook  
Geneseo has a senior-laden lineup with Lindsay Ryan and Anna Mishkell at the top that should be able to hang close to Notre Dame-Batavia and Red Creek for a run at the S5-D title.
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South Lewis senior Victoria Campanian stays on the heels of Berne-Knox-Westerlo's Courtney Tedeschi at States for a 6th place medal, and Christina Platt and Sierra Corbett also helped the Falcons to a 3rd place finish.
* South Lewis   Falcons  
Section:   3 Class:   D Colors:   Red and white
XC History
States Teams:    1980 (C-7th), 2012 (D-3rd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Courtney Beadore (2002, C-6th), Liz Ludovici (2002, C-8th), Victoria Campanian (2008, D-5th) (2009, D-2nd) (2010, C-3rd) (2012, D-6th)
Last Year's Summary:    3rd in States D, 1st in Sectionals D
1st in Adirondack-2, 1st in Frontier-Large, 1st in Rome, 2nd in EJ Herrmann-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Christina Platt 10 9 4th in Frontier-Lg 20:13.7 (22) 101
Sierra Corbett 10 11 7th in Frontier-Lg 20:23.0 (23) 89
Heather Tripp 10 22 11th in Adirondack-2 21:12.2 (44) 73
Gaelyn Bronson 11 27 14th in Frontier-Lg 21:44.1 (56) 67
McKayla West 10 66 51st in Rome 24:03.5 (89) 20
This Year's Outlook  
South Lewis ran to a 3rd place finish at States with long-time great Victoria Campanian picking up her 5th medal, and now its Christina Platt's turn to lead a trio of sophomores in the quest for its third ever Sectional title. Tully appears to be likely a daunting obstacle this year, but the Falcons are looking at a bright future.  
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Sauquoit Valley freshman Marissa Jones ran to a 15th at States.
* Sauquoit Valley   Indians  
Section:   3 Class:   D Colors:   Red and white
XC History
States Teams:    2005 (C-2nd)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Deirdre Colgan (1996, C-4th) (1997, C-2nd)  (1998, C-1st), Jackie Kosakowski (1999, C-3rd) (2000 C-1st), Carly Calogero (2002, C-5th), Samantha Stedman (2004, C-1st) (2005, C-7th)
Last Year's Summary:    2nd in Sectionals D
2nd in Adirondack-2, 1st in CSC, 3rd in Tully-Small, 1st in EJ Herrmann-1
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Marissa Jones 10 6 5th in Tully-Sm 19:55.5 (15) 103
Andrea George 11 15 7th in Adirondack-2   80
Jenna Kondzielawa 11 35 17th in Adirondack-2   59
Veronika Lyubezhni 10   24th in Tully-Sm   58
Hayley Mielnicki 12 51 23rd in Adirondack-2   47
Olivia Brink 10   32nd in CSC   44
This Year's Outlook  
The group in S3-D is a tough one for a team seeking its second ever States ticket, but sophomore States medalist Marissa Jones is a good base to build around.
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Silver Creek sisters Emma and Hannah Seiders ran at States in 2012. Sherman's Rebecca King chases in the right pic.
* Silver Creek Black Knights  
Section:   6 Class:   D Colors:   Black and old gold
XC History
States Teams:    1981 (C-8th), 1982 (C-5th), 1983 (C-2nd), 1984 (C-3rd), 1985 (C-4th), 1986 (C-5th), 1987 (C-2nd), 1988 (C-2nd), 1993 (C-8th)
States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):   Lauren Brennan (1984, C-6th) (1985, C-3rd) (1986, C-9th), Tracy Estee (1986, C-5th) (1988, C-6th)
Last Year's Summary:    3rd in Sectionals D
5th in CCAA, 5th at Eden, 3rd in Southern Tier-Small
Roster
Name Grade Sect. Place Top Notes States Results Season TR
Emma Seiders 9 9 15th in Eden 20:34.0 (28) 91
Hannah Seiders 10 8 8th in Eden 20:59.0 (39) 89
Rachel Radack 8 12 20th in Eden   74
Sarah Adams 10 20 41st in CCAA   49
Claire Castiglia 9 22 46th in CCAA   44
           
This Year's Outlook  
The Black Knights have a tough task in the S6-D group, but States finalists Emma and Hannah Seiders should see to it that the team is among the top 12 teams in Class D.
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The lead runners crest the first stage of Bowdoin hill at the Federation meet on a sunny Saturday morning.