2017 NY Girls XC Preview: Class B

Tappan ZeeDutchmen

Section: 1Class: BColors: Red and white
Tappan Zee's Alex Thomas captured the last at-large spot to States in the Section 1 State Qualifier and then went on to finish 25th at Chenango Valley.
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) (2013, B-6th)

Last Year's Summary: 3rdin Sectionals B

NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Alexandra Thomas1164th in Suffern-B25112
Tori Frears11916th in Rockland County
Maddy Roth113618th in Rockland County
Daniella Cambrea102521st in Rockland County
Danielle Perez112425th in Rockland County
Tara Sullivan12--48th in Manhattan-F
Trinity Lundemo123317th in Suffern-B
This Year's Outlook
It was a mixed bag of results last year for a team that was still pretty young, but Tappan Zee moved up to 3rd place in S1-B and both Thomas and Fears finished in the sectional top 10. The Dutchmen are still a ways behind Pearl River and John Jay, but everyone is back and if they can keep the development cycle going strong till season's end and everyone stays healthy, Tappan Zee could challenge for a sectional title.


Section: 2Class: BColors: Blue and gold

Emily Atamanchuk was first over the bridge in the A race of the Manhattan Invite, and she ended up 6th there during a season that unfortunately ended before November.

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), 2013 (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:  8th in Sectionals A

NameGradeSect. Place (A)Top Notes States Results Season TR
Emily Atamanchuk12--6th in Manhattan-A
Emma Dembowski12456th in Harvest Classic
Margaret Borgos12503rd in Harvest Classic
Annalise Beyerbach9--10th in Harvest Classic
Kinsley Holl10781st in Harvest Classic-JV
Danielle Soprano12
27th in Grout-1
This Year's Outlook
Queensbury is a storied program that is now in need of a big youth movement on a squad dominated by seniors. Emily Atamanchuk was off to a very strong season last year before it got curtailed by injuries, but her track results show that she is back in great form and ready to again lead the Q-Spartans against their Burnt Hills Spartan cousins now that they are rejoined on the S2-B battlefield.


Section: 2Class: BColors: Orange and black
Mohonasen's Emma Sinisgalli was in the thick of things at the Suburban Council meet, and she later went on to capture the final at-large S2-B ticket to States.
XC History
States Teams: 

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers): 

Last Year's Summary:  3rd in Sectionals B

NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Emma Sinisgalli10728th in Suburban Council55104
Anna Sherman111136th in Suburban Council
Kate Sherman91554th in Suburban Council
Christa Bailey92449th in NXN-NY Open
Abigail Dilbone10--11th in Blackbird-1
Jourdyn Nicholson124210th in Blackbird-1
Keeley Herrick94167th in Suburban Council
This Year's Outlook
Mohonasen is a young team that seems to be very much on the rise. The Warriors need to develop and fill out a bit to challenge Burnt Hills, but with States finalist Sinisgalli back to lead the team as a sophomore, things could get very interesting here.

Pittsford SutherlandKnights

Section: 5Class: BColors: Blue and gold
Pittsford Sutherland's Maddie Hobika beats East Aurora's Molly McLaughlin to the finish line for 6th place in the McQuaid AA race, and she and teammate Rebekah Preisser went on to medal at States..
XC History
States Teams: 

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):  Sally Smith (1983, B-10th), Linda Gryski (1987, A-7th), Liz Cufari (2010, B-10th) (2002, B-5th) (2003, B-10th)

Last Year's Summary: 3rd in Sectionals B

NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Maddie Hobika1217th in Monroe County15120
Rebekah Preisser1129th in Monroe County14117
Julie Poisson12--1st in Monroe County-JV
Maggie Moulton114068th in Monroe County
Anna Bausch10
18th in Monroe County-JV

This Year's Outlook
Maddie Hobika and Rebekah Preisser finished 1-2 at Sectionals and medaled at States and reigning S5-B champ Canandaigua has been moved up to Class A. The problem for Sutherland though is that much of the team graduated last year, and a big rebuilding year is needed behind the top 2 to hold off Mendon at Sectionals.

Pittsford MendonVikings

Section: 5Class: BColors: Maroon and gold

Pittsford Mendon's Elysee Barkstrom at left represented the Vikings at States in her senior year in 2016.
XC History
States Teams: 2005 (A-4th), 2006 (A-4th), 2007 (A-2nd), 2008 (A-3rd), 2009 (A-2nd), 2013 (B-7th), 2014 (B-6th)

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), Mary Barger (2014, B-10th)

Last Year's Summary:  2nd in Sectionals B

NameGradeSect. Place
Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Julia Tomanovich
30th in McQuaid-AA

Chloe Erdle
38th in Monroe County

Maggie Casey
54th in McQuaid-AA

Anna Schriefer
111844th in Monroe County

Sarah Winfree
45th in Monroe County

Livia Betti

49th in Monroe County

Madelyn Rose McLaughlin

11th in Manhattan-JV-B

Ellie Anstrom

79th in McQuaid-AA

This Year's Outlook
The departure of reigning S5-B champ Canadaigua to Class A opens up the Sectionals battle, and despite having no returning runner rated at 100 TR or higher, Pittsford Mendon may have the depth to be best positioned to capture the title it last won in 2014. Only States finalist Elysee Barkstrom is gone from last year's top 6, and with S5-B top-12 runners Julia Tomanovich and Chloe Erdle on the lead and 2015 standout Ellie Anstrom seemingly recovered from injuries, the Vikings may be the favorite for the Sectional title.

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