2017 NY Girls XC Preview: Class D



TullyBlack Knights

Section: 3Class: DColors: Red and black

Tully's Brooke Rauber kicks it in to win the Section 3 C Class D race a week before her States championship and two weeks before her 4th place in the Federation championship.
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), 2013 (D-1st), 2014 (D-1st), 2015 (D-2nd)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers): Heather Roberts (1999, D-9th), Kelly Coyne (2006, C-6th), Ashleigh Crawford (2013, D-3rd) (2014, D-2nd) (2015, D-6th), Ellen Jaworski (2013, D-4th) (2014, D-6th) (2015, D-9th), Brooke Rauber (2015, D-3rd) (2016, D-1st)


Last Year's Summary: 3rd in Sectionals D

Roster
NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Brooke Rauber914th in Federation1138
Alison Carr11134th in OHSL Patriot
88
Lauren Yonko12155th in OHSL Patriot
76
Allison Congelli12307th in OHSL Patriot
56
Rachel Berry11--11th in OHSL Patriot
49
Chelsea Phillips105714th in OHSL Patriot
35
This Year's Outlook
In the same year that Tully's streak of nine Sectional wins was broken, Black Knights' frontrunner Brooke Rauber ran to the team's first individual state championship and has given clear signs that she will be winning many more. As one of the top rated returning runners in the state, Rauber could also be in line for a trip to Nationals after falling one place short of NXN last year. For the Black Knights to get back to States as a team, an influx of new young runners will likely be needed to overcome the intact South Lewis and Beaver River teams ahead of them in S3-D.







Seton Catholic-PlattsburghKnights

Section: 7Class: DColors: Blue and green

Lea and Sofia DeJordy ran to top 15 places in the McQuaid A race for Seton Catholic-Plattsburgh and later led the Knights to 6th place at States.
XC History
States Teams: 1995 (B-7th), 1998 (B-11th), 1999 (D-5th), 2000 (D-6th), 2001 (D-8th), 2002 (D-8th), 2003 (D-8th), 2004 (D-8th), 2005 (D-4th), 2006 (D-6th), 2007 (D-6th), 2008 (D-3rd), 2009 (D-7th), 2010 (D-4th), 2011 (D-5th), 2012 (D-6th), 2013 (D-3rd), 2014 (D-2nd), 2015 (D-5th) (2016, D-6th)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers): Mary Kate Champagne (2005, D-1st) (2006, D-1st) (2007, D-1st), Genna Hartung (2005, D-8th) (2006, D-3rd) (2007, D-2nd) (2008, D-4th), Anna Rabideau (2009, D-10th), Margaret Champagne (2012, D-7th) (2013, D-2nd) (2014, D-3rd) (2015, D-4th), Sofia DeJordy (2014, D-10th)


Last Year's Summary:  6th in States D, 1st in Sectionals D

Roster
NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Sofia DeJordy1133rd in CVAC25103
Savannah DeJordy944th in CVAC5598
Lea DeJordy1022nd in CVAC4797
Gabby Cote (?)93426th in McDaniel-Baxter-4
68
Sophie Macner113888th Burnt Hills-19335
This Year's Outlook
With Sofia, Savannah and Lea DeJordy filling out the top 3 spots for Seton Catholic-Plattsburgh, the team is well set to run with any team in Class D. But as always with the Knights, the question in preseason is whether there will be enough runners to field a scoring team. We're guessing that the 4th and 5th spots will be filled in, but the Knights will need more depth if they hope to return to the top 3 finish that they had at States in some recent years.







AddisonKnights

Section: 5Class: DColors: Maroon and gray

Addison's Veronica Dailey medaled at States last year for the Knights when they were in Class C.
XC History
States Teams: 1993 (C-7th), 1994 (C-7th), 1995 (C-8th), 1996 (C-7th), 2014 (D-5th), 2015 (D-4th)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):


Last Year's Summary: 2nd in Sectionals D

Roster
NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Veronica Dailey1242nd in Southern Tier-Sm16104
Megan Long121213th in McQuaid-A2
83
Isabella Painter10112nd in Steuben County
78
Sadie Morse11174th in Steuben County
67
Katherine Thompson91911th in Steuben County
57
Lacie Long112255th in McQuaid-A2
55
Laurel Perrine123012th in Steuben County
45
This Year's Outlook
Addison drops back down to Class D after a one year stay in C, where it lost a close battle to Waterloo to snap its streak of Sectional wins at two. In S5-D, the Knights will be jousting with reigning champ Harley-Allendale-Columbia. With States medalist Veronica Dailey back to lead a fully intact squad, the Knights may be on track to contend for a Sectionals title.







Harley-Allendale-ColumbiaWolves

Section: 5Class: DColors: Blue and green

Emma Fiorini (no. 572) of Harley-Allendale-Columbia helped lead the Wolves to 4th place at States.
XC History
States Teams: 2000 (D-4th), 2016 D-4th)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):  Sarah Hildebrand (1998, C-4th) (1999, D-1st) (2001, D-8th), Elizabeth McDonald (1999, D-8th)


Last Year's Summary:  4th in States D, 1st in Sectionals D

Roster
NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Emma Fiorini1249th in Spartan Waterfront-A3295
Roxanna Reisch101010th in Wayne-Finger Lakes4880
Liza Cotter10925th in McQuaid-A35375
Eleanor Foster111715th in Wayne-Finger Lakes5768
Sunniva Sheffield123543rd in McQuaid-A36357
Lauren Browning12341st in Wayne-Finger Lakes-JV6751
This Year's Outlook
The Wolves captured their first Sectionals crown in 16 years last season and finished 4th at States. Now with the 2014 and 2015 S5-D champion  Addison back down in Class D with an intact crew, HAC will need to find a way to replace longtime stalwart Hannah Reinhardt. Senior Emma Fiorini made a big leap last year to become part of the frontrunning duo with Reinhardt, and she will lead a pack of Wolves that looks to be running pretty evenly with Addison.







DuanesburgEagles

Section: 2Class: DColors: Purple and gold

Duanesburg's Elaine Atanasova raced to a 2nd place finish in the Grout C race and later earned her third straight States medal with a 16th place in Chenango Valley.

XC History
States Teams:  2004 (D-2nd), 2006 (D-3rd), 2007 (D-2nd), 2014 (D-7th)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):  Vicki Dorety (1986, C-8th)


Last Year's Summary: 2nd in Sectionals D

Roster
NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Elaine Atanasova1142nd in WAC16107
Jen Skeeter11715th in Burnt Hills-14880
Alice Cole11199th in WAC
63
Hannah Lawrence113022nd in Grout-C
56
Astrid Marz113159th in Grout-C
44
Emily Schaeffer114620th in Grout-C
44
This Year's Outlook
With three-time States medalist Elaine Atanasova and 22nd place States finalist Jen Skeeter back to lead a largely intact team of apparently all juniors, Duanesburg should compete well this year. The big stumbling block for the Eagles is the presence of reigning state champion Greenwich in S2-D, which will make a return to the States meet they last visited  in 2014 very difficult.







New York MillsMarauders

Section: 3Class: DColors: Royal blue and orange

New York Mills' Abbey Copperwheat (no. 929) and Sarah Sharpe (between Hali and Hannah Iefield of South Lewis) both qualified for States with strong runs in the Section 3 Class D race.
XC History
States Teams: 1977 (B-6th)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):  


Last Year's Summary: 4th in Sectionals D

Roster
NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Abbey Copperwheat1123rd in CSC14114
Sarah Sharpe1163rd in McDaniel-Baxter-1227106
Grace Reilly121932nd in McQuaid-A
70
Mary Grace Kehrli112815th in Queensbury-2
70
Holly Simon107245th in CSC
10
This Year's Outlook
Most of the Marauders are back this year including States finalists Abbey Copperwheat and Sarah Sharpe. The big problem for New York Mills is that it is not very deep and in a very tough S3-D section.







TrumansburgBlue Raiders

Section: 4Class: DColors: Blue and gold


Trumansburg's Molly MacQueen finished 2nd here in the McQuaid A race and went on to take 9th at States to lead her team to 5th.
XC History
States Teams: 1996 (C-11th), 1998 (C-9th), 1999 (C-8th), 2014 (D-9th), 2015 (D-7th), 2016 (D-5th)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):  Molly MacQueen (2016, D-9th)


Last Year's Summary: 5th in States D, 1st in Sectionals D

Roster
NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Molly MacQueen
10
1
5th in McDaniel-Baxter-2
9
115
Kaitlyn Feeley
10
7
3rd in IAC Champs
4684
Ginny Clifford
10
11
35th in McDaniel-Baxter-2
58
76
Elizabeth Dawson
11
18
9th in IAC North
68
53
Megan Feeley
12
27
37th in IAC Champs
84
37
Melaina Bell
11
35
1st in IAC-JV

32
This Year's Outlook
Trumansburg's top 4 are back from last year's 5th place States team, and that will likely be enough to keep the Blue Raiders ahead of Elmira Notrre Dame and Lansing this season. States medalist sophomore Molly MacQueen will try to lead the team to the next level.




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