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Preview of Eastern States' Individuals


Some Seriously Speedy Guys

Gone is two-time champ Noah Affolder from the Eastern States lineup, but Dalton Hengst might be his worthy successor after two straight wins at Paul Short and Great American. Mason Gatewood won by a huge 36 seconds at St. Anthony's on Saturday against some of the same stiff competition he'll see at VCP, so he is also in flight mode. Silas Derfel picked up a big win in the McQuaid AAA race two weeks ago, and Rusty Kujdych was 2nd only to Hengst at Paul Short.

Last year's top returners are Nathan Lawler who was 3rd and CBA frontrunner Brian Hill at 11th. Charles Hicks would probably have joined them if Bolles had managed to make it up from Florida, and Geoff Howles running now for Fayetteville-Manlius leads a team with Eastern States championship experience. No clear pick for winner this year with six runners grouped between the 187 and 192 marks, so that drive down the final 700 meters on the parade grounds should get very loud.


Name

Team

Speed Rating (TR)

Dalton Hengst

McDonogh School192

Mason Gatewood

Saint Anthony's190

Silas Derfel

Ithaca189

Charles Hicks

Bolles188

Rusty Kujdych

Neshaminy188

Brian Hill

CBA187

Geoff Howles

Fayetteville-Manlius186

Cameron Ponder

Mount Tabor185

Nathan Lawler

Pittsford Mendon185

Peyton Barish

Green Hope185

Michael Moerk

Mount Tabor183

Josh Hoey

Bishop Shanahan183

William Hare

Princeton182

Ben Otis

Fayetteville-Manlius182

Evan Addison

La Salle College Prep181

Ray Sellaro

North Hunterdon181

Matt Fusco

Somers181

Damien Dilcher

Brick Twp.181

Carlos Shultz

Phoenixville181

Greg Fusco

Somers180

Donovan Tucker

NIskayuna179

Brendan Balthis

Tatnall178

Martin Riddell

Haddonfield178

Jack Huber

Bethlehem178

Luke Reid

CBA178

Declan Horner

Southern Garrett178

Michael Keehan

Salesianum177

Sam Lawler

Pittsford Mendon176

Cameron Davis

Bethlehem176

Daniel Gahagan

Corning175



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