Runners with Hops: Stephen Looke (U-32) - 177, Neil Gibson (Lowell) - 174, Colin Fitzpatrick (Lowell) - 172, Matt Politis (Pearl River) - 172, Josh Endy (Boyertown) - 169, Jadiel Pinales (Lowell) - 169, Nathan Reeves (Liverpool) - 168, Pedro Bravo (Iona Prep) - 168, Ermiyas Harper (Midwood) - 168, Christian McComb (Boyertown) - 166, Tyler Dorsainvil (Iona Prep) - 166, Bryan Delle Donne (Newark) - 165, Jesse Schmeizer (Ocean City) - 165, Dominic Derafelo (Boyertown) - 164, Trevor Patterson (U-32) - 163, Carlos Rivera (Lowell) - 163, Korey Greene (Ocean City) - 162, Nathan Poirier (CNS) - 162, Geordie Young (Trinity) - 162, Jack Reynolds (Pearl River) - 161
Overview: The strongest team battle in the Letter Races is sure to come out of here. Lowell is the favorite here, after doing well in local competition. Boyertown and Iona Prep may be more battle-tested though, as they've traveled to larger meets like Paul Short and the Disney Classic, respectively. Add in Pearl River, and you have a tight race through their 5th men. Individually, Vermont may notch a win here, as Stephen Looke comes seeded best. But Matt Politis is an athlete on the rise, and may challenge for that lead, a top returned from last year.