For fourth time in history, the New York State Meet is heading back to Sunken Meadow State Park. Run 1992, 2002, and most recently in 2008, the State Meet will hit Long Island once again in 2018. To get your mind on all the action, we found the course video from way back in 2008, the last time the park held the Championship. Note: Hurricane Sandy altered the course for a brief while, but we've been told the course is back to normal. Check out the video below.
The course is one of the slowest "Majors" in New York State. Only one girl has ever broken 18mins on the course, and that was Aisling Cuffe (Cornwall) at Foot Locker Northeast in 2009, with her 17:45.9. For the boys, Ed Cheserek (St. Benedict's Prep, NJ) holds the record at 15:20.5, but it will take a sub-16min run to break onto the Top 50 All-Time list. Since 2014, no boy has broken 16mins on the course, with Mikey Brannigan (Northport) running his 15:44.98. On the Girls side, only two girls have broken 19mins on the course since 2012. We'll see how the All-Time lists change up this coming November.