All rockets are in burn mode as the NY guys launch into some very big weeks ahead.
The first week of rankings features a lot of standard favorites along with some emerging teams at that time of the season when the unknowns are running wild.
Runners from teams spanning four decades came back to celebrate the legendary feats of Art and Linda Kranick's Saratoga Blue Streaks teams in the place where track and field began.
What 22 year streak was broken at States last year? Find out the latest bits of tantalizing trivia for New York XC before you hit the trails this fall.
Maple Grove's Red Dragons are looking for a repeat at States, but there are a group of teams that think they can fly higher.
After a year in which Class C's giant killers won at Federations, is there a team this year that can make a run at the Senecas of Watkins Glen?
The reigning Class B champs will be burning up the trails toward NXN and last year's top runner from States is rated the best guy anywhere in New York, so this is a group to keep your eye on.
Big changes are expected in Class A this year, and some big winning streaks may be in a little trouble.
It's flush times again in the CHSAA, and a big pack of teams are looking to be the leader on the parade grounds in 2017.
The PSAL teams are lining up to dethrone two-time reigning champ Stuyvesant, but will the winner be the Hornets, Seagulls, Falcons, Wolverines, or Engineers?
Trinity and Collegiate are set for another nailbiter in the AIS, but there are a few other teams that think they should be on top.
Last year's States battle between Greenwich and Maple Grove could be set for round two between the intact squads of the Witches and Red Dragons, but some other teams want to join the action.
The Class C race appears set for another close encounter at States as the new Panther rulers try to stay in the lead.
After big graduation losses throughout Class B, a familiar favorite is likely feeling devilishly good.
There is a familiar large Hornet on top of the roost in Class A, but the overall competition in the sections will be the closest in years.
Notre Dame aims for its 4th straight CHSAA title, but the Firebirds of Kellenberg are trying to soar to the top.
Judgment Day will be coming to the PSAL again this year as Benjamin Cardozo goes for a repeat title and Brooklyn Tech tries to engineer an upset.
The AIS may have another season of surprises prepped to spring on us as a strong group of runners return for another big year.
Following a year of big finishes, some new faces and teams are pushing to the fore in 2017.
Teams from around the nation gather twice a year at the Armory Track in upper Manhattan and a stadium in Greensboro, NC, and one state unites the girls and guys together and rules supreme.
The athletes from 14 different sectional and federation associations marched to Ocean Breeze in March and Union-Endicott this June to battle for supremacy, and as they say, "Sectional Wars are hell!"
Here are the uploads from the Morris County Coaches Invitational on Monday February 6th.
Here are track side videos from the NJCTC Indoor Championships on February 5th. Videos and commentary by Perry King.
During the 13 years of Nike Cross Nationals, many strong teams have gone to Portland to prove they were the best. The NXN Girls Virtual Meet pits 22 teams from 2004 to 2016 in a showdown to see who was the best of the best.
The year was wild and full of surprise teams and surprising results, but at the end of it all a familiar name was again number one after an unusual run to the top.
The NY running alumni are still burning brightly in college as they aim for Nationals at five levels of competition from NCAA D1 to NJCAA, and there's no way they can hide from us even on the West Coast.
Five of the teams that won States titles a "few" years back in 2004 at Chenago Valley are stepping to the line to hold off those newbie challengers. Do they still have the stuff of champions a dozen years later?
The PSAL schools all hope to pose a public nuisance to their rivals' bids for the championship crown, and they will be putting on a show at Van Cortlandt on Saturday morning.
Following a wildly competitive round of Sectional battles, the teams line up for a roll call of who has the overall best resume at this point.