Three years ago under almost perfect conditions, the field at Loucks put on a show for the ages, and one race especially among the distance events was a classic.
Videos from the action at Drew University of Friday can be seen here.
The XC team competitions are complete after a spectacular year in New York, and at last we try to wade through the muddy waters swirling around the final rankings.
The college runners from New York competed at five different Nationals meets in November with varying results.
Going into States and the CHSAA and PSAL championships, we take a look on the guys' side at which teams have proved themselves to be among the Top 25 in New York.
Going into States and the CHSAA and PSAL championships, we take a look at which teams have proved themselves to be among the Top 25 in New York.
Brooklyn Tech is trying to engineer a sweep of of the boys and girls team and individual titles, but Susan Wagner and the rest of the PSAL have very public objections to that plan.
Two great races in the CHSAA championship on Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park will be highlighted on the boys' side by a classic showdown between Xavier and St. Anthony's.
Marathon Sunday brings two big running events to New York City, as the AIS league hosts big showdowns for the boys and girls in the morning at Van Cortlandt Park.
The State Qualifiers on Thursday and Friday provide great action from six sections.
Section 10 leads off the Sectional Qualifier action as always, and we think we may have six really solid projections before we dive into the other ten big meets.
From a Salt City expedition through a Suburban Council trek, the New York XC action was blazing hot in Week 6.
Summer lingered into later October last weekend leading to some hot temperatures and sizzling action.
A huge weekend at Manhattan and Burnt Hills led to major changes in the rankings, and a new leader edges to the top based on its performance at Van Cortlandt Park.
The young men went west to McQuaid for some really big action that left the rankings all shook up.
The McQuaid meet dominated the action last weekend and the speed ratings blasted off into the stratosphere as many new teams joined the rankings.
Big moves were in the making last weekend and the rankings got a shaking as a lot of top teams got set for a showdown in Rochester.
Hot weather came together with some hot races as teams got themselves set up for the big spectaculars ahead.
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.