Van Cortlandt Park has once again brought some of the best competition short of a national championship.
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Is this the best year ever for Track and Field in NY?
The DMR was king on Friday with eight teams entering the US top ten. The Tatnall (DE) girls posted a US#2 time of 11:44.02 to lead a very talented field of challengers, and the Marshfield boys are now US#1 with their winning time of 10:17.40.
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Breakdown of Girls' Varsity Races
US Girls No. 1 Fayetteville Manlius shows their dominance while a powerful Arlington squad overtakes US Boys No. 4 Shaker in light of recent injuries.
Athlete of the Week: Shaker's Christian Delago is ready to prove that he has not lost his kick
When Jordan Yamoah finished the pole vault, a small crowd gathered around to ask for autographs and photos. But when he met with Steve Arnett, his Arlington coach, Arnett made sure Yamoah still had something to shoot for.
WAPPINGERS FALLS – Before the race, Fayetteville-Manlius coach Bill Aris reminded his team that the race would be the last chance they had this season to prove who they really were.
WAPPINGERS FALLS -- Packer Collegiate's Eddie Owens clocked 15:43.9, the fourth-fastest time ever at Bowdoin, faster than Sayville’s Brian Dalpiaz, who ran at Georgetown, and Tully’s Lopez Lomong, qualified for the 2008 Olympics in the 1500.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – If this is a dream season for Shaker, they must still be sleeping.
The Eastern States Championship race at the Manhattan Invitational is meant to bring together some of the best teams in the country on a course considered a benchmark for evaluating distance runners. With that said, New York proved again to be one of the most competitive states in the US in cross country.
NEW YORK – Shaker’s Mike Libruk remarked after the race how the similarities between his teammates are uncanny. They are around the same height and build. He said they have similar personalities.
PAWLING – Shaker junior Mike Libruk said his team knew what was coming. He joined a few teammates over the summer in visiting the course at Lakeside Park in Pawling. He knew the nearly 500-meter uphill that meets runners after the first mile was the kind that could feel like a punch in the mouth.
It took a plane trip out to Illinois for Warwick Valley to see where they are as a team. What they discovered is that in a season were they are expecting a state championship, there is still work to be done.
Failing to qualify for the state meet is tough enough to swallow. Missing the state meet knowing you’re one of the best team’s in the state is even worse.
No matter what rankings are released or predictions are made, Warwick Valley coach Mike Potter is going to drill an underdog’s mentality into his team.
WHITE PLAINS -- The last time Saratoga Springs attended the Glenn D. Loucks Games was when the team fielded a superstar distance runner named Nicole Blood, who outdueled Notre Dame’s Molly Huddle in a historic race at 1,600 meters.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Shenendehowa coach Mark Thompson made certain to use the words “soundly beaten” when he talked about where his team stood with three-quarters of a mile left in the Class AA race the Section 2 championships. But whether it was catching a glimpse of the finish line or the sight of sectional championship and berth to the state meet fading away, Shen summoned something in that final stretch.
New York State has it's own NXN Region, so the top two teams at the NXN Regional both qualify for the NXN Championships in Portland, Oregon. Here's a look at some of the top teams from last year and where they stack up right now in paper.
BEAR MOUNTAIN – Pearl River senior Mike Hickey glanced over his shoulder steps after the first mile of the race. He gauged his pace against his chasers then realized he’d be riding solo for the rest of this one.
New York XC tends to start a little slower than the rest of the country. I look around at most other states and they have all of these huge early season meets, while in NY, most teams haven't even opened up yet while others are going to some smaller meets scattered around the state.