New York teams aim to blaze fast trails at Nationals, while a mix of reigning champs and rebel contenders are getting set to shake things up in the state's conference championships.
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After a last race at States in 2017 turned into a B movie horror show out of Night of the Creeps, or Slither, the B runners are back for more fun with a quartet of top contenders who all feel entitled.
"He is the most impressive athlete I have ever coached," Pearl River head coach Gilby Hawkins said.
Given the choice between a snowy home meet vs. the allure of the Arcadia Invitational out in Sunny California, the boys of Pearl River went with the latter option.
State Records went down, All-Time marks were put up, and the Empire State represented well on the podium.
The Yale Track Classic is always one of the best meets abroad for the Empire State.
The State Qualifiers on Thursday and Friday provide great action from six sections.
The Section 1 Coaches Invite served up some strong regional action on the course that will hold Feds and Regionals
This weekend will be the last time out-of-section teams will get to race at Bowdoin Park, home to btoh the Federation Championships and the NXN-NY Regional.
The Girls Course Record & the Girls 5-Man Average both went down, while the CHSAA Boys got their first Individual win ever.
While the Eastern's race may be the most notable in terms of national competition, the letter races provide many great storylines for the local harriers.
Much of the day's action at Van Cortlandt Park will be devoted to the letter races, and there are great matches on hand for all.
The Bowdoin Classic regularly brings out the best talent in the Northeast, and 2017 was no exception.
The ladies of Pearl River made the trip from New York down to Florida and dominated the competition in both the girls JV blue and girls small school races. Check out close to 4,000 photos, as well as race videos, interviews, and a recap of all the day one action from FLR15.
Mike Leary was at the finish line capturing over 1,200 images including this one in the girls small school race as Trinity Prep 7th grader Audrey McAnally and Pearl River's Mary Borkoski go down to the wire. Borkoski an 8th grader from New York won in 19:29.36.m Invitational 15 coverage (via MileSplit)
Day one of the flrunners.com Invitational 15 kicks off with our JV Blue girls race at 3:20. The small school and large school girls race will come next followed by the boys small school and large school races. The day will conclude with the college men and women. Here is a taste of what to expect from the small school and large school races.
New York - It may only be the first weekend for most high schoolers, but the harriers have officially been at it since August 20th. While most teams will have their first meet in the books next week, several teams elected to not wait out the week. Check out below for only some of the highlights from the area.
Breakdown of Girls' Varsity Races
Breakdown of Boys' 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.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Medgar Evers led a handful of New York teams away from the cold weather to take advantage of the warmth in South Carolina at the Taco Bell Classic.
Liam McGuirk remembered when he a high school runner in the late 60’s. He was one of the first groups Kerry Moran coached at Mount St. Michael.
PAWLING – East Aurora didn’t show up to the Section 1 Coaches Invitational to make a statement. They just wanted to preview the state meet course at Lakeside Park and get a feel for the hill they heard so much about. They didn’t have anything to prove.
PAWLING – North Rockland’s Barry Baloga is good for a speech and the best words should always been well-timed. Through coincidence and calamity, North Rockland has yet to be the team it expected to be this season. Baloga knew it was time to tell them so.
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.
PEARL RIVER – The girls’ chatter flew just above the boys’. Pearl River girls cross country coach Dan Doherty sat in the front and gazed out the window while the yellow school bus merged onto the Palisades Parkway. When the bus pulled into the parking lot, Doherty stepped off first. He stood a few feet from the bus on the edge of the park at Bear Mountain where they would win the Rockland County championship. He stopped before he entered the field and dug the toe of his sneakers in the dirt and waited. Doherty never called a meeting but one by one the girls crowded in front of him and waited for direction.
This week's How They Train features Pearl River's Mike Hickey. How They Train is designed to give an in-depth look at how runners just like you train around the state. Since there's no uniform formula we decided to find out yours.
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.
The Arlington boys and girls hang on to top spots. Suffern boys and girls also ranked very high. Week two posted here.
Heat Wave Slows XC Opening WeekendThe temperature was pushing 90 degrees in lower New York and the heat was felt across the state as times were a little slower than hoped for. At The Saranac Lake Invitational, the time wasn't that fast but the outcome was as expected as Ticonderoga senior Lee Berube won his first invitational of the season with a time of 17:47.Left: Victoria Pontecorvo (Tottenville) won the girls varsity race at The Rob Breen Invitational. www.wingedfootfotos.comRead More Highlights