2016 NY Boys XC Preview: Class C

Top 2016 Returning Runners by Last Year's TR Rating
Name Team GradeSection States Place Season TR
Luke CarmosinoIrvington11112173
Ryan GallagherBriarcliff12119173
Dominic MorgantiCBA Syracuse12330173
Adam VanValkenburghCanastota12317172
Patrick HazlittWatkins Glen12411171
Shawn RutledgeWatkins Glen12423165
JC YahiaPleasantville12126165
Josh BlazeyNewark Valley12425164
Kent KurtzMount Academy12931163
Daryl BloughMount Academy12950162
Gabe PlantyWatkins Glen9428162
Matthew KruszkaGowanda12634162
Samuel AuernhamerNewfane11636162
Breandan BairdMount Academy12953160
Matt RizzoBronxville10151159
Alex RizzoBronxville101--158
Christopher CeleckiHolland Patent12349158
Spencer SwobodaSchuylerville12279156
Declan McDermottPleasantville11156156
Calvin SheelyDobbs Ferry121--156
Stone LutzAdirondack113--155
Bernard KingMount Academy12941155

East Aurora's Kenny Vasbinder made it look easy last year as he won the Class C race for the second year in a row for the championship Blue Devils. He continued on to finish 21st at NXN Nationals four weeks later.

Section by Section Class A Overview
SectionTop Teams Notes
1Pleasantville, Bronxville, Putnam Valley, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry Valhalla, Croton Harmon, PawlingPleasantville goes for its fourth straight S1-C title fifty years after it won its sole state championship, but an emerging Bronxville is right there with the Panthers. and a half dozen other teams could be challenging with the addition of one strong runner..
2Taconic Hills, Schuylerville, Albany Academy, GreenvilleReigning S2-C champ Glens Falls was moved to Class B, so now last year's 5th place finisher Taconic Hills has the highest rating with all of its varsity back. All four top contenders are running very close together, and this one could go in any direction.
3Marcellus, Jordan-Elbridge,  Clinton, Holland Patent, Hannibal, Adirondack, CBAReigning S3-C champ Marcellus enters the season with a good sized lead over the rest of the pack, but this sectional is likely to get close once more.
4Watkins Glen, Oneonta, Newark Valley, WindsorStates runner-up Watkins Glen is the favorite for the title this year and should handle the action in the S4-C pretty comfortably .
5Addison, Bath-Haverling, Wayland-Cohocton, Marcus WhitmanA great battle looms here as 2015 S5-D champ Addison moves up to face S5-C champ Bath-Haverling, and both teams have largely intact lineups back.
6Gowanda, Newfane, AldenWith state champion East Aurora moved to Class B, Gowanda appears to be the likely succesor in a much weakened S6-C.
7Saranac Lake, Saranac, PlattsburghSaranac Lake has everyone back and seems likely to unseat Saranac in S7-C.
8Oyster Bay, WheatleyOyster Bay loses its top 2 but has little competition in S8-C.
9Mount Academy, James O'Neill, OnteoraBoth Mount and O'Neill lost the top two runners, but Mount has a lot more in reserve and is one of the favorites for the States title.
10Salmon River, Canton, GouverneurSalmon River has all of its crew back and should win S10-C again.
11Center Moriches, Port JeffersonThe departure of Southampton to Class B leaves Center Moriches as the overwhelming favorite with everyone back.

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