2016 NY Boys XC Preview: Class C


Section: 6Class: CColors: Maroon and gray

Addison freshman Evan McIlwaine at right led the Knights to a 6th place finish in the States D race in 2015.
XC History
States Teams: 1998 (C-6th), 2000 (C-3rd), 2001 (C-3rd), 2002 (C-2nd), 2015 (D-6th)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers): Bryan Morseman (2001, C-7th) (2002, C-5th), Brendan Morseman (2005, D-7th)

Last Year's Summary: 6th in States D, 1st in Sectionals D


NameGradeSect. Place  (D)Top Notes States Results (D)Season TR
Evan McIlwaine1066th in Alden-Sm41150
Joseph Thompson12104th in Steuben County66144
Stephen Thompson12195th in Steuben County63143
Ryan English112013th in Alden-Sm52143
Nathan Hough114739th in Alden-Sm77122
Will Beckhorn114811th in Steuben County90122
This Year's Outlook
Addison moves up to Class C after winning its first sectional title in 13 years last season, and with most of the squad back from last year, the Knights will be starting this year as a co-favorite to win the S5-C title with reigning champ Bath Haverling. Sophomore Evan McIlwaine returns as the likely frontrunner, but the Knights will have a solid pack up top.


Section: 5Class: CColors: Royal blue and white

Bath-Haverling's Tyler Smith and Aaron Stewart were among the guys running at States for the 10th place Rams.
XC History
States Teams: 1968 (B-8th), 1969 (B-5th), 1970 (B-6th), 2015 (C-10th)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers): Mike Hayes (1984, C-4th)

Last Year's Summary: 10th in States C, 1st in Sectionals C


NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Jordan Cash-Rawleigh1295th in Genesee-Livingston67146
Tyler Smith1287th in Genesee-Livingston93144
Aaron Stewart12611th in Genesee-Livingston88144
Corey Sprague121190th in McQuaid-A85137
Lucas Eggleston112677th in Alden-Sm106126
This Year's Outlook
Last season Bath Haverling won its first sectional title in 45 years, and now it will try to make it consecutive titles in the face of a challenge form the newly elevated S5-D champ Addison. The top 5 are back including Jordan Cash-Rawleigh, Tyler Smith, and Aaron Stewart as a bit of a senior lead pack, and the Rams will need to keep the development going to win again in S5-C.


Section: 4Class: CColors: Blue and gold

Oneonta's Jon Miller at center finished 86th at States last year.
XC History
States Teams: 1976 (B-6th), 1991 (B-12th)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):  Barney White (1958, B-1st), Kurt Warncke (1976, B-7th)

Last Year's Summary: 4th in Sectionals C


NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Jon Miller12735th in STAC86148
Paul Zimmer101831st in Marathon-Sd
Jacob DePauw12--4th in Maine-Endwell
Liam Flynn101939th Burnt Hills-2
Max Orgeron1144107th in STAC
This Year's Outlook
A very young Oneonta team finished back in 4th in S4-C last year, but everyone is back from last year. Jon Miller was a States finalist last year, and though the Yellowjackets will have a tough time competing with Watkins Glen in the S4-C, the team could be setting itself up for a strong challenge in 2017.

Taconic HillsTitans

Section: 2Class: CColors: Orange, black and white

Taconic Hill's Trey Hotaling was the top Titan at Section 2 state qualifers last year.
XC History
States Teams:

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):

Last Year's Summary: 2nd in Sectionals C (1st in CC)


NameGradeSect. Place (CC)Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Ben Fasciano122614th in Crusader Pre-States-5
Trey Hotaling12173rd in Grout-C
Nate Madison1224134th in Manhattan-B
Jacob Gellert124235in Greenwich
Skyler Walker12
90th in Manhattan-B
This Year's Outlook
For the second year in a row, the Titans have just about everyone back from last year on a team now of all seniors. Ben Fasciano and Trey Hotaling return to lead a team that is looking for its first ever sectional title, and with the move of 2015 S2-C champ Glens Falls to Class B, the Titans' chances have improved greatly.


Section: 3Class: CColors: Navy and white

Jordan-Elbridge's Hunter Brunelle was followed by Clinton's Andrew Ford at Section 3 state qualifiers last year.
XC History
States Teams: 1986 (C-7th), 1987 (C-2nd), 1997 (B-5th), 1998 (B-1st)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):  Jeremy Cornus (1998, B-5th), Cody Stanton (2008, C-5th), Mike Marrero (2009, C-10th)

Last Year's Summary: 6th in Sectionals C


NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Hunter Brunelle11105th in OHSL Liberty
Jared Alpha113414th in Marathon-Unsd
Ethan Kinney112921st in OHSL Liberty
Hugh Schader114437th in Tully-Sm
Daniel Jorolemon115874th in Tully-Sm

Matt Sheldon106248th in OHSL Liberty
This Year's Outlook

The young Eagles finished back in 6th in the always-tough S3-C last year, but with everyone back and just about all of them juniors on a squad headed by Hunter Brunelle, Jordan-Elbridge could begin to mount  a challenge to Marcellus.

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