NY Weekend Preview 9/28/08

44th McQuaid Invitational- Rochester, NY
The 44th McQuaid Jesuit Invitational in Rochester, NY will take place this weekend and bring together team from New York, Pennslyvania, Ohio, and Virginia. Additionally, over 30 teams from Canada will make the trip south over the border.
25 races will be run starting at 8:50am and going until after 4:30pm. For the first time Yen Timing will have full, complete, computerized scoring so results will be available Saturday night.
Girls US#2 Fayetteville-Manlius will once again be competing in this race and they are expected to have the full squad on the line for the first time this season. Also toeing the line in this race will be Burnt Hills Balston Lake, who are ranked US#3. That's right - head to head - we get to see two of the best teams in the country square off in Rochester, NY. FULL PREVIEW ARTICLE HERE

Ocean State Invitational - Warwick, RI - ArmoryTrack.com On Site
This new meet in it's 2nd year has attracted teams from all over the northeast. MA, CT, and RI are represented well and 16 NY schools will be making the trip as well a few NJew Jersy teams and even a team from Virginia. There are three races - DI, DII, and a seeded championshops section. The meet is well organized and presented very professionally.

Emily Lipari will be racing. Lipari was 6th at Footlocker Nationals last fall. Greenwich makes it's season debut after some of their athletes missed time in the spring as well.

Albertus Magnus , Bellport , Brewster, Farmingdale, Greenwich, Kellenberg, Monroe-Woodbury, New Rochelle , North Rockland, North Shore, Roslyn, Saunders, Shaker, Somers , Syosset, St. Anthony's

Suffolk County Coaches Invitational - Sunken Meadow State Park - ArmoryTrack.com On Site
70 schools are slated to attend this preview of the NYSPHSAA Championships course. The meet has a strog Long Island feel with some downstate teams and NYC teams mixed in as well. TEAMS ATTENDING

Carlisle Invitational - Carlisle, PA - PenntrackXC.com On SIte
Pine Bush and Cornwall both head to PA for the weekend.

Wave Mania - Warwick Valley, NY
Don Bosco Prep, NJ races in NY for the 2nd straright weekend. They are ranked #1 in the NXN Northeast Region as they returned 6 of their 7 runners from last years squad that was 10th at NTN.
Top girls team in the host school, currently a "bubble team" in ArmoryTrack.com's NYS Top Ten, though they are ranked nationally right now in Marc Bloom's "The Harrier". About 35 schools will be attending this year. TEAMS ATTENDING HERE

McDonald's XC Festival - Richmond, VA - Milestat.com On Site
Tri-Valley, NY makes hte trip south. Tri-Valley girls are currently ranked 12th in NYS Class C.

DeWitt Clinton Invitational - VCP
NYC and NYC area teams usually compete in this meet that runs hte 5K course at Vanny.
EJ Herrmann Invitational - Utica, NY
45 teams attend the 66th Annual running of the meet - Beaver River, Cicero-North Syracuse, Colonie Central, Niskayuna to name a few. TEAMS ENTERED
Galway Invitational - Galway, NY
23 teams scheduled for this meet includes Alabany, CBA, Johnstown, LaSalle, and Scotia Glenville. Teams listed on meet home page.
Gressler Invitational - White Plains, NY
A small, local meet in Westchester County that usually has about 15-20 schools.
Queensbury Adirondack Classic - Queensbury, NY