2017 NY Boys XC Preview: Class C



WilsonLakemen

Section: 6Class: CColors: Orange and black

Wilson's William Schwarzmueller at left is about to make a turn early in the States C race last year on the way to a 48th place.
XC History
States Teams: 1975 (C-3rd), 2004 (C-4th), 2006 (C-4th), 2007 (C-4th)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers): Mark Taylor (1974, C-8th) (1975, C-5th) (1976, C-4th) (1977, C-2nd), Tom Reubens (2005, C-8th) (2006, C-1st)


Last Year's Summary: 6th in Sectionals C

Roster




NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
William Schwarzmueller1143rd in Niagara-Orleans48155
Cal Seeley113055th McQuaid-A-2
139
Quinton Rees103222nd in Niagara-Orleans
138
Michael Seeley11--14th in Niagara-Orleans
135
Nathaniel Johnson123359th in McQuaid-A-2
135
This Year's Outlook
The Lakemen finished well back at 6th in the S6-C, but they have a relatively intact group coming back along with States finalist William Schwarzmueller, and that may be enough for Wilson to win at sectionals.






Saranac LakeRed Storm

Section: 7Class: CColors: Scarlet and white

Tyler Martin and Lauchlan Cheyney-Seymour at right were the second and fourth guys for Saranac Lake behind top guy Anderson Gray as the Red Storm placed 8th in the States C race.
XC History
States Teams: 1981 (C-3rd), 1986 (C-14th), 1987 (C-12th), 1988 (C-11th), 1994 (C-4th), 1995 (C-1st), 1999 (C-6th), 2000 (C-6th), 2001 (C-7th), 2003 (C-10th), 2005 (B-9th), 2006 (C-8th), 2007 (C-11th), 2008 (C-11th), 2010 (C-10h), 2016 (C-8th)

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers): Andy Hastings (1980, C-4th), Zach Handler (1995, C-3rd), Matt Dougherty (1995, C-9th), Adam VanNortwick (2001, C-5th)


Last Year's Summary: 8th in States C, 1st in Sectionals C

Roster




NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Anderson Gray11156th in Burnt Hills-351152
Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour1272nd in Salmon Mud Run104149
Tyler Martin121216th in CVAC75142
Adam Heseltine112112th in Salmon Mud Room95135
Jacob Alberga113429th in CVAC110122
Chris Murguia123830th in CVAC
121
This Year's Outlook
The Red Storm won their first Sectionals title in 6 years in 2016, and with a mainly intact squad they look ready to get another helping at States this year with possible a top 5 place there.






CazenoviaLakers

Section: 3Class: CColors: Blue and gold

James McPherson ran to a 21st place for Cazenovia in the 2016 States C race.
XC History
States Teams: 

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers):


Last Year's Summary: 3rd in Sectionals C

Roster




NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
James McPherson1252nd in OHSL Liberty21163
Jon Maracek1266th in OHSL Liberty
156
Nick Barna124233rd in OHSL Liberty
128
Jacob Wells124644th in OHSL Liberty
125
Ian Marshall125642nd in OHSL Liberty
124
Jack Gabor126154th in OHSL Liberty
118
This Year's Outlook
Apparently much of Cazenovia's senior class joined the XC team, and with Caz frontrunner James McPherson leading the way, the Lakers look well set to compete this year at the top of S3-C.






Jordan-ElbridgeEagles

Section: 3Class: CColors: Navy and white

Jordan-Elbridge's Hunter Brunelle ran to a top 20 place in last year's Section 3 Class C race.
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: 7th in Sectionals C

Roster




NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Hunter Brunelle121961st in Manhattan-G
141
Ethan Kinney122217th in OHSL Liberty
140
Evan Brunelle1012711th in Auburn
138
Hugh Schader12328th in Marathon-Uns
137
Sean Dristle104521st in OHSL Liberty
136
Matt Sheldon14897th in Manhattan-G
128
This Year's Outlook

The Eagles fell back a spot to 7th in the always crowded S3-C race last year, but everyone is back for JE, and the Sectionals are up for grabs this year.








Marcus WhitmanWildcats

Section: 5Class: CColors: Navy and gold

Marcus Whitman's Gabe Stash captured a 14th place medal in the States C race.
XC History
States Teams: 

States Individuals (Top 10 finishers): 


Last Year's Summary: 2nd in Sectionals C

Roster




NameGradeSect. Place Top Notes States ResultsSeason TR
Gabe Stash1221st in McQuaid-A214167
Aidan Royston963rd in Wayne-Finger Lakes
151
Liam Prendergast101412th in Baldwinsville-Sm
142
Alex Lyons112734th in Wayne-Finger Lakes
127
Charles Burgess11573rd in Wayne-Finger Lakes-JV
104
This Year's Outlook

With reigning S5-C champ Addison back down in Class D, last year's thinly staffed Marcus Whitman team moves up as the favorite. Frontrunner States medalist Gabe Stash returns to battle among the top guys in the state, and young guys Aidan Royston and Liam Prendergast should boost their speed ratings, but some more depth would really help here.







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