Edward J.J. Bowes '64 Girls Eastern States Championship - 2:46 pm
Eastern States is about to explode into action again at Van Cortlandt Park, and this year there is a definite flavor of Western States too as the nation's #2 team Claremont flies in from California to battle for the crown. Four-times reigning Eastern States champ Fayetteville-Manlius is switching to the letter races this year, but NY's #1 team Liverpool has its sights set on improving upon last year's 2nd place finish.
The lineup for this year's Eastern States includes the following:
** 2 of the top 22 speed ratings ranked teams in the US, Claremont and Liverpool
** 4 teams that are ranked or rated as the top squad in their state, from CA, NY, RI and VT, plus another four that are rated in the top 5
** Three of the top 25 rated runners in the country
** Three teams from 2017's NXN Nationals plus one at-large runner, and one Foot Locker finalist
As always, the crowds will be popping some eardrums, the tee shirts will be screaming out the most profound thoughts ever thunk by a runner trying to crawl her way to the finish line, and unimaginable joy will be had by all. Can't be beat.