Teams: Beavercreek (118.4), Shenendehowa (112.0), Corning (103.6), Liverpool (103.0), Shaker (104.6), Niskayuna (92.2)
Individuals: Savannah Roark (Beavercreek) - 141, Jenna Schulz (Liverpool) - 140+, Jodie Pierce (Beavercreek) - 140, Juliann Williams (Beavercreek) - 132, Tori Mariano (Shaker) - 131, Sydney Nowicki (Lockport) - 125, Faithe Ketchum (Corning) - 125, Leonni Griffin (Shaker) - 124, Jada Dennis (Shenendehowa) - 122, Samantha Woodworth (Horseheads) - 121, Hannah Belleville (Shenendehowa) - 119, Claire Mason (Corning) - 118, Kaleigh Higgins (Shaker) - 116, Liyat Kebbede (Niskayuna) - 114, Sydney Carlson (Liverpool) - 110, Amanda Curtis (Shenendehowa) - 106, Noni Pattington (Ithaca) - 104
Breakdown: A really interesting race is shaping up here in the largest classification of the day. Beavercreek is currently US #3 based on Speed Ratings, however, they will be without lead runner, and 150 girl, Taylor Ewert. Whether it be a college visit or illness, the absence blows open the Individual and Team race. Ewert's teammate, Roark, brings in the best Speed Rating of the year, but Jenna Schulz is the defending Race Champion. Schulz looks very capable of returning to that 145-147 range for Speed Ratings, which would push the competition for the Beavercreek duo.
On the team side, Beavercreek has the obvious Speed Rating average advantage, but the numbers are skewed from their strong Top 3 (normally 4 with Ewert). The key will be the displacement, as the Ohio squad should put three in the Top 5. The question will be how many runners can Shenendehowa put in between Beavercreek's 3 through 4 & 5. It's a good test for 'Creek, who surely have post-season aspirations, as well for Shen, who will always have the test of Saratoga at Sectionals. Behind the top two, the next three teams are evenly matched, and could provide some clarity to the State Rankings in how things play out.