Teams: Burnt Hills - 170.2, Xavier - 168.0, Pittsford-Mendon - 163.0, East Aurora - 158.2, Pioneer - 156.2, HFL - 155.4
Individuals: Sam Lawler (Pittsford-Mendon) - 187, Ryan Allison (Burnt Hills) - 180, Oliver Branham-Upton (Xavier) - 177, David Metacarpa (Burnt Hills) - 175, Will Marchant (Burnt Hills) - 175, Ben Guerin (Ballston Spa) - 175, Nick Bauman (Irondequoit) - 174, Nick Berg (ESM) - 170, Dylan Throop (McLane, PA) - 170, Mike Silveri (Easport) - 170, Vinny Pagliaccio (West Seneca East) - 169, Owen Hassler (Xavier) - 169, Alex Hillyard (East Aurora) - 168, Jerad Hediger (Pioneer) - 168, Ian McGuire (HFL) - 167, Brody Jones (Pioneer) - 166, Christian Coler (HFL) - 165, Thomas Wlodarczyk (East Aurora) - 165, Eamonn Sullivan (Fordham Prep) - 165, Dante Ubriaco (Burnt Hills) - 165, James Smith (Pittsford-Mendon) - 164
Breakdown: Sam Lawler is the top returner in the meet by at least 20seconds, and finds himself in strong position to take home the merge win. He was 15min-even last year, and showed impressive fitness in winning the Pre-States merge last week. Behind him, Burnt Hills seems to have reloaded quite well after a big graduation of its' NXN-Qualifying team the year before. The team competition here at McQuaid, especially the merge, has big stakes. Every team in the State Top Ten is in the Meet, minus NY #1 FM and #5 Warwick. There is a good chance the merge winner here has a real shot at finishing in the Top Two at NXN-NY late November. In this matchup, NY #2 and NY #3 Burnt Hills and Xavier will take center stage, with the Class B team taking the slight advantage.