The boys teams have been separated into three different races. The top teams are almost all among the nine squads slated for the Varsity A race. St. Francis Prep is in the Varsity B race and will be the big favorite among the nine teams there. The ten remaining teams will run in the Varsity C race.
Teams in Varsity A
|Hogan, Sullivan, Moran, Denehy, Mayo, Zwick, Febles|
|Flett, Hawkes, Hassler, Goell, Johnson, Toledo, Sweeney|
|Naudus, Cahill, McDermott, Orfano, Higgins, Sorice, Sweeney|
|Doherty, Connolly, Olson, Mullan, Wilson, Brancaccio, Ward|
|Ryan, Zarrella, Sarcona, Califiore, Mitsopoulos, Trapanese, Doda|
|Ellwood, Schimtisch, Cassidy, Vizzini, Doyle, Dowling, Mecane|
|Bien-Aime, Paolo, Patel, Sweeney, Stravalle, Ke, Valerio|
St. Joseph by the Sea
|Doskocil, Wilson, Pecoraro, Panzella, Peluso|
|Morris, Sokoll, Patrissy|
Top Team in Varsity B
|Leon, Meghan, Donaldson, Koenig, Vene, Deck, Ramsey|
Summary: Last year Fordham Prep won the NY-BQ CHSAA City and Boro titles and Xavier won the CHSAA intersectional title two weeks later by a comfortable margin over Monsignor Farrell. This year Xavier won the combined City title by a point and Fordham Prep took the Boro title by a point. So we know their teams are closely matched, and so are Chaminade and St. Anthony's of the Long Island NSCHSAA as the Flyers beat the Friars by 27-33 two weeks ago.
So first the virtual results that are based on best season's speed ratings for runners, which show the following for the top four teams.
Fordham Prep 52, Xavier 54, Chaminade 79, St. Anthony's 79 (Based on St. Peter's not scoring a team result for five runners)
Yes, things are expected to be very tight here. The key position is likely to be FP's fifth spot, as the speed ratings indicate that is where a big bunch of runners will finish, right around the 154 mark. The Rams' third and third and fourth spots are also close to Xavier's duo at the same position, so a lot of ground could be made up down the final stretch for the team scores as runners battle to the line. The other key point is that the Rams only go five deep whereas the bigger pack of X-men can much more easily survive if anyone has an off day. Both Chaminade and St. A's have good packs, but they will need to move up a ways at VCP to challenge for the win.
Fordham Prep will be seeking its first title since 1959 and third overall. Xavier has won the crown four times, while St. A's has bagged 19 titles and Chaminade has the third most wins at 15 behind Bishop Loughlin's 17.
|Myles Hogan||11||CHS||Fordham Prep||184|
|Eamonn Sullivan||12||CHS||Fordham Prep||174|
|Mike Ryan||12||CHS||Monsignor Farrell||170|
|Justin Morris||12||CHS||St. Peter's||167|
|Johnny Sokoll||12||CHS||St. Peter's||167|
|Robert Doherty||12||CHS||St. Anthony's||166|
|Gabriel Murad (Varsity B)||11||CHS||Iona Prep||166|
|Luke Connolly||12||CHS||St. Anthony's||165|
Myles Hogan finished 6th last year as a sophomore and is the only one back from the top eight finishers there. He won the NY-BQ CHSAA meet by almost 19 seconds. Flett was 9th and Hawkes 11th last year and hope for similar big performances in their role as the next top two runners back from 2019. Ellwood, Sullivan, and Ryan will be looking to move up in a big way from last year.