Team Battles Abound - Girls Manhattan Letter Race Previews

Race A

Time: 12:51 pm

Teams at the Top:  Padua 95.6, La Salle-RI 90.2, Liverpool 86.0, Syosset 78.2, Wheatley 77.6, Champlain Valley 76.2, Monroe-Woodbury 75.4, Guilderland 74.6

Runners with Hops: Alice Kredell (Champlain Valley) - 120, Sophia Holgado (Padua) - 118, Mary Katherine Dorsey (Padua) - 117, Julia Schriefer (Wheatley) - 116, Lola Dinneen (Notre Dame Academy) - 115, Katie Payne (Tatnall) - 107, Julia Shanes (Rumson-Fair Haven) - 103, Julia Harris (Conestoga) - 102, Elizabeth Gares (Conestoga) - 102, Eva Woodworth (Liverpool) - 99, Mia Sisilli (Monroe-Woodbury) - 98

Overview: In 2019 Karrie Baloga of Cornwall posted the fastest time out of Race A, but this time the race seems to be more about the teams. CV's Alice Kredell was 10th in the Queensbury-1 race two weeks ago, but half of the girls ahead of her were from Saratoga. Meanwhile Padua's Sophia Holgado was also 10th in the big Carlisle-Challenge race in a very tough field, and she also could be a favorite. Wheatley's Julia Schriefer won at Six Flags and could be the small-school dark horse favorite. The top three teams have all posted strong numbers in very tough competition lately as Padua was 8th in the Carlisle-Challenge race, La Salle was 15th in the Great American Race of Champions, and Liverpool was 5th in the McQuaid-Premier race. One of the three should get the win here in the Letter race with the deepest field