Team Battles Abound - Girls Manhattan Letter Race Previews

Race D

Time:  2:03 pm

Teams at the Top:  Middletown South 94.2, North Rockland 92.6, Bay Shore 69.2, Shoreham-Wading River 61.4, Chenango Forks 56.2

Runners with HopsPipher Reid (Chenango Forks) - 126, Ava Gumb (St. Joseph Hill) - 118, Savannah Pezzementi (North Rockland) - 113, Jade Pazmino (North Rockland) - 109, Lucy Afanasewicz (Middletown South) - 106, Meghan Gormley (North Rockland) - 103, Katelyn Deitrick (Bishop McDevitt) - 100, Grace Gallagher (Lakeland/Panas) - 98

Overview:  Chenango Forks' Pipher Reid was 2nd in her small schools' race at McQuaid, losing out only to the top runner at the meet. St. Joseph Hill sophomore Ava Gumb had a 2nd at the Xavier invite outside Ocean Breeze, and she could be set for a big leap here. Putting together the numbers for Middletown South is a challenge since they prefer to do class meets organized on senior-junior-sophomore races, but they are ranked 4th in NJ and should do well here when their pack gets together. North Rockland has also been developing a strong unit recently, and a solid performance against Bethlehem at Grout indicates that the Red Raiders may be ready to get a big trophy here.