Following Week of Saturday, September 24
The action for the second week of rankings provided a little more clarity as Cornwall did well out at Ocean State in RI to establish itself a little more firmly at the top of Class B over South Side, and East Aurora won at home open up a ratings gap over Bronxville in Class C. The small Voorheesville squad ran well among the big regional powers at Bowdoin to enlarge the distance at the top of Class D.
In the biggest class, Section 3 Class A powers Cicero-North Syracuse and Fayetteville-Manlius squared off at Baldwinsville with the Northstars winning out over the Hornets. Both teams edged closer to Saratoga, as the Blue Streaks have had relatively quiet time in the second half of September following the Queensbury invite and the upcoming Saratoga invite on 10/8. The McQuaid AAA race is usually a heavy hitter for Class A rankings, and we will soon see what the lineup offers.
Teams are listed with the average speed ratings numbers supplied by Tully Runners, and the number in parentheses shows difference between the 1-5 runners, each point equaling 3 seconds on a 5K course, and smaller compression numbers are generally better.
The biggest action this week will be out west at the Genesee Valley Park in Rochester for the McQuaid Invitational. Other meets include Tom Knipfing on Friday and Brewster Bear, Saint Anthony's, Grout, PSAL Marty Lewis, and Whitesboro in NY. Out of state action includes the Great American Festival in Cary NC, and an occasional NY team also heads to the huge New Jersey Shore Coaches meet.