Race Time: 2:35pm
Top Individuals: Devan Kipyego (St. Raphael Academy) - 194, Nicholas Sullivan (CBA, NJ) - 189, Ronan Luff (Trinity School) - 186, Adam Furman (Tri-Valley) - 186, Nathan Lopez (St. John's Prep, MA) - 186, Joseph Perazzo (Susan Wagner) - 185, Solomon Holden-Betts (Baldwinsville) - 185, Joe Barrett (CBA, NJ) - 185, Antonio Camacho-Bucks (Centennial, MD) - 184, Nate Boutin (John Jay Campus) - 182, Drew Brill (LaSalle College, PA) - 181, Connor Domoy (Oakfield-Alabama) - 179, Peter McMahon (West Genesee) - 178, Steven Hergenrother (Ridgefield, CT) - 178, Aidan Ryan (Bolles, FL) - 178, David McKinnon (North Hunterdon, NJ) - 178, Sebastian Martinez (Centennial, MD) - 177, Lucas Reguinho (Elizabeth, NJ) - 177, Troy Silvestri (Bishop Hendricken, RI) - 175, Cole Casadei (LaSalle College, PA) - 175, Lucas Ward (CBA, NJ) - 174, Alex Kemp (CBA, NJ) - 174, Ryan Mcginley (LaSalle College, PA) - 174, Andrew Burrell (Mount Tabor, NC) - 174, Aidan Brancaccio (Saint Anthony's) - 174, Anthony Engle (Twin Valley, PA) - 174, Ben Meister (Twin Valley, PA) - 173, Tevin McLaren (Corning) - 172, Jack Falkowski (CBA, NJ) - Zach Shroba (CBA, NJ) - 172, Christopher Jost (Bolles, FL) - 171, Keegan Tierney (Bishop Hendricken, RI) - 171, Ashton Bange (Corning) - 170, Van Furman (Tri-Valley) - 170, Neal Chittur (Albany) - 170, Ryan Schmitt (CBA, NJ) - 170, Hunter Wilson (Saint Anthony's) - 170, Achilles Shui (North Penn, PA) - 170, Justin Landis (North Penn, PA) - 168, Jeremy Bavaro (North Hunterdon, NJ) - 169, Paul Lovett (St. John's Prep, MA) - 169, Iyasu Yemane (Oakton, VA) - 169, Joshua Beres (Corning) - 168, Sean Dearie (Saint Anthony's) - 168, Jonah Mussomeli (Mount Tabor, NC) - 167, Jack Morelli (Saint Anthony's) - 168, Andrew McGraw (Bolles, FL) - 167, Chris Howard (Auburn) - 167, DJ Cornfield (Corning) - 166, Wesley Luisi (Beech Senior, TN) - 166, Reagan MacPherson (Saint Anthony's) - 167, Conner Inman (Mount Tabor, NC) - 165, Jeremy Kern (Mount Tabor, NC) - 165, Richard Graham (Albany) - 165, Brian Gamble (Brimmer and Mary, MA) - 165
Breakdown: We have ourselves a race. Some of the best from the Northeast will change the back-hills of Van Cortlandt Park, with plenty more than mere bragging rights on the line. It takes roughly a 200 Speed Rating break the coveted 12-min mark on the storied course, but Devan Kipyego has indicated that's the goal. It won't be a solo effort, as the team talent will be right in chase, looking to capture the 5-Man Average, and time anywhere helps. CBA is led by Nicholas Sullivan, who has had a few week to improve since their last outing at Bowdoin. VCP is a fickle beast, as the true distance runners will find it over before the race begins, but the mid-distance sprinters will linger in that last 800m finishing stretch. Kipyego is a 4-flat miler, the fastest PR for that distance to attempt this feat. Only two boys have ever broken 12-minutes, Edward Cheserek having done it twice, and we could see another added to the list.