Time Barriers Made For Breaking: Manhattan Easterns Preview

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.

Teams at the Top:  CBA, NJ (178.4), Saint Anthony's (169.4), LaSalle College, PA (169.4), Corning (168), Bolles, FL (167.8), Mount Tabor, NC (164.2), North Penn, PA (164.2)
Breakdown: Two Catholic schools are at the top of the ranks, but one stands apart. CBA Lincroft is the strongest they've been since they took home the NXN title way back in the day. Adding a 7th Eastern's Title is another pitstop on the way, as they are ranked are ranked 9th in the Country. Saint Anthony's is the top challenger to the crown, and will have plenty of competition for that second slot. Corning is the in-state challenge, but other out-of-state schools will play factor. Not to mention Monroe-Woodbury ready to establish themselves in the merge. The New York State ranks are ready to be settled.