Following Week of Saturday, October 1
A number of venues saw heavy action last week as top-ranked Saint Anthony's swept up everything in its host meet, 2nd-ranked Monroe-Woodbury ran well at Paul Short in PA, Arlington was the top team at Brewster, Brooklyn Tech romped at Marty Lewis, Shenendehowa scorched at Grout, and Port Jefferson put on a show for the small schools with a big performance at Tom Knipfing.
But the the height of the action was always going to be at McQuaid. Fairport captured the meet's Premier race, but 2nd place Corning muddied the waters a bit by splitting off some top guys into the AAA race and taking the top spot in the merge results. Class B top dog Burnt Hills was 9th in the Premier race and Scotia-Glenville won the AA race. PA schools won the small school races, but Southwestern was the top NY team in the A1race and Frewsburg was the best in A2.
Teams are listed with the average speed ratings numbers supplied by Tully Runners, and the number in parentheses shows the difference between the 1-5 runners, each point equaling 3 seconds on a 5K course, and smaller compression numbers are generally better.
This weekend the focus will be back east as the 40+ races of the Manhattan Invitational in the Bronx's Van Cortlandt Park kick off. Many of the smaller teams in the area will head to the Byram Hills Bobcat meet, and beginning on Thursday and Friday the slate of meets include the Bob Greene - Newark Valley, All Hallows, and Chittenango and a Saturday assortment of Saratoga, Penfield-Irondequoit, Southern Tier, Rome Coughlin, Maple Hill - Glover, Tartan, Suffolk Official and Saugerties meets.