2023 NY Girls XC Preview: Class B

 Individual Snapshots - Section by Section - Top Team Breakdowns

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It was an uncontested title in 2022, as Karrie Baloga took home the State Title in the fastest time of the day, en route to a Season that would culminate in a Foot Locker National Title. However, with her removed, there was still plenty of drama to be held. There were only three seniors in the Top 10 at States in 2022, so plenty of familiar faces will be back when the race lines up at VVS once again.

Rachel Miller (Mohonasen) is the top returner in the field, with veteran Mia Paolino (Burnt Hills) right on her tail through the chute. However, the big story may be Sophia McInnes (Bayport). She was set to be the "next best" at States in 2022, before injury side-lined her halfway through the Season. After recovery, she stormed the track in Spring, running the third fastest mile by a Long Islander, ever. We expect her to return to form in 2023, but just what will that mean for XC?

Teamwise, it's another Long Island team looking for attention, reminding everyone they are the reigning State Champs. Sayville comes back with a strong returning squad, looking to hold off perennial favorites, and new names alike.

Top 5 Teams at 2022 States

Sayville 49

Cornwall 78

Somers 83

Scotia-Glenville 102

South Side 112

Projected Top 5 Teams from Returners' Last Year's TR Ratings (Compression in Parentheses)

Sayville 100.8 (43)

Pittsford Sutherland 96.3 (28)

Pearl River 95.4 (43)

South Side 94.4 (46)

Burnt Hills 94 (41)

Projected Next 20 Teams from Returners' Last Year's TR Ratings

Somers 91.2 (36)

Cornwall 91.2 (60)

Scotia-Glenville 87.4(48)

Tappan Zee 86.8 (65)

North Shore 84.6 (52)

Mohonasen 84 (64)

Friends Academy 81.4 (66)

Starpoint 80.4 (73)

Hauppauge 78.6 (40)

Batavia 75.1 (45.5)

Shoreham-Wading River 74 (71)

Westhampton 71.2 (54)

Queensbury 70.6 (22)

Manhasset 70.4 (25)

Garden City 70.2 (33)

Union Endicott 70 (48)

Carey 69.4 (46)

Chittenango 68.6 (37.3)

Eastchester 67.6 (81)

Owego 63 (71)

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