2023 NY Girls XC Preview: Class C

Girls Class C Preview

Individual Snapshots - Section by Section - Top Team Breakdowns

Quick Looks

2022 saw a front runner take the race from the gun, but Angelina Napoleon has since graduated. That makes the race much more wide open, as plenty of underclassmen are now back, one year better. Emily O'Leary leads the field heading into the Season, placing third the year before. But her gap on the field is not insurmountable, and there is plenty of motivation for the athletes behind.

That motivation comes in the form of team scoring. East Aurora are the reigning champions, and look to have a similar gap on the field in 2023. However, individually, Clara Shingler (Pleasantville) is the second top returner, and will be looking to improve for her team. She'll be finely tuned from a Season against third top returner Lux Burgin (Bronxville), as only one of their teams will make it out of the Sectional rounds. Plenty of drama to go around.

Top 5 Teams at 2022 States

East Aurora 53

Pleasantville 93

James O'Neill 97

Norwood Norfolk 114

Cazenovia 147

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

East Aurora 106.8 (46)

Pleasantville 89 (50)

Bronxville 87.4 (46)

South Jefferson 85.2 (48)

Adirondack 83.8 (75)

Projected Next 10 Teams from Returners' Last Year's TR Ratings

James O'Neill 81.8 (18)

Cazenovia 78.4 (44)

Voorheesville 74 (37)

Saranac 73.8 (31)

Norwood-Norfolk 73.6 (77)

Newfane 65.2 (103)

Skaneateles 64 (95)

Saranac Lake 63 (18)

Mount Academy 62.2 (34)

Eden 61.6 (14)