2023 NY Boys XC Preview: Class B

Boys Class B Preview

Individual Snapshots - Section by Section - Top Team Breakdowns

It was a slow burn throughout the Season for Max Haynia, and States served as a reveal party for his true talents. He would put together a Championship Season run for the ages, three times nearly at or over 190 for a Speed Rating, a mark 20 points higher than any other point in his Season. It shook up what was anticipated to be a close race at States. What was easier to predict was the team battle, as Burnt Hills was the clear favorite, and lived up to the billing.

Burnt Hills will start the season on top heading into 2023, but they aren't as clear from the pack as a year before. Their top two rivals both hail from Section 1, so only one will move on to challenge them at States, but they are both within distance to take down the streak. Individually, Matt Windecker of Burnt Hills is the Top Returner, although by Season Best Speed Rating, Kevin Beltran (Valley Stream North) would take those honors. It's a new year, and anything may have happened over the Summer to change that.

Top 5 Teams at 2022 States

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 35

Vestal 87

McQuaid 91

Harborsfields 98

Pearl River 119

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

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 157.6 (39)

Pearl River 150.2 (14)

Somers 148.2 (40)

Nanuet 147.8 (28)

Queensbury 147.6 (32)

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

McQuaid 147.4 (28)

Scotia-Glenville 146.4 (43)

Harborfields 145.4 (32)

Pittsford Sutherland 144.4 (37)

Miller Place 143.8 (13)

Manhasset 141.8 (22)

Starpoint 140 (19)

Honeoye Falls-Lima 140 (25)

CBA (Albany) 138.6 (20)

Brewster 138.2 (35)