Busy Weekend For New York Invitationals As Teams Stay Local

While last weekend saw the first large scale invitational at Pre-States, this weekend sees the action de-centralized across the State, providing widespread racing from top to bottom. We'll be on-site at as many Invitationals as we can, hopefully outlasting any weather delays from down South, and making the view clearer for the release of the revised State Rankings next week.

On-Site Coverage

Suffern Invitational

Spotlight Athlete: Ava Pennachio (Eastchester), Bobby Mayclim (Lakeland-Panas)

Spotlight Teams: Boys| - Great Neck South - Girls| Somers


Breakdown: After a rain out at Red Raider, the new Bear Mountain layout will get it's first real test this weekend (pending rain). Two loops around the lake should provide some fast times.

Queensbury Adirondack Classic

Spotlight Athlete: Addison Vellekoop (Guilderland), Thomas Isenovski (Saratoga)

Spotlight Teams: Boys| Saratoga, Guilderland, Monroe-Woodbury - Girls| Bethlehem


Breakdown: Section 2 will be racing all out on the course that will hold the State Meet in 2024 and 2026. Saratoga looks to provide a preview of Suburbans on the boys side, with plenty of other Capital Region talent in tow. Bethlehem leads the charge for the Girls.

Bowdoin Park Classic

Spotlight Athlete: Sophia McInnes (Bayport), Van Furman (Tri-Valley)

Spotlight Teams: Boys| CBA NJ, Hunter College HS, Saint Anthony's - Girls| Corning


Breakdown: The Federation Meet course will get it's first real test this year, as some Regional hopefuls take to the hills at Bowdoin. Nationally ranked CBA will provide their typical debut.

John Izzo Classic

Spotlight Athlete: Haylie Smith (Rush-Henrietta), Mikey Flannery (Rush-Henrietta)

Spotlight Teams: Boys| Rush-Henrietta - Girls| Rush-Henrietta, Brighton


Breakdown: The course for the 2025 New York State Meet will be put through it's paces, at the famed "Grand Canyon of the East", Letchworth State Park.

Six Flags Invitational NJ

Spotlight Athlete: Madyson Moroney (Pearl River), Ryan Tuohy (North Rockland)

Spotlight Teams: Boys| North Rockland - Girls| Pearl River


Breakdown: Full Preview can be found at the link above.

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Baldwinsville Invitational

Spotlight Athlete: Tsadia Bercuvitz (Ithaca), Collin Stafford (South Lewis)

Spotlight Teams: Boys| Ithaca, Burnt Hills, Auburn - Girls| CNS, Auburn


Breakdown: Many breakout stars from VVS will be coming right back to Section 3 to take on this flat and fast course.

East Aurora Invitational

Spotlight Athlete: Lillie Bogdan (Frontier), Connor Domoy (Oakfield-Alabama)

Spotlight Teams: Boys| Fairport - Girls| East Aurora


Breakdown: Some of the best talent in the Empire State can be found in Western New York, and this invite may be the deepest of the weekend for in-state talent.

Full Listing

9/22 - 9/23Ocean State Invitational High/Middle SchoolsWarwick, RI
9/23Baldwinsville InvitationalBaldwinsville, NY
9/23Bard College Fred Pavlich InvitationalAnnandale-on-Hudson, NY
9/23Bowdoin XC ClassicWappingers Falls, NY
9/23East Aurora InvitationalEast Aurora, NY
9/23Galway XC InviteGalway, NY
9/23Galway XC InviteGalway, NY
9/23Harry F. Anderson InvitationalRochester , NY
9/23John Izzo ClassicCastile, NY
9/23Owego InvitationalOwego, NY
9/23Queensbury InvitationalQueensbury, NY
9/23Ronald C. Hoffmann InvitationalCanton, NY
9/23Six Flags Wild Safari Inv - Middle SchoolJackson, NJ
9/23Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational - High SchoolJackson, NJ
9/23Suffern InvitationalBear Mountain, NY
9/23Suffolk Coaches InvitationalKings Park, NY
9/23Xavier InvitationalStaten Island, NY