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18th Carlisle High School Invitational

Highlights:  Martin Herir wins Reebok Championship race in 15:04, beating a FL Finalist in the process.  Herir looks poised for a huge season.  Photo by Megan Clugh for PennTrackXC.com

Baldwinsville Invitational

Highlights:  Otis Ubriaco of Burnt Hills wins again with 15:01 effort but Rush Henrietta beats BHBL 50-83.  Marcellus boys place 1-2 to lead to 49 point win.  Fairport girls win big and move up to NYS #3 Class AA.  Cazenovia wins small schools race.
Newspaper:  The Ithaca High boys cross country team finished third in the 18-team large school division at the Baldwinsville Invitational, led by senior Matt Johnson's second-place individual finish.  FULL ARTICLE - ANOTHER ARTICLE - ANOTHER ARTICLE - ANOTHER ARTICLE - ANOTHER ARTICLE

Bowdoin XC Classic

National Elite Performances

5000 Meter Run
Meet Highlights:  Guilderland girls edge Tappan Zee 91-103 while CBA (NJ) over Pembrook (MA) 52-55.  Hot day seemed to keep times in check but Mike Mazzacaro wins boys titles in 16:03.  Aisling Cuffe blasts field with 17:54 win.  FILE PHOTO


East Aurora Invitational

Meet Highlights:  The host girls win 41-68 over Fredonia with 18:14 average but Pittsford Sutherland boys beat East Aurora 56-59.  Section 6 Runs Photo Gallery
Newspaper: The Pittsford Mendon Cross Country team’s seasons kicked into high gear last week as the team’s had a Monroe County league meet on Tuesday along with the East Aurora Invitational on Saturday.

This was Mendon’s first trip to the East Aurora Invitational which featured 35 teams and they made their presence felt. The Vikings won both junior races along with having four individual race winners.  FULL ARTICLE HERE - ANOTHER ARTICLE HERE

EJ Herrmann Invitational

Meet Highlights: Sauquoit Valley’s Thomas Arcuri won the Boys Varsity II race and Remsen captured the Girls Varsity I team title during Saturday’s 68th running of the E.J. Herrmann Invitational cross country meet at Thomas R. Proctor Park.

Arcuri won his race with a time of 17:20.4, finishing 14 seconds ahead of runnerup Sam Anderson of South Lewis. Sauquoit boys finished third as a team.  FULL ARTICLE HERE - ANOTHER ARTICLE
Photo by UticaOD.com

Fred Gressler Invitational

Highlights:  BOYS:  Clarkstown North over Byram Hills 46-51 as Marc Violone (BH) wins in 18:08.  Mamaroneck boys beat rival White Plains 34-38.  GIRLS: Irvington girls win race despite missing top runner Annie Fields.  Notre Dame (Staten Island) wins other race with 22:43 average.
SI Advance Highlighlights:  The Notre Dame cross country team successfully defended their team title at the Fred Gressler Invitational, held at White Plains HS.

Coach Dom Tringali’s girls scored 39 points to easily outdistance Pelham, which had 66.NDA was led by the third place finish of junior Kerri Butler, who covered the 5,000-meter course in 21 minutes, 31.5 seconds. Katherine Henri (7th, 22:24.5), and Stephanie VanPelt (8th, 22:25.4) were also among the top ten finishers.Sophomore Kristen Althoff won the junior varsity race in 25:07.

Galway Invitational


Highlights: The Somers boys adn girls swept the biggest division and had fastest team averages on the day. 

Courtney Tedeschi of BKW wins small schools race in 18:07, the best of the day.  Best boys time was Scotia Glenville's Ben Cranes in 15:04.  Photo by Tim Fulton

NEWSPAPER:  HAGAMAN — Catskill, Hudson and Greenville all traveled to the Galway Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday.  FULL ARTICLE

Green Mountain Lake Invitational

Meet Highlights: Shaker junior Mike Libruk said his team knew what was coming. He joined a few teammates over the summer in visiting the course at Lakeside Park in Pawling. He knew the nearly 500-meter uphill that meets runners after the first mile was the kind that could feel like a punch in the mouth.

“We wanted to back off a little bit in the beginning,” said teammate Jon Vallecorsa. “We knew the hill was coming.”  FULL ARTICLE HERE

Jim Scott Challenge


Meet Highlights:  Regis won its second consecutive championship – the first such repeat for the school in the meet’s 18-year history.  Ryan Phillips ran away from the field in 10:01, a track record, and the first Regian to win the individual 2-mile trophy. Photo Chris Febles


New Balance Ocean State Invitational

Highlights:  Brewster boys and girls win their races as Charlie Carr looks very impressive.  Greenwich girls look good with 3rd place finish in Championship race, and bump up to #1 in NYS Class C.  St. Anthony's boys win Championship race.  PHOTO GALLERIES HERE

PSAL Group Run


Highlights:  Sheepshead Bay's Kun Mitchell runs 17:23 for the win on 5,000 meter course.  Bronx Science boys win over Brooklyn Tech 50-79.  LaGuardia's Katherine Currier runs 19:27 for the win but Staten Island's Port Richmond wins big over LaGuardia 24-62.

Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational - Boys

Highlights: In a place where only animals usually roam, some 3,100 high school runners from six states were set free yesterday.

Dana Giordano of Bernards and Mike O'Dowd of Colts Neck were the star attractions of the inaugural Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational in Jackson, winning the girls' and boys' titles, respectively.  FULL ARTICLE HERE - ANOTHER ARTICLE

Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational - Girls

Highlights: On the girls' side, Giordano wasted no time in torching the course in the first varsity race of the meet. The junior won the girls' Varsity D race by 31 seconds in 18:08. Point Pleasant Beach junior Brianna Feerst was second.

``This was the first time I actually saw live animals while I was running,’’ Giordano said. ``When I run around the back roads where I live, all I see is roadkill.’’  FULL ARTICLE HERE
NY HIGHLIGHTS:  Pearl River girls 3rd with 19:53 average

Suffolk Coaches Invitational

Highlights:  Sachem East's Rachel Paul wins Varsity A race in 19:47 but Northport girls take the team title over St. Anthony's 50-06 with 21:26 average.  Sachem East's Alex Saavedra wins boys varsity A race in 16:40 but Smithtown edges SE 54-56 with better depth.  Chaminade rolls to easy victory in Varsity B.

Warwick Wave Mania Invitational

Highlights:  The Warwick Valley boys, led by Tim Luthin's 15:46 win, take the varsity 1 race over Don Bosco 32-46.  The Pearl River boys won the varsity 2 race with 17:15 average.  Scarsdale girls over Mahopac 56-70 in Varsity 1 race.  Warwick Valley girls beat Pope John, NJ as Schuylerville's Samantha Watson wins in 18:51 for the best time of the day.

Xavier Invitational

HIghlights:  The Ursuline girls won the varsity race with a 19:23 average for the 2.5 mile course.  Xavier beats Regis for boys title with 15:09 average.  Konrad Surkont of Stuyvesant's 13:50 was best of the day.

Western NY Invitational

Highlights:   Eddy Pfeil took on all the runners from the big schools and won. The Roy-Hart sophomore recorded the fastest time of the day at the Western New York Track and Field/Cross Country Invitational at Beaver Island State Park. Pfeil's 16:36.7 over the 3.1-mile course won the Division III race as well as the fastest time designation.







Newspaper Articles from NY State

Staten Island High School Cross Country notebook: Subdued reactions to strong showings

Sept. 25: Qby girls win at Pawling

H.S. Cross Country Preview: St. Francis tuning up for competitive MMAA season

NJ Cross-Country: O'Dowd, Giordano roar as top Safari runners

CROSS-COUNTRY: Results from the Stewart Memorial and Bowdoin Park Classic

John Moriello's NYSSWA blog

Weekend Preview

At least 19 meets are on tap this weekend for New York teams, a few of them being out of state.  The New Balance Ocean State Invitational in Rhode Island always draws a handful of NY teams.  Averill Park, Bayside, Brewster, Greenwich, Monroe Woodbury, Lourdes, LaSalle Institute (Troy), and St. Anthony's will all make the trip up.


The Baldwinsville Invitational will be one of the biggest meets this weekend with 56 team registered.  Liverpool, Ithaca, West Genesee, McQuaid, and Burnt Hills will match up in the large schools race. 


The Bowdoin Park Classic gives runners a chance to see both the NYS Federation course and the NXN Regional course.  34 teams will toe the line on the fames course.  Out of state teams making the trip include Bancroft (MA), CBA (NJ), Germantown Friends (PA), Haddonfield (NJ), Hillhouse (CT), Pembroke (MA), and Ridgewood (NJ).  In state schools include Bronxville, Cornwall, Farrell, Shenendehowa boys, Suffern, and Tappan Zee.


43 teams will head to Utica for the 68th Annual EJ Herrmann Invitational.  Holy Names, Beaver River, and CNS will all be racing.


ARMORYTRACK.COM WILL BE ONSITE when over 50 schools head to Lakeside Park in Pawling for the Green Mt. Invitational, a preview of the NY State Championship course.  North Rockland, Arlington, Shenendehowa, Queensbury, and Canadaigua will all face off in the girls seeded race.  The seeded boys race will feature Geneseo, Walt Whitman, Arlington, Queensbury, and Shaker, among others.  There will be four varsity girls and boys races each.


COACHES AND PARENTS:  We can't be everywhere so please send us your team pictures from this weekend and we will post in this weekend highlights section.  Last week Geneseo and Warwick sent in their pics and they got front pag coverage all week.  Who will be the teams to get photos on this week?  Send them to tim@armorytrack.com



Race Assignments and Course Maps

Baldwinsville Invitational - 56 Teams Entered - Course Map

New Balance Ocean State Invitational - Teams Entered

Bowdoin XC Classic - Box Assignments - Course Map

EJ Herrmann Invitational- Race Assignments

Green Mountain Lake Invitational- Race Assignments - Course Preview

Sunken Meadow Course Tour - SM Google Map

Van Cortlandt Map

Warwick Valley Box Assignments

Beaver Island Map - WNY Officials Meet