The 2018 XC season is gone but the memories and rankings remain strong.
With the 2018 XC season now officially over, we put a wrap on the final placements.
The NY Alumni posted big efforts at NCAA D1 and D3 Nationals meets in Wisconsin, and one of them helped capture a team championship.
The CHSAA is heading for its standard showdowns at Van Cortlandt Park this Saturday, but the top varsity finale will be a four-way fireworks show.
The NYC public schools of the PSAL are getting ready for a Saturday morning rumble at Van Cortlandt Park in a very strong year.
The independent-minded teams of the AIS will be engaged in the major action of Marathon Sunday morning at Van Cortlandt Park.
The stage is set for the big postseason matches after a week that saw many of the top teams easing into the tempo for the hard competitions looming ahead.
After a fairly light weekend for XC, New York heads for some titanic battles at county and regional meets this week.
Three large meets last weekend set up the rankings before the final postseason push into the county meets and sectional championships.
The slugged it out at Manhattan, Burnt Hills, and Alden Bulldog, and for the survivors there were some nice movements in the rankings.
On the weekend before Manhattan, enough big stuff was happening around the state and down south to stir up some intrigue for some intrigue for the coming postseason.
Quieter but still far-flung action was bubbling in the XC cauldron last weekend, but this Saturday the Manhattan pressure cooker will be blasting at Van Cortlandt Park.
After some wild action at McQuaid and the rest of last Saturday's meets, the question of who rules in three of the classes is very much up in the air.
Records were broken and teams soared toward the top of the rankings as teams got ready for the big showdown in Rochester.
The Week 2 action saw some history unfolding and the entry of a big pack of teams in the class rankings.
Teams begin with a leg-stretcher or maybe an early burn in the first two weeks of September, but how much higher will their speed ratings go before the ides of November roll around?
The favorites in three of the classes crushed in their first challenges, but the battle to determine who's C-worthy may be a year-long event.
Early in a chaotic season, the rankings for the NY girls are seeing big changes as new faces join the fray.
The Beavers are damming up Sunken Meadows to fend off all torpedo attacks, and it's full speed ahead for a 17th States title.
Wild times are on the way in Class C as a pack of teams scramble to replace a departed champion.
A band of Spartans are again lighting up the trails, and this year they plan to keep the fires burning all the way to Portland.
The Hornets and Hawks are battling at the top again this year, but many other teams are looking to blaze a trail to the front of Class A.
After two straight years of Knight time in the CHSAA, are the Friars ready to seize back the limelight from the X-men?
The Engineers are steaming ahead for a PSAL title, but the Hornets, Wolverines, and Falcons are trying to derail the Brooklyn Tech Express.
New York teams aim to blaze fast trails at Nationals, while a mix of reigning champs and rebel contenders are getting set to shake things up in the state's conference championships.
Trinity goes for a third straight NYSAIS title, but a deep Collegiate squad hopes to return to the top for a 20th win in 22 years.
The Red Dragons are fired up to snare their first States title in six years, but a trio of teams from Section 3 including reigning champ South Lewis stand in the way.
After a last race at States in 2017 turned into a B movie horror show out of Night of the Creeps, or Slither, the B runners are back for more fun with a quartet of top contenders who all feel entitled.
The Hornets have flown high to thirteen straight state championships while hoarding away twelve national titles, but this year the hive is under attack.