It's one of the sports most coveted titles, and not just because of the commemorative watch.
The 11th Boys Eastern States race at the Manhattan Invitational is set to kickoff on Saturday with a stupendous amount of talent.
Eastern States is about to explode into action again at Van Cortlandt Park, and this year there is a definite flavor of Western States too as the nation's #2 team Claremont flies in from California to battle for the crown
While the eastern's race may be the most notable in terms of national competition, the letter races provide many great storylines for the local harriers.
Much of the day's action at Van Cortlandt Park will be devoted to the Letter races, and there are great matches on hand for all.