We travel to Rochester, to catch up with the #1 ranked male athlete in New York State.
Articles with Queensbury
A look at the All-Time Lists ahead of Saturday's action.
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.
The annual Manhattan Invitational is hitting 45 year milestone, and with it comes plenty of history.
WAPPINGERS FALLS -- Packer Collegiate's Eddie Owens clocked 15:43.9, the fourth-fastest time ever at Bowdoin, faster than Sayville’s Brian Dalpiaz, who ran at Georgetown, and Tully’s Lopez Lomong, qualified for the 2008 Olympics in the 1500.
PAWLING – Lizzie Predmore felt it. Queensbury’s Brittany Winslow felt it too. The one arduous hill on the course at Lakeside Park seeped into both their legs and snatched any ideas of a monster kick.
Two New York girls teams were added to the field for the Nike Cross Nationals Saturday in Portland, Ore., it said when the 11-person NXN at-large selection committee released the four boys and girls at-large teams invited to the national championships.
One week from now, 44 teams will be in Portland, and each with the dream of contending for the national championship of high school cross country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Photo courtesy John Olson, SCRUNNERS
Photo courtesy: John Olson, South Carolina Runner's
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Shenendehowa coach Mark Thompson made certain to use the words “soundly beaten” when he talked about where his team stood with three-quarters of a mile left in the Class AA race the Section 2 championships. But whether it was catching a glimpse of the finish line or the sight of sectional championship and berth to the state meet fading away, Shen summoned something in that final stretch.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – When the race was over and the scores were tallied; after the runners had done all they could and accepted the result, Burnt Hills coach Shaun Zepf walked over to Queensbury coach Bob Underwood and gripped his shoulders and shook him behind – a playful gesture and ended in a congratulatory hug.
New York State has it's own NXN Region, so the top two teams at the NXN Regional both qualify for the NXN Championships in Portland, Oregon. Here's a look at some of the top teams from last year and where they stack up right now in paper.
PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s not uncommon for it to get rough at the start of an elite cross country race. Shoving happens. Elbows. Some tripping. But rarely does an entire team bite it the opening meters of a national race. Let alone, get up and finish fourth.
Kevin Sullivan leads a Queensbury team that won three straight boys state Class A championships starting in 2005. Both Queensbury boys and girls teams have been among the top teams in the state year after year. Both his girls and boys teams narrowly missed advancing to the state meet this season, both being edged out by Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Had they advanced both teams would have been favored for the Class A state title.
Who's going to Portland for NXN. Will FM boys and girls make the trip? How about Saratoga and Burnt Hills. ArmoryTrack.com will be on site this weekend at Bowdoin Park with race videos, pictures, interviews, and stories. So enjoy your Thanksgiving meal and break and we'll see you Saturday.
WAPPINGERS FALLS – Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake coach Shaun Zepf said his team wanted a nasty course. He said they hoped for rain and mud. They got both.
When the Class AA race ended at the state championships last week, Shenendehowa teammates and coaches just looked at each other unsure. They struggled their shoulders then waited nervously see if they’d beat Fayetteville-Manillus.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Two miles into the race and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Queensbury were nearly deadlocked. Success or failure was just one surge away.
A big weekend of competition generally means some major movement in the national rankings, and that is certainly the case this week. Making the biggest leap is Tatnall (DE) (pictured by Brandon Miles), who after beating then U.S.#4 Collins Hill (GA) at the McDonald's XC Festival at Maymont jumps to US#8 in the girls rankings.
Each week from now until the end of the season, we'll provide a Top 15 Weekend Round-Up. This MileSplit feature will include main highlights of each of the MileSplit nationally ranked squads and their results on the weekend. See who performed well and who didn't live up to their ranking this week.
A lot of competitive invitationals took place last weekend, meaning that a few of the top teams in the country lost to unranked squads. With those loses comes new teams jumping into the week #4 MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. See who's in and who's out in this week's edition.
With many of the top teams in the country running in their first or second competition of the year, the MileSplit National CC Rankings are starting to take better shape. Boys U.S.#1 North Central (WA) opened their season in victorious fashion, while Girls U.S.#1 Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) has yet to compete, but is looking strong in practices.
Every week this fall leading to Nike Cross Nationals, we'll publish the MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. In our first installment North Central (WA) boys and Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) girls lead the rankings. Check back every Monday evening for the newest MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. (picture by Tyrone Hoskins)
Heat Wave Slows XC Opening WeekendThe temperature was pushing 90 degrees in lower New York and the heat was felt across the state as times were a little slower than hoped for. At The Saranac Lake Invitational, the time wasn't that fast but the outcome was as expected as Ticonderoga senior Lee Berube won his first invitational of the season with a time of 17:47.Left: Victoria Pontecorvo (Tottenville) won the girls varsity race at The Rob Breen Invitational. www.wingedfootfotos.comRead More Highlights
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