KINGS PARK – It was a good day for Section 2 at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 10, at Sunken Meadow State Park.
Saratoga Springs ended Fayetteville-Manlius’ 12-year reign as the girls Class A team champion by edging the Section 3 powerhouse 46-47, and in the process won its first state title since 2005. Kelsey Chmiel led the Blue Streaks with a second-place finish in a time of 17:20.6, 18.5 seconds behind individual champion Katelyn Touhy (North Rockland). Ella Kurto (sixth place, 18:35.3) and Emily Bush (21st, 19:26.1) also landed in the top 25 for Saratoga Springs. Continue reading “Three Section 2 cross country teams claim titles at NYSPHSAA meet”
By ROB JONAS
Three Section 2 teams are among the favorites to claim titles at Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships at Sunken Meadow State Park on Long Island.
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys team has its sights set on the Class B title after completing an impressive regular season, capped by a dominating performance at the Section 2 Championships Nov. 2. The Spartans claimed five of the top six places and had seven runners finish in the top 10 to breeze to the Sectional title by a margin of 65 points. Continue reading “Cross country state championships preview: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys, Saratoga Springs and Greenwich girls among teams favored to win”
By ROB JONAS
SARATOGA SPRINGS – One race lived up to its pre-event billing, while another showdown never materialized at Friday’s Section 2 Cross Country Championships at a soggy Saratoga Spa State Park.
The Class A boys race turned into a battle royale between Shenendehowa and Saratoga Springs, with the Plainsmen pulling out a three-point victory over the Blue Streaks, 60-63. Saratoga had two of the top four runners in the race, but Shen’s pack mentality proved to be the deciding factor.
“Our sixth and seventh runners beat Saratoga’s fifth runner. That was the game right there,” said Shen boys head coach Lance Jordan. Continue reading “A look back at the Section 2 Cross Country Championships”
GUILDERLAND – Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake runners took the top four places to dominate a Suburban Council quad meet against Colonie, Columbia and Guilderland Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Tawasentha Park.
The Spartans defeated Colonie 15-50, Columbia 16-45 and Guilderland 18-39 in the boys race. Guilderland’s girls team swept its opponents by scores of 21-36 over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 26-29 over Colonie and 23-34 over Columbia. Continue reading “Cross country: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys dominate Suburban Council quad meet with Colonie, Columbia and Guilderland”
There were several noteworthy performances around Section 2 cross country from Sept. 22:
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys cross country team took first place in the Varsity Large division at the Baldwinsville Invitational outside Syracuse on Saturday, Sept. 22. Tyler Berg, Evan Brennan and Aidan Gillooley swept the top three places for the Spartans, who won the division with 26 points. Continue reading “Top Section 2 cross country performances from September 22”
GUILDERLAND – The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys cross country team continued its string of Section 2 dominance by running away with the large school varsity division title at the Guilderland Invitational Saturday, Sept. 8, at Tawasentha Park.
The Spartans took five of the top eight spots to finish with 20 points. Guilderland was second in the large school team standings with 39 points, and Section 9’s Monroe-Woodbury placed third with 90 points. Collegiate High School won the small school division with 24 points, while Schuylerville edged Ichabod Crane 63-64 for second place. Continue reading “Cross country: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys, Guilderland girls win Guilderland Invitational varsity titles”
GUILDERLAND – The annual Guilderland Invitational cross country meet took place Saturday, Sept. 8, at Tawasentha Park. Approximately a dozen schools participated in the meet, including Guilderland, Averill Park and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake of the Suburban Council; Broadalbin-Perth and Schuylerville of the Foothills Council; Ichabod Crane and Mohonasen from the Colonial Council; and Chatham from the Patroon Conference. Continue reading “Scenes from cross country: 2018 Guilderland Invitational”