2016 Cross Country
Boys  Sectional Preview

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Note: As I say every year, this is just a projection. It's pretty much everyone's best Saratoga State Park times and some adjustments where I felt it was needed. I have no knowledge of runners that are out injured so I included just about everyone that has run but I have left out some runners that have been out for multiple weeks.

Boys: Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D

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Boys Class A - 2:30pm


What to Look For: Saratoga is coming off a win last week at the Suburban Council Championships and is the favorite to win their fourth sectional title in five years. Shenendehowa and Niskayuna will fight it out for the runner-up spot. Individually, Guilderland's Noah Carey is the big favorite to take the win, coming off his win last week with a #5 all-time performance. If Carey wins, he'll be the first Guilderland champion since Brian Rhodes-Devey in 2004. Teammate Noah Tindale and Saratoga duo Declan Hines and Shea Weibaker will battle for second.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.  
1. Noah Carey Guilderland 1. Saratoga Springs 38  
2. Declan Hines Saratoga Springs 2. Shenendehowa 73  
3. Noah Tindale Guilderland 3. Niskayuna 80  
4. Shea Weilbaker Saratoga Springs 4. Guilderland 107  
5. Colin Ross Niskayuna 5. Bethlehem 122  
6. Finn Jacobson-Schulte Troy 6. Colonie 177  
7. Alexander Hislop Shenendehowa 7. Ballston Spa 227  
8. Geoff Howles Saratoga Springs 8. Queensbury 236  
9. Riley Grossman Bethlehem 9. Columbia 249  
10. Cameron Davis Bethlehem 10. Shaker 252  
11. William Howe Saratoga Springs 11. Schenectady 298  
12. Donovan Tucker Niskayuna 12. Albany High 311  
13. Joshua Lacey Shenendehowa 13. Amsterdam              409
14. Marty Dolan Niskayuna      
15. Kevin Bouyea Queensbury      
16. Will Navin Saratoga Springs      
17. Gregory Langone Shenendehowa      
18. Maazin Ahmed Schenectady      
19. Jacob Oertel Colonie      
20. Liam Hickey Shenendehowa      
21. Alexander Bianconi Shenendehowa      
22. Thomas Michalek Shenendehowa      
23. Aidan Canavan Niskayuna      
24. Jack Huber Bethlehem      
25. Brandon McAuley Colonie      


Boys Class B - 1:00pm


What to Look For: Burnt Hills is the big favorite to win the title and their eighth title in nine years. Glens Falls looks strong for the runner-up spot but are probably wishing they were still in Class C. Individually, Glens Falls' Chris Hughes comes in with an impressive 15:17 all alone to win the Foothills title and is the favorite coming in. the Burnt Hills duo of Tyler Berg and Evan Brennan look to be his challengers.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.  
1. Chris Hughes Glens Falls 1. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 24  
2. Tyler Berg Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 2. Glens Falls 72  
3. Evan Brennan Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 3. Scotia-Glenville 114  
4. David Metacarpa Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 4. Schalmont 126  
5. Francisco Beltran Schalmont 5. South Glens Falls 132  
6. Antonio Beltran Schalmont 6. Mohonasen 133  
7. Aiden Gillooley Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 7. Gloversville 155  
8. Michael Bashant Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 8. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 205  
9. Jonah Allard Bishop Gibbons 9. LaSalle 207  
10. Frank Triolo South Glens Falls 10. C.B.A. 209  
11. Luke Gobel Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 11. Ichabod Crane 266  
12. Jacob Greski Scotia-Glenville 12. Averill Park 271  
13. Cameron Giordano Glens Falls        
14. Mike Flowers C.B.A.        
15. Ethan Wyman Glens Falls        
16. Noah Britton Glens Falls        
17. Josh Karg Mohonasen        
18. Nathan Belcastro Mohonasen        
19. Derek Bernard South Glens Falls        
20. Jeremy Gundrum Averill Park        
21. Nate Nagle South Glens Falls      
22. Colin Swain Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
23. Logan Short Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
24. Ryan Leech Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
25. Nathan Tabbert Scotia-Glenville      


Boys Class C - 1:30pm


What to Look For: Unlike the girls Class C race where it comes down to the team with the most depth, the boys race comes down to team with the best front running and Albany Academy, with three runners in the top five is way ahead and should give Coach Jim Poole his first ever cross country sectional championship. Second place is a total toss up as up to six teams can challenge for the runner-up plaque. Individually, Corinth's Joel Graska comes in with the best time but no one has been under 16 minutes so far. the Albany Academy trio of Alex Foyt, Marcus O'Leary, and Max Tulchinky with Voorheesville's Evan Ensslin could all challenge Graska for the title.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.  
1. Joel Graska Corinth 1. Albany Academy 64  
2. Alex Foyt Albany Academy 2. Voorheesville 156  
3. Evan Ensslin Voorheesville 3. Johnstown 161  
4. Marcus O'Leary Albany Academy 4. Taconic Hills 164  
5. Max Tulchinsky Albany Academy 5. Schuylerville 175  
6. Ben Fasciano Taconic Hills 6. Greenville 176  
7. Cormac Tolan Greenville 7. Stillwater 179  
8. James Faraci Catholic Central 8. Mechanicville 218  
9. Matt Tipton Voorheesville 9. Fonda-Fultonville 260  
10. Davante Jones Schuylerville 10. Hoosic Valley 267  
11. Spencer Swoboda Schuylerville 11. Broadalbin-Perth 315  
12. Brandon Mraz Johnstown 12. Fort Plain/Canajoharie 336  
13. Chris Pickett Greenville 13. Hudson 392  
14. Dylan Oliva Mechanicville 14. Catskill 400  
15. Ahmed Lachgar Albany Academy 15. Catholic Central 430  
16. Jared Spring Greenville 16. Cobleskill-Richmondville 449  
17. Ben Corey Hoosic Valley 17. Cairo-Durham 458  
18. Trey Hotaling Taconic Hills 18. Corinth 459  
19. Alex Quilian Johnstown 19. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 465  
20. Christian Carr Ravena 20. Coxsackie-Athens 470  
21. Ethan Burch Schuylerville 21. Cohoes 496  
22. Nick Roy Stillwater 22. Chatham 588  
23. Max Hanselman Taconic Hills 23. Watervliet 600  
24. Kellen Chowenhill Voorheesville 24. Tamarac 605  
25. James Mosher Broadalbin-Perth 25. Granville          667


Boys Class D - 2:00pm


What to Look For: At the beginning of the season I thought it was a complete tossup on what team would win Class D's but as the season has gone by, two teams have emerged as the favorites. North Warren/Johnsburg and defending champions Maple Hill. North Warren/Johnsburg won the only heads up match this season  at the Burnt Hills Invy where they placed third and Maple Hill was fourth. I'll give them the slight edge since they look like they have just a little more depth than Maple Hill. Berlin looked strong earlier this year but has taken a small step back, if they come back into form they could also challenge. Individually, Greenwich's Colin Beasor is the defending champion and is the only runner that has broken 16 minutes and should defend his title.  North Warren/Johnsburg's Brandon Olden, Schoharie's Noah Valvo, Berlin's Nick Styer, and Duanesburg Brandon VanVlack can all challenge for second place as they are all within 20 seconds of each other.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.  
1. Colin Beasor Greenwich 1. North Warren/Johnsburg 75  
2. Brandon Olden North Warren/Johnsburg 2. Maple Hill 92  
3. Noah Valvo Schoharie 3. Greenwich 131  
4. Nick Styer Berlin 4. Berlin 132  
5. Brendon VanVlack Duanesburg 5. Hadley-Luzerne 134  
6. Henry Goca Rensselaer 6. Lake George 176  
7. Boone Lynch Duanesburg 7. Duanesburg 188  
8. Andrew Foley Hadley-Luzerne 8. Saratoga Catholic 192  
9. Xzavier Rich Berne-Knox-Westerlo 9. Mayfield 227  
10. Josh Febbie Mayfield 10. Warrensburg/Bolton 244  
11. Noah Albanese Maple Hill 11. Schoharie 248
12. Nick Rollo Lake George 12. Rensselaer 261  
13. Kevin Cronin Saratoga Catholic 13. Galway 337  
14. Ryan Gosse Berlin 14. Argyle/Fort Edward 371  
15. Matthew Riordan Maple Hill 15. Oppenheim-Ephratah-St.Johnsville 379  
16. Ken Mulvey North Warren/Johnsburg        
17. Hayden Smith North Warren/Johnsburg        
18. Tyler Newkirk Mayfield        
19. Quinn Practico Maple Hill        
20. Sam Grimmke Greenwich        
21. Matthew Brown North Warren/Johnsburg        
22. Alex Flowers Berlin        
23. Seamus Tomb North Warren/Johnsburg        
24. Bruce Gregg Greenwich        
25. Nate Mannion Maple Hill