2017 Cross Country
Girls 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.

Girls: Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D

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Girls Class A - 2:00pm


What to looks for: Saratoga Springs has won 16 straight sectional titles but they will come in as the underdog for number 17 this year as Shenendehowa has been putting up better results all season, topping it off with an 11 point win at Suburbans last week. I would never count Saratoga out but Shen has a strong 4th and 5th runner right now and should be the difference in the race. Don't count Niskayuna out as they were only 6 points behind Saratoga last week. Individually, Saratoga's Kelsey Chmiel is a huge favorite as she beat Spiers last week by almost 40 seconds and also happens to own the course record.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Kelsey Chmiel Saratoga Springs 1. Shenendehowa 45
2. Abigail Spiers Niskayuna 2. Saratoga Springs 57
3. Hannah Reale Shenendehowa 3. Niskayuna 61
4. Faith Demars Ballston Spa 4. Bethlehem 104
5. Olivia Lomascolo Shenendehowa 5. Guilderland 148
6. Rachel Hodge Bethlehem 6. Shaker 195
7. Ciara Knott Saratoga Springs 7. Ballston Soa 196
8. Charlotte Hartman Shenendehowa 8. Colonie 215
9. Liyat Kebbede Niskayuna 9. Columbia 238
10. Carly Vetter Saratoga Springs 10. Albany High 267
11. Kathryn Tenney Colonie 11. Schenectady 331
12. Riley Davis Bethlehem      
13. Hannah Belleville Shenendehowa      
14. Charlotte Kokernak Niskayuna      
15. Amelia Kokernak Niskayuna      
16. Jada Dennis Shenendehowa      
17. Keellyn Cummings Saratoga Springs      
18. Gillian Roeder Bethlehem      
19. Luccabella Hotaling Shenendehowa      
20. Kaleigh Higgins Shaker      
21. Abigail Thomas Niskayuna      
22. Samantha Vetter Saratoga Springs      
23. Erin Miceli Guilderland      
24. Natalie Penna Albany High      
25. Alexandria Vellekoop Guilderland      


Girls Class B - 2:30pm


What to looks for: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake looks to be a slight favorite over Mohonasen and take their fourth straight title, but Mohonasen did beat them last week at Suburbans, though both teams were not at full strength. It will be close with one strong or weak race by any runners in their top five could determine the outcome of the race. Though Queensbury looks to be a step behind, I wouldn't count them out come sectional time. Individually, Burnt Hills' Rory Graham comes in with the best time but Amsterdam's Olivia Lazarou and Mohonasen's Kate Sherman aren't far behind.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Rory Graham Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 1. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 44
2. Olivia Lazarou Amsterdam 2. Mohonasen 54
3. Kate Sherman Mohonasen 3. Queensbury 100
4. Emily Berg Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 4. Scotia-Glenville 118
5. Emily Atamanchuk Queensbury 5. Holy Names 121
6. Isabel Vogel Holy Names 6. Schalmont 124
7. Anna Sherman Mohonasen 7. Amsterdam 170
8. Kristin McAlonen Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 8. Emma Willard 206
9. Emma Sinisgalli Mohonasen 9. South Glens Falls 240
10. Skylar Dailey Mohonasen 10. Averill Park 298
11. Juliana Geniti Scotia-Glenville 11. Lansingburgh 311
12. Mya June Schalmont      
13. Emily Pahl Schalmont      
14. Maddy Smith Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
15. Livingston Ottman Holy Names      
16. Christa Bailey Mohonasen      
17. Monica Jerry Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
18. Margaret Borgos Queensbury      
19. Natalia Sawyer Mohonasen      
20. Kerry Flower Schalmont      
21. Laura Meade Scotia-Glenville      
22. Madeleine Vogel Holy Names      
23. Delany Krogh Scotia-Glenville      
24. Aberlyn Doin Queensbury      
25. Maddy Whited Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      


Girls Class C - 1:00pm


  What to looks for: Schuylerville looks to be a little bit solid than the rest of the teams that should lead them to their first sectional title since 2012. The fight looks for second with Cobleskill-Richmondville, Greenville, and Duanesburg, moving up from Class D, are in a tight pack and could upset if Schuylerville falters. Individually, it looks to be a two person battle between Duanesburg's Elaine Atanasova and Greenville's Tess Fitzmaurice. Fitzmaurice didn't run at Patroons but I'll assume she'll be running. Atanasova has the best time at Saratoga by 11 seconds but both runners' league championships are run elsewhere.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Elaine Atanasova Duanesburg 1. Schuylerville 93
2. Tess Fitzmaurice Greenville 2. Cobleskill-Richmondville 134
3. Jen Skeeter Duanesburg 3. Greenville 146
4. Sunni LaBounty Schuylerville 4. Duanesburg 147
5. Katie Culliton Glens Falls 5. Albany Academy 176
6. Mariem Sayahi Voorheesville 6. Cairo-Durham 179
7. Gabrielle Larsen Broadalbin-Perth 7. Voorheesville 197
8. Anya Vautrin Schuylerville 8. Fonda-Fultonville 201
9. Julia Sarullo Johnstown 9. Corinth 205
10. Rachel Comstock Cobleskill-Richmondville 10. Broadalbin-Perth 206
11. Cate Tomson Albany Academy 11. Ichabod Crane 216
12. Lauren Madsen Taconic Hill 12. Mechanicville 279
13. Anika Parnell Corinth 13. Johnstown 338
14. Ashley Kubat Cobleskill-Richmondville 14. Glens Falls 341
15. Samantha Murphy Broadalbin-Perth 15. Catholic Central 365
16. Teghen Murray Schuylerville 16. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 380
17. Gabrielle Myers Cairo-Durham 17. Catskill 414
18. Crystal Ivery Cairo-Durham 18. Hudson 439
19. Mariah VanAvery Fonda-Fultonville 19. Cohoes 486
20. Lynette Dellavechia Hudson      
21. Sara Fitzgerald Mechanicville      
22. Julianna Tourangeau Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk      
23. Emil Wall Ichabod Crane      
24. Jenna Urbanski Stillwater      
25. Meaghan Rohan Cairo-Durham      


Girls Class D - 1:30pm


What to looks for: Greenwich has won two straight state titles and 13 straight sectional titles and should be a huge favorite for their 14th straight sectional title as their top five are all in the top seven runners. Tight race for second place and Chatham, Maple Hill, Canajoharie/Fort Plain, and Hoosic Valley are all in the mix for the runner-up plaque. Individually, Greenwich's Brynne Wright is the defending champion and state runner-up last year and is the favorite but Mayfield one runner team of Madison Relyea has been running real strong all year and will offer a strong challenge.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Brynne Wright Greenwich 1. Greenwich 16
2. Madison Relyea Mayfield 2. Chatham 132
3. Emma Gronin Greenwich 3. Maple Hill 139
4. Teagan Wright Greenwich 4. Canajoharie/Fort Plain 143
5. Quinn Collins Greenwich 5. Hoosic Valley 160
6. Carolyn Burnell Hoosic Valley 6. Berlin 179
7. Brooke Wright Greenwich 7. Argyle/Fort Edward 189
8. Michelle Puzulis Berne-Knox-Westerlo 8. Berne-Knox-Westerlo 214
9. Madison Lilienthal Mekeel Christian 9. North Warren/Johnsburg 214
10. Annabel Gregg Greenwich 10. Saratoga Catholic 244
11. Angelina Pusateri Maple Hill 11. Lake George 260
12. Allison Felts Maple Hill 12. Galway 277
13. Hallie Allen Chatham 13. Schoharie 285
14. Isabelle Gulick Argyle/Fort Edward 14. Hartford 371
15. Emma Gregg Chatham      
16. Eliza Cechnicki Canajoharie/Fort Plain      
17. Emily Skiff Greenwich      
18. Katie Cronin Saratoga Catholic      
19. Samantha Field Canajoharie/Fort Plain      
20. Zoee Nadler Lake George      
21. Caroline Mundell Berne-Knox-Westerlo      
22. Rebecca Viall Hoosic Valley      
23. Kat Roce Hoosic Valley      
24. Lauren Maher Saratoga Catholic      
25. Summertyme Baker North Warren/Johnsburg