2022 Cross Country
Boys  Sectional Projections

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Note: Projections are almost entirely based on best times, or adjusted, on the Saratoga State Park Course. Any new runners or frosh runners that have never run varsity are not included and can be a factor in some teams' scores. Races that have already been run this season have not been considered.

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

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Boys Class A


What to Look For: Saratoga Springs has the most returning back and a some good younger runners moving up to make them the favorite for the sectional title. Shenendehowa lost a bunch but has a lot of depth and should fill in enough spots to edge out Niskayuna for second place. Niskayuna also lost some top flight runners but still have a solid top two and could move up with some help in their fourth and fifth positions. Guilderland has the chance to move up in the top three if they can get more depth. Individually, Saratoga's Mason Talarico is the only returning state qualifer from last year but Guilderland's Finn Burke was less than a second behind him. Niskayuna's duo of Nicholas Thomas and Ryan Hesler and Shenendehowa's Christian Fox and Logan Doll could also step into the top spot.



Individuals Team Scores Pts.
1. Mason Talarico Saratoga Springs 1. Saratoga Springs 47  
2. Finn Burke Guilderland 2. Shenendehowa 73  
3. Nicholas Thomas Niskayuna 3. Niskayuna 84  
4. Christian Fox Shenendehowa 4. Guilderland 104  
5. Ryan Hesler Niskayuna 5. Shaker 146  
6. Logan Doll Shenendehowa 6. Bethlehem 164  
7. Jacob Bernd Saratoga Springs 7. Ballston Spa 189  
8. Aakash Iyer Guilderland 8. Albany High 206  
9. Neel Chittur Albany High 9. Columbia 228  
10. Owen Mansfield Saratoga Springs 10. Colonie 262  
11. Mikey Murphy Bethlehem 11. Schenectady 262  
12. Joseph Fodera Ballston Spa 12. Amsterdam 349  
13. Graham Richard Albany High 13. Troy inc  
14. Leydon Hemsworth Saratoga Springs        
15. Carter Norton Columbia      
16. Jonathan Wolf Shenendehowa      
17. Samuel Faga Niskayuna      
18. Michael Daley Schenectady      
19. Caleb Yuhasz Saratoga Springs      
20. Darren Pasek Saratoga Springs      
21. Luke Dacey Saratoga Springs      
22. Alex Dominguez Saratoga Springs      
23. Matthew Clay Shenendehowa      
24. William Smitas Guilderland      
25. Nathan Fajen Columbia      


Boys Class B


What to Look For: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake is once again the heavy favorite to win and also the state meet for the sixth consectuive time. The last time they lost at Sectionals was ten years ago to some team with a real loser for a coach. Even with some tough runners leaving they still bring back six out of the top eight times in Class B. Should be quite a fight for runner up between C.B.A. and Averill Park. Both teams are ranked top five in the state is some preseason polls but unfortunately stuck behind Burnt Hills. Averill Park has a one point adge according to projections but it's basically a coin flip. Queensbury and Scotia-Glenville both lost state qualifying runners from last year but could challenge for top three with some improvements. Individually, Matthew Rounds of Burnt Hills brings back tehe top time with teammate Matt Windecker the only other runner with a sub 16 time at Saratoga. Averill Park's Colin Brunelle could challenge with a little bit of improvement and Lansingburgh's Trae McIntyre could be a dark horse after deciding to drop soccer and fully concentrate on cross county.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.  
1. Matthew Rounds Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 1. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 20  
2. Matt Windecker Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 2. Averill Park 83  
3. Colin Brunelle Averill Park 3. C.B.A. 84  
4. Keller Casey Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 4. Queensbury 143  
5. Trae McIntyre Lansingburgh 5. Scotia-Glenville 147  
6. Ben Smith Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 6. Albany Academy 168  
7. Cayden Robleno Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 7. Lansingburgh 227  
8. Silas Marvin Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 8. LaSalle 227  
9. Jacob Hanlan Averill Park 9. Mohonasen 234  
10. Will Vartuli Albany Academy 10. Glens Falls 242  
11. Julian Stedman Glens Falls 11. South Glens Falls 262  
12. Ralston Frattarola C.B.A. 12. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 338  
13. Matthew Picard C.B.A. 13. Gloversville inc.  
14. Liam Cowdrey Scotia-Glenville 13. Hudson Falls inc.  
15. Tim Abbott Mohonase        
16. Ryan Freihofer Scotia-Glenville        
17. Julian Campopiano Queensbury        
18. Jack McKenna C.B.A.        
19. Ben Jenkin Queensbury        
20. Cavan Hicks Averill Park        
21. Thaddeus Mangione C.B.A.      
22. Samuel Bonesteel Averill Park      
23. Michael Versaci C.B.A.      
24. Brody Dugan Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
25. Colin Trolio Lansingburgh


Boys Class C


What to Look For: Fonda-Fultonville is the defending champion and look to be a big favorite to repeat. they return three out of the top three runners in the section including defending champion Bennett Melita. Still, they will need to see big improvements from their fourth and fifth runners if they want to challenge for the state title. After Fonda, Schalmont looks to have the best depth and gives them the edge for the runner up spot in Class C. After Schalmont there is a log jam of five teams that could be hunting Schalmont for the second spot with Ichabod Crane, Broadalbin-Perth, and Greenville all in the mix. Stillwater could be a darkhorse. They're currently in seventh and have a very good freshman moving up from varsity that could take significant points off of their team score. It will all depend on these team's depth, especially in the fourth and fifth spots which will make all the difference. Individually, Fonda-Fultonville's Bennett Melita is the returning champion with a huge gap behind him with his teammate Ty Sanges back with the second best returning time. Stillwater's Anthony Zazzaro could make a big leap after making the state meet last year as a freshman.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.  
1. Bennett Melita Fonda-Fultonville 1. Fonda-Fultonville 67  
2. Ty Sanges Fonda-Fultonville 2. Schalmont 116  
3. Anthony Zazzaro Stillwater 3. Ichabod Crane 137  
4. Mateau Dettenreider Fonda-Fultonville 4. Broadalbin-Perth 138  
5. Eli Russo Taconic Hills 5. Greenville 143  
6. John Clinton Tamarac/Hoosick Falls 6. Coxsackie-Athens 153
7. Dan Patrick Stillwater 7. Stillwater 155  
8. Connor Couperus Broadalbin-Perth 8. Schuylerville 188  
9. Finn Kosich Greenville 9. Johnstown 201  
10. James Lynch Schuylerville 10. Rensselaer 279  
11. Rylee VanAlstine Broadalbin-Perth 11. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 286  
12. Trey Naselli Johnstown 12. Mechanicville 095  
13. Carter Flowers Schalmont 13. Cohoes 298  
14. JR Meddaugh Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 14. Taconic Hills 300  
15. Merrick Rash Schalmont 15. Granville 321  
16. Dylan Colwell Ichabod Crane 16. Cairo-Durham inc  
17. Darren Moon Ichabod Crane 16. Catholic Central inc  
18. Nick VanHousen Coxsackie-Athens 16. Catskill inc  
19. Michael Carpenter Fonda-Fultonville 16. Cobleskill-Richmondville inc  
20. Sawyer Pane Mechanicville 16. Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne inc  
21. Garrett Bobowski Johnstown 16. Tamarac inc  
22. Aidan Smedsted Coxsackie-Athens        
23. Nick Barnes Greenville        
24. Anthony Braden Coxsackie-Arthens        
25. Vinnie Rizzo Johnstown        


Boys Class D


What to Look For: Looks to be a close race between Lake George and defending champion Mayfield for the team title. Lake George has the better depth coming in soo they get the nod for favorite. Many of the two team's runners are very close and could shist the points in either direction if one or two runners make a sigificant leap. Maple Hill looks to be a solid third ahead of Berline/New Lebanon and Schoharie. Maple Hill could pull away from them with a stronger number five, which they may get from last year's modified team. individually, Mayfield's Cameron Adbella is the returning champion and the favorite over Hoosic Valley's Ethan Sheldon, the only other returning runner under 17 minutes. Warrenbur/Bolton's Brody Olden was just over 17 minutes last year and could challenge the top two. I'll throw in one other name on the list who didn't run cross country last year and I don't know if he's even running, but Warrensburg/Bolton's Dante Corriveau has an exceptional outdoor season where he was a state qualifer in the 1600 meters. If he runs, he could be the favorite to win it all.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.  
1. Cameron Abdella Mayfield 1. Lake George 44  
2. Ethan Sheldon Hoosic Valley 2. Mayfield 53  
3. Brody Olden Wareensburg/Bolton 3. Maple Hill 147  
4. Gabe Kalisz Berlin/New Lebanon 4. Berlin/New Lebanon 176  
5. Timmy Jeralds Chatham 5. Schoharie 185  
6. Trevor Ruberti Mayfield 6. Fort Plain/Canajoharie 188  
7. Liam Fahey Stack Lake George 7. Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Middleburgh 200  
8. Zachary Civerolo Maple Hill 8. Chatham 215  
9. Samuel Burns Lake George 9. Duanesburg 238  
10. Oliver Herrick Lake George 10. Voorheesville 243  
11. Brendan Battersea-Manna Lake George 11. North Warren 259
12. Gabe Lucero Mayfield 12. Hartford 271  
13. Dylan Wayman-Bender Schoharie 13. Hawthorne Valley 290  
14. Mason Curl Voorheesville 14. Argyle inc  
15. Brice Williams Mayfield 14. Galway inc  
16. Oliver Towe Hawthorne Valley 14. Greenwich inc  
17. Cameron Hoffis Lake George 14. Hoosic Valley inc  
18. Hunter Smith Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Middleburgh 14. Loundonville Christian inc  
19. Keenan Repicky Schoharie 14. OESJ inc  
20. Dylan Bender Schoharie 14. Saratoga Catholic inc  
21. Owen Loundbury Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Middleburgh 14. Warrensburg/Bolton inc  
22. Kaeden Leonidas Maple Hill        
23. Cody Schneider Galway        
24. Avery Wilson-Leedy Maple Hill        
25. Alex Ruepp Hoosic Valley