2022 Cross Country
Girls Sectional Preview

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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. This especially plays out more on the girls side than the boys. Races that have already been run this season have not been considered.

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

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Girls Class A


What to looks for: Saratoga Springs is the preseason #1 in the state and country and will be the favorite to repeat but their depth has taken a hit from graduation and will need to get the fifth closer to theit fourth runner to repeat as state champions. Bethlehem is a solid second as they return almost everyone from last year and is in the top four in the state in preseason previews, though they will have a tough time overtaking Saratoga for the sectional title. Shaker has a solid top two but need to rest of the team to close the gap to them if they want to challenge Bethlehem for second place. Shenendehowa shows that their close from their runners from last year but have lost their top three runners that were projected to return, but with the depth they usually have they can still challenge for the fourth and maybe the third spot. Individually, Saratoga's Emily Bush returns with the best time and finished second in the state meet last year. She looks to be the favorite but any one of her teammates to step in for the title. Bethlehem's Rylee Davis has the best returning time from non Saratoga runners with Ballston Spa's Harriet Healey and Niskayuna's Mary Cestaro right behind her.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Emily Bush Saratoga Springs 1. Saratoga Springs 31
2. Alycia Hart Saratoga Springs 2. Bethlehem 48
3. Sheridan Wheeler Saratoga Springs 3. Shaker 90
4. Anya Besile Saratoga Springs 4. Shenendehowa 98
5. Rylee Davis Bethlehem 5. Ballston Spa 149
6. Harriet Healey Ballston Spa 6. Colonie 166
7. Mary Kate Cestaro Niskayuna 7. Guilderland 214
8. Katherine Bannigan Bethlehem 8. Columbia 219
9. Liv Pachter Bethlehem 9. Niskayuna 219
10. Annie Bolke Bethlehem 10. Albany High 255
11. Leonni Griffin Shaker 11. Amsterdam 300
12. Kaleigh Higgins Shaker 12. Troy 313
13. Brenna McLaughlin Shenendehowa 13. Schenectady inc
14. Anna Chrapowitzky Bethlehem      
15. Cate Donaldson Shenendehowa      
16. Charlotte Gable Shenendehowa      
17. Shea Fajen Columbia      
18. Maeve Conway Bethlehm      
19. Kyla Klingbeil Shenendehowa      
20. Natalie Bennett Shaker      
21. Mckinley Wheeler Saratoga Springs      
22. Charlotte O'Meara Bethlehem      
23. Katie Turner Saratoga Springs      
24. Payton McGeough-Gamache Colonie      
25. Charlotte Dunkel Shaker      


Girls Class B


What to looks for: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake have won the last seven Class B titles but were hit hard by graduation and their numbers are lower than in previous years. This means it could be time for a new name on top of the Class B team scores. Right now it's a statistical tie between Scotia-Glenville and Mohonasen for the title with their number six runners only separated by one spot. There will be a lot of jostling in the middle of the pack between these two teams to determine the winner. My concern with Mohonasen is the health of defending champion Rachel Miller since she did not run indoor or outdoor last year. If she's back to top health then it should be a heck of a fight between the two. Queensbury has a solid top two but need more depth if they want to challenge the top two teams for the title.  Burnt Hills lost a lot but it's tough to leave them out of any discussion for the title. Individually, Mohonasen's Rachel Miller is the returning champion has has almost a 30 second gap on the field. We'll just have to see how her fitness is after not running in indoor or outdoor track. If Miller isn't 100% then look for Burnt Hills' Mia Paolino and Queensbury's Maddie Powers to battle it out. Both are the other two runners in Class B that were under 19 minutes.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Rachel Miller Mohonasne 1. Scotia-Glenville 64 (22)
2. Mia Paolino Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 2. Mohonasen 64 (23)
3. Maddie Powers Queensbury 3. Queensbury 84
4. Logan Barsalow Averill Park 4. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 88
5. Stephanie James Scotia-Glenville 5. Averill Park 119
6. Miranda Habshi Queensbury 6. Lansingburgh 172
7. Lily McNulty South Glens Falls 7. South Glesn Falls 179
8. Athena Planas-Dove Lansingburgh 8. Glens Falls 192
9. Abby Marriner Mohonasen 9. Emma Willard 222
10. Clara Avery Glens Falls 10. Hudson Falls inc
11. Addison Cyr Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 10. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons inc
12. Erin Smith Scotia-Glenville      
13. Schuyler Long Scotia-Glenville      
14. Mia Malizza Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
15. Ashley Greene Scotia-Glenville      
16. Ella Marriner Mohonasen      
17. Lexi Thayer Mohonasen      
18. Zoe Miller Mohonasen      
19. Kara Goldstein Scotia-Glenville      
20. Sophia Verbicky Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons      
21. Gloria Allison Queensbury      
22. Karaline McCarthy Scotia-Glenville      
23. Alexis Brown Mohonasen      
24. Violet Dupuis Averill Park      
25. Julia Powell Queensbury      


Girls Class C


  What to looks for: Voorheesville is the defending champion but moves down to Class D. This puts last year's runner-up Broadalbin-Perth into the favorite spot. They have a solid top two and much better depth returning than the rest of the Class C teams and that depth gives them a big edge. Schuylerville looks to be the second best team returning with a good top two but need their third through fifth runners to close the gap  by a lot if they want to challenge for the title. Albany Academy and Coxsackie-Athens are right behind them but both also have depth issues that need to be corrected if they want to challenge for a top two spot. Individually, last year's runner-up, Albany Academy's Erin Boler, is a huge favorite to win the title. She is well over a minute better than the rest of the field and they will have a tough time closing the gap on her. Schuylerville's Megan Vianese has the second best returning time.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Erin Boler Albany Academy 1. Broadalbin-Perth 44
2. Megan Vianese Schuylerville 2. Schuylerville 80
3. Sarah Hanssen Stillwater 3. Albany Academy 100
4. Emma Frasier Broadalbin-Perth 4. Coxsackie-Athens 115
5. Emma Murphy Broadalbin-Perth 5. Mechanicville 145
6. Mia Duncan Muchanicville 6. Fonda-Fultonville 153
7. Nikki Stark Schuylerville 7. Greenville 155
8. Jacey Locci Stillwater 8. Ichabod Crane 185
9. Callie Hubert Coxsackie-Athens 9. Tamarac/Hoosck Falls 187
10. Rylee Dunbar Corinth/Hadley Luzerne 10. Holy Names 248
11. Isabella Miller Fonda-Fultonville 11. Catskill inc
12. Bethany Brady Ichabod Crane 11. Cobleskill-Richmondville inc
13. Sarah Raymond Tamarac/Hoosick Falls 11. Corinth/Hadley Luzerne inc
14. Haeley Spohn Cobleskill-Richmondville 11. Granville inc
15. Liana Frasier Broadalbin-Perth 11. Johnstown inc
16. Katheine Bolebruch Broadalbin-Perth 11. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk inc
17. Paige Rogers Mechanicville 11. Schalmont inc
18. Erica Lin Broadalbin-Perth 11. Stillwater inc
19. Emma Charboneau Fonda-Fultonville      
20. Emily Smith Greenville .    
21. Ellie McCarthy Coxsackie-Athens      
22. Lauren Phillips Broadalbin-Perth      
23. Lauren Tinkler Albany Academy      
24. Coral Vizzie Coxsackie-Athens      
25. Lillian Letzring Schuylerville      


Girls Class D


What to looks for: Berlin/New Lebanon is the defending Class D champion but last year's Class C champion, Voorheesville, moves down to Class D and is a big favorite to take the title and possibly a state title. Voorheesville has three in the top six and have much better depth than any other school in Class D.  Berlin/New Lebanon is a solid number, two bringing back most of last year's championship team but need more depth from their fifth runner if they want to challenge Voorheesville. Maple Hill looks to be third but will have a hard time catching Berlin/New Lebanon for the runner-up spot. As always with the smaller schools, it comes down to which teams have the best depth. Individually, Voorheesville's Mariem Sayahi win the Class C title last year and is a huge favorite for the Class D crown as she is more than a minute ahead of the rest of field. Hoosic Valley's Sophia Squires, Berlin/New Lebanon's Allura Metzinger, and Fort Plain/Canajoharie's Olivia Schaffer were a few seconds apart from each other last year and will battle it out for the runner-up spot behind Sayahi.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Mariem Sayahi Voorheesville 1. Voorheesville 34
2. Sophia Squires Hoosic Valley 2. Berlin/New Lebanon 81
3. Allura Metzinger Berlin/New Lebanon 3. Maple Hill 124
4. Oliva Schaffer Fort Plain/Canajoharie 4. Mayfield 161
5. Caitlin McCarthy Voorheesville 5. Lake George 182
6. Lindsey Wight Voorheesville 6. Schoharie 210
7. Lily Czub Hoosic Valley 7. North Warren 217
8. Teagan Wright Greenwich 8. Fort Plain/Canajoharie 221
9. Angelina Pusateri Maple Hill 9. Saratoga Catholic 244
10. Alannah McCarthy Voorheesville 10. Argyle 262
11. Elsie Corbett Berlin/New Lebanon 11. Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Middleburgh inc
12. Merrin Brick Voorheesville 11. Chatham inc
13. Brynn Tyler Hartford 11. Galway inc
14. Sadie Giumurra Berlin/New Lebanon 11. Greenwich inc
15. Lily Ballard Schoharie 11. Hartford inc
16. Mary Genovesi Voorheesville 11. Hoosic Valley inc
17. Chloe Kirgan Voorheesville 11. LaSalle inc
18. Ava Noel Berlin/New Lebanon 11. Loudonville Christian inc
19. Ella Uhlar Chatham 11. Warrensburg/Bolton inc
20. Vanessa Warren Saratoga Catholic      
21. Devonne Gibson Voorheesville      
22. Olivia Eaton Maple Hill      
23. Fianna Halloran Mayfield      
24. Lilliana Powers Mayfield      
25. Emma Jordan Galway