2023 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 and Queensbury Courses. I have no knowledge of any runners that may be out due to injuries or sickness so assume that every team is at full strength.

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

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Girls Class A


What to looks for: It's going to be quite a fight for the title between Saratoga Springs and Bethlehem. Bethlehem beat out Saratoga last weekend at Suburbans but Saratoga's Alycia Hart was sick and didn't finish so it should let's call it a toss up with Saratoga going for their fifth straight title and Bethlehem going for their first title since 1986. Individually, Saratoga's Emily Bush is the defending champion and has been undefeated this season and should be the favorite to repeat for the title. Teammates Alycia Hart and Anya Belsile with Guilderland's Addison Vellekoop should battle it out for second place.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Emily Bush Saratoga Springs 1. Saratoga Springs 39
2. Alycia Hart Saratoga Springs 2. Bethlehem 40
3. Anya Belsile Saratoga Springs 3. Shenendehowa 99
4. Addison Vellekoop Guilderland 4. Guilderland 102
5. Charlotte O'Meara Bethlehem 5. Niskayuna 106
6. Anna Chrapowitzky Bethlehem 6. Shaker 159
7. Katherine Bannigan Bethlehem 7. Columbia 236
8. Leyla Bhursi Shenendehowa 8. Ballston Spa 241
9. Logan Kuhn Bethlehem 9. Colonie 246
10. Braelyn Cornell Guilderland 10. Albany High 273
11. Anna McGaffin Shenendehowa 11. Schenectady 332
12. Raquelle Landa Shenendehowa      
13. Liv Pachter Bethlehem      
14. Tess McNamara Bethlehem      
15. Shea Fajen Columbia      
16. Allison Boler Niskayuna      
17. Reagan Owen Saratoga Springs      
18. Tong Ang Saratoga Springs      
19. Mary Kate Cestaro Niskayuna      
20. Cora Conley Saratoga Springs      
21. Juliana Sciortino Niskayuna      
22. Leonni Griffin Shaker      
23. Katie Turner Saratoga Springs      
24. Heidi Berglund Saratoga Springs      
25. Charlotte Dunkel Shaker      


Girls Class B


What to looks for: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake's streak of seven straight sectional title was broken last year by Scotia-Glenville. This year they bring in some young runner to compliment their more expierenced runners and should be back on top of the podium. Scotia-Glenville is still atrong enough to take the runner-up spot. Individually, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake's Mia Paolino comes in with the top time. Scotia-Glenville's Kiera MacIntosh looks to battle her for the top spot.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Mia Paolino Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 1. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 27
2. Kiera MacIntosh Scotia-Glenville 2. Scotia-Glenville 65
3. Katie Weeks Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 3. Queensbury 90
4. Quinn Stowell-Melley Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 4. Amsterdam 98
5. Rachel Miller Mohonasen 5. Mohonsen 118
6. Schuyler Long Scotia-Glenville 6. South Glens Falls 161
7. Gianna Crespo-Julia Amsterdam 7. Averill Park 179
8. Miranda Habshi Queensbury 8. Emma Willard 264
9. Delaney Casey Burnt Hills-Ballston lake 9. Lansingburgh 265
10. Adalyn Greer Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 10. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 294
11. Arden Heiner Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 11. Glens Falls inc.
12. Lily McNulty South Glens Falls 11. Hudson Falls inc.
13. Athena Planas-Dove Lansingburgh 11. Troy inc.
14. Ruby Janssen Queensbury      
15. Grace Powers Queensbury      
16. Addison Cyr Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
17. Lillian Knott Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
18. Briar Wells Scotia-Glenville      
19. Emily Miller Scotia-Glenville      
20. Mia Malizia Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
21. Abby Marriner Mohonasen      
22. Avery Crain Amsterdam      
23. Emma Bohall Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
24. Addy Morelli Amsterdam      
25. Finley Purvis Queensbury      


Girls Class C


  What to looks for: Voorheesville won the state title in Class D last year but moves back up to Class C this year. Though they lost a few runners to graduation, they bring up some talented young runners to fill in and make them the favorite for the Class C title. League foe Albany Academy could give them a race with a solid showing and Broadalbin-Perth and Holy Names could also be dark horses. Individually, Schuylerville's Adeline Ballou comes in as a the slight favorite with Voorheesville's Savannah Schmidt not too far behind her. Albany Academy's Grace Soukup and Granville/Whitehall's Amber Gibbs could pull off the spoiler with good races.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Adeline Ballou Schuylerville 1. Voorheesville 86
2. Savannah Schmidt Voorheesville 2. Albany Academy 109
3. Grace Soukup Albany Academy 3. Broadalbin-Perth 130
4. Amber Gibbs Granville/Whitehall 4. Academy of the Holy Names 145
5. Isabella Miller Fonda-Fultonville 5. Schuylerville 182
6. Emma Roberg Coxsackie-Athens 6. Coxsackie-Athens 186
7. Paige Rogers Mechanicville 7. Greenville 198
8. Claire Hubert Coxsackie-Athens 8. Ichabod Crane 204
9. Shayla Hyman Voorheesville 9. Mechanicville 218
10. Abbey Stubbs Schalmont 10. Fonda-Fultonville 219
11. Samantha Savage Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne 11. Schalmont 225
12. Laina Frasier Broadalbin-Perth 12. Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne 296
13. Brianna Doria Ichabod Crane 13. Cobleskill-Richmondville 299
14. Gigi Sitzer Albany Academy 14. Tamarac/Hoosick Falls 308
15. Summer Reinoehl Holy Names 15. Fort Plain/Canajoharie 359
16. Evelyn Corcoran Greenville 16. Cairo-Durham inc.
17. Lauren Tinkler Albany Academy 16. Granvile/Whitehall inc.
18. Emily Smith Greenville 16. Johnstown inc.
19. Brooklyn Vasquez Broadalbin-Perth 16. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk inc.
20. Emma Murphy Broadalbin-Perth 16. Taconic Hills inc.
21. Hannah Yonkin Schuylerville      
22. Alannah McCarthy Voorheesville      
23. Kaylee Heroth Fort Plain/Canajoharie      
24. Julia Lynch Holy Names      
25. Piper Weddell Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk      


Girls Class D


What to looks for: Maple Hill was the runner-up last year to eventual state champion Voorheesville. Voorheesville is back up to Class C and gives Maple Hill the edge to win the school's first girls sectional title. Lake George, LaSalle, and Hoosic Valley could challenge but it looks like Maple Hill have the better depth. Individually, Hoosic Valley's Andrea Sassatelli has had a great freshman year and is not only the big favorite for the sectional title but should be in the mix for the state title. Sassatelli's teammate, Sophia Squires looks to be solid for the runner-up spot with LaSalle's Sarah Hanssen and possibly Hawthorne Valley's Miriam Harbath in the mix. I say possibly for Harbath because I really don't have much information on her but had a good race at Patroon's.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Andrea Sassatelli Hoosic Valley 1. Maple Hill 49
2. Sophia Squires Hoosic Valley 2. Lake George 81
3. Sarah Hanssen LaSalle 3. LaSalle 83
4. Miriam Harbath Hawthorne Valley 4. Hoosic Valley 93
5. Natalie Elble Berne-Knox-Westerlo 5. Saratoga Catholic 104
6. Taylor Syvertsen Lake George 6. Berne-Knox-Westerlo 130
7. Rosilee Forrest Maple Hill 7. North Warren/Johnsburg 136
8. Estella Hyde Duanesburg 8. Argyle/Fort Edward inc.
9. Jacey Locci Stillwater 8. Berlin/New Lebanon inc.
10. Addison Thornton Stillwater 8. Chatham inc.
11. Alex Eaton Maple Hill 8. Duanesburg inc.
12. Madeline Waring Chatham 8. Galway inc.
13. Adrienne Rist Stillwater 8. Greenwich inc.
14. Ava Noel Maple Hill 8. Hartford inc.
15. Reagan Morris North Warren/Johnsburg 8. Hawthorne Valley inc.
16. Molly Repicky Schoharie 8. Schoharie inc.
17. Molly Meehan Lake George 8. Stillwater inc.
18. Kelsey Mooney LaSalle 8. Warrensburg/Bolton inc.
19. Lexi Eaton Maple Hill      
20. Adriana Sheppie LaSalle      
21. Emma McFadden Schoharie      
22. Kerry Gill Saratoga Catholic      
23. Chrisgianna Dugan Saratoga Catholic      
24. Francesca Pusateri Maple Hill      
25. Olivia LaPoint Lake George