2021 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: Should be a tight race between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna. Last weekend Niskayuna edged out Shen for second place behind Burnt Hills by seven points at Suburbans. The big question mark is Shen's Nathan Brimhall, who last ran on September 28th. I was going to leave him out but he is listed on Shen's roster for Sectionals, so there is a possiblilty that he runs. What kind of shape he'll be in is another question mark. With Brimhall in the lineup I give Shenendehowa a double digit win. Without him I have it Shenenedehowa 49 Niskayuna 51. Either way it should be a close one...Individually looks to be a a battle between Niskayuna's Julien Franjieh and Saratoga's Ryan Bush. Franjieh took the win last week at Suburbans and should be the slight favorite.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.  
1. Julien Franjieh Niskayuna 1. Shenendehowa 37  
2. Ryan Bush Saratoga Springs 2. Niskayuna 55  
3. Nathan Brimhall Shenendehowa 3. Columbia 86  
4. Nathan Davis Columbia 4. Saratoga Springs 92  
5. Daniel Malatesta Niskayuna 5. Guilderland 125  
6. Michael Clay Shenendehowa 6. Bethlehem 135  
7. Mason Talarico Saratoga Springs 7. Shaker 230  
8. Finn Burke Guilderland 8. Schenectady 241  
9. Will Cusato Guilderland 9. Ballston Spa 249  
10. Andrew Adonnino Shenendehowa 10. Albany High 252  
11. Christian Fox Shenendehowa 11. Colonie 284  
12. Nicholas Thomas Niskayuna 12. Amsterdam 378  
13. Logan Doll Shenendehowa 13. Troy inc.  
14. Philip Matthews Shenendehowa        
15. Ryan Hesler Niskayuna      
16. Jacob Yannone Columbia      
17. Evan Farnan Columbia      
18. Graham Richard Albany High      
19. Gordon Su Bethlehem      
20. Aakash Iyer Guilderland      
21. Neel Chittur Albany High      
22. Avaneesh Benki Niskayuna      
23. Jacob Bernd Saratoga Springs      
24. Joseph Fodera Ballston Spa      
25. Riley Cairns Columbia      


Boys Class B - 1:00pm


What to Look For: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake is coming off a big win at Suburbans last weekend, has five of the top eight times and is a big favorite for another sectional title. The big battle will be for second between Queensbury, Scotia-Glenville, and Averill Park with C.B.A. being a dark horse. Queensbury should have the edge off of their Foothills Council championship over Scotia-Glenville...Individually, LaSalle's Gitch Hayes comes in as the top runner in the State, accoring to tullyrunners and is the big favorite to win the Class B title after winning the Class C title in 2019. Burnt Hills' Peter Fulgieri and Scotia-Glenville's Tyler Greene should battle it out for second.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.  
1. Gitch Hayes LaSalle 1. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 28  
2. Peter Fulgieri Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 2. Queensbury 106  
3. Tyler Greene Scotia-Glenville 3. Scotia-Glenville 118  
4. Jack Hicks Queensbury 4. Averill Park 126  
5. Nick Grock Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 5. C.B.A. 140  
6. Ryan Allison Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 6. Albany Academy 154  
7. Matthew Rounds Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 7. LaSalle 201  
8. Matt Windecker Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 8. Glens Falls 201  
9. Joseph Simeone Albany Academy 9. Schalmont 227  
10. Colin Brunelle Averill Park 10. Lansingburgh 245  
11. Jack Gemmett Schalmont 11. South Glens Falls 284  
12. Patrick Allen Scotia-Glenville 12. Mohonasen 329  
13. Ben Smith Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 13. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 388  
14. Keller Casey Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 14. Gloversville inc.  
15. Silas Marvin Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 14. Hudson Falls inc.  
16. Trae McIntyre Lansingburgh        
17. Jack Putnam Glens Falls        
18. Will Vartuli Albany Academy        
19. Jack Mangione C.B.A.        
20. Jacob Hanlan Averill Park        
21. Patrick Russell Queensbury      
22. Cayden Robleno Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
23. Julian Stedman Glens Falls      
24. Nicholas DeMarco Albany Academy      
25. Liam Cowdrey Scotia-Glenville      


Boys Class C -1:30pm


What to Look For: Fonda-Fultonville started the season out slow, running incomplete at the begining of the season, but now look to be at full strength and are big favorites to defend their title from 2019. Schuylerville and Stillwater look to battle it out for second with Schuylerville getting the slight edge, but they'll both need their fourth and fifth runners to improve if they want to challenge for the sectional title...Individually, Fonda-Fultonville's Bennett Melita is a big favorite for the title, as he is almost a minute ahead of his teammate Ty Sanges. Stillwater's, Anthony Zazzaro is the only other runner that's been under seventeen minutes this season. if Melita wins he'll be Fonda-Fultonville's first individual champion since Matt Hoffman in 2012.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.  
1. Bennett Melita Fonda-Fultonville 1. Fonda-Fultonville 50  
2. Ty Sanges Fonda-Fultonville 2. Schuylerville 102  
3. Anthony Zazzaro Stillwater 3. Stillwater 113  
4. Matheu Dettenreider Fonda-Fultonville 4. Voorheesville 134  
5. Dan Patrick Stillwater 5. Ichabod Crane 149  
6. Daryl Headen Schuylerville 6. Broadabin-Perth 166
7. Finn Kosich Greenville 7. Johnstown 183  
8. Connor Couperus Broadalbin-Perth 8. Coxsackie-Athens 189  
9. Eli Russo Taconic Hills 9. Greenville 200  
10. John Clinton Tamarac/Hoosick Falls 10. Cohoes 202  
11. Matt DeCelle Cohoes 11. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 280  
12. Caelen Lamberton-Dunham Voorheesville 12. Cobleskill-Richmondville 297  
13. Charles Foote Cobleskill-Richmondville 13. Mechanicville 332  
14. Aiden Smedstad Coxsackie-Athens 14. Granville/Whitehall 349  
15. JR Meddaugh Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 15. Rensselaer/Doane Stuart 369  
16. Connor Smith Voorheesville 16. Catholic Central 432  
17. Daniel Farbaniec Schuylerville 17. Catskill inc.  
18. Nick Barkley Ichabod Crane 17. Greenwich inc.  
19. Nicholas Reilly Voorheesville 17. Hudson inc.  
20. Allen Booth Fonda-Fultonville 17. Taconic Hills inc.  
21. Zachary Payant Schuylerville 17. Tamarac/Hoosick Falls inc.  
22. Alex Cwiakala Johnstown        
23. Trey Naselli Johnstown        
24. James Lynch Schuylerville        
25. Rylee VanAlstine Broadalbin-Perth        


Boys Class D - 2:00pm


What to Look For: Mayfield has two of the top three runners, and also the most depth which gives them a good edge to win their first sectionals championship since 2010. There is a logjam between five teams for second place with Lake George getting the slight edge over Maple Hill, Chatham, Hoosic Valley, and North Warren/Johnsburg/Minerva...Individually it looks to be a tight race between Chatham's Brycen Haner and Mayfield's Cameron Abdella. Haner has the edge but only by four seconds so it could be a close one. Haner would be Chatham's first champion since Nick Sarro in 2012 and Abdella would be Mayfield's first champion since Nick Munson in 2000.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.  
1. Brycen Haner Chatham 1. Mayfield 71  
2. Cameron Abdella Mayfield 2. Lake George 111  
3. Braydon Jourden Mayfield 3. Maple Hill 123  
4. Gabe Kalisz Berlin/New Lebanon 4. Chatham 123  
5. Ethan Sheldon Hoosic Valley 5. Hoosic Valley 133  
6. Tobias Jeralds Chatham 6. North Warren/Johnsburg/Minerva 137  
7. Brody Olden Warrensburg/Bolton 7. Corinth 210  
8. Zachary Civerolo Maple Hill 8. Berlin/New Lebanon 211  
9. Jake Kinnicut Hoosic Valley 9. Fort Plain/Canajoharie 213  
10. Hayden Sirchia Corinth 10. Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Middleburgh 241  
11. Ethan Orsing Loudonville Christian 11. Galway 263
12. Isaac Herrick Lake George 12. Hartford 284  
13. Thomas Sherwin Saratoga Catholic 13. Duanesburg 315  
14. David Anderson North Warren/Johnsburg/Mineva 14. Hadley-Luzerne 317  
15. Oliver Herrick Lake George 15. Argyle/Fort Edward inc.  
16. Timmy Jeralds Chatham 15. Loudonville Christian inc.  
17. Collin Monroe North Warren/Johnsburg/Minerva 15. OESJ inc.  
18. Gage Morris North Warren/Johnsburg/Minerva 15. Schoharie inc.  
19. Logan Reynolds Hartford 15. Saratoga Catholic inc.  
20. Dawson Leach Mayfield 15. Warrensburg/Bolton inc.  
21. Lukas McIntosh Maple Hill        
22. Kurt Sunderland Fort Plain/Canajoharie        
23. Logan Maleady Hoosic Valley        
24. Liam Fahey Stack Lake George        
25. Dylan Bender Schoharie