2021 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 - 12:30pm


What to looks for: Saratoga Springs is the current #1 team in the country and have the top six runners in Class A which make them the huge favorites to take the title. Bethlehem, who has been ranked third in the state for most of the season, should hold off Shenenedhowa and Shaker for second place...Saratoga's Emily Bush comes in with the top time after her win at Suburban's last week and looks to be the favorite over team mates Alycia Hart and Ella Kurto.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Emily Bush Saratoga Springs 1. Saratoga Springs 15
2. Alycia Hart Saratoga Springs 2. Bethlehem 71
3. Ella Kurto Saratoga Springs 3. Shenendehowa 104
4. Mackenzie Hart Saratoga Springs 4. Shaker 105
5. Sheridan Wheeler Saratoga Springs 5. Niskayuna 127
6. Anya Belisle Saratoga Springs 6. Ballston Spa 130
7. Rylee Davis Bethlehem 7. Colonie 193
8. Mary Kate Cestaro Niskayuna 8. Guilderland 233
9. Harriet Healey Ballston Spa 9. Columbia 269
10. Ciara Bullington Shaker 10. Troy 327
11. Claire Cuneo Saratoga Springs 11. Albany High 349
12. Catherine Mongan Saratoga Springs 12. Amsterdam inc.
13. Annie Bolke Bethlehem 12. Schenectady inc.
14. Anna Chrapowitzky Bethlehem      
15. Orit Shiang Niskayuna      
16. Leonni Griffin Shaker      
17. Liv Pachter Bethlehem      
18. Kaleigh Higgins Shaker      
19. Luccabella Hotaling Shenendehowa      
20. Charlotte Gable Shenendehowa      
21. Cate Donaldson Shenendehowa      
22. Brenna McLaughlin Shenendehowa      
23. Nathalie Chateauneuf Ballston Spa      
24. Katherine Bannigan Bethlehem      
25. Maeve Conway Bethlehem      


Girls Class B - 11:00am


What to looks for: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake have three of the top seven times coming in along with the best depth which makes them a solid favorite to win their seventh straight Class B title. Scotia-Glenville and Mohonasen should battle it out for second. Mohonasen edged out Scotia-Glenville by the sixth person tiebreaker at the Burnt Hills Invitational but Scotia-Glenville gets the slight edge on the numbers...Individually it should be a tough race between Burnt Hills' Mia Paolino and Mohonasen's Rachel Miller. Paolino is only a little over a seconf ahead of Miller so it should be a great race.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Mia Paolino Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 1. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 48
2. Rachel Miller Mohonasen 2. Scotia-Glenville 73
3. Jamisen Vendetti Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 3. Mohonasen 83
4. Stephanie James Scotia-Glenville 4. Queensbury 112
5. Maddie Powers Queensbury 5. Averill Park 151
6. Miranda Habshi Queensbury 6. Glens Falls 161
7. Isabel Vogel Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 7. Lansingburgh 166
8. Lily McNulty South Glens Falls 8. South Glens Falls 178
9. Clara Avery Glens Falls 9. Emma Willard 193
10. Logan Barsalow Averill Park 10. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons inc.
11. Athena Dove-Planas Lansingburgh 10. Hudson Falls inc.
12. Erin Smith Scotia-Glenville 10. Schalmont inc.
13. Abby Marriner Mohonasen      
14. Marissa Colvin South Glens Falls      
15. Zoe Miller Mohonasen      
16. Addison Cyr Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
17. Karaline McCarthy Scotia-Glenville      
18. Ashley Greene Scotia-Glenville      
19. Annie Guthrie Emma Willard      
20. Helena Trackey Glens Falls      
21. Mattingly O'Rourke Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake      
22. Schuyler Long Scotia-Glenville      
23. Karlie Genevive Lansingburgh      
24. Alexis Brown Mohonasen      
25. Kimberly Mazzacco Averill Park      


Girls Class C - 11:30am


  What to looks for: Voorheesville comes in as the third ranked Class C team in the state and with their impressive depth is the big favorite to win their first sectional title since 2009. Broadalbin-Perth looks to be in the lead for second as they have better depth than the rest of the teams. Greenwich needs a big race from their fifth runner if they want to challenge.  Coxsackie-Athens is kind of a question mark. They won the Patroon Conference but I have very little data on them... Individually should be a good race between Voorheesville's Mariem Sayahi and Albany Academy's Erin Boler. Sayahi has won over Boler at Burnt Hills and Colonial Council's and is the slight favorite. Greenwich's Nine Sgambelluri could be a spoiler with a good race but she didn't run at Wasaren's.


  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Mariem Sayahi Voorheesville 1. Voorheesville 33
2. Erin Boler Albany Academy 2. Broadalbin-Perth 95
3. Nina Sgambelluri Greenwich 3. Greenwich 140
4. Caitlin McCarthy Voorheesville 4. Coxsackie-Athens 150
5. Megan Vianese Schuylerville 5. Albany Academy 162
6. Sarah Hanssen Stillwater 6. Schuylerville 165
7. Lindsey Wright Voorheesville 7. Ichabod Crane 188
8. Teagan Wirght Greenwich 8. Holy Names 202
9. Julianna Tourangeau Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 9. Cobleskill-Richmondville 216
10. Emma Frasier Broadalbin-Perth 10. Tamarac/Hoosick Falls 223
11. Victoria Iacabucci Voorheesville 11. Fonda-Fultonville 257
12. Jacey Locci Stillwater 12. Mechanicville 292
13. Emma Murphy Broadalbin-Perth 13. Greenville 335
14. Livingston Ottman Holy Names 14. Catskill inc.
15. Grace Bartels Coxsackie-Athens 14. Cohoes inc.
16. Merrin Brick Voorheesville 14. Granville/Whitehall inc.
17. Alannah McCarthy Voorheesville 14. Hudson inc.
18. Mary Genovesi Voorheesville 14. Johnstown inc.
19. Sarah Raymond Tamarac/Hoosick Falls 14. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk inc.
20. Chloe Kirgan Voorheesville 14. Stillwater inc.
21. Victoria Slade Ichabod Crane      
22. Claire Hubert Coxsackie-Athens      
23. Isabella Miller Fonda-Fultonville      
24. Nikki Stark Schuylerville      
25. Eileen Desharnais Holy Names      


Girls Class D - 12:00pm


What to looks for: Berlin/New Lebanon has three runners in the top ten and with the best depth coming in which makes them the favorite to defend their sectionals title. Second place looks to a be a total toss up as seven teams are within thirty points of each other with Hoosic Valley getting the slight edge with their top two leading the way. Three WAC teams look to be right behind them...Individually is a real head scratcher. Fort Plain/Canajoharie's Olivia Schaffer comes in with the top time but Hoosic Valley's duo of Sophia Squires and Lily Czub both beat her at Burnt Hills with Saratoga's Catholic's Katie Cronin right in the mix with them. So the times favor Schaffer for the win but my gut goes with Squires. Should be a very competitve race.



  Individuals     Team Scores Pts.
1. Olivia Schaffer Fort Plain/Canajoharie 1. Berlin/New Lebanon 61
2. Sophia Squires Hoosic Valley 2. Hoosic Valley 117
3. Lily Czub Hoosic Valley 3. Schoharie 122
4. Katie Cronin Saratoga Catholic 4. Mayfield 128
5. Scarlett Rose Schoharie 5. Fort Plain/Canajoharie 137
6. Elsie Corbett Berlin/New Lebanon 6. Lake George 143
7. Allura Meizinger Berlin/New Lebanon 7. Maple Hill 144
8. Alyssa Freeguard Argyle/Fort Edward 8. Saratoga Catholic 147
9. Brynne Tyler Hartford 9. Argyle/Fort Edward 165
10. Brady Hills Berlin/New Lebanon 10. Hadley-Luzerne 167
11. Katrin Schreiner Hadley-Luzerne 11. Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Middleburgh inc.
12. Lily Ballard Schoharie 11. Chatham inc.
13. Emma Karker Fort Plain/Canajoharie 11. Corinth inc.
14. Fianna Halloran Mayfield 11. Galway inc.
15. Vanessa Warren Saratoga Catholic 11. Hartford inc.
16. Emma Jordan Galway 11. LaSalle inc.
17. Ella Uhlar Chatham 11. Loudonville Christian inc.
18. Olivia Eaton Maple Hill 11. North Warren/Johnsburg/Minerva inc.
19. Lillian Sam Antonio North Warren/Johnsburg/Minerva 11. Warrensburg/Bolton inc.
20. Lilliana Powers Mayfield      
21. Taylor McLarty Lake George      
22. Kara Tucker North Warren/Johnsburg/Minerva      
23. Ava Noel Berlin/New Lebanon      
24. Natalie Elbie Berne-Knox-Westerlo/Middleburgh      
25. Natalie Thibodeau Fort Plain/Canajoharie