Here is the week five results for high school from Walt Murphy's X-Country X-Press. NXN races, FootLocker regionals, state meets are not far away!
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X-COUNTRY X-PRESS Vol.28, No.5-October 16, 2012
Florida State(W) & Colorado(M) Win at Pre-Nats Iowa State(W) & Stanford(M) Win at Wisco New Star--Frosh Laura Hollander Calvin Beats North Central(M) Cheserek Back in a Big Way Tatnall Upsets Fayetteville-Manlius
REEBOK/MANHATTAN COLL. INV. Van Cortlandt Park,NY, 10-13, 2-1/2 Miles Results: http://tinyurl.com/ManhattanHS2012 Star-Ledger http://tinyurl.com/ManhStarLedger12 Armory Coverage http://tinyurl.com/ArmoryManh2012 DyeTrack: http://tinyurl.com/DyeTrackManh2012 FloTrack: http://tinyurl.com/FloTrackManh12 Eastern States Videos :(scroll down)http://www.runnerspace.com/ Lots of big news at the 40th running of the Manhattan College Inv., the biggest 1-day high school meet in the U.S. Senior Edward Cheserek(Ridgewood,NJ), who had spent the early fall concentrating on his studies, opened his season in top form by winning the Eastern States title for the 2nd year in a row. Cheserek ran 11:58.7, falling short of his historic meet and course record of 11:55.4 that he set last year. Those are the only sub-12 minute times ever run on the legendary 2-1/2 mile course. Finishing an impressive 2nd was Nick Ryan, who ran 12:05.7. Taking advantage of ideal running conditions, an amazing total of 31 runners broke 13-minutes, considered the standard for n impressive performance at Vanny. Christian Brothers Academy(NJ), the #1-ranked team in the U.S. , won the Easterns team title and set a new 5-man average record(12:44.54). In the girls; Eastern States, Tatnall(DE), led by individual winner Reagan Anderson(14:21.2), pulled off an upset, defeating Fayetteville-Manlius, the 6-time defending Nike National Champions, 81-90. It has to be pointed out, however, that F-M ran without its #1-runner, Jillian Fanning, who is recovering from an injury. Last year's Eastern States winner is reportedly training well, and is expected to return to competition soon. Fastest girl of the day was Mary Cain, winner of the Varsity A race in a quick 14:03.9. Cain, the #1 middle-ditance prep in the country, is STILL not training with her Bronxville teammates. BOYS Eastern States-1.Christian Brothers (NJ) 94, 2.West Chester Henderson (PA) 200, 3.Don Bosco Prep (NJ) 207, 4.Fayetteville Manlius (NY) 218, 5.Tatnall (DE) 220 1.Edward Cheserek-Sr (St.Benedict's Prep, NJ) 11:58.7, 2.Nick Ryan-Sr (Fayetteville-Manlius), 12:05.7, 3.TJHornberger-Jr (Lake Shore, NY) 12:20.2, 4.Tony Russell-Jr (West Chester, PA) 12:24.7, 5.Jack Boyle-Sr (CBA, NJ) 12:25.7, 6.Vincent Ciattei-Sr (Perry Hall, MD) 12:26.4, 7.Bryce Millar-So (F-M, NY) 12:27.2, 8.Will Bragg-Sr (CBA,NJ) 12:27.8., 9.Kris Moran- Sr (North Babylon,NY) 12:28.8, 10.Eric Holt-Sr (Carmel, NY) 12:35.1, 11.Kyle Levermore-Jr (Don Bosco Prep,NJ) 12:36.1, 12.Daniel Galford-Sr (Msgr.Farrell, NY) 12:37.0, 13.Jake Feinstein-Sr (Newtown, Ct) 12:41.1, 14.Benito Muniz-So (Carmel, NY) 12:42.8, 15.Stephen Garrett-So (Tatnall, DE) 12:43.1, 16.Michael Damato-Sr (Walt Whitman,NY) 12:43.7, 17.Mike Higgins-Jr (Don Bosco Prep,NJ) 12:44.9...20.Mike McClemens-Jr (CBA,NJ) 12:49.0...28.Tom Rooney-Jr (CBA,NJ) 12:56.9...33.Fran Bogan-Jr (CBA,NJ) 13:03.3). Varsity A-1.James Randon-Sr (Middlesex Sch.,MA) 12:26.7, 2.Liam Mullett-Jr (Pingry,NJ) 12:37.2, 3.Garrett O'Toole-Jr (Middlesex Sch.,MA) 12:38.7. Varsity B- 1.Tom O'Neil-Jr (Middletown North, NY) 12:42.1. Varsity D- 1.Ryan Manahan-Sr (Marcellus,NY) 12:45.3 Varsity E- 1.Stephen Bourget-Sr (Manhasset,NY) 12:44.0 Varsity F- 1.Mickey Burke-Jr (Rush Henrietta,NY) 12:31.6, 2.Brian Cook-Jr (Pearl River,NY) 12:45.1, GIRLS Eastern States- 1.Tatnall (DE) 81, 2.Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) 90, 3.Pennsbury (PA) 114, 4.Academy of Holy Names (NY) 123, 5.Champlain Valley (VT) 189. 1.Reagan Anderson-Sr Tatnall, DE) 14:21.2, 2.Kennedy Weisner-Jr (Elk County Catholic,Pa) 14:22.9, 3.Holly Cavalluzzo-Sr (Valley Central, NY) 14:37.2, 4.Sara Sargent-Sr (Pennsbury,PA) 14:38.6, 5.Kara Dickerson-Sr (Midlothian,Va) 14:40.1, 6.Taylor Spillane-Sr (Champlain Valley,VT) 14:42.7, 7.Julie Williams-Sr (Tatnall, DE) 14:43.4, 8.Alana Pearl-Jr (F-M) 14:46.2, 9.Katie Brislin-Sr (F-M) 14:48.3, 10.Kieran Hanrahan-So (Tatnall, DE) 14:49.0.... 14.Rebecca Slater-Sr (Tatnall) 15:03.5....20.Annika Avery-So (F-M) 15:10.8....24.Michelle Duffy-Sr (F-M) 15:23.1....29.Jessica Howe-So (F-M) 15:33.9.... 49.Caroline Foley-8thGr (Tatnall) 15:56.8 Varsity A-1.Mary Cain-Jr (Bronxville,NY) 14:03.9, 2.Megan Reilly-Fr (Warwick Valley,NY) 14:17.4, 3.Mackenzie Barry--Jr (West Morris Mendham,NJ) 14:25.5 Varsity B-1.Siobjan Quinn-So (Rush-Henrietta) 14:50.3 Varsity C-1.Kelly Hayes-Jr (Pearl River,NY) 14:40.6, Varsity D-1.Stephanie Aldrich-Sr (West Chester,NY) 14:31.6, 2.Megan Curham-Sr (Villa Walsh,NJ) 14:37.9 Varsity E-1.Colette Richter-Sr (Mountain Lakes,NJ) 14:50.3 Varsity F-1.Marissa Saenger-Jr (Clarence, NY) 14:30.2, 2.Stephanie Gerland-Fr (Garden City, NJ) 14:48.0
ROYAL XC CHALLENGE* Win for Alana Hadley McAlpine Creek Park, Charlotte, NC, 10-12, 5k. http://tinyurl.com/9ozx82o Hadley Website:http://alanahadley.com 15-year old Alana Hadley, a sophomore at Ardrey Kell H.S. in Charlotte,NC, beat out a field of collegiate and open runners(17:16).
Steve Underwood's Top-25 Individuals(a/o 10-10) (From Dyetrack.com) Boys 1.Edward Cheserek-Sr Ridgewood,NJ) 2.Sean McGorty-Sr Chantilly,Va 3.Jacob Thomson-Sr Holy Cross,KY 4.Bernie Montoya-Sr Cibola,AZ 5.Jake Leingang-Sr Bismarck,ND 6.Andrew Gardner-Sr Mead,WA 7.Kai Wilmot-Jr North Central,WA 8.Joe Hardy-Jr Seattle Prep,WA 9.Nick Ryan-Sr Fayetteville-Manlius,NY 10.Jacob Burcham-Sr Cabell Midland,WV For analysis and top-25, go to: http://tinyurl.com/SteveU-Top25Boys Girls 1.Sarah Baxter-Jr Simi Valley,Ca 2.Amy-Eloise Neale-Sr Glacier Peak,Wa 3.Hagen Reedy-Sr Buchanan,Ca 4.Julia Bos-Sr Grand Rapids Christian,MI 5.Mary Cain-Jr Bronxville,NY 6.Ashley Erba-Sr Warsaw Community,IN 7.Katie Knight-Sr North Central,Wa 8.Alexa Efraimson-So Camas,Wa 9.Jillian Fanning-Sr Fayetteville-Manlius,NY 10.Jordyn Colter-So Cherry Creek,CO For analysis and top-25, go to: http://tinyurl.com/SteveU-Top25Girls
Marc Bloom's Super 25 Teams(a/o 10-11) From RunningTimes.com Boys (Previous ranking on Sept. 27 in parentheses) 1. Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, NJ  Rests top runners at Shore Coaches meet after dazzling Great American (NC) triumph by 88 points with another team time course record of 15:24 for 5K. 2. North Central HS, Spokane, WA  Victorious Kai Wilmot leads 1-3-7 finish for dominant victory over Kamiakin and other state powers at Richland Invitational. 3. Carroll HS, Southlake, TX  Defeats The Woodlands by 24 points at Nike South Invitational featuring state powers. 4. American Fork HS, American Fork, UT  Takes six of top seven places in regional with state meet coming up on Oct. 17. 5. St. Xavier HS, Cincinnati, OH  No major meet since Sept. 27 ranking. See the rest at: http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=27255
Girls: (Previous ranking on Sept. 27 in parentheses) 1. Fayetteville-Manlius HS, Manlius, NY  The six-time defending national champions run their first major contest of the season on Saturday, the Manhattan Eastern States event at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. 2. Carmel HS, Carmel, IN  Easy conference winners after several weeks of victorious invitationals. 3. Xavier Prep, Phoenix, AZ  Victorious Sarah Fakler leads five scorers in top 10 for Desert Twilight triumph over California power Great Oak. 4. Assumption HS, Louisville, KY  Wins Great American title in North Carolina by 48 points over Saratoga Springs (NY) and other top teams from New England to Florida. 5. Saugus HS, Santa Clarita, CA  Wins Central Park Invitational taking five of top 11 places for 33 points. See the rest at: http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=27256
Bio: Larry Eder has had a 44 year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub 4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Track & Field to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts and RunBlogRun.
Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says:
"I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."