Cross Country 2015

BH-BL Cross Country all time best performances at Saratoga Spa State Park as of November 2015:  GIRLS   |    BOYS

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2015 Burnt Hills XC Invitational-Saturday, October 17th 2015
Saratoga Spa State Park

2015 BH Invitational Results

All information on the BH XC Invitational can be found on the Invitational page.

2015 Cross Country Season

NYS XC Championships – Saturday, November 14th
Monroe-Woodbury HS

The day was brisk with a cold wind and the course provided many of the challenges one would expect in XC, complete with a big hill.  All their efforts of the entire season prepared the Girls and Boys teams well.

After a blazing fast Class A boys race and a new course record of 15:43, the BH boys went off at 9:30 for the Class B race.  Aidan and Kevin were first across the line for BH in 37th(15 points) and 38th(16) place, followed closely by Mike B in 41st(18) and Luke in 45th(20), with Evan in 56th(28). Nick and Shawn  pulled in strong efforts a little further back.  Overall the team came in an excellent 3rd place overall amongst the 11 top Class B teams in the state, and 13th out of all 41 combined teams.

The girls took off from the starting line at 11:10 with a lot of competition. They girls gave everything they had.  Eva and Emily were the first BH runners across the line, and the first from Section 2, with Eva crossing in 4th place! and Emily in 21st(11 points).  Next in was Skylar in 48th (20), Lily in 51st(22), and Marina in 64th(31). Kristin in 70th and Monica in 81st were nearby.  Overall the team came in 3rd place amongst Class B and 9th of 40 teams overall.

Congratulations to both teams on a tremendous season!

Full Results

Section II XC Championship – Friday, November 6th
Saratoga Spa State Park

It was great to see so many teammates, family, alumni and friends come to watch BH race.  The day was much warmer and humid than recent days slowing down race times a little but the teams put in the efforts and both the boys and girls teams pulled out with wins!

In the boys race, Kevin crossed in 1st place! Congratulations!! He was followed in by Evan in 3rd (wow!), and the pack of Luke, Aidan, and Mike B in 11th through 13th. Nick and Shawn pulled in close behind in 15th and 18th. Gavin, Bobby and Logan rounded out the team in 25th, 35th and 39th out of 99 runners. The team ended up 10 points ahead for the win.

In the girls race in was Eva crossing in 1st place! Congratulations!! Behind her was Emily in 5th, and Marina, Skylar, Kristin, Lily and Monica filling positions 8 through 12.  Mary was really close in 14th and Maddie and Emily H not far in 19th and 23rd. The team totaled 33 points, 27 points ahead of Queensbury.

Congratulations to the BH Girls’ team and the BH Boys’ team. They are both headed to the NYS XC Championships!!

Full Results

BH Girls Results    |    BH Boys Results

Suburban Council Championships – Saturday, October 31st
Saratoga Spa State Park

The final race for many of the teams on a day that saw lots of great races, new PRs, and many proud teammates and family cheering on.

In the Frosh races Madeline F, Anna, Janna, Lauren and Lindsay came across between 10th and 29th for an overall team finish of 3rd place. For boys, several freshman were running varsity but David, Dante, Kevin B, Ryan and Matthew pulled in 18th through 30th for an overall 5th place finish.

In the JV boys race, it was Gavin, Bobby, Logan, Jack T and Josh (with a 59 sec PR!) as the first 5 across for BH, lending to a team 5th place.

For the JV girls, Maddie, Julia, Mary, Emily H and Lauren were the first 5 across for BH, contributing to a 6th place team finish.

In the Varsity girls race, Eva powered across in 7th place followed by Emily D, Skylar, Marina and Kristin, with Lily and Monica close behind for a team 5th place.

The Varsity boys were led by Aidan, Evan and Kevin G crossing in 13th, 16th and 19th, followed by Luke and Nick in 31st and 37th, powering to a strong 4th place finish overall.

BH Girls Results    |    BH Boys Results

BH / Ballston Spa / Niskayuna / Saratoga – Tuesday, October 20th
Saratoga Spa State Park

4:15  Frosh Girls, followed by Frosh Boys, JV/Varsity Girls and then JV/Varsity Boys

The final dual meet before Suburban Championships.

BH Girls Results    |    BH Boys Results

Burnt Hills Invitational – Saturday, October 17th
Saratoga Spa State Park

There was bright sunshine trying to warm up the cold morning as the first race went off at 10:50.  The first race for our BH-BL athletes was the Freshman Girls 45 minutes later and it took Madeline F  just 12:50 to go from start to a 2nd place finish.  Following quickly behind her was Anna in 5th, Lindsay in 10th, Lauren in 11th, Janna in 13th and Carmela in 14th for a team First Place finish out of 4 schools!  Well done!

For the Freshman boys there was a bit more team competition and they were ready.  Evan ran super strong in 10:04 to come in FIRST PLACE out of 124 finishers.  Congratulations Evan!  About 20 seconds later, Nick crossed in 2nd, followed by Dante in 12th, Kevin B in 13th, and David in 17th.   Overall the team earned a fantastic First Place finish out of 14 teams!

In the JV Girls race Mary crossed in 3rd! She was followed by Maddie A in 8th, Emily H in 15th, Julia in 18th and Lindsay in 34th. The team picked up a well earned 3rd place finish amongst 17 teams!

In the JV Boys ‘A’ race it was a fast start with a lot of very strong teams.  Bobby was the first across the line for BH in 26th, followed by Logan in 30th, and Jack T, Colin and James coming in 64th, 69th and 70th for a 9th place finish among 24 teams.

The weather turned cold and windy with spurts of ice pellets by the time the BH Varsity teams came to the starting line.  The competition proved fantastic in both races.  For the varsity girls Eva crossed in 4th of 123 runners, Emily D in 11th, Marina and Skylar in 19th and 21st and Kristin in 31st.  All totaled up, the team came in 2nd to Sachem East by only 9 points!

In the final race of the day, the Varsity Boys found themselves in a very tight race. Only 32 points separated the winning team from the 6th place team and BH gathered up 3rd place, only one point ahead of Shen.  First across for BH was Kevin in 6th, followed by Tyler in 11th, Aidan in 19th, Michael in 37th and Luke in 52nd.

BH Girls Results    |    BH Boys Results

What a great day everyone!  Thank you to everyone who contributed to all the successes of the day.

BH / Bethlehem / Troy / Shenendehowa – Tuesday, October 13th
Saratoga Spa State Park

BH Girls Results    |    BH Boys Results

McQuaid Invitational – Saturday, October 3rd
Genesee Valley Park,  Rochester NY

Course Map
McQuaid Invitational website

It is always amazing to watch the high level of competition that is exhibited at the McQuaid Invitational, and to see our own BH-BL athletes compete so well against so many other great athletes and teams.

The Fall weather finally arrived, bringing a crisp chill to the air and a cold wind. The temperature never warmed much above 50 but was good for running and the course was dry and fast.

The Boys Varsity ‘B’ race started the race day off for BH.  As the race progressed BH runners kept working their way up, with Nick crossing the line in 2nd place out of 310 finishers! Well done Nick! He was followed by Dante, Logan, Bobby and Kevin in the top 40, and Ryan S and David nearby.  This was enough to put the team in 3rd place overall, out of 27 teams!

For the Varsity Boys their race proved to be the fastest of the day with a new course record set by the winner. The first 5 BH runners all placed between 26th and 55th place. Kevin was the first BH runner across, followed by Tyler, Michael B, Aidan and Evan. Luke, Shawn and Gavin followed within 30 seconds. They too earned a 3rd place finish, 4 points ahead of the next placed team.

The Girls Varsity ‘B’ race capped off the day for BH, with Maddie and Mary going out strong and crossing in 7th and 10th, with Emily H in 21st and followed by Lauren, Julia, Nicole and Lyndsay. Their efforts garnered the team a fantastic 3rd place finish amongst 38 teams, just behind Shen.

In the Girls Varsity race  BH-BL was well represented right up at the front of the pack.  Eva had a super run, moving her way up to cross in 4th place! She was followed by Emily D in 12th, Lily in 17th, Marina 18th, Kristin 23rd, Skylar 24th and Monica 37th.  All of their efforts led them to a commanding team WIN! Congratulations girls!

Tremendous efforts out there by everyone, with lots of PRs.

Full race results:
Girls Varsity “B” (JV) | Girls Varsity AA
Boys Varsity “B” (JV) | Boys Varsity AA

Some pictures from the BH Boys’ races

BH / Albany / Shaker / Guilderland – Tuesday, September 29th

Saratoga Spa State Park  — HOME MEET

We were met with rain at our first of at least 5 races on our home course. Through rain, mud and many, many big puddles the teams all had very strong finishes.

BH Boys Results

Thank you so much to the many parents who helped at the finish line, scoring and out on the course. You were great!

Baldwinsville Invitational – Saturday, September 26th
Durgee Jr. High School,  Baldwinsville (near Syracuse)
Course Map

A cooler day, very dry course and super fast times abound!  In the JV race Evan staked out the lead, put some distance between himself and the next runner, and crossed the line in First Place! Well done Evan!  Coming behind him was Nick in 9th, Mike M in 16th, Bobby in 23rd and Dante 25th to achieve an excellent 3rd place team finish behind the host team and FM.

For the Varsity, temps further warmed and the pace was fast.  Kevin stuck close to the front, finishing in 7th, followed by Tyler, Aiden and Mike B in the top 20, Luke in 30th and Shawn in 44th.  The team ended up with an excellent 3rd place finish, out of 17 teams, behind FM and Ithaca and 2 points ahead of Baldwinsville.

Really great efforts out there everyone!

Boys Full Results

BH Boys Results

Fort Plain Invitational – Saturday, September 19th
H. Hoag Elementary School, Fort Plain

A new adventure for the boys brought home great success.  The freshman boys started off the day with 6 finishers in the top 8 spots for a team win! It was Aiden leading the pack in First Place, followed by Tyler, Evan and Nick rounding out the top 4 and Kevin and David in 7th and 8th.

The Varsity was up next with Kevin crossing in first with a commanding lead! He was followed by Mike B, Gavin, Luke and Shawn all in the top 10 and an overall team win!

In the JV race, we had a team of 5 and that’s all it took to bring home another First Place trophy!  There were a lot of other schools in the mix, and a large Guilderland team but at the end it was Mike M in 3rd, Ryan S in 4th, Logan in 5th, Josh in 8th and Jack T in 18th.  Tallying it all up, the final score was a 1 point win over Guilderland!

Full Results

BH Results

BH / Columbia / Mohonasen / Colonie – Tuesday, September 15th
The Crossings of Colonie –   Directions
Course Map and Parking Info

Another new course for everyone.

BH Boys Results

BH / CBA / Schenectady @ Averill Park – Tuesday, September 8th

Schodack State Park (about 50 minutes from the HS) –   Directions

A steamy hot day on a new course for everyone.

BH Boys Results

Guilderland Invitational – Saturday, September 5th
Tawasentha Park, Altamont — Directions

The first meet of the season for the girls’ and boys’ teams started off with a cool morning but WOW did it heat up!

The Frosh Girls went off first , coming in 2nd to the host team. Anna L led the BH team in 7th, followed by Janna, Maddie F, Lindsay and Carmela. as the top 5 BH finishers.

The Frosh Boys were up next, filling in 5 of the top 7 spots to come in FIRST PLACE!  Top 5 BH finishers were Evan, Aiden, Tyler, Nick and Dante.

In the JV Girls race it was Monica across the finish line in FIRST! Great win Monica! She was followed by Emily H (4), Maddie A (5), Abbie (15) and Nicole (16), with a bunch of red in between, for a team finish of 2nd.

The JV boys were running light-handed, with just 4 of them, but they all put in great personal efforts amongst a large group of runners.

When it was time for the large school races, things were really heating up.  For the Varsity Girls it was Emily D’s turn to cross the line in FIRST! She was followed in by Eva in 3rd and Kristin (9), Marina (11) and Lily (14).  Skylar and Mary were right there too, all part of a tight contest in which BH ended up winning over Guilderland by just 1 point! Congratulations girls!

For the boys, Kevin closed in on the lead, crossing in 2nd place. He was followed in by Michael B (7), Luke (10), Shawn(14) and Gavin (15), with Bobby and James putting in great runs.  This race too was too close to call with lots in the mix.  When the final numbers were tallied though, BH again came out in FIRST,  by just one point over Guilderland!

Congratulations to everyone on a great start to the season. This was a tough course and you sure showed that Spartan Pride!

Full ResultsBH Girls Results    |    BH Boys Results

Meet the Team Night – Thursday, September 3rd
Saratoga Spa State Park, 6:00 PM
Stairs/lawn outside Administration Building (backside of the Spa Little Theater)

Come to meet the teams and coaches, and find out more about all that will be taking place this season. Hear about how the BH Track Club supports the team, and please sign-up to volunteer. We will need a lot of help!

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