Cross Country 2014

BH-BL Cross Country all time best performances at Saratoga Spa State Park as of 10/31/2014:  Girls   |   Boys

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2014 Burnt Hills XC Invitational – Saturday, October 11th
Saratoga Spa State Park

Thank you to the 67 visiting teams that came from all over NY and the neighboring states of VT and MA on  a beautiful day for running.

All results for the BH XC Invitational can be found on the Invitational Race Results page. We look forward to running with you again next year!

2014 Cross Country Season

NYS XC Federation Championships – Saturday, November 15th
Bowdoin Park,  85 Sheafe Rd, Wappingers Falls 12590

Congratulations to the BH Girls’ on an excellent 9th place finish among 27 of the most competitive teams in the state!

Leading the team across the finish was Emily in 30th (16 pts) and Eva in 33rd (17 pts), followed by Alexis in 102nd (62), Lily in 114th (69), and Allie in 120th (74), and Janelle and Jordan in 135th and 139th.  There were 4 Suburban Council teams in the top 9, showing just how tough the local competition is.

Full girls’ race results

NYS XC Championships – Saturday, November 8th
SUNY Canton, Canton NY

A journey through a winter wonderland in the Adirondacks followed a season of hard work and determination that brought the boys’ and girls’ teams to the success of being at the XC State meet in Canton. With family, teammates, friends and alumni cheering all along the course we watched as the BH Girls’ team became the NYS Class B XC State Champions!! It’s been a long year of waiting but your perseverance and tremendous efforts sure paid off.  Congratulations on the well earned title!

The temperature stayed in the 30’s but the sun took some of the chill out of the air. The course was technically challenging with a large up and down hill in the last mile, with the ground still a bit sloppy from the rain, sleet and snow of the previous day.  It had all the elements of a true XC race, and the teams were well prepared.

For the girls’ Eva and Emily flew across the finish line in 16th and 17th, with Lily and Allie nearby in 24th and 34th, and Alexis, Janelle and Jordan finishing together in 53rd-55th.  A true team effort.

For the boys’ a sheer test of willpower brought out their best efforts against a number of different challenges. Josh was the first finisher for the team in 31st, with Jared, Michael B, Kevin and Michael M sticking together a little ways back. Luke was close to them and, with Shawn’s help, the team ended up a really good 6th place finish overall.

What a great experience this trip was for all.  Every one of you showed such amazing focus and determination. You worked so hard throughout the season, ran strong, fast and tactical, and put forth your very best efforts.  We couldn’t be prouder of all that you accomplished.

Girls full results | Boys full results (scroll about halfway down the pages for Class B results)
BH Girls Results  |  BH Boys Results

Section 2 Championships – Friday, October 31st
Saratoga Spa State Park

Congratulations to both the BH-BL Girls’ and Boys’ teams on winning Class B! They are headed to Canton for the New York State XC Championships!!

Class B Girls Results | Class B Boys Results | All Results
BH Girls Results | BH Boys Results

Suburban Council Championships – Saturday, October 25th
Saratoga Spa State Park

The last meet of the season for much of the team, against some of the toughest competition anywhere.  Congratulations to everyone on a fun season that brought great team achievements and many personal accomplishments.

Full meet results
BH Girls Results | BH Boys Results

Suburbans Pasta Party – Friday, October 24th, 6 PM
Ballston Town Hall,  Community Room
323 Charlton Rd. Ballston Spa, NY 12020

A delicious meal was had by all. Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped out with this annual tradition.

BH Cross Country Invitational – Saturday, October 11th
Saratoga Spa State Park

The morning had a bit of a chill but the afternoon warmed up quite a bit for a near perfect day of running.

For the BH Girls, it was across the board wins for all three teams – Freshman, JV and Varsity!  The Freshman girls took 6 of the top 12 spots with Monica leading the way in 2nd. In the JV race, it was a perfect 15 score with Skylar crossing in 1st and Kaila, Kristin, Quinn and Lindsay filling the rest of the top 5 spots. What an amazing race! In the Varsity race it was Emily coming in alone in 2nd with Janelle, Allie, Jordan and Lily all contributing to the team win. Congratulations to all!

The Freshman boys, led by Michael M crossing in 2nd after putting up a good battle for the lead, came out with the team win by only 2 points. Tyler, Evan, Aidan and Nick were all up toward the front contributing to the win.  Wow!  In the JV “B” race, Sam S ran a strong race and stayed in front all the way to the finish line for a big win! Congratulations Sam!  In the JV “A” race, BH was 2nd of 18 teams, with Luke crossing in 5th, and in the Varsity race it was BH in 3rd.

Overall a great day of racing against great competition. Thank you to all the parents, family members, alumni and friends who helped make this Invy so successful.

BH Girls Results  |  BH Boys Results

BH / Bethlehem at Averill Park – Tuesday, October 7th
Averill Park High School –  146 Gettle Rd #1, Averill Park, NY 12018

BH Girls Results  |  BH Boys Results

Columbia / Niskayuna / Mohonasen at BH – Tuesday, September 30th
Saratoga Spa State Park

Wins across the board for both the boys’ and girls’ teams!    Thank you to everyone that helped with this home meet.

BH Girls Results | BH Boys Results

McQuaid Invitational (JV/Varsity Girls & Boys) – Saturday, September 27th
Genesee Valley Park, Rochester, NY

Lots of excitement surrounded this years trip to McQuaid, with many newcomers. The day was beautiful and summery, the course was dry and fast, but the sun got quite hot as the day went on.

The boys Varsity ‘B’ race was first up for the BH teams with 22 boys at the starting line along with 343 other runners. Michael M was the first BH runner to cross the finish in a great 7th place. He was followed by Malcolm, Luke, Tyler and Gavin, all in the top 30. Overall the team came in a close 3rd out of 29 teams. Congratulations!

The day was really heating up when the Varsity Boys race went off but that didn’t stop much of the team from getting new PR’s. Kevin was first across for BH, in 33rd followed by Josh, Michael B, Jared and Jack. The team ended up 8th amongst great competition.

For the girls’ teams it was a double first place finish with lots BH blazing right up front. In the JV race, with 394 finishers, Kristin was first across for BH in 4th place, with Kaila, Quinn, Monica, Skylar and Lindsay following right behind and Sara K and Mary M very close. It was a tight finish with our Suburban Council neighbor but BH pulled out in front for a fantastic win!

In the girls Varsity race, it was Janelle and Emily crossing in 3rd and 4th, with Eva, Alexis and Jordan all crossing in the top 16. This gave the team a nice lead over the 2nd place team finisher. Way to go girls!

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

BH Girls Results | BH Boys Results

Meet information | Directions | Course map

Baldwinsville Invitational (JV/Varsity Boys) – Saturday, September 20th
Durgee Junior High School, 29 East Oneida St, Baldwinsville NY 13027

The JV race, with the traditional ‘A’ and ‘B’ races combined into just one, started the day off for the BH runners. The course was dry, the sun warm, and the headwind strong off the starting line but at the end there was no one between Jordan and the finish line. Out of 168 runners, he was 1st! Behind him were Mike M, Luke, Bobby  and Evan, all in the top 20, lending to a team finish of 2nd place behind the host team.  Our Freshman runners, including 3 in the top 7 BH runners, had very impressive runs. Your energy and determination were amazing.

For the Varsity boys, it was Jared in 4th followed by Kevin, Michael B (with a big PR!) and Josh, all finishing within or near the top 10. For the team, it was another 2nd place finish, this time behind Ithaca.

Race results  |  BH Boys Results

Meet information | Course map

“Super Dual” – Tuesday, September 16th
BH-BL and Colonie at Ballston Spa
BH-BL and Guilderland at Saratoga
Saratoga Spa State Park

All 12 of the Suburban Council schools came together in the beautiful late afternoon for this “Super Duel Meet”. Burnt Hills was scored individually against 4 of them.

Full race results |  BH Girls Results  |   BH Boys Results

BH-BL and Shaker at Shenendehowa – Tuesday, September 9th
Shenendehowa HS

BH Girls Results  |  BH Boys Results

Guilderland Invitational (Boys and Girls) – Saturday, September 6th
Tawasentha Town Park

With a very hot and humid day  and a new course it was hard to know what to expect.  Everyone sure came through strong though!  The Frosh girls started off the day with a 3rd place finish, led by Lily and Kristin in the top 10.  For the Frosh boys it was a 4th place finish with Tyler and Evan leading the pack. You are all off to a great start.

In the JV races, Quinn brought home a very impressive first place finish! Way to go Quinn! Mary M, Skylar and Lindsay filled the next three spots to land the girls team in 1st place!  For the boys it was Gavin, Luke and Bobby crossing first for the team amongst a sea of very strong competition to  come in 5th.

The Varsity girls had 5 runners in the top 11, led by Emily D and Janelle, and a fantastic first place team finish.  Congratulations girls! The Varsity boys had 5 finishers in the top 20 and a well earned excellent 2nd place finish.

Congratulations everyone – a very good day for all!

Full results  |   BH Girls Results   |   BH Boys Results

Fonda-Fultonville Invitational (Boys) – Saturday, August 30th
Fonda-Fultonville High School

It was the first meet of the season for the boys under a bright blue sky and very warm sun. The JV Boys filled all 5 of the top spots with Jordan leading the way. For the Varsity, the BH boys filled 6 of the top 10 spots with Jared taking home his 2nd win. There were quite a few big PR’s along with impressive runs by those running the course for the first time. You are all off to a great start!

Full resultsBH Boys Results

Meet the Team Night – Thursday, August 28th
Saratoga Spa State Park, 6:30 PM
Stairs/lawn on the backside of the Spa Little Theater building

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!

BHBL XC and track magnets ($5) and license plate frames ($5) will be available for purchase.

Please, turn in your track club membership form (dues $20/season/athlete or $50/year/athlete) and driver authorization form. Forms can be downloaded here and will be available at Meet the Team Night.

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