2009 PennTrackXC.com Team Rankings - FINAL - November 12th

 

Pre-Season | #1 Sept 18 | #2 Sept 25 | #3 Oct 2 | #4 Oct 9 | #5 Oct 16 |
#6 Oct 27 | #7 Nov 3 | FINAL Nov 12 |

 

 

 

FINAL (November 12th)

 

Girls Overall

1.    Emmaus (AAA D11): Completed AAA three-peat with 128 points
2.    North Penn (AAA D1): AAA Runners up with 158 points
3.    Pennsbury (AAA D1): 3rd in AAA with youngest team in the field
4.    Central Cambria (AA D6): Completed AA three peat by 81 points with 3rd best team average overall
5.    North Allegheny (AAA D7): 4th in AAA state meet with 46 second spread
6.    Warwick (AAA D3): 5th in AAA state meet with 3 in top 24
7.    Academy of Notre Dame (Private): Inter-Ac and Independent State Champions
8.    Norwin (AAA D7): 6th in AAA state meet with 3 in top 31
9.    West Chester Henderson (AAA D1): 7th in AAA state meet with 4 in top 51
10.  Liberty (AAA D11): 8th in AAA state, one point behind 7th with two in top 8



Girls Small Schools

1.    Central Cambria (AA D6): Completed AA three peat by 81 points with 3rd best team average overall
2.    Academy of Notre Dame (Private): Inter-Ac and Independent State Champions
3.    Union City (AA D10): AA runners up with two in top 17
4.    Northwestern Lehigh (AA D11): 3rd in AA state with individual state champion Lindsay Kerr and three in top 21
5.    Lewisburg (AA D4): 4th in AA state meet with 48 second spread



Boys Overall

1.    West Chester Henderson (AAA D1): AAA state champions by 9 points with 55 second spread
2.    Germantown Friends (Private): Friends League and Independent state champions
3.    North Allegheny (AAA D7): AAA runners up with five in the top 39 and same team average as Henderson
4.    Lasalle College High School (AAA D12): 3rd in AAA state with record 15 second spread
5.    Altoona (AAA D6): One point shy of perfect score at rescheduled State College Invitational
6.    Baldwin (AAA D7): 5th in AAA state three in top 21 and 53 second spread
7.    Unionville (AAA D1): 6th in AAA state with 53 second spread and two all state runners
8.    St Joseph’s Prep (AAA D12): 7th in AAA state with two in top 37
9.    North Hills (AAA D7): 8th in AAA state with three in top 18
10.    North Penn (AAA D1): 9th in AAA state with two in top 14



Boys Small Schools

1.    Germantown Friends (Private): Friends League and Independent state champions. Nationally ranked #13.
2.    York Suburban (AA D3): AA state champions with five in top 27 and 39 second spread
3.    Quaker Valley (AA D7): AA runners up with 5-6-7 finish and 57 second spread
4.    Elk Lake (AA D2): 3rd in AA state with three in top 22 and 58 second spread
5.    Holy Redeemer (AA D2): 4th in AA state with five in top 38 with 44 second spread


 

 

 

#7 (November 3rd)

 

Girls Overall
  
1. Emmaus (AAA D11): Cruise in District 11 with 36 points, placing five in the top 12 with a 53 second spread.
  
2. Norwin (AAA D7): Win first ever District 7 championship with two in top ten and five in top 41 in 43 team field.
  
3. North Penn (AAA D1): District 1 Champion over shorthanded Pennsbury; scored four in the top 50 in 55 team field
  
4. Pennsbury (AAA D1): District 1 runner up without #2 runner, 50 points back of first place 
  
5. Liberty (AAA D11): District 11 Runner Ups behind Emmaus despite 1-2 finish from Darlington and Cygan
  
6. Academy of Notre Dame (Private): Independent School State Champions with five in the top 9 and a 64 second spread. 
  
7. Warwick (AAA D3): District 3 Champions over Cumberland Valley by 72 points with 74 second spread and five in the top 24
  
8. Central Cambria (AA D6): District 6 Champions with 46 points to win by 59 points with 3 in top seven overall.
  
9. Cumberland Valley (AAA D3): District 3 runner up behind Warwick, despite having individual champion.
 
Tie 10. North Hills (AAA D7): District 7 runner up with 2 in the top five and four in the top 44.; and State College (AAA D6): District 6 Champion with perfect 15 points, and spread under 1:00.

 

Girls Small Schools
  
1. Academy of Notre Dame (Private): Independent School State Champions with five in the top 9 and a 64 second spread.
  
2. Central Cambria (AA D6): District 6 Champions with 46 points to win by 59 points with 3 in top seven overall.
  
3. Northwestern Lehigh (AA D11): District 11 Champions with 50 points and three in top eight overall.
  
4. West Middlesex (AA D10): District 10 Champions by 3 points over North East with five in top 25 and 76 second spread
  
5. North East (AA D10): District 10 runner up by 3 points behind West Middlesex with four in top 20 overall.


 

Boys Overall
  
1. Germantown Friends (Private): Independent School State Champions with five in top nine with 69 second spread.
  
2. West Chester Henderson (AAA D1): District 1 Champions with 67 points in 58 team field, 44 second spread with five in the top 22.
  
3. Altoona (AAA D6): One point shy of perfect score at District 6 Championships with 69 second spread.
  
4. North Allegheny (AAA D7): District 7 Champions 92-109 over Baldwin with 90 second spread and four in the top 21.
  
5. North Penn (AAA D1): District 1 runner up with 1-2 finish and three in the top 50 in 58 team field.
  
6. Lasalle College High School (AAA D12): District 12 Champions with 33 points and 35 second spread with five in top 11 
  
7. Baldwin (AAA D7): District 7 Runner Up with 109 points, 17 behind North Allegheny despite three in top 12.
  
8. Council Rock North (AAA D1): 3rd place in District 1, 7 points behind 2nd place with 60 second spread
  
9. Unionville (AAA D1): 4th place in District 1, 3 points behind 3rd place with 41 second spread.
 
10. Conrad Weiser (AAA D3): District 3 champions by 69 points over Cumberland Valley with 3 in top ten.


 

Boys Small Schools
  
1. Germantown Friends (Private): Independent School State Champions with five in top nine with 69 second spread.
  
2. Quaker Valley (AA D7): District 7 Champions with all seven in top 25 overall with 58 second spread.
  
3. North East (AA D10): District 10 Champions by 44 points over Fairview with five in top 26 with 74 second spread.
  
4. York Suburban (AA D3): District 3 Champions with 37 points with five in top 12 and 35 second spread.
5. Fairview (AA D10): District 10 runner up despite having two in top nine and four in top 28.  
 

 

 

 

#6 (October 27th)

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Overall
   1. Emmaus (AAA D11): Lehigh Valley Conference Champions over previous #1 Liberty 32-67
   2. Norwin (AAA D7): Off Weekend
   3. Liberty (AAA D11): Lehigh Valley Conference Runner Ups behind Emmaus
   4. North Penn (AAA D1): SOL Continental Conference Champions over all Central Bucks schools
   5. Pennsbury (AAA D1): SOL National Conference Champions without #2 runner
   6. Cumberland Valley (AAA D3): Mid-Penn Conference Champions 56-62 over Chambersburg
   7. Academy of Notre Dame (Private): Inter-Ac Champions with 18 points
   8. North Allegheny (AAA D7): TSTCA Champions with 50 second spread in 50+ team field
   9. Central Cambria (AA D6): Laurel Highlands Conference Champions with 30 points
  10. West Chester Henderson (AAA D1): Ches-Mont combined champions by one point over previously ranked Downingtown East
 
Girls Small Schools
   1. Academy of Notre Dame (Private): Inter-Ac Champions with 18 points
   2. Central Cambria (AA D6): Laurel Highlands Conference Champions with 30 points
   3. Northwestern Lehigh (AA D11): Colonial League Champions with 38 points
   4. West Middlesex (AA D10): D10 Region 1&2 Champions with 38 points
   5. North East (AA D10): D10 Region 4 champions by two points over Union City

Boys Overall
   1. Germantown Friends (Private): Friends League Champions with perfect 15 points
   2. West Chester Henderson (AAA D1): Ches-Mont combined champions by 15 points over Unionville
   3. Altoona (AAA D6): One point shy of perfect score at rescheduled State College Invitational
   4. North Allegheny (AAA D7): TSTCA Champions 66-78 over Baldwin
   5. Lasalle College High School (AAA D12): Philly Catholic League Champions with 31 points and 17 second spread
   6. Baldwin (AAA D7): TSTCA Runner Up with 78 points, 12 behind North Allegheny
   7. Unionville (AAA D1): Ches-Mont runner ups with 46 points, 15 behind West Chester Henderson
   8. Cumberland Valley (AAA D3): Mid-Penn Conference Champions with 65 points and 56 second spread
   9. North Penn (AAA D1): SOL Continental Conference Champions 50-61 over Hatboro-Horsham
  10. St Joseph’s Prep (AAA D12): Philly Catholic League Runner Ups with 46 points.

Boys Small Schools
   1. Germantown Friends (Private): Friends League Champions with perfect 15 points
   2. Quaker Valley (AA D7): Midwestern Athletic Conference Champions with 26 points
   3. Fairview (AA D10): D10 Region 5 Champions with 23 points
   4. York Suburban (AA D3): YAIAA Champions with 19 second spread
   5. Holy Redeemer (AA D2): 1st AA School @ Ed Narkiewicz All-League Meet

 

 

#5 (October 16th)


Based on meets through 10/10

 

Girls Overall
1.  Liberty (AAA D11): Unanimous #1, off weekend
2.  Norwin (AAA D7): Off Weekend
3.  Emmaus (AAA D11): Off Weekend
4.  Pennsbury (AAA D1): Winners of Varsity F Race @ Manhattan
5.  Cumberland Valley (AAA D3): Off Weekend
6.  Academy of Notre Dame  (Private): Narrow winners 63-69 for their first-ever DELCO Championship
7.  North Penn (AAA D1): 3rd place finish in Varsity C Race @ Manhattan
8.  North Allegheny (AAA D7): Off Weekend
9.  Central Cambria (AA D6): Perfect score of 15 points @ Juniata Invite
10.Downingtown East (AAA D1): Runner up @ William Tennant with three varsity runners out

Girls Small Schools
1.  Academy of Notre Dame  (Private): Narrow winners 63-69 for their first-ever DELCO Championship
2.  Central Cambria (AA D6): Perfect score of 15 points @ Juniata Invite
3.  Northwestern Lehigh (AA D11): Off Weekend
4.  West Middlesex (AA D10): Off weekend
5.  North East (AA D10): Off weekend

Boys Overall
1.  Germantown Friends (Private): 4th place finish (1st PA) in Eastern States race @ Manhattan
2.  West Chester Henderson (AAA D1): 6th place finish in Eastern States race @ Manhattan, 5 points behind GFS
3.  Altoona (AAA D6): Off weekend
4.  North Allegheny (AAA D7): Off weekend
5.  Baldwin (AAA D7): Off weekend
6.  North Penn (AAA D1): 9th place finish in Eastern States Race @ Manhattan
7.  Cumberland Valley (AAA D3): Off weekend
8.  Unionville (AAA D1): Off weekend
9.  LaSalle (AAA D12): 13th place finish in Eastern States race @ Manhattan
10.Hatboro-Horsham  (AAA D1): 4th  place finish @ in Varsity Race G @ Manhattan.


Boys Small Schools
1.  Germantown Friends (Private): 4th place finish in Eastern States race @ Manhattan
2.  Quaker Valley (AA D7): Off weekend
3.  Fairview (AA D10): Off weekend
4.  York Suburban (AA D3): Off weekend
5.  Holy Redeemenr (AA D2): Off weekend
 

 

#4 (October 9th)

Girls Overall
1.  Liberty (AAA D11): Unanimous #1, off weekend
2.  Norwin (AAA D7): Double winners @ Westmoreland County and Sharpsville
3.  Emmaus (AAA D11): Brown race winners @ Paul Short Invite with 170 points, defeating 3 ranked teams
4.  Pennsbury (AAA D1): 3rd in Brown race @ Paul Short with 213 points. Running Varsity F race @ Manhattan Invite
5.  Cumberland Valley (AAA D3): 2nd in Brown Race @ Paul Short with 193 points
6.  Notre Dame Academy (Private): 4th in Brown race @ Paul Short with 216 points. Compete in DELCO Champs this weekend
7.  North Allegheny (AAA D7): Defeated Bethel Park 121-143 @ Pittsburgh Central Catholic
8.  Central Cambria (AA D6): Off Weekend
9.  North Penn (AAA D1): Four point winners over Virginia team @ Salesianum. Running Varsity C Race @ Manhattan Invite
10.Downingtown East (AAA D1): Runner up @ Souderton with top seven sitting out

Girls Small Schools
1.  Notre Dame Academy (Private): 4th in Brown race @ Paul Short with 216 points. Compete in DELCO Champs this weekend
2.  Central Cambria (AA D6): Off Weekend
3.  Northwestern Lehigh (AA D11): Off Weekend
4.  North East (AA D10): Runner ups @ Sharpsville to Norwin
5.  West Middlesex (AA D10): 4th @ Sharpsville Invite with 181 points


Boys Overall
1.  Germantown Friends (Private): Off weekend. Running Eastern States race @ Manhattan
2.  West Chester Henderson (AAA D1): Will make their full debut Saturday at Manhattan in Eastern States race
3.  LaSalle College (AAA D12): Off weekend. Running Eastern States race @ Manhattan
4.  Altoona (AAA D6): Winners @ Steel City over Unionville
5.  North Allegheny (AAA D7): Winners @ Pittsburgh Central Catholic over Baldwin 81-95
6.  Baldwin (AAA D7): Runner up to North Allegheny @ Pittsburgh Central Catholic
7.  Cumberland Valley (AAA D3): Winners of Brown race @ Paul Short with 33 second spread
8.  Unionville (AAA D1): Runner up @ Steel City behind Altoona
9.  Haverford Township (AAA D1): 2nd in Brown race @ Paul Short
10.North Penn (AAA D1): 4th @ Salesianum without Brad Miles. Running Eastern States race @ Manhattan

Boys Small Schools
1.  Germantown Friends (Private): Off weekend. Running Eastern States race @ Manhattan
2.  Quaker Valley (AA D7): 3rd @ Pittsburgh Central Catholic behind North Allegheny and Baldwin
3.  Fairview (AA D10): Winenrs @ Sharpsville 67-111 over North East
4.  York Suburban (AA D3): Off weekend
5.  Holy Redeemenr (AA D2): Off weekend


 

#3 (October 2nd)

Girls Overall
1.  Liberty (AAA D11): Unanimous #1, four point winners @ PIAA Foundations Gold Race
2.  Norwin (AAA D7): Off weekend;
3.  Notre Dame (Private): Beat Emmaus via tie breaker @ Carlisle Challenge Race; running Brown race @ Paul Short
4.  Pennsbury (AAA D1): Four point runner ups to Liberty @ PIAA Foundations Gold Race; running Brown race @ Paul Short
5.  Emmaus (AAA D11): Runners up to Notre Dame via tie breaker @ Carlisle Challenge Race; running Brown race @ Paul Short
6.  North Allegheny (AAA D7): 3rd place @ Carlisle Challenge Race
7.  Central Cambria: Big winners @ PIAA Foundations Blue Race
8.  TIE: Downingtown East (AAA D1): 3rd @ PIAA Foundations Gold Race w/ 18 second spread; North Penn (AAA D1): Winners @ Conrad Weiser Invite
10. Cumberland Valley (PIAA D3): 4th @ Carlisle Challenge Race; running Brown race @ Paul Short

 

Girls Small Schools
1.  Notre Dame (Private): Beat Emmaus via tie breaker @ Carlisle Challenge Race; running Brown race @ Paul Short
2.  Central Cambria: Big winners @ PIAA Foundations Blue Race
3.  TIE West Middlesex (AA D10): Off Weekend Northwestern Lehigh (AA D11): 2nd @ PIAA Foundations Blue Race
5.  North East (AA D10): 3rd @ PIAA Foundations Blue Race


Boys Overall
1.  Germantown Friends (Private): 2nd @ Bowdoin XC Classic, 3 points behind US#4 Haddonfield, NJ in team avg that would have qualified for NXN in 2008
2.  West Chester Henderson (AAA D1): Still waiting in the wings; debut scheduled for Manhattan October 10
3.  LaSalle (AAA D12): Big winners @ Carlisle Challenge Race with sub 30 second spread
4.  Baldwin (AAA D7): 2nd @ Maymount Virginia, nine points out of first in seeded race
5.  Altoona (AAA D6): 2nd @ Carlisle Challenge Race, running Steel City Invite
6.  North Allegheny (AAA D7): 3rd @ Carlisle Challenge Race
7.  Unionville (AAA D1): 17:14 average w/o #1 in win @ PIAA Foundations Gold Race
8.  Cumberland Valley (AAA D3): 4th @ Carlisle Challenge Race; Running Brown Race @ Paul Short
9.  Perkiomen Valley (AAA D1): Off Weekend; running Brown Race @ Paul Short
10.North Penn (AAA D1): 7th @ Carlisle Challenge Race

Boys Small Schools
1.  Germantown Friends (Private): 2nd @ Bowdoin XC Classic, 3 points behind US#4 Haddonfield, NJ in team avg that would have qualified for NXN in 2008
2.  Quaker Valley (AA D7): Off weekend
3.  Fairview (AA D10): Winners @ PIAA Foundations Blue Race by 8 points
4.  York Suburban (AA D3): Off Weekend
5.  Holy Redeemer (AA D2): Runners up by 8 points @ PIAA Foundations Blue Race

 

 

#2 (September 25th)

 

Girls Overall
1. Liberty (AAA D11) Off weekend; running PIAA Foundation Gold Race
2. Norwin (AAA D7) 3rd place finish @ Boardman in Ohio
3. Emmaus (AAA D11) Off weekend; running Carlisle Challenge Race
4. Pennsbury (AAA D1) Off weekend; running PIAA Foundation Gold Race
5. Academy of Notre Dame (Private) 3rd overall/1st PA team @ Briarwood; Carlisle Challenge Race
6. State College (AAA D6) Off weekend; running Carlisle Challenge Race
7. North Penn (AAA D1) 5th overall and 2nd PA team @ Briarwood
8. Downingtown East (AAA D1) Winners @ Chris Fretz; running PIAA Foundation Gold Race
9. Central Cambria (AA D6) Winners @ Altoona; running PIAA Foundation Blue Race
10.Cumberland Valley (AAA D3) Off Weekend; running Carlisle Challenge Race

Girls AA/Private
1. Central Cambria (AA D6) Winners @ Altoona; running PIAA Foundation Blue Race
2. Academy of Notre Dame (Private) 3rd overall/1st PA team @ Briarwood; Carlisle Challenge Race
3. West Middlesex (AA D10) Winners @ Panther Invite by 45
4. Northwestern Lehigh (AA D11) #2 AA team @ Bulldog Northern Lehigh, running PIAA Foundation Blue Race
5. North East (AA D10) Off weekend; Running PIAA Foundation Blue Race

Boys Overall
1. West Chester Henderson (AAA D1) Off weekend
2. LaSalle (AAA D12) 2nd overall/1st PA team @ Briarwood; running Carlisle Challenge Race
3. Altoona (AAA D6) 3rd win in a row @ home invite; running Carlisle Challenge Race
4. Germantown Friends (Private) Off weekend
5. Baldwin (AAA D7) Racing top section at Maymont in Virginia
6. Cumberland Valley (AAA D3) Off weeked; running Carlisle Challenge Race
7. North Penn (AAA D1) 7th Overall/3rd PA team @ Briarwood w/o #2 runner; running Carlisle Challenge Race
TIE 8  Hatboro-Horsham (AAA D1) 3rd overall/1st PA team @ Briarwood D1 race; running Carlisle Challenge Race - North Allegheny (AAA D7) Off weekend; Running Carlisle Challenge Race
10 Perkiomen Valley (AAA D1) winners @ home invite

Boys AA/Private
1. Germantown Friends (Private) Off weekend
2. Quaker Valley (AA D7) Off weekend;
3. Fairview (AA D10) Off weekend; running PIAA Foundation Blue Race
4. Elk Lake (AA D2) Off weekend; running PIAA Foundation Blue Race
5. North East (AA D10) Off weekend; running PIAA Foundation Blue Race

 

#1 (September 18th)

 

Girls Overall

1. Liberty (AAA D11) Cliff Robbins Invite winners with 28 points
2. North Penn (AAA D1) C.B. East invite winners by seven over host school
3. Norwin (AAA D7) Gateway Invite and Baldwin winners by big margins over PA schools
4. Emmaus (AAA D11) Centaur invite winners by ten over Downingtown East
5. Pennsbury (AAA D1) Viking winners by four and PTXC-1 winners by 32
6. State College (AAA D6) Close win @ Big Valley followed by big win @ Spiked Shoe
7. Downingtown East (AAA D1) Oakbourne winners and ten point runners up @ Centaur
8. Central Cambria (AA D6) Cruise @ Forest Hills with five in top ten
9. Academy of Notre Dame (Private) Winners @ Abington with 44 points
10. Cumberland Valley (AAA D3) 2nd to Notre Dame @ Abington



Girls AA/Small Schools

1. Central Cambria (AA D6) Cruise @ Forest Hills with five in top ten
2. Academy of Notre Dame (Private) Winners @ Abington with 44 points
3. West Middlesex (AA D10) White race winners @ home invitational
4. TIE Northwestern Lehigh (AA D11) Upset Saucon Valley @ Lions Invite & North East (AA D10) Winners @ McDowell Invite and Slippery Rock



Boys Overall

1. West Chester Henderson (AAA D1) Two dominant victories in two cross country relays.
2. LaSalle (AAA D12) Makes invitational debut Saturday @ Briarwood
3. Altoona (AAA D6) Strong victories at Big Valley & Slippery Rock. Host invitational this weekend
4. Germantown Friends (Private) Strong performance @ Cherokee NJ in 2 mile class races, 2 points      behind MileSplit US#4 Haddonfield, NJ in dual scoring
5. Cumberland Valley (AAA D3) Won big at Abington, scoring 28 points and winning by 52
6. Baldwin (AAA D7) Win @ Gateway with 22 points and win home invitational by 16
7. North Penn (AAA D1) C.B. East Invite winners with 45 points w/ 1-2 performance
8. Hatboro-Horsham (AAA D1) Win Viking Invite and upset C.R. North @ Centaur
9. North Allegheny (AAA D7) 2nd overall @ Baldwin with 94 points in field of 41
10. Quaker Valley (AA D7) 3rd overall and small school winners @ Baldwin



Boys AA/Small Schools

1. Germantown Friends (Private) Strong performance @ Cherokee NJ in 2 mile class races, 2 points behind US#4 Haddonfield, NJ in dual scoring
2. Quaker Valley (AA D7) 3rd overall and small school winners @ Baldwin
3. Fairview (AA D10) Top PA team @ Spiked Shoe and runner-up @ McDowell Invite
4. York Suburban (AA D3) 3rd overall and top small school @ PTXC-1
5. North East (AA D10) Top small school @ Slippery Rock
 

 

Pre-Season


Girls Overall

1. North Penn (AAA) D1 - Selheimer and Cohick will lead pack in one of the most competitive title chases

2. Liberty (AAA) D11 - Reigning individual champion Jess Cygan has a solid group to back her up in quest for state double

3. Norwin (AAA) D7 - 6 of 7 back with emerging star in Gigliotti and 4 of top 5 breaking out during spring track. 3rd in PIAA state in 2008

4. Emmaus (AAA) D11 - Two time reigning team champs with four back from both teams looking for unprecedented 3-peat for this senior class

5. Cumberland Valley (AAA) D3 - The defending district 3 champs return four of their top five in 2009, all of whom had successful track campaigns

6. Downingtown East (AAA) D1 - Have shown they can run well in big races and will look to past successes to guide them in 2009

7. State College (AAA) D6 - When Schmidt's raw speed shows on the course and the addition of some new talent - the Lady Lions could surprise

8. Council Rock North (AAA) D1 - A good number 1 runner in Lindsay Rheiner will get good support from an improved 2-5 that all broke 20 minutes in 2008

9. William Tennant (AAA) D1 - With 9 returning runners at 21 minutes or under led by Anne Areias, they will have solid depth this season

10.Central Cambria (AA) D6 - Seymour(s)-led champions bring solid team and a lot of experience to their title defense



Girls AA/Small Schools

1. Central Cambria (AA) D6 - Seymour(s)-led champions bring solid team and a lot of experience to their title defense

2. West Middlesex (AA) D10 - A close top four with state experience will help the 2008 runners up challenge the champions

3. Saucon Valley (AA) D11 - Lainie Smith leads one of the strongest 1-2-3 combinations in AA

4. Union City (AA) D10 - A strong three up front looking to improve on 4th place finish last season

5. Villa Joseph Marie (AA) D1 - Return five under 22 minutes looking for first state appearance



Boys Overall

1. West Chester Henderson (AAA) D1 - Return almost the entire 2008 roster, including state contender Will Kellar

2. LaSalle (AAA) D12 - 2nd @ States in 2008 with experienced squad looking for the top spot

3. Germantown Friends (Private) - Has contended with the big dogs before and have a group that can do it again in 2009

4. Cumberland Valley (AAA) D3 - A very deep 1-4 pack separated by seven seconds in 2008

5. North Hills (AAA) D7 - Strong top 4 returning with state experience and strong track season that will make them tough

6. Perkiomen Valley (AAA) D1 - State favorite Perozze will lead one of the best 1-2 combinations in the state

7. North Penn (AAA) D1 - Brad Miles will lead the two-time defending champions in their quest to 3-peat

8. Altoona Area (AAA) D6 - Have a lot of state experience from last year. Will look to that experience to contend this season

9. Council Rock North (AAA) D1 - A consistent state contender over the years, this team will once again find a way to contend again in 2009

10. TIE North Allegheny (AAA) D7 - Always near the top & Unionville (AAA) D1 - Matthew Fischer is a strong frontrunner for this group will look to impress many this season


Boys AA/Small Schools

1. Germantown Friends (private) - Germantown Friends (Private) Has contended with the big dogs before and have a group that can do it again in 2009

2. Quaker Valley (AA) D7 - Return 5 of 7 from 2008, strong track season from top 3 in 2009, 2nd by 2 points in PIAA in 2008

3. Elk Lake (AA) D2 - Reigning champions in a very close race looking to their young runners to keep them in contention

4. Fairview (AA) D10 - One of the deepest teams in AA that looks to stay strong despite a lot of graduation departures

5. North East (AA) D10 - Dylan Klein leads an all senior group that was 3rd in 2008
 

 

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  • FARTLEK_MAN / 5 Years Ago
    Hey, I know you work hard on this stuff and good job. But when you do the rankings, would you mind also listing the teams that got votes but didn't get in the top 10? Just to give us an idea of who might be sneaking in soon.
  • wpshertz / 5 Years Ago
    I agree, you used to post the next 3 schools approaching the top rankings. This is nice, especially for the small schools that has only 5 listed as it is. Thanks.
  • goldenspikes / 5 Years Ago
    does anyone think that the 5 d1 teams that end up qualifying for states, will all end up in the top 8 or so, despite what the rankings say now?
  • dukeaj33 / 5 Years Ago
    where is conrad weiser? lost a bit, but still have top 4 sub 16:45. and personally, i think they could take north penn.
  • dukeaj33 / 5 Years Ago
    and golden spikes, do you know if down.west is in top 5. raced them at bulldog invite and they seemed pretty good to me. would def be top 5 in dIII
  • Apollo / 5 Years Ago
    dukeaj33- Downingtown West is in DI, so they will definitely not be top 5 in DIII. If you meant DI (which I assume you did), then I guess they have a shot at it. Obviously you've got Henderson up there with Unionville and North Penn. I'm not completely sold on Haverford yet, but I think Council Rock South and HGP could both at least challenge DWest for the spot.

    I'm also pretty skeptical of your Conrad Weiser-North Penn comparison. Conrad may run well at districts but seems to perform very poorly in the extra pressure of states. North Penn, on the other hand, really lives for the pressure at Hershey, as we've seen the last couple of years.
  • run96 / 5 Years Ago
    The first two teams i agree with, but seriously?? La Salle is number 9?

    They beat Altoona, Northern Allegheny, Cumberland Valley easily at carlisle. They also beat North Penn twice.

    Besides being totally wrong about them, good job.
  • mikmeg / 4 Years Ago
    I think you are going to be surprised by some small schools you have never mentioned in your rankings!
  • run96 / 4 Years Ago
    etrain11
    LaSalle still getting no love? Manhattan's their only bad race all season. They haven't even been completely healthy until now. There close spread will destroy the 2 minute spread North Penn throws up.


    exactly my point etrain, they havent been healthy and have a real tight pack. Which is exactly why I dont understand why they arent higher in the rankings. I say if they compete and have a good day, they will be second at the very worse.
  • wpshertz / 4 Years Ago
    I hear you Mikmeg. There are many strong AA boys teams that were never once mentioned. And why is D10 always so favored? A healthy York Suburban will tear North East and Fairview apart any day. They swept D3 with 37 points and would have won the AAA race. But who's counting...
  • bonesalot / 4 Years Ago
    There is no way La Salle will beat Henderson so you cant say 2nd at the very worst. Their tight pack will help them at states but it will also hurt them not having that 1 or 2 guys getting low scores since they dont have a front runner.
  • wpshertz / 4 Years Ago
    Yes he can. Germantown doesn't run at states.
  • mjm346 / 4 Years Ago
    wpshertz
    There are many strong AA boys teams that were never once mentioned. And why is D10 always so favored? A healthy York Suburban will tear North East and Fairview apart any day. They swept D3 with 37 points and would have won the AAA race. But who's counting...

    Perhaps D10 is favored because of what they have done at states the last several years. Last year their 3 teams were 3rd, 7th and 8th. In 2007 they were 1st, 2nd and 4th. In 2006 1st, 3rd and 8th. That's a pretty good track record. Maybe York Suburban will win it all, but D10 teams will once again have more than their share near the top and deserve the recognition they get.
  • wpshertz / 4 Years Ago
    Sorry, but it begs mention after today's meet. Where were those D10 teams?
  • distancecoach / 4 Years Ago
    Begs? Nahhh...

    Unionville was girl's runnerup. Northeast was 7th on the girls side, 8th on the boys side. Fairview was 5th on the boys... and an object of immense interest by the YS team.

    I'd say district 10 did alright.