Fast Times & Big Battles On The Way: Carlisle Invitational Preview

Carlisle Invitational - Boys' Champions Race Preview

While the "Champions" race traditionally doesn't feature too many big names, this won't be the case this season.

The individual race favorite is Grove City's Jonah Powell. Powell earned a pair of runner-up finishes, before capturing the victory at Sharpsville last week. He'll look to add another win on Saturday.

Lower Dauphin's Jared Giannascoli, along with his teammate Mark Walsh, should be factors on Saturday in a strong field. Manheim Central's David Merkey, Warwick's Noah Martin, Upper Dublin's Ben Brugger, Juniata's Garrett Baublitz,  and North Hagerstown (MD)'s Nathaniel Neely make up a long list of those who should contend for spots within the top five.

The team race should be competitive with squads like Grove City Area, Milton Hershey, and Central Cambria will clash with Virginia teams Annandale and South Lakes.