Girls & Boys XC Performance Database
This web-page considers the
match-up between the Girls Class D teams at the State Level (Argyle,
Beaver River, Bronxville,
and Rhinebeck) ...
... Argyle did not race the weekend of October 4th ...
Argyle will be competing in the Eastern States Championship
race at the Manhattan Invitational (Oct 11th) in Van Cortlandt Park
... once again, they will be competing against Saratoga (currently,
the real #1 team in the nation) and Bay Shore.
ran in the Baldwinsville
Invitational (Oct 4th) ... they decided to compete in the Class A
race against some very good teams (such as Fairport, Liverpool, and
Fayetteville-Manlius) ... unfortunately, Beaver River's top
runner (Lauren Moser, the defending State Class D champion)
developed a cramp in a quad muscle while running with lead runner
Brittany Crawford (FM) and was forced to drop out of the race (which
raised the team score by nearly 50 points) ... however, Beaver River
still would not have beaten Fairport or Liverpool. Beaver River
will be hosting their own Invitational on Oct 11th.
... Argyle proved they are one of the best XC teams in
the nation - Argyle finished second in the
Nike Race of Champions at the Great American Cross Country
Festival in North Carolina ... the NY State teams finished 1st
(Saratoga, 63 points), 2nd (Argyle, 106) and 3rd (Bay Shore,
150) and the top five individual finishers were from NY State.
Emily Fung had the best race of her life (finished 5th) and Caitlin
Lane was 7th... here are the Argyle finishes, times and speed ratings:
Emily Fung (5th, 18:37.1, 142), Caitlin Lane (7th,
18:46.9, 138), Hannah Davidson (18th, 19:20.2, 127), Ashley
Fung (35th, 19:57.6, 115), Klara Varosy (41st, 20:08.3,
111), Sophie Varosy (116th, 21:58.3, 75) and Brittania
O'Keefe (128th, 22:40.8, 60).
In the most recent edition of
The Harrier magazine,
Argyle was ranked third in the Northeast USA and 19th nationally
... These rankings will likely go up in the next edition.
Beaver River won the
Varsity B division of the big EJ
Hermann Invitational in Utica ... they totaled 34 points to
outscore Canastota (55) and Sauquoit Valley (93) ... once again,
Lauren Moser was an easy race winner (19:11) followed by
Adrienne Gagnier (4th, 19:57), Chelsea Nuffer (6th, 20:32),
Julie Emery (9th, 20:48), Alexis Nuffer (14th, 21:09)
and Amanda Zehr (16th, 21:23) ... Beaver River is
scheduled to race at the Baldwinsville Invitational (Oct 4th).
... Argyle ran in a pre-season Wasaren league meet at
Saratoga Spa on Sept 18th ... coaches took times for their own kids
(no official results), and the Argyle girls ran very well as follows:
... Caitlin Lane ...17:30
Emily Fung ... 17:42
Ashley Fung ... 18:19
Hannah Davidson ... 18:39
Klara Varosy ... 18:58
Sophie Varosy ... 20:18
Samantha Valentine ... 21:10
Chelsea Morehouse ... 21:30
Detailed results from other runners is really necessary to apply speed
ratings ... however, based upon previous seasons' results from the
Saratoga course (and assuming a correction for a fast race course
(about 12 seconds faster than average)), the respective rating would
be 141, 137, 125, 118, 112, 85, 68, and 61 ... these ratings could do
very very well in next week's Great American Race of Champions!
ran an incomplete team at the ESM
Invitational (the top three runners did not run)
... Beaver River won the Small School division of the
Cato-Meridian Invitational (Sept
13) easily outscoring Tully by 31 to 76 ... 57 teams from Section 3
competed in the invitational (since the course is newly designed and
it is the site of the Section 3 Championships in Nov) ... In the
merged team scoring (Small, Medium, Large Schools), Beaver River
finished 2nd to Class A Fayetteville-Manlius (95 to 131) ... once
again, Lauren Moser was the individual division winner (19:32)
over the 5K course (ran all by herself most of the race and probably
could have run much faster if pushed) ... Adrienne
Gagnier and Chelsea Nuffer finished 2nd (20:30) and 3rd
(20:31) with Alexis Nuffer and Amanda Zehr 15th (21:41)
and 16th (21:42) ... Beaver River is scheduled to compete in
the ESM Invitational (Sept 20).
Argyle traveled to Essex
Vermont and easily won the
Essex Invitational (Division I) by scoring only 18 points ...
Caitlin Lane won the race, finishing the five-kilometer course in
18:46 ... Emily Fung placed 2nd (19:02), Hannah Davidson
5th (19:56), Ashley Fung 6th (20:01) and Klara Varosy
7th (20:02) ... Coach Bob Lane was quoted in the Glens-Falls
Post Star, "That was quite a way to start of the year. The best teams
from Vermont were there." ... Argyle's next invitational race
is the Great American Race of Champions (Sept 27) where they will
compete against some of the best teams in the US, including NY's
Saratoga Springs and Bay Shore.
... Beaver River easily won the
New Hartford Invitational on Sept
6th ... Lauren Moser (the defending State Class D individual
champion) won the race with a very good time (20:50 ... speed rating
of 130) over one of the more difficult XC courses in Section 3 (3.3
miles plus nasty hills) ... Chelsea Nuffer and Adrienne
Gagnier finished together (21:46 ... speed ratings of 111) in 3rd
and 4th places ... Julie Emery was 8th (22:49 ... rating of 90)
... Alexis Nuffer and Amanda Zehr also ran together
(23:00) ... This was a good opening effort by the Beaver River girls
... Beaver River is scheduled to race next at the
Cato-Meridian Invite (Sep 13 ... the sectional championship course).
Argyle did not compete in an
invitational this past weekend ... they participated in a 5 x 2 mile
relay (tune-up) in Greenwich, NY covering the extremely hilly 10 miles
in 58:30, breaking their own course record by 4 minutes. Split
times (for varying terrain and difficulties) were reported as follows:
Caitlin Lane - 11:15, Hannah Davidson 11:47, Ashley
Fung 11:49, Emily Fung 11:17 and Klara Varosy 12:22
... On Sep 13th, Argyle was scheduled to compete in the
Johnstown Invitational, but the invite was cancelled ... they will be
competing in the Essex Junction, VT Invite instead ... An unfortunate
note - Brittania O'Keefe will be out for a few weeks, as she
fell off a horse and broke both wrists, and had a knee injury (just a
bruise) ... hopefully, Brittania will return soon!
Year ... State
Meet - Girls Class D Team Results for 2002
Team Score Team Score
================= ===== ================= =====
1 - Argyle 33 (Sec 2) 6 - Millbrook 161 (Sec 9)
2 - Beaver River 46 (Sec 3) 7 - Frewsburg 174 (Sec 6)
3 - Bronxville 56 (Sec 1) 8 - Seton Catholic 179 (Sec 7)
4 - Marathon 139 (Sec 4) 9 - Salmon River 255 (Sec 10)
5 - Notre Dame-Batavia 149 (Sec 5) 10- Shelter Island 284 (Sec 11)
Note ... Rhinebeck was Class C in 2002...finished 2nd to Bayport-Blue Pt
at States (lost by only 2 points)
Comments for Girls Class D
Some Argyle girls warming up
before Section 2 State Track Qualifiers (3000 Meters) ... from left to
right are Klara Varosy, Caitlin Lane, Hannah Davidson, Emily Fung
and Ashley Fung
Argyle Coach Bob Lane talking to
daughter Caitlin before the Section 2 State Track Qualifier
(3000m) ... Caitlin finished second (10:11.5) behind Nicole Blood
(Saratoga) ... this track race was effectively a team dual race
between Argyle and Saratoga with Argyle taking
2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th and 11th and Saratoga 1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th,
9th and 10th (point-wise, Saratoga had an XC scoring advantage of 26
to 30) ... that says something about the strength of the Argyle team.
Last XC season, Argyle typically
trained 20-25 mile per week ... this year will likely be similar in
the 25-30 miles per week range ... For those interested, Coach Lane
receives some training advise from Coach Jack Daniels (very successful
former coach at Cortland State).
virtually unknown by most observers as cross country begin last year
... at the end of the season, Argyle was NY State Class D
Champion, 3rd in the Federation Championship Meet, and ranked the 4th
best team in the Northeast USA by
runners having an immediate impact on a girl's XC team occurs every
year, but the magnitude of the impact by the Argyle girls is
unprecedented (to the best of my knowledge) ... five 7th-graders (Caitlin
Lane, Hannah Davidson, Emily Fung, Ashley Fung, Brittania O'Keefe)
and two freshmen (Klara Varosy, Cassidy Norton) ... all from a
Class D school (Amazing!!) ... I will skip the impact of graduation
on Argyle .
Lane, Hannah Davidson, and Emily Fung are profiled on my
Top State XC Runner List ... for the
3000m race this past track season, Lane (10:08), Davidson (10:28),
Emily Fung (10:27), Ashley Fung (10:54), and Klara Varosy (10:52) all
broke the 11:00 mark.
Argyle is a remarkably
good team ... but they beat Beaver River by only 13 points at
States ... and as I'm writing this, everything indicates Beaver
River will be better this year ... Argyle is still the
favorite in this very interesting Class D match-up ... I do not know
if the two teams will meet head-to-head before States.
River 4x800 relay team after setting a new school record (9:33)
... from left to right are Adrienne Gagnier, Alexis Nuffer, Chelsea
Nuffer and Lauren Moser.
Beaver River Coach Nicole Kuhl
(center) congratulates Chelsea Nuffer and Adrienne Gagnier after the
school relay record ... this was a significant accomplishment as they
lowered their own record by nearly 30 seconds ... it's also impressive
because some of them would much rather be running XC than track.
is one the best teams in the State (any class) ... they finished second
in the State last year (Class D) and fourth in the Federation Meet ...
and Beaver River will likely be better this year (the top seven
sectional finishers all return).
Six returning runners are profiled on my
top individual runner list for Section 3
Moser, Chelsea Nuffer, Adrienne Gagnier, Kendra Chamberlain, Julie Emery, and Alexis Nuffer
... also returning is Amanda Zehr (7th at sectionals) ... Moser
and Chelsea Nuffer are also profiled on my
Top State XC Runner List ... Update
- Kendra Chamberlain will not be running XC this season.
Lauren Moser is the defending
individual State champion (Class D) ... cousins Chelsea and
Alexis Nuffer ran very well during spring track and appear to be
improving ... Adrienne Gagnier looked much improved during
spring track ... These four runners combined to lower Beaver River's
school record in the 4x800 relay by nearly 30 seconds (to 9:33) ... Julie Emery
is also a talented runner.
Coach Nicole Kuhl has done a superb
job ... Beaver River enters the 2003 season as the #2 Class D
team in State behind Argyle ... and this year, Beaver River
could be a better team ... Argyle beat Beaver River at
States by only 13 points ... at Federations, Argyle was 3rd
and Beaver River 4th ... Beaver River is a serious
challenger to upset Argyle.
some outstanding runners to graduation ... Catha Mullen,
Caroline Mullen and Beth Butler ... all were excellent XC & track runners and will be
greatly missed ... the Mullen twins will be attending Princeton
Coach Tim Fulton of Somers has written an
pre-season preview for all Section One teams ... his preview of
Bronxville is available there.
Bronxville still has some
talented runners including senior Helen Millson (800m-219, 1500m-
4:55, 3000m -10:51), senior Hiller Burton (1500m-5:14,
2000mSt-7:32), sophomore Dana
Mitchell (good XC performances last year), sophomore Margaret Gustafson,
senior Kate Kearney and junior Alanna Rogers ...
Bronxville is apparently adding some
new XC runners with very good ability ... sophomore Amanda Hudson
(1500m-5:02 in her first season) ... there could also be some good
incoming freshmen according to Coach Fulton.
enrollment numbers drop them back to Class D ... last year they lost a
close contest at States (Class C) to Bayport-Blue Point by only 2
points ... in the process, Rhinebeck beat both Pearl River and
no graduates from their State team at Sunken Meadows, so this
is a very good team ... This is only speculation on my part (I don't
know), but Rhinebeck may opt to move back up to Class C since they did
so well there last year ... but until I know different, I will
consider Rhinebeck as Class D team.
Top returning runner is senior Laura
DeWitt - the Class C individual champion (she is profiled on my
Top State XC Runner List) ... junior
Erica Wiles finished a very good 4th at States ... Rhinebeck's
next two finishers at States were 8th-graders last year (Amelia
Calsi and Danielle Herr) ... sophomore Nicole Devens
was the #5 scorer at States.
I have absolutely no track data on
Rhinebeck ... perhaps the Rhinebeck XC runners play soccer in the