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Summary through Week 9/21 and Bowdoin Preview

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007 by Perry King
Summary #2 and Bowdoin Invitational Preview

Team Brief

Dobbs boys have pushed beyond expectations of all except possibly Coach K, with Patrick Wortner ranking high in state ratings. Girls have shown great depth and when they round into form and get everything rolling, results should be interesting.

1-C Watch

Boys
Frontrunner Pawling was a few runners short at the Big Red, but Dobbs' 25-point margin shows they are narrowing the gap. Tigers will be at Bowdoin.

Bronxville has 3 state-ranked runners with Hutton, Levitz, and Flannery, but Dobbs depth may prevail on 9/25. Broncos will be at Bowdoin.

Irvington has 2 state-ranked runners with Matthews and Saliani, but again Dobbs may still have more depth.

Other C teams such as Croton Harmon, Albertus Magnus, Pleasantville, Hastings, Valhalla, and Dover just have a pulse.

Summary: Dobbs as expected is in the thick of the action among the top 4 teams in 1-C.

Girls
Bronxville is starting to shape up for a state title run, but will likely finish behind a number of the top teams at Bowdoin. Flannery, Clarke, and Miers are 1, 2, 6, in the state C rankings, but there is a big gap to the 4-6 spots as Virginia Connors struggles to return from injuries.

Irvington's top runner Din has finally returned and with high rated Fields looks to have Irvington as second best team.

Pawling had pretty fair showing at Big Red but only Jelinek is state ranked and depth is not tremendous.

Albertus Magnus has spotty results so far and have little depth. McGowan is in top shape as 4th rated C runner.

Pleasantville's Lazare is currently 5th in 1-C, but she has little support.

Croton Harmon has two good runners in Rose and Costa but little support.

The other 1-C teams such as Hastings and Dover are weak.

Summary: Dobbs is probably sitting 5th right now with a decent chance to finish ahead of Albertus and move up at Bowdoin.

Bowdoin Preview

The inaugural Bowdoin Classic in Wappingers Falls is shaping up to be a mini Manhattan Invitational with 50 teams representing many of the Northeast region's powerhouse teams running in the seeded boys and girls Championship races. Top NY girls teams include Hilton, Shenendehowa, Holy Names, Greenwich, Bronxville, and Colonie. For the boys, the top NY teams are Shenendehowa, Shaker, and Kellenberg. They will vie with teams from New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts for the top spot.

Dobbs girls run in the Varsity race at 12:15 and will be testing themselves against 1-C rivals Albertus Magnus and Pawling among the 21 entered teams. The boys run at 12:55 and will face Albertus Magnus and Bronxville among 24 teams in the Varsity race. The JV races occur at 1:30 for the boys and 2:10 for the girls.

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