The Bronxville Broncos have a long and stellar history in girls' XC going back three decades and many State Championships and top NYS runners. A member of the smallest class (Class C and later Class D) team for much of the time, when the Broncos were moved to Class C in 2004 after a five-year stint in the newly formed Class D, they instantly made Section I a powerhouse in the class. Bronxville won the State C title in 2004, 2005, and 2008. Their nemesis in some recent years, Greenwich Witches moved up to Class C for a brief two year stay and won successive titles over the 2nd place Broncos. Interestingly, the battle between the two teams first took shape back in 2003, when as a Class D team the Broncos finished 3rd behind an Argyle team that featured 4 top-10 finishing 8th-graders named Emily and Ashley Fung, Caitlin Lane, and Hannah Davidson. The Fungs and Lane would go on to run for Class C\D Greenwich, while Davidson would go to Class AA Saratoga Springs, and the quartet would be storied NYS runners through 2007.
With the Broncos dominating Section I behind such runners as Amanda and Caitlin Hudson, Tori Flannery, and Emma Clarke, the rest of the teams have been just fighting for the 2nd spot and to send some top runners to the States. Croton Harmon's Sophia Spring was the top standout among the non-Broncos with three top 10 finishes from 2004-2006, Hastings' Molly Burke also excelled as the 1-C champion in 2004. More recently, Libby Lazare has run to 4 straight at-large berths in the States. The strong group of Section I runners earning berths in the States has helped it to win 4 of 5 State Class C Section championships while backing up the Bronco runners.
Dobbs Ferry’s highest finish was this year’s 3rd among the 1-C teams, and it has sent three different runners to the States, with Carrie Hickey going first in the team's first year back in business in 2004 and finishing 54th, Paulina Nunez going in 2006 and finishing 28th, and Sarah King going in 2008 and finishing 22nd and again in 2009.