Championship Preview
2017 NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships

The 2017 NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships are being held at Wayne Central School (Section V) on Saturday, November 11. The events begin at 9 A.M. with the Boys Class C race. The Girls races get underway with the Class C race at 11:00am, and they conclude with the Girls Class B group at 12:30 P.M.

Course Description:

The course starts with an open 200 meter run and the a bank left into wooded paths, this is a slight up and down hill at roughly 400 meters, at the bottom of the hill turn right into an opening that leads to another wooded path and the 800 meter mark, following the path around for about 300 meters there is a  left turn into an open field along a hedge row to a right hand turn to the 1st mile marker, just before the baseball backstop, following around the backstop the course remains flat with only a few rises and a right hand turn towards the baseball dugout that leads you back into the first part of the course, roughly 2400 meters. 

After going up and down the first hill the runners will go up a steeper hill into the wooded trail that is roughly 400 meters, Once exiting the woods the runners will turn right then left and follow the course, again, around the baseball backstop, roughly the 2 mile mark,  after they pass the baseball backstop they will turn right, backtracking, into the wooded path, roughly 4000 meters mark,   following the path to the opening, where the 800 meter mark was, the runners will veer left into another wooded path up a hill going past the 4400 meter nark, at the top of the hill the turn left, then right, down a hill that will lead them towards the baseball field scoreboard and the 4800 meter mark.  The runners finish on a flat 200 meter run to the finish chute which is set

Course Records:

Boys- Nathan Lawler (Pittsford-Mendon)           15:43.4 (2016)
Girls- Abigail Spiers (Niskayuna)                        18:05.94 (2017)

Course Video:


 2017 Course Map


2017 Race and Awards Schedule*                                                                            

Opening Ceremony                8:45am

                 Race Start            

Boys C         9:00am              10:00am Awards

Boys D        9:30am              10:30am Awards

Boys A       10:00am              11:00am Awards                

Boys B       10:30am              11:30am Awards               

Girls C        11:00am               12:00pm Awards                

Girls D        11:30am               12:30pm Awards                  

Girls A       12:00pm                1:00pm Awards                

Girls B       12:30pm                1:30pm Awards                  

*Schedule Subject to Change

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Championship Scoreboard
2017 NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships
Saturday, November 11

Wayne Central School

2017 Boys State Champions  
Team Champion
Section Champion
Class A Silas Durfel      16:00.2  Ithaca   IV Corning (IV) Section II
Class B   Nathan Lawler     15:58.2  Pittsford-Mendon   V Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (II) Section II
Class C Chris Hughes 16:52.7 Glens Falls II Mount Academy (IX) Section IX
Class D Kal Lewis 16:44.6 Shelter Island XI Beaver River (III) Section III


2017 Girls State Champion
Team Champion
Section Champion
Class A    Katelyn Touhy     17:51.4       North Rockland     I Fayetteville-Manlius (III)    Section III
Class B    Katherine Lee    20:07.9 Shoeham Wading River XI John Jay-Cross River (I) Section I
Class C Hayleigh Palotti 19:24.6 Livonia V CBA-Syracuse (III) Section III
Class D Brooke Rauber 18:51.4 Tully III South Lewis (III) Section III


 2017 Final Boys Results
 2017 Final Girls Results