Championship Preview
2018 NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships

The 2018 NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships are being held at Sunken Meadow State Park, in Kings Park (Section XI) on Saturday, November 10. The events begin at 8:45am with the opening ceremonies, races begin at 9:00am. The race schedule is listed below.

Course Discription:

Well known for the great hill Cardiac Hill and lesser known Snake hill, Sunken Meadow's 5k Course is definitely among the toughest in the nation. A fast flat first 1200 always causes runners to go out blazing, and then when they start heading up Snake Hill they go in the hurt.

Snake is a very steep but somewhat short hill. After that the picnic area and then starting at sea level there is a half mile climb just to the base of Cardiac Hill, which then extends about 200 meters of rather steep, faulty footing terrain. Sunken meadow is also plagued by long sand traps in certain parts and at times hard winds due to its seaside location.

The Meadow has been a major part of Long Island cross country history for nearly 60 years. It has been used for high school regular season cross country meets since 1967, providing courses that vary from a mile to 5,000 meters.

Course Map:




2018 Race and Awards Schedule*                                                                            

Opening Ceremony                8:45am

                 Race Start            

Girls D       9:00am                 10:00am Awards

Girls A        9:30am                 10:30am Awards

Girls B        10:00am               11:00am Awards                

Girls C        10:30am               11:30am Awards               

Boys D       11:00am                12:00pm Awards                

Boys A        11:30am               12:30pm Awards                  

Boys B       12:00pm                1:00pm Awards                

Boys C       12:30pm                1:30pm Awards                  

*Schedule Subject to Change

Reminder for Spectators:

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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