Saucony Elite 50 Individual Boys | Week 7
*Editor's Note: The Saucony Elite 50 refers to the top-50 individual in the country (25 boys and 25 girls)
Mt. SAC and the first crazy wave of State Championships across the nation made for quite the busy weekend for XC! And what a weekend it was!
There was a changing of the guard at the top as undefeated Joe Hardy takes over after Blake Haney cracked at Mt. SAC. Blake is still ranked #3 overall and is sure to bounce back as we head into the championship portion of the season in California.
Let's begin with Mt. SAC and all the madness that was on the boys side of things as well. The biggest shocker was the emergence of a finally healthy #5 Tal Braude from Torrey Pines CA. Tal made his move in the final 800m and pulled away from an elite field to take the win in 14:27, #4 All-Time and ahead of the likes of Ryan Hall and Mo Trafeh. #6 Garrett Corcoran (CA) also popped a great race to finish 2nd in a fantastic 14:29 clocking. #17 Levi Thomet (AK) travelled south to square off against the Californians and finished 3rd in 14:46. Another great performance that occurred during Friday evenings racing was that of #8 Austin Tamagno (CA) who set the Sophomore class record with his blazing 14:34 clocking.
Are you ready for even more state and regional madness?! Well let's start in Kansas where Stuart Mcnutt (Blue Valley West) smoked a 14:58.39 at his regional meet. Let's see what he does at the Kansas state meet. #2 Cerake Geberkidane (CO) left nothing to chance in the boys 5A race, winning in 15:48.2, a very fast time for the conditions. #12 Tony Russell (PA) cracked 15 with his 14:59 clocking heading into the PA state meet next weekend. #10 Mark Hadley (OH) dominated his district for the win as #16 Nicholas Elswick (OH) struggled to 7th place. #23 Josef Holt-Andrews (ME) torched his regional champs as he looks toward a state title in Maine. #22 Ben Huffman (NC) won a state title in the Independent classification in North Carolina with a time of 15:24.
Stay tuned each week as we bring you the Saucony Elite 50 Individual Boys every Tuesday morning!
|1||13:55 3.0M||Sr.||Joe Hardy||Seattle Prep||WA|
|2||14:47.20||Sr.||Cerake Geberkidane||Denver East||CO|
|4||14:24 3.0M||Sr.||Patrick Perrier||O'Fallon||IL|
|5||14:27 3.0M||Sr.||Tal Braude||Torrey Pines||CA|
|6||14:29 3.0M||Sr.||Garrett Corcoran||Villa Park||CA|
|7||14:54||Sr.||Aaron Templeton||Hardin Valley||TN|
|8||14:34 3.0M||So.||Austin Tamagno||Brea Olinda||CA|
|11||14:49.59||Jr.||John Dressel||Mt. Spokane||WA|
|12||14:59||Sr.||Tony Russell||West Chester Henderson||PA|
|14||14:51.65||Sr.||Kai Wilmot||North Central||WA|
|15||15:04||Sr.||Steven Fahy||La Costa Canyon||CA|
|17||14:46 3.0M||Sr.||Levi Thomet||Kodiak||AK|
|18||12:21.1 4k||Sr.||Bryce Millar||Fayetteville-Manlius||NY|
|19||13:56||Sr.||Estevan De La Rosa||Arcadia||CA|
|21||14:25 3.0M||Sr.||Mickey Burke||Rush-Henrietta||NY|
|22||14:59.40||Sr.||Ben Huffman||Providence Day School||NC|
|25||14:43 3.0M||Sr.||Louis Colson||Thomas Edison||VA|
|Watch List (Alphabetical order): Tanner Anderson (WA); Tanis Baldwin (NC); Wolfgang Beck (WA); Matthew Brafford (WV); Taylor Caldwell (TN); Brian Cook (NY); Steve Correa (CA); Zach Dale (IL); Austen Dalquist (TX); Addison DeHaven (SD); Brent Demarest (SC); Ricky Faure (WY); Grant Fisher (MI); Sydney Gidabuday (CA); Olin Hacker (WI); Phillip Hall (NC); Sukhi Khosla (FL); Kyle Levermore (NJ); David Luna (CA); Mac Macoy (AL); Conner Mantz (UT); Wyatt Maxey (NC); Tim McGowan (NY); Connor McMillan (UT); Stuart Mcnutt (KS); Ian Milder (NC); Kramer Morton (UT); Thomas O'Neill (NJ); Nathan Rodriguez (AZ); Patrick Sheehan (NC); Cameron Stanish (WA); Alec Thomas (TN); John Wold (IL)|