Saucony Elite 50 Team Boys | Week 12
*Editor's Note: The Saucony Elite 50 refers to the top-50 teams in the country (25 boys and 25 girls).
It's the final week for the Boys team rankings as we contest the Nike national championships this weekend at Portland Meadows in Oregon.
The California State Championships is always a great show but the Division 1 boys race this year was quite special. That race had a great team battle where the boys from Arcadia proved they can race gutsy when it counts and won with 59 points. Madera South raced hard and took the 2nd spot with 88 points while Dana Hills finished 3rd with 132 points.
At the Nike New York regional a familiar name, and past qualifier. If you can remember, the Fay-Man boys started all the greatness out of New York with 2nd and 3rd place finishes in 2004 and 2005, the first two years of the race. They also qualified in 2008 (16th), 2009 (9th), 2010 (2nd), 2011 (12th), and 2012 (16th). Back for their 8th year and 6th straight, the boys from Fayetteville-Manlius boys are off to nationals after winning with 48 points. And they look as good as ever this year as well. Northport was 2nd with 76 points and Liverpool was 3rd and got an at-large bid as both teams also move on to nationals.
Out of the Nike Northeast regional another title favorite emerged as Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) qualified for nationals with an impressive showing, scoring 85 points. West Chester Henderson (PA) finished 2nd with 114 points and will join them in Portland.
At the Southeast regional a very strong top-3 secured a spot for Brentwood (TN), who won the team battle by 1 point over a surprise Severna Park (MD) who will join them in Portland as they finished 2nd.
Stay tuned each week as we bring you the Saucony Elite 50 Team Boys every Thursday morning!
|1||Christian Brothers Academy||NJ|
|11||West Chester Henderson||PA|
|Watch List (Alphabetical order): Belen Jesuit Prep (FL); Bingham (UT); Bismarck (ND); Bozeman (MT); Brea Olinda (CA); Burbank (CA); Cardinal O'Hara (PA); Chiles (FL); College Park (TX); Columbus North (IN); Corona Del Sol (AZ); De La Salle (CA); Don Bosco Prep (NJ); Downers Grove North (IL); Hersey (IL); Highland Milford (MI); Jurupa Hills (CA); Kamiakin (WA); Lone Peak (UT); Lowell (MA); Loyola (CA); Mountain Vista (CO); Mountain View (ID); North Allegheny (PA); O'Fallon (IL); Ogden (UT); Pembroke (MA); Ridgefield (CT); Saratoga Springs (NY); St. Xavier (KY); Stillwater (MN); Summit (OR); Tatnall (DE); Waterford Mott (MI); Westlake (UT); The Woodlands (TX); York (IL)|