10/11 High School XC Weekend Recap

Manhattan Invitational (NY)

October 11, 2014 Van Cortlandt Park in New York, NY

Alex Ostberg (Darien CT) ran the second fastest time ever at Van Cortland Park with his 11:57 victory in the Eastern States boys race. Meanwhile, the US #3 Fayetteville-Manlius toppled US #1 CBA. F-M was led by individual runner-up Bryce Millar (12:02) and put 4 in the top 20 to lead a New York top 3 sweep in the team standings with F-M (1st, 73 pts), Liverpool (2nd, 113 pts), and St. Anthony's (3rd, 136 pts) ahead of CBA (4th, 203 pts).

The Fayetteville-Manlius girls made it a rare team sweep of the Eastern States titles at Manhattan with a 14:42 team average on the 2.5 mile course at Vanny and 42 second spread. US #7 ranked Weini Kelati of Heritage (Leesburg) won Eastern States, the premier race at Manhattan Invite, with the second fastest time of the day in 14:20. Only sophomore Jessica Lawson (NY) ran faster with a swift 14:18 in the Varsity C race. The third fastest girls' time came from anohter sophomore Briana Gess (NJ). Gess dropped a quick 14:25 in the Varsity B race. More to come including in-depth race video coverage!

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