The SB Report: Boys XC Preview

<p> &nbsp;</p> <div style="font-family: Arial,Verdana,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img src="" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> This fall at MaineTrackXC we will feature &quot;The SB Report&quot;. &quot;The SB Report&quot; will feature&nbsp;power rankings of the top 10 girls &amp; boys teams, as well as individuals in the state. The author of the blog Sam Bonsey, has contributed to MaineTrackXC in the past and we are glad we can share his thoughts on the 2011 XC season. &nbsp;Bonsey is a former XC/track runner from Falmouth HS, and is currently a journalism student at the University of Maine. Check out his writing each week this fall.</p> </div>





Boys XC Power Rankings: Week One  


"The SB Report"  (click link to read the entire blog post)

1. Scarborough 
Next Meet: SMAA Relays 
The defending class A champions return three of their top five runners with top returnee, and 2010 individual champion, Nick Morris, leading the charge. Robby Hall and Wout Moulin round out the Red Storm’s top three which gives them one of the best triple threats in the state. Scarborough looks like the overwhelming favorite going into the fall. 

2. Falmouth 
Next Meet: Home vs. NYA, Lake Region, York 
Falmouth returns four of their top five returners from last year’s runner up squad, which makes the Yachtsmen the early favorite in class B. Leading the way for Falmouth will be Senior Tim Follo. He placed second at last year’s state meet. Look for him to help carry Falmouth to the promise land. 

3. Greely 
Next Meet: Home vs. Fryeburg, Merriconeag, Traip, Wells 
Right on Falmouth’s heels will be the Greely Rangers. Stefan Sandrueter is their top returner; he placed tenth at the state meet last year. If Greely hopes to take down Falmouth runners like, Nathan Maderia, and Issac Emery will have to step up to the challenge. 


1. Silas Eastman Fryeburg 
Eastman will be gunning for his second state title in a row this fall as he looks to further improve upon his times. Eastman’s time of 16:02.44 last year was the second fastest of all classes. Look for Eastman to not only win the state meet, but to make a strong push for a top ten finish at the New England Championships. 

2. Matt McClintock Madison 
McClintock really broke through this past year as we saw him post the fastest time of all classes last year at the state meet (16:00.91). Matt has already showed incredible fitness this summer as evidence to his impressive race at Beach to Beacon where he ran 32:15. Look for him to continue to dominate class C once again, and make a strong push for a top ten finish at the New England Championships. 

3. Harlow Ladd Messalonskee 
An injury during last year’s state meet caused Ladd to run in much pain throughout the race. Despite the pain he still managed to place seventh overall in class A. He had a spectacular outdoor track season as we saw him run 4:27.75 and 9:53.55 at the state meet this past spring. Expect Ladd to bring his talents to another level this fall.