Meet Newsday's 2015 All-Long Island boys cross country team.
Long Island runner of the year: Jonathan Lauer, Sachem North, Jr.
Jonathan Lauer was a force on the trails this season. He made a statement with a victory in the varsity A race at the Manhattan Invitational in October, running the 4-kilometer Van Cortlandt Park course in 12 minutes, 42.9 seconds.
In the post-season, he shined even brighter, winning the Class A race at the Suffolk State Qualifier in 16 minutes, 24.20 seconds and taking the top spot at the Suffolk Division Championships in 16:17.52.
He ran a 16:14.4 in the Class A race at the New York State Public School Championships, good for seventh place on the challenging Monroe-Woodbury High School course. He finished his season by clocking a 16:18.3 at the Nike Cross New York Regionals at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.
Nassau runner of the year: Alex Tosi, Oyster Bay, Sr.
Alex Tosi finished second in the New York State Class C Public School Championship in 16:28.8. He was dominant against Nassau competition in the post-season. The senior won the Class C race at the Nassau State qualifier by 44.43 seconds. He won the Class III Championship by nearly a minute.
Ryan Dearie, St. Anthony's, Sr.
Ryan Dearie was the highest Long Island finisher at the New York State Federation Championship, finishing the 5-kilometer Bowdoin Park Course 11th in 16:19.1.
Ryan Kutch, St. Anthony's, Sr.
Ryan Kutch won the NSCHSAA League Title in 16:31.10. He finished 16th at the New York State Federation Championships in 16:27.9.
Frederick Buckholtz, St. Anthony's, Sr.
Frederick Buckholtz finished second at the CHSAA Intersectionals, running the 2.5-mile course in 12:55.20. He ran a 16:30.3 at the New York State Federation Championships.
Christopher Tibbetts, Sachem North, Jr.
Christopher Tibbetts was the highest Long Island finisher in the New York State Class A Public School Championships, placing sixth in 16:12.4.
Elias Plantanias, Calhoun, Sr.
Elias Platanias broke 16 minutes at Bethpage, running a 15:57.38 at the Nassau State Qualifier. He won the Nassau Class I championship in 16:08.26.
Coach of the year: Tim Dearie, St. Anthony's
Tim Dearie led the Friars to their second consecutive New York State Federation Championship. It was the eighth such title in school history and the second time they have won in back-to-back years, he said. St. Anthony's also won the NSCHSAA League Championship and the CHSAA Intersectional title.