2020 Previews

50 Tickets to Brooklyn

No better time than to start a season preview.  There are a few weeks until regional sites and assignments are handed out.  Before that time and those previews are compiled, I want to notice and give celebration to the top 50 returners.

The rank of these top returners is based on a few factors.  Most importantly, the ratings from the 2019 season.  From then, projected improvement, based on age, speed, and past history.  Unfortunately, track has played a minor role, but for some, we saw some early progress. 

These are more of a celebration than a hierarchy.  For the upperclassmen, their mention is a testament to their drive, work ethic, and list of accomplishments.  The little freshmen, a show of their great potential.  There’s not an athlete on here that doesn’t put in the work needed to be a leader and accomplished runner. 

50. Braxton Lamey, Ithaca

  • Leader of an Ithaca team looking to return to the State Finals
  • Sports a PR of 15:24 on the roads and this spring, went 4:26 in a time trial
  • Winner of three TVC West Jamborees, along with Spartan and Marauder
  • First appearance on the podium last year, finishing 7th (but only 5th! in a stacked regional)

50. Joy Wolfe, Otsego

  • One of many Otsego runners to come on strong at the end of the year, knocking out a 30+ second PR at MIS
  • Showed great improvement from 2018 to 2019, dropping nearly a minute from her previous best
  • 11:45 3200 in the 2019 track season was an early predictor of that success
  • Earned medals at notable invites, such as Cougar Falcon and Otsego Bulldog
  • All-State last year, finishing 18th, outperforming the projections here by 30+ spots

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