2020 Previews

50 Tickets to Brooklyn (#25)

The List

25. Adit Dau, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills

  • Ottawa Hills is always a tough team to rate, they run such few races, but they always have some fast girls
  • Due to the low number of races, one subpar performance can underrate a runner, and we see that with Adit
  • Her top performances are up there with anyone, sub-19 on a hot Spartan course is always impressive (and she’s done that in back to back years)
  • She’s been All-Region and All-State in back to back years as well
  • Her track times suggest that mid-season swoon was just an aberration, having recorded a 10:42 at GVSU’s Elite 3200m

25. Jack Pennewell, St. Clair

  • The year to year ratings suggest someone inconsistent, but Jack suffered a stress fracture at the end of the 2018 track season, derailing his summer training going into his 10th grade year
  • He really turned on the jets at the end of his sophomore track season and continued that into XC
  • He turned that into some blazing performances, going sub-16 at both Eastwood Beach and Wagener Park (and funnily, in conversation with his coach last summer, I predicted he’d be 15:45 at an Algonac… close)
  • State didn’t go so hot, but the potential is there, exhibited by many races last year

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