2020 Previews

50 Tickets to Brooklyn (#11)

The List

11. Madison Ebright, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills

  • As with Adit Dau, it is tough to rate Ottawa Hills runners because of the few races on their plate, with one subpar performance, they can be underrated
  • Madison didn’t have that subpar performance (and really hasn’t throughout her career), even getting better as the season progressed
  • She ran a massive PR at the Benzie Regional, then followed it up with an equally impressive race at MIS
  • That State Meet race earned Madison her first All-State honor
  • After missing the 2019 track season, she was on her way to (again) setting some massive PRs, starting with an 11:06 in the Elite 3200m at Grand Valley

11. Owen Johnson, Ann Arbor Pioneer

  • Late in 2018, Owen began to show he’ll be a contributor in this sport
  • Sub-17 efforts at Jackson, Willow, a 17:02 on a cold, muddy November day in Brooklyn
  • Then he opened with a 15:49 at Pete Moss, and we saw that potential realized
  • Owen’s State Meet last year may not have gone how he wanted, but his overall track record shows a runner that will be at the front of every race
  • Multiple sub-16/200+ performances
  • The most significant, I believe, is his 15:36/207.8 at Portage, where he placed 9th in a loaded field
    • And beat some of our better seniors who will be competing in the Big 10 this season
  • During indoor, he was able to better his 1600m PR from 4:30 to 4:25 and demolish his 3200m best, improving from 9:41 to 9:23

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