2020 Previews

50 Tickets to Brooklyn (#8)

The List

8. Carson Hersch, New Lothrop

  • Carson is perhaps the most prominent example of year to year progress
  • One can think of it in all three factors:
    • Time, 17:44 to 16:41 to 15:47
    • Ratings, 165 to 181 to 202
  • But most importantly, accomplishments
    • Shiawassee County Champion, Top-3 at Region, Top-3 at State
  • His 2019 season was rife with all sorts of achievements and PR’s, when he wanted to run fast, he was consistently in the high 15’s/low 16’s
  • During indoor, Carson was able to pick up where he left off the previous year, inching his way down to 4:31
  • Division 3 will likely be a battle with Carson’s upward trajectory and a runner to be named later

8. Madelyn Frens, Grand Rapids Christian

  • Following a sensational freshman campaign, Madelyn took it to the next level in 2019
  • Started off with a major PR at Pete Moss, and reached that level on multiple occasions throughout the year
  • State Meet may not have gone how she wanted, but credit to her for battling until her body gave out
  • Very accomplished throughout her first two years, twice Regional Champion, twice top-3 at Portage, twice top-2 at Otsego Bulldog, and All-State in 2018
  • Improved her best in the 1600m indoors from 5:15 to 5:03 (she ran 4:57 in 2019’s outdoor season)
  • Will definitely be in the hunt for the Division 2 crown with a few girls to be mentioned later

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