2020 Previews

50 Tickets to Brooklyn (#4)

The List

4. Patrick Byrnes, Plymouth

Left, MLive
  • Lurking in the shadows of their outstanding teams and individuals, Patrick now becomes the lead runner for Plymouth
  • He may be the most talented they’ve had come through their system, thanks in part to his incredible range (1:51, 4:13)
    • Reminds me of a young Mike Atchoo
  • For some, that 800m ability doesn’t pan out on the XC course, not in his case
  • Clutch 15th place finish in 2018 helped secure Plymouth’s state title
  • Rated as sub-16 in all his major races last year and showed extreme consistency late
  • 3x All-Wayne County, 3x All-Region, 2x All-State

4. Cambrie Smith, Petoskey

  • Already a solid runner after her first two years at Gaylord, Cambrie then took a major leap in 2019
  • I’m not sure what caused it, but I’m guessing having training partners close to her speed and able to push her played a major role
  • Ran a somewhat disappointing State Meet, but the entirety of the season speaks volumes
    • Multiple sub-18 efforts
  • Most impressive has to be her race at Spartan, running with the likes of Theis, the Beavercreek girls, and a few girls yet to be named here
  • Was able to run a 10:50 3200m indoors, almost a minute PR from her freshman track season

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