2020 Previews

An Early Look: Region 36-4

Just as last summer, I will write previews for each region. Unlike last summer, we’re waiting on word from the MHSAA regarding the likelihood and plans for the season.

When the MHSAA makes their proposal, I’ll attempt to adjust these if needed. Until then, they’ll be in this format. The emphasis will be on our seniors – after all, they’re bearing the brunt of this, potentially losing their senior season.

Teams

Academy of the Sacred Heart
Allen Park Cabrini
American International Academy
Auburn Hills Oakland Christian
Austin Catholic
Birmingham Roeper
Detroit Davis Aerospace
Detroit Douglass
Detroit Lincoln-King Academy
Detroit Public Safety Academy
Detroit Southeastern
Detroit Westside Christian
Huron Valley Lutheran
Lutheran Westland
Marine City Cardinal Mooney
Michigan Math & Science
Plymouth Christian Academy
Pontiac Academy for Excellence
Pontiac Arts & Technology Academy
Southfield Christian
Southfield Manoogian
Sterling Heights Parkway Christian
Taylor Trillium Academy
Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes

Boys

Top 3 Last Year
Allen Park Cabrini
Rochester Hills Lutheran NW
Plymouth Christian Academy

Team Projections

PlaceTeamScore
1Allen Park Cabrini38
2Lutheran HS Westland80
3Plymouth Christian Academy86
4Auburn Hills Oakland Christian104
5Birmingham Roeper110
6Austin Catholic114
7Southfield Christian134

Individual Projections

IndividualTeamGradeNameTeam
1112Dylan OrtizAllen Park Cabrini
2212William HooverBirmingham Roeper
3311Carson MugliaAllen Park Cabrini
4412Maguire SmithBirmingham Roeper
5512Aaron RaffaelliAustin Catholic
6610Nathan GothroPlymouth Christian Academy
7710Christopher RusselburgAllen Park Cabrini
8811Bram WolfAllen Park Cabrini
9910Joshua PassowPlymouth Christian Academy
101011Joey McMahonLutheran HS Westland
111110Samuel WenzelAustin Catholic
121211Jackson PichanLutheran HS Westland
131311Ethan McFarlandAuburn Hills Oakland Christian
141411Tyler KowalskiSouthfield Christian
15159Michael RoweAuburn Hills Oakland Christian
16169Luke DouglasAuburn Hills Oakland Christian
171712Logan BetkeLutheran HS Westland
18189TJ DonnanSouthfield Christian
1910Matthew Zammit Jr.Marine City Cardinal Mooney
201910Brayden McKayAllen Park Cabrini

Ranked Teams

Allen Park Cabrini (19)

Highest Rated Seniors

Last year, finished 2nd here and Catholic League C-D Championship.

Three consecutive trips to MIS, culminating in his highest finish ever last year (39th).

Major improvement in 2019, breaking 20:00 for the first time.  Ended the year with 17:38 here and 18:15 at MIS.

Career Achievement

Senior finished 7th at Regionals and 8th at Catholic League last year.

Anyone Else?

Broke 18:00 early at Ramblin’ Rock, then reached that level again late at State/Regional.

Showed tremendous progress throughout the year, nearly a 7:30 drop from his first race at Mustang (Cass Benton) to this regional.

Girls

Top 3 Last Year
Clarkston Everest Collegiate
Allen Park Cabrini
Royal Oak Shrine

Team Projections

PlaceTeamScore
1Clarkston Everest Collegiate40
2Allen Park Cabrini59
3Plymouth Christian Academy67
4Lutheran HS Westland96
5Acad of the Sacred Heart134
6Auburn Hills Oakland Christian141
7Southfield Christian163
8Alex Manoogian224

Individual Projections

IndividualTeamGradeNameTeam
110Erika Van LotonHuron Valley Lutheran
2112Emily CameronPlymouth Christian Academy
3212Avery McNallyAcad of the Sacred Heart
4311Avery HerrgottClarkston Everest Collegiate
5412Theresa WallerClarkston Everest Collegiate
6511Lily HeathAllen Park Cabrini
7610Caroline CrossClarkston Everest Collegiate
8712Nicole ReinhartPlymouth Christian Academy
910Natalie MalczykHuron Valley Lutheran
10811Ella NowcAllen Park Cabrini
11910Michaela KurthLutheran HS Westland
121011Ania GhazzawiAllen Park Cabrini
131112Paula FarmerLutheran HS Westland
141211Alexis DonnanSouthfield Christian
151310Alyse FelixClarkston Everest Collegiate
1612Bailee PfahlWaterford Our Lady of the Lakes
171411Erin BoomsClarkston Everest Collegiate
181510Grace PontoLutheran HS Westland
1911Naomi FoleyHuron Valley Lutheran
201612Meghan CarrAllen Park Cabrini

Ranked Teams

Clarkston Everest Collegiate (8), Allen Park Cabrini (15), Plymouth Christian Academy (17)

Highest Rated Seniors

Earned her first All-State honor last year with a 17th place finish.

A consistent performer throughout her career, running in the 20’s each and every season.  Survived a move up in divisions last year, still placing 4th in Region 26-3.

Experienced major growth at the end of 2019, setting PRs all throughout October.  Should be one of the lead girls on a very good Everest squad.

Career Achievement

Three consecutive trips to the State Finals for Bailee.  Last year, was able to run a minute-plus PR at this regional.

Anyone Else?

Finished 7th in the state as a freshman.

Substantial drop from the start of her freshman year (25:40, Trenton Watermelon) to the end of her freshman year (20:26 here, 21:40 at MIS).

4 thoughts on “An Early Look: Region 36-4”

  1. I didn’t see any posts about Best in Area: Wayne County? You know the area where Skyline’s regional is located?

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      1. They are at Willow it will be a nice show down between Hobbs and Byrnes, the week before the state meet.

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