2020 Previews

An Early Look: Region 34-4


Adrian Lenawee Christian
Britton Deerfield
Hillsdale Academy
Hillsdale Will Carleton
Jackson Christian
Jackson Preparatory
Ottawa Lake


Top 3 Last Year
Hillsdale Academy
Sand Creek

Team Projections

3Hillsdale Academy107
4Jackson Preparatory126
7Ottawa Lake-Whiteford154

Individual Projections

1111Jonathan MikovitsConcord
2210Brandon ThompsonPetersburg-Summerfield
3310Kade SpahrPittsford
4410Conner WeldenHillsdale Academy
5512Kody SmithPittsford
6612Daniel CaseyJackson Preparatory
79Joshua GreenAdrian Lenawee Christian
8710Tyler BaysReading
9811Joe BulkoConcord
1010Grant LongAdrian Lenawee Christian
11910Evan SuydamPetersburg-Summerfield
121010Adair ArtisConcord
131112Cole ThompsonConcord
1411Joe PaniaguaCamden-Frontier
151211Luke Murphy Ottawa Lake-Whiteford
161312Robbie MichalowskiAddison
1712Gabe GadwoodHillsdale Will Carleton
181412Cody HellardConcord
191512Logan BarrettConcord
201610Bryson BachelderMorenci

Ranked Teams

Concord (8)

Highest Rated Seniors

Kody showed glimpses of his potential in 2018, then fully expanded upon it in 2019.  Don’t let a slower State Meet take away from his awards (4th in Region, 1st in SCAA, 14th at Class D).  If he keeps up his trajectory, he’ll be in the 16’s this fall.

Steady racer throughout his career at Jackson Prep.  Each season he’s been in the 17’s, each season he’s been top-15 at Regional, but 2019 was his best finish yet (6th)

Hit two goals at this regional last year – first individual qualifier and first sub-18 performance. 

Career Achievement

Finished 4th in the State last year and will be in contention again.  Ran his best race of the year at MIS, exceeding expectations.

Anyone Else?

The talent is there, it’s just a question of when he puts it together.  Showed signs of it late, with a 2nd place regional finish and the equivalent of a sub-17 race at MIS, where he finished 21st.

Kade came on strong at the end of his freshman year.  Broke into the 17’s at Stockbridge and didn’t look back, finishing 3rd in the region and 15th at Class D.

Rising freshman with times and accomplishments to boot.  2nd at Lenawee County, SCAA Champion, and multiple sub-12 performances.


Top 3 Last Year
Hillsdale Academy
Adrian Lenawee Christian

Team Projections

1Hillsdale Academy69
4Adrian Lenawee Christian93
6Jackson Preparatory147
7Britton Deerfield160
10Vandercook Lake265

Individual Projections

119Brooke SmithPittsford
2212Skylar ThompsonConcord
3310Megan RobertsHillsdale Academy
4412Alexandria AusmusPetersburg-Summerfield
5511Libby RorickMorenci
6611Trinity KaufmanMorenci
7711Elizabeth ScharerAdrian Lenawee Christian
8810Zoey BreznikAdrian Lenawee Christian
999Neili PikeMorenci
101011Sara BowerBritton Deerfield
111112Brooke HildebrandtAdrian Lenawee Christian
12129Angela AlvarezHillsdale Academy
131312Sofia Matsukova-KrattHillsdale Academy
141412Karrie BelcherPittsford
15159Kariana CarpenterJackson Preparatory
161612Gabby RichardsPittsford
17179Gwen BulkoConcord
181812Claire WaltonHillsdale Academy
1912Margaret SteeleReading
20199Sayra HernandezAddison

Ranked Teams

Hillsdale Academy (7), Morenci (10), Concord (12), Adrian Lenawee Christian (15), Pittsford (18)

Highest Rated Seniors

Three time All-State with her highest finish (5th) last year.  Has shaved off time every year, getting down to 19:11 at Portage.  Finished 3rd in the 3200m in 2019 as well.

After two years knocking on the door of sub-21, finally broke through at the Jefferson Invite.  Continued that with multiple mid-20 performances, including a 3rd place regional finish.

Three time All-Region, top-15 in Lenawee County the past two years.  Her senior leadership will be needed in this tough regional battle.

Career Achievement

Libby has just narrowly missed out on All-State honors in her first two years (31st and 35th).  Will this be the year she breaks through?

Anyone Else?

One of the more accomplished incoming freshmen.  Only suffered one defeat in MS last season and racked up multiple low-12:00 races.

Came onto the scene as an 8th grader, helping Hillsdale field a full team.  All-Region and All-State twice.

Showed progress in late October with a 10th place finish at Class D and 8th place finish in the region.  Capable of All-State status, but didn’t come to fruition at MIS.

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