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50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #17

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Brady “NAILS” McArdle

  • In my mind, in terms of raw talent and upside, Brady is a top 10 runner in the state
  • We saw inklings of that potential in track, where he was able to run 1:58/4:16 (and in a fresh race late in the season, I wouldn’t be shocked if he went sub 9:20)
  • His 2020 cross season commenced with a breakout performance – 16:01 at Shepherd’s John Bruder Classic, a 30+ second PB
  • He matched that effort multiple times, with similar performances at Greater Flint, SVL South 1, and the Meet of Champions
  • He didn’t have the greatest track regional or cross country state meet, so he’s missing some of the accolades that others have
  • But aided by his stint of Flagstaff altitude training, he’ll have plenty of opportunities to prove himself on the big stage this year

  • Mary came to us as a middle schooler with Saginaw County titles and sub-12 times, and she’s 100% lived up to that potential thus far
  • The typical freshman in this sport takes a few races to get the hang of things, but Mary was up to speed in no time
  • Her initial effort was a 19:33 in a late August tri, but she was sub-19 the next time out at Pete Moss
  • By the end of the season, she had nearly broken 18:00 (18:05) and nabbed the Frankenmuth school record in the process
  • Times are one thing, but she’s consistently showed up in championship races as well
    • She’s the defending regional champ in cross along with the 1600m/3200m in track
    • She was victorious at TVC East and MITCA’s 1600m/3200m
    • And All-State in cross and the 1600m/3200m
  • I always say this, but winners win, and I’m confident we’ll see Mary on plenty of medal stands in the future

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