50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #1

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  • Abby was introduced to us early in 2018 with a 17:05 at the Orchard View Invite and hasn’t looked back since
  • She’s run 38 races in Michigan during her career and has emerged victorious in 37 of those
    • The only loss coming to a Zofia Dudek, FootLocker Champ that year
  • Speaking of FootLocker, Abby has qualified twice and in both appearances, placed 3rd
  • Her 2020 season was more of the same, incredible gaps, all victories, and capped with her 3rd consecutive state title
  • Track was hindered by a bit of a foot injury, but she was able to rebound and capture the Division 3 3200m title and even break 11:00 after only a few weeks of running
  • She races aggressively and with confidence, and I love the approach her coaches have taken, keeping it low key and not trying to squeeze out every bit of potential in her high school self – she will be a force in the sport for awhile

  • Riley just wins
  • I don’t know how, he doesn’t have the 400m speed, 800 PR, he just gets it done
  • In the D1 State 3200m, Baracco opened up a sizable gap with 600m to go and the race was still up in the air with 100m left (video)
  • At RunningLane, he was out of the picture in the mile, making up 4 sec. on the last lap to nab a victory in the final meters (video)
  • At MIS, he covered the final 173m in sub-4 pace to beat Hobbs Kessler
  • All of these were wins in championship races
  • He can lay down some times too, with multiple sub-15 cross efforts, an 8:56 3200m, and a 4:07 mile
    • If he puts in the work and stays healthy, is a real candidate to go sub-4
  • Riley has a great blend of humility and competitive fire, and I have no doubt he wants to cement his legacy in his senior year

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