50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #49

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  • Payton’s spring track season is a major reason for her inclusion in this list
  • She made some massive late season strides, especially in the 800m, capturing the Downriver League title (a competitive field rarely seen in our area) in 2:15 over Luecke and Cost
  • Her opening leg of the 4×800 at D1 State gave the Warriors an early lead and helped them along to a 4th place finish
    • There isn’t an official split out there, but let’s say this – she had a measurable lead on the field at the handoff
  • Along with the 800m prowess, she’s also one of the top returners at the 1600m, one of the many Michiganders to break 5:00 a few weekends ago
  • Her cross times don’t match the track success, but I know those will come in time with additional strength, experience, and miles on those legs
  • But those times notwithstanding, she’s qualified out of Region 5 (annually one of the tougher regions in the State) twice and finished in the Top-10 at the Downriver League twice as well

10Payton Scheffler21:25.7107.4A2 Fall PreviewHuron Meadows26-Aug
10Payton Scheffler20:41.2110.6Warrior ClassicLake Erie10-Sep
10Payton Scheffler21:05.2108.3SpartanForest Akers17-Sep
10Payton Scheffler20:51.1108.0JeffersonSterling State Park25-Sep
10Payton Scheffler21:10.1101.6Downriver 1Lake Erie30-Sep
10Payton Scheffler20:32.1111.0Downriver League 2Council Point Park5-Oct
10Payton Scheffler20:06.4121.9PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
10Payton Scheffler21:18.7116.1News HeraldPatriots Park16-Oct
10Payton Scheffler20:37.2114.9Downriver League ChampionshipLake Erie21-Oct
10Payton Scheffler20:56.0127.05 Lake ErieLake Erie30-Oct
10Payton Scheffler19:19.5130.5D1 StateMIS6-Nov

9Payton Scheffler70.6Woodhaven/WyandottePatriots Park3-Sep
9Payton Scheffler91.5LP/Southgate/Trenton/WoodhavenCouncil Point Park15-Sep
9Payton Scheffler98.8JeffersonJefferson HS24-Sep
9Payton Scheffler121.0Allendale FalconAllendale HS3-Oct
9Payton Scheffler105.3HighlanderHowell HS10-Oct
9Payton Scheffler97.9Downriver LeagueLake Erie15-Oct
9Payton Scheffler101.8PR 10Lake Erie22-Oct
9Payton Scheffler108.1D1 Reg 5Lake Erie31-Oct
9Payton Scheffler116.9D1 StateMIS6-Nov

  • Seth is the true encapsulation of #TheSkrollEffect
  • In times, ratings, and accomplishments, he underwent precipitous drops from his sophomore to junior years
  • He lowered his personal best from 16:53 to 16:21
    • And it wasn’t just a one-off performance in the 16:20s, he reached below 16:30 on five occasions in the fall
  • In the rating sense, he improved by more than a minute, the consistency and steadiness of his performances a major improvement from 2020
  • Seth was a key factor in Churchill’s resurgence as a program, running as their 1st/2nd runner for much of the championship season
  • During track, he established himself as a 3200m specialist, breaking 10:00 early in the season

11Seth Pianga17:29.5184.5MilfordPossum Hollow2-Sep
11Seth Pianga16:21.3192.9Ramblin’ RockWillow11-Sep
11Seth Pianga17:03.6186.8SpartanForest Akers17-Sep
11Seth Pianga16:26.3193.3Coaching LegendsHuron Meadows2-Oct
11Seth Pianga16:32.2193.9Wayne CountyWillow9-Oct
11Seth Pianga16:26.5189.2KLAA ChampionshipHuron Meadows21-Oct
11Seth Pianga16:29.1195.36 Hudson MillsHudson Mills (North)30-Oct
11Seth Pianga16:26.3189.2D1 StateMIS6-Nov
11Seth Pianga16:22.8191.4MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

10Seth Pianga146.9Brighton/ChurchillNankin Mills8-Sep
10Seth Pianga158.7Churchill/FranklinNankin Mills26-Sep
10Seth Pianga155.5Canton/LC/DearbornWillow13-Oct
10Seth Pianga176.7KLAAHuron Meadows17-Oct
10Seth Pianga162.1PR 12Champaign Park22-Oct
10Seth Pianga176.0D1 Reg 6Willow31-Oct

9Seth Pianga142.3A2 Early BirdHuron Meadows
9Seth Pianga160.3Ramblin RockWillow
9Seth Pianga170.1HuronWillow
9Seth Pianga150.9JeffersonSterling State Park
9Seth Pianga164.4Coaching LegendsHuron Meadows
9Seth Pianga162.9Wayne CountyWillow
9Seth Pianga155.9KLAAHuron Meadows

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