50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #48

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  • With many Mustangs dotting this list and the top of the state scoreboards, Brady might slip under the radar
    • But not here!
  • Heron was Northville’s 3rd runner during much of the championship season and figures to be right in that mix again with their pack
  • He ran his fastest time of the year at KLAA, and three of his better rated races in at KLAA, Wayne County, and Regionals
  • What stands out the most is his consistency, his slowest times in major races were either Lamplighter (long course) or Cleverley (muddy course), everything else sub-17
  • He’s been like this for years, consistently solid, but took that next step in the fall of ’21.
  • During track, he was able to break 10:00 early in the season, then worked on grinding down his 1600m best, reaching down to 4:34 in late May at Houseman Field.

11Brady Heron17:08.2188.3LamplighterFord Field20-Aug
11Brady Heron16:51.9198.7MustangCass Benton31-Aug
11Brady Heron16:37.2189.9BathBath HS11-Sep
11Brady Heron16:44.6193.1SpartanForest Akers17-Sep
11Brady Heron17:09.7188.4Cleverley Friday NightAnchor Bay HS24-Sep
11Brady Heron16:37.8192.1Wayne CountyWillow9-Oct
11Brady Heron16:13.4193.5KLAA ChampionshipHuron Meadows21-Oct
11Brady Heron16:37.1192.66 Hudson MillsHudson Mills (North)30-Oct
11Brady Heron16:29.3188.2D1 StateMIS6-Nov

10Brady Heron181.9Northville/PlymouthCass Benton1-Sep
10Brady Heron175.1Northville/SalemWillow12-Sep
10Brady Heron178.5Canton/NorthvilleCass Benton15-Sep
10Brady Heron179.1HansonsFreedom Hill3-Oct
10Brady Heron181.0Brighton/NorthvilleHuron Meadows10-Oct
10Brady Heron181.8KLAAHuron Meadows17-Oct
10Brady Heron174.0PR 15Novi HS24-Oct
10Brady Heron176.7D1 Reg 8Chandler Park30-Oct
10Brady Heron183.6D1 StateMIS6-Nov

9Brady Heron166.3MustangCass Benton
9Brady Heron169.5BathBath HS
9Brady Heron170.1SpartanForest Akers
9Brady Heron169.8Wayne CountyWillow
9Brady Heron162.6KLAAHuron Meadows

  • As with Heron, Alexis Ball is a runner on a high-level team that’s worked behind the scenes for a few years and primed to take a more prominent role
  • Her freshman campaign began inauspiciously, running 22:00+ at Ludington, but she finished that year with a sub-20 at the MMoC and nearly breaking through the top-100 at MIS
  • As a sophomore, she began the season with a personal best at Benzie (always a good sign), then continued the progression with four sub-19 efforts
  • While the regional race in the boggy conditions at Delta didn’t go as well as others, her State Meet was a superb rebound, finishing 50th overall and as the 2nd TCC girl on a team that finished 3rd
  • Her track campaign showed some progression, especially in the 3200m, knocking off 16 sec. from her freshman year, getting down to 11:18
  • As we’ve seen with Julia Flynn, even the fastest of the fast are able to improve in the Trojan program, I don’t doubt we’ll see greater heights from Alexis in the coming seasons

10Alexis Ball19:12.9139.4Pete MossBenzie Central HS28-Aug
10Alexis Ball20:05.5128.2SpartanForest Akers17-Sep
10Alexis Ball19:11.4139.2JacksonSharp Park25-Sep
10Alexis Ball18:28.1149.6BluejayShepherd HS2-Oct
10Alexis Ball19:29.0139.7Big North ConferencePetoskey MS19-Oct
10Alexis Ball18:46.2138.3Northern MichiganMichaywe Pines GC23-Oct
10Alexis Ball20:21.3127.92 DeltaDelta College30-Oct
10Alexis Ball18:58.3137.6D1 StateMIS6-Nov
10Alexis Ball18:53.9139.7MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

9Alexis Ball85.6LudingtonWest Shore CC19-Sep
9Alexis Ball106.1PetoskeyPetoskey MS26-Sep
9Alexis Ball117.3Shepherd BluejayShepherd HS3-Oct
9Alexis Ball119.2Big North ConferencePetoskey MS13-Oct
9Alexis Ball121.7PR 1Grand Haven HS23-Oct
9Alexis Ball125.3D1 Reg 1Buckley HS31-Oct
9Alexis Ball118.0D1 StateMIS6-Nov

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