50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #44

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  • Aiden began to turn heads as a middle school sensation, winning the Lenawee County meet as a 7th and 8th grader
  • He’s continued to bring it at the high school level, helping bring the Maples back to the forefront of Division 2, where they’ve finished in the top-15 each of his three seasons
  • And that feat has been repeated on the track, where their 4×8 team has finished in the past two seasons
  • Individually, he began to pick up the pace toward the tail end of his sophomore cross campaign
  • He ran a personal best of 15:59 at the Meet of Champions and nabbed an All-State berth as well
  • His 2021 season didn’t end with an All-State accolade, but he still broke 16:30 twice
  • This past track season shows he’s added some strength to his repertoire, that 9:38 in the 3200m gives hope that he can progress further into the 15’s and step on the MIS podium again

11Aiden Smith16:55.3202.2Lenawee County PreviewTecumseh HS21-Aug
11Aiden Smith17:55.8177.4Bert CebulskiHeritage Park (Adrian)26-Aug
11Aiden Smith16:17.4200.2A2 Early BirdHuron Meadows2-Sep
11Aiden Smith16:44.5191.5SEC 1Hudson Mills (South)14-Sep
11Aiden Smith16:19.4195.5Cougar FalconGainey Fields25-Sep
11Aiden Smith17:05.3196.6SEC White 2Bennett Park28-Sep
11Aiden Smith16:16.1193.3Otsego BulldogOtsego HS2-Oct
11Aiden Smith16:49.9185.4Lenawee CountyGerber Hill Park16-Oct
11Aiden Smith17:56.4179.918 Lake ErieLake Erie30-Oct
11Aiden Smith16:30.4187.2D2 StateMIS6-Nov
11Aiden Smith16:19.6192.5MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

10Aiden Smith173.7Adrian/Chelsea/Tecumseh TriHeritage Park (Adrian)26-Aug
10Aiden Smith170.7Adrian/Dexter/Tecumseh TriHeritage Park (Adrian)4-Sep
10Aiden Smith166.3Adrian/Hudson/Skyline/TecumsehHeritage Park (Adrian)12-Sep
10Aiden Smith188.5JacksonSharp Park19-Sep
10Aiden Smith175.4Adrian/Pinckney/TecumsehHeritage Park26-Sep
10Aiden Smith180.8Adrian/BedfordIndian Creek Park3-Oct
10Aiden Smith187.6PR 35Heritage Park (Adrian)24-Oct
10Aiden Smith191.2D2 Reg 18Lake Erie31-Oct
10Aiden Smith191.8D2 StateMIS6-Nov

9Aiden Smith193.4Lenawee PreviewTecumseh HS
9Aiden Smith191.2Bert CebulskiHeritage Park (Adrian)
9Aiden Smith187.8A2 Early BirdHuron Meadows
9Aiden Smith186.9HuronWillow
9Aiden Smith178.7JacksonSharp Park
9Aiden Smith188.9Hudson BoosterHudson HS
9Aiden Smith191.8Lenawee CountyGerber Hill Park
9Aiden Smith175.7SECHudson Mills (North)
9Aiden Smith183.618Lake Erie
9Aiden Smith187.2D2 StateMIS

  • The Pride of Mendon, Presley was another middle school wonder, having gone undefeated as an 8th grader, setting herself up for a great freshman campaign and career
  • And boy, she lived up to that billing
  • Victories were had at Otsego Bulldog, St. Joseph County, and Region 32
  • High placings were there at Portage, Class D, and D4 State
  • And best of which, she was able to lead the Hornets to their first appearance in Brooklyn since 2015
  • Having been to a few of those races, I was impressed with how Presley sticks her nose in there, even if it meant going out a little hard and fading
  • That ability to hit paces while fatigued will come, and we saw evidence of that in track with her 5:14/11:22 double at State

9Presley Allen19:08.6151.8BridgmanLake Township Park25-Aug
9Presley Allen19:10.7123.8SW10 1Centreville HS22-Sep
9Presley Allen19:01.2142.6JacksonSharp Park25-Sep
9Presley Allen18:44.4144.9Otsego BulldogOtsego HS2-Oct
9Presley Allen18:37.6151.5PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
9Presley Allen19:04.6133.8Sturgis KiwanisSturgis MS16-Oct
9Presley Allen18:43.7132.1SW 10 3Bloomingdale HS20-Oct
9Presley Allen19:00.3132.2Class DShepherd HS23-Oct
9Presley Allen19:02.1132.632 PortagePortage West MS29-Oct
9Presley Allen19:27.2122.6D4 StateMIS6-Nov
9Presley Allen18:54.9139.4MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov


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