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  • I’m sure you know his brother, Garrett, but William is slowly beginning to make a name for himself
  • The process kickstarted during his sophomore year, where after a solid 9th grade campaign, he was able to attain top-50 at State then peak hard at the end of track, running 2:08/4:42
  • He was able to break 17:00 for the first time in September, then come October, he was Mr. Consistent, in the 16:30 range or lower in every race
    • His season culminated in a race where he greatly outperformed expectations, finishing 24th at MIS (I had him projected to be 45th)
  • During this spring season, William was able to capitalize on the progress made in the previous seasons, especially in the mid-distance races
    • The 2:08 became a 2:00, the 4:42 became a 4:27, and he was able to qualify for State in both, setting himself up for a senior year where he’ll be able to handle faster speeds
  • I for one am happy that those blonde boys of Parchment have another year tearing through our courses

GradeNameTimeRatingMeetCourseDate
11William Winter17:21.9181.0Portage EBPortage West MS20-Aug
11William Winter17:38.4173.5Harper Creek OptimistHarper Creek HS28-Aug
11William Winter17:01.0173.0SW RustbusterWarner Camp1-Sep
11William Winter17:11.4174.5Delton-KelloggGilmore Car Museum9-Sep
11William Winter16:39.2180.6SAC 1Fenn Valley Winery15-Sep
11William Winter17:06.5185.8SpartanForest Akers17-Sep
11William Winter16:59.9175.4Parchment ClassicParchment HS22-Sep
11William Winter16:37.4178.9Autumn SunriseHeritage Christian School25-Sep
11William Winter17:59.2190.9SAC 2Galesburg-August MS29-Sep
11William Winter16:22.8191.1Otsego BulldogOtsego HS2-Oct
11William Winter16:26.6193.8PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
11William Winter16:31.4182.2SAC ChampKalamazoo Christian Elemantary14-Oct
11William Winter16:30.5184.5Little GuysGobles HS23-Oct
11William Winter16:27.0185.313 PortagePortage West MS30-Oct
11William Winter16:05.8195.4D2 StateMIS6-Nov
11William Winter16:08.9196.0MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

GradeNameTeamRatingMeetCourseDate
10William WinterParchment166.7Fowlerville/LC/Parchment TriSt. Francis Retreat Center9-Sep
10William WinterParchment165.1Gilmore QuadGilmore Car Museum10-Sep
10William WinterParchment163.5SAC ConferenceGilmore Car Museum15-Oct
10William WinterParchment167.5Ottawa HillsRiverside Park18-Sep
10William WinterParchment164.6Schoolcraft TriSchoolcraft HS23-Sep
10William WinterParchment169.1KC/RGLGilmore Car Museum6-Oct
10William WinterParchment170.7HighlanderHowell HS10-Oct
10William WinterParchment160.0PR 44Centreville HS24-Oct
10William WinterParchment173.2D3 Reg 22Portage West MS31-Oct
10William WinterParchment176.4D3 StateMIS7-Nov

GradeNameTeamRatingMeetCourse
9William WinterParchment148.7Portage EBPortage West MS
9William WinterParchment170.0OptimistHarper Creek HS
9William WinterParchment149.3SpartanForest Akers
9William WinterParchment165.1Otsego BulldogOtsego HS
9William WinterParchment170.9PortagePortage West MS
9William WinterParchment175.8Little GuysGobles HS
9William WinterParchment170.922Centreville HS
9William WinterParchment173.0D3 StateMIS

  • Had anyone heard of Jordyn before this past season? I certainly hadn’t.
  • She raced only twice in middle school, and although her times were good, they did not foretell the freshman success she had
  • Jordyn excels on the soccer field and joined the team last year as sort of an afterthought, a method of staying in shape during the offseason
  • Um yeah about that, she stayed in shape for sure
    • OK Green Conference Champion, freshman record at Zeeland West (beating out a Rachele Schulist if that rings a bell), All-State
  • I hope she sticks with our great sport, as she’s clearly got the talent to accomplish incredible feats

GradeNameTimeRatingMeetCourseDate
9Jordyn Klaasen19:59.5125.8OK Green 1Ridge Point Community Church8-Sep
9Jordyn Klaasen18:41.5151.2BredewegMacatawa Bay MS11-Sep
9Jordyn Klaasen18:57.1147.3Ottawa HillsRiverside Park17-Sep
9Jordyn Klaasen19:33.6134.5OK Green 2Rycenga Park29-Sep
9Jordyn Klaasen19:07.4141.5PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
9Jordyn Klaasen19:08.9134.4OK Green ConferenceReeths-Puffer HS20-Oct
9Jordyn Klaasen18:51.1137.03 PortagePortage West MS29-Oct
9Jordyn Klaasen18:38.3144.2D1 StateMIS6-Nov

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