50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #36

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  • Flashback to Summer 2020, I kept hearing about this Sebastian kid who would be a freshman at Royal Oak. Being the cynical, jaded, cautious man I am, I wanted to wait and see
  • Then the results started coming in, an 18:30 at the Hansons River Bends race, an 18:07 at Hess Hathaway, and the cautiousness had to fade – this kid is for real
  • That freshman year ended at Regionals, but his freshman track year ended up with a 2nd place in both the 1600 and 3200m at freshman Oakland County
    • And his 10:20 placed him 2nd on Royal Oak’s all-time freshman list, behind only the 9th grade state record holder
  • In his sophomore year of cross country, he had a little more success, qualifying for State, finishing top-10 in Oakland County, but once again track is where he really shined
  • He came up big on a regional day, needing to hit 9:36 with a previous best of 9:47, 72’s a necessity in a pressure cooker of a moment
    • Where others might have folded, he came through with a personal best and doubled back on that two weeks later
  • That ability to rise to the occasion will serve him well this year, where ol’ Sebas will be a contender for a few Oakland County crowns

10Sebastian Ramirez17:03.4189.9LamplighterFord Field20-Aug
10Sebastian Ramirez17:28.1186.6MustangCass Benton31-Aug
10Sebastian Ramirez17:07.8188.7OAA White 1Bloomer Park14-Sep
10Sebastian Ramirez16:35.8194.7HollySpringfield Oaks18-Sep
10Sebastian Ramirez16:45.3187.6JacksonSharp Park25-Sep
10Sebastian Ramirez17:02.1177.0OAA White 2Quickstad Park28-Sep
10Sebastian Ramirez17:02.1192.0Oakland CountyPossum Hollow9-Oct
10Sebastian Ramirez17:09.8178.4OAA White 3Hess Hathaway22-Oct
10Sebastian Ramirez17:40.6174.58 Chandler ParkChandler Park GC29-Oct
10Sebastian Ramirez16:56.9179.0D1 StateMIS6-Nov

9Sebastian Ramirez151.7Royal Oak/Stoney CreekQuickstad Park9-Sep
9Sebastian Ramirez151.7Rochester/Royal OakBloomer Park15-Sep
9Sebastian Ramirez159.7Brother Rice/Royal OakHess Hathaway19-Sep
9Sebastian Ramirez152.3BH/ROQuickstad Park25-Sep
9Sebastian Ramirez160.3Athens/Royal OakQuickstad Park30-Sep
9Sebastian Ramirez168.6HansonsFreedom Hill3-Oct
9Sebastian Ramirez160.8Farmington/Royal OakQuickstad Park6-Oct
9Sebastian Ramirez171.9Oakland CountyKensington9-Oct
9Sebastian Ramirez165.5PR 16Metro Beach21-Oct
9Sebastian Ramirez168.7D1 Reg 8Chandler Park30-Oct

  • Lola (and Sophie) has been a consistent force on the cross country courses of the Greater Flint area for three years now
  • Throughout her career, you can name the race, she’s accomplished something there
    • SVL?
      • Top 3 each time, with a victory in 2020
    • Greater Flint?
      • Top 5 each time, with a victory in 2020
    • Regionals (Heritage or Mott)?
      • Top 10 each time, with victories in 2020 and 2021
  • Looking above, that 2020 season was astounding, but her State Meet and postseason showed progress even from then, improving in time at MIS (18:55 to 18:18), place at MIS (23rd to 13th), and personal best (18:03 to 18:01)
  • I know this spring didn’t go her way at all, but I’m confident come November, we’ll see her out in front yet again

11Lola Thomas19:32.1134.6A2 Early BirdHuron Meadows2-Sep
11Lola Thomas19:22.0144.4SVL South 1Carman-Ainsworth HS15-Sep
11Lola Thomas19:17.4142.5HollySpringfield Oaks18-Sep
11Lola Thomas19:19.1140.6Mott Fall ClassicHess Hathaway24-Sep
11Lola Thomas18:59.2140.9SVL South 2Cummings Center28-Sep
11Lola Thomas19:30.0131.0Coaching LegendsHuron Meadows2-Oct
11Lola Thomas18:45.1147.6Greater FlintCummings Center9-Oct
11Lola Thomas20:16.5139.5Kayla O’MaraGoodrich MS16-Oct
11Lola Thomas19:15.9139.7SVL ChampionshipFisher Trails20-Oct
11Lola Thomas19:14.0144.77 Hess HathawayHess Hathaway30-Oct
11Lola Thomas18:18.5150.8D1 StateMIS6-Nov
11Lola Thomas18:26.1149.0MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

10Lola Thomas145.5GoodrichGoodrich MS12-Sep
10Lola Thomas144.3Grand Blanc/HartlandJewell GC22-Sep
10Lola Thomas138.0SVL South 2Jewell GC29-Sep
10Lola Thomas150.1Greater FlintCummings Center10-Oct
10Lola Thomas155.9SVL ChampionshipCummings Center17-Oct
10Lola Thomas148.1PR 4Cummings Center24-Oct
10Lola Thomas153.2D1 Reg 2White Pine MS31-Oct
10Lola Thomas143.4D1 StateMIS6-Nov

9Lola Thomas142.2A2 Fall PreviewHuron Meadows
9Lola Thomas129.9A2 Early BirdHuron Meadows
9Lola Thomas115.4HollySpringfield Oaks
9Lola Thomas128.5JacksonSharp Park
9Lola Thomas117.2Mott Fall ClassicHess Hathaway
9Lola Thomas129.6Greater FlintCummings Center
9Lola Thomas131.3Kayla O’MaraGoodrich MS
9Lola Thomas131.7SVLDelta College
9Lola Thomas124.72Delta College
9Lola Thomas126.2D1 StateMIS

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