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50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #34

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  • If you’ve followed Macomb County XC or the work that I do for the past few years, you know the Clor name
    • Connor’s sister has been a lead runner for the Romeo’s girls team for a few years now, doing my middle school research, there appear to be more in the pipeline
    • If you read my D1 State Preview, I made a little mention of how Romeo will reload, but in order to reload, you have to make something out of the talent that you receive
  • Connor had all the middle school accolades, running sub-11:30, winning the Dakota Invite twice, and him, Buslepp, and the Romeo culture have converted that into one of our faster incoming juniors
  • He’s been on the big stage, a 6th runner on Romeo state title squad in 2020, then as the 3rd/4th guy on last year’s team that finished 5th
  • Connor isn’t blessed with the world’s greatest speed, but the tradeoff is an immense amount of strength, his 3200m pace only 16 seconds slower than his 1600m best
  • Along with Vince Guaresimo and a few others, he’ll be counted on to lead a Romeo squad that’ll be fighting to hold off the new Macomb County upstarts

GradeNameTimeRatingMeetCourseDate
10Connor Clor17:04.5194.5MustangCass Benton31-Aug
10Connor Clor16:19.6193.5Ramblin’ RockWillow11-Sep
10Connor Clor16:33.9196.7SpartanForest Akers17-Sep
10Connor Clor17:17.5182.2MAC Red 1Eastwood Beach21-Sep
10Connor Clor16:42.1186.6MAC DivisionMetro Beach5-Oct
10Connor Clor16:29.5192.8PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
10Connor Clor16:50.1190.6Macomb CountyFreedom Hill16-Oct
10Connor Clor17:47.4192.59 Anchor BayAnchor Bay HS29-Oct
10Connor Clor16:34.2186.6D1 StateMIS6-Nov
10Connor Clor16:24.5190.8MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

GradeNameRatingMeetCourseDate
9Connor Clor166.7Romeo/TroyBarnabo Field27-Aug
9Connor Clor162.0Brighton/RomeoHuron Meadows2-Sep
9Connor Clor169.1MAC Red 1Barnabo Field18-Sep
9Connor Clor169.2HansonsFreedom Hill3-Oct
9Connor Clor171.8Macomb CountyFreedom Hill9-Oct
9Connor Clor167.4PR 18Romeo HS20-Oct
9Connor Clor171.5D1 Reg 9Anchor Bay HS30-Oct
9Connor Clor166.2D1 StateMIS6-Nov

  • Speaking of bloodlines, Isabelle’s got ‘em as well, her family very influential in the Tri-Cities running tradition
  • So it’s no surprise that she’s stepped in as a freshman, undaunted by the stage
  • After a bit of an adjustment, she ran her best in championship meets, winning the Saginaw Valley League, breaking 19:00 at State (the 7th fastest freshman girl), then helping a certain team win the Meet of Champions
  • That same pattern occurred during track, where she found a home in the 1600m
    • A few 5:40’s early led to 5:10’s late, in those 5:10’s, a Bay County crown and 2nd place finish at SVL
  • Consummate teammate as well, helping the Warriors bring home victories in the 4×800 at Region 1 and the SVL Championship

GradeNameTimeRatingMeetCourseDate
9Isabelle Becker20:20.1131.6MilfordPossum Hollow2-Sep
9Isabelle Becker20:59.0113.3SVL North 1Delta College14-Sep
9Isabelle Becker19:37.1137.6SpartanForest Akers17-Sep
9Isabelle Becker18:48.7138.1SVL North 2Imerman Park28-Sep
9Isabelle Becker20:06.6120.1Bay CountyDelta College15-Oct
9Isabelle Becker19:02.5144.2SVL ChampionshipFisher Trails20-Oct
9Isabelle Becker19:52.0137.72 DeltaDelta College30-Oct
9Isabelle Becker18:51.8139.8D1 StateMIS6-Nov
9Isabelle Becker18:46.0142.3MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

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