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50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #21

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  • It all started with a promise to herself, a laundry list of goals that at the time may have seemed unattainable
  • Following a cross season where she hit All-State but hadn’t hit the times she had as a freshman, CC set out for sub-5 and sub-11 in track
  • It took awhile for that sub-5, she patiently waited until Greater Lansing to get that in
  • At Bluejay, running among mid-Michigan’s best distance girls, she was the surprise performance, her 10:49 placing her 6th
  • She never quite matched that time in a 3200m, but I’d argue her state performance was equally as impressive, a 5th place finish on a day that was going sideways
  • Her cross country achievements are nothing to ignore either, she was right on that 19:00 mark for much of the season, getting there at Cadillac, Greater Lansing, and State
    • State was again the most notable of the bunch, her 18th place helping her Cougars secure 4th place, one single point ahead of Lumen Christi
  • But in comparison to track, in my opinion, she had the greatest growth of any from fall to spring, a message many can learn from – when you dream, DREAM BIG

GradeNameTimeRatingMeetCourseDate
11CC Jones20:31.2133.6Michigan CatholicSt. Francis Retreat Center28-Aug
11CC Jones20:11.0121.0Lansing Catholic Mini 1St. Francis Retreat Center9-Sep
11CC Jones20:10.0122.3Lansing Catholic Mini 2St. Francis Retreat Center17-Sep
11CC Jones18:52.3119.9CAAC White 1Burchfield Park21-Sep
11CC Jones19:05.5133.2CadillacVeterans Serving Veterans Park25-Sep
11CC Jones19:21.3131.9BluejayShepherd HS2-Oct
11CC Jones20:01.3128.6CAAC White 2St. Francis Retreat Center5-Oct
11CC Jones19:27.6134.8PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
11CC Jones19:04.7141.8Greater LansingLedge Meadows GC16-Oct
11CC Jones19:36.3121.6CAAC White 3Portland HS21-Oct
11CC Jones20:25.5131.224 SFRCSt. Francis Retreat Center29-Oct
11CC Jones19:10.4128.5D3 StateMIS6-Nov

GradeNameRatingMeetCourse
9CC Jones99.6Under the LightsSt. Johns HS
9CC Jones131.3CorunnaShiawasee County Fairgrounds
9CC Jones118.6BathBath HS
9CC Jones108.5SpartanForest Akers
9CC Jones117.9JacksonSharp Park
9CC Jones115.4Greater LansingLedge Meadows
9CC Jones143.714Uncle John’s
9CC Jones131.8D2 StateMIS

  • First Liam, then Zander, now Bram, those Hartsuff’s have been a reliable force for the Chelsea program
  • Do you ever get the sense someone can handle pain and is just a gritty racer?
    • That’s what I get with Bram, his 800/1600 bests are “only” 2:17/4:42, but last fall, he was able to summon some power and race to multiple sub-16’s and many low-16 efforts
  • The best example of that grittiness may be his regional race, Lake Erie is swampy already, add in a week’s worth of rain and it was a mess, Bram’s 17:07 was the 4th best effort of anyone on that course that day, Divisions 1 & 2
  • He brought it again the following week, a 14th place effort launching Chelsea into the 2nd spot, earning a trophy
    • Had he been even a little off his game, 5 seconds slower, the Bulldogs wouldn’t have been able to walk up that podium
  • It’s those little things, those tiny edges, getting the most out of your ability that Bram has used in his ascent towards one of the top runners in Division 2

GradeNameTimeRatingMeetCourseDate
11Bram Hartsuff16:36.2201.3A2 Fall PreviewHuron Meadows26-Aug
11Bram Hartsuff16:09.8203.1SEC 1Hudson Mills (South)14-Sep
11Bram Hartsuff16:07.9205.4SpartanForest Akers17-Sep
11Bram Hartsuff16:48.0202.3SEC White 2Bennett Park28-Sep
11Bram Hartsuff16:23.6194.1Coaching LegendsHuron Meadows2-Oct
11Bram Hartsuff16:21.3195.6PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
11Bram Hartsuff15:59.8193.1Gabriel RichardHudson Mills (South)16-Oct
11Bram Hartsuff16:22.4192.2SEC ChampionshipHudson Mills (North)21-Oct
11Bram Hartsuff17:07.3196.218 Lake ErieLake Erie30-Oct
11Bram Hartsuff15:59.0197.7D2 StateMIS6-Nov

GradeNameRatingMeetCourseDate
10Bram Hartsuff178.1Adrian/Chelsea/Tecumseh TriHeritage Park (Adrian)26-Aug
10Bram Hartsuff181.1Chelsea/Homer/StockbridgeStockbridge HS28-Aug
10Bram Hartsuff182.1Chelsea/PioneerPioneer HS2-Sep
10Bram Hartsuff178.0JacksonSharp Park19-Sep
10Bram Hartsuff180.3Chelsea/DexterHudson Mills (North)29-Sep
10Bram Hartsuff183.9Bulldog EliteOtsego HS3-Oct
10Bram Hartsuff178.6PR 35Heritage Park (Adrian)24-Oct
10Bram Hartsuff181.9D2 Reg 18Lake Erie31-Oct
10Bram Hartsuff183.1D2 StateMIS6-Nov

GradeNameRatingMeetCourse
9Bram Hartsuff142.9A2 Early BirdHuron Meadows
9Bram Hartsuff149.4SpartanForest Akers
9Bram Hartsuff160.6ChelseaHudson Mills (North)
9Bram Hartsuff152.6PortagePortage West MS
9Bram Hartsuff153.5Gabriel RichardHudson Mills (South)
9Bram Hartsuff149.3SECHudson Mills (North)

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