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

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

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

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

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

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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