50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #20

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  • This certainly wouldn’t be the first time a Skyline runner started his career in an inauspicious fashion then ended up with multiple All-States
  • I honestly don’t know too much about Nicolas, maybe it’s the lack of social media, maybe he just excels at laying in the cut and quietly putting up results
  • His junior year was full of results and low times
    • His last five races on the grass were all sub-16:30
    • Among those races were top-5 finishes at SEC Red and Region 4, along with an All-State 29th place
  • On the track, he’s been part of two All-State squads in the 4×800
    • In 2021, setting the stage for Hobbs’s near walkdown of Novi
    • In 2022, helping the Eagles medal from the slow heat
  • This year, individually, he wasn’t finished after that 4×800, he came back to run two events at State, the 1600 and 3200m, placing top-20 in each
  • Keep doing your thang, Nicolas, under the radar, high on the leaderboard

11Nicolas Fry17:13.6191.5MustangCass Benton31-Aug
11Nicolas Fry16:40.6188.8BathBath HS11-Sep
11Nicolas Fry16:32.5195.5SEC 1Hudson Mills (South)14-Sep
11Nicolas Fry16:36.4190.5JacksonSharp Park25-Sep
11Nicolas Fry16:39.7192.1SEC Red 2Munson Park28-Sep
11Nicolas Fry16:03.3201.6PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
11Nicolas Fry16:02.6192.1Gabriel RichardHudson Mills (South)16-Oct
11Nicolas Fry16:19.5193.2SEC ChampionshipHudson Mills (North)21-Oct
11Nicolas Fry16:22.1194.64 MeadowsHuron Meadows29-Oct
11Nicolas Fry16:00.1198.0D1 StateMIS6-Nov

10Nicolas Fry157.1Hartland/SkylineHudson Mills North25-Aug
10Nicolas Fry159.3Adrian/Hudson/Skyline/TecumsehHeritage Park (Adrian)12-Sep
10Nicolas Fry172.2Pioneer/SkylinePioneer HS3-Oct
10Nicolas Fry170.7Plymouth/SkylineHuron Meadows13-Oct
10Nicolas Fry179.2SEC RedIndian Creek Park17-Oct
10Nicolas Fry178.0PR 11Hudson Mills (North)24-Oct
10Nicolas Fry181.6D1 Reg 6Willow31-Oct

9Nicolas Fry118.7MustangCass Benton
9Nicolas Fry129.4JacksonSharp Park
9Nicolas Fry143.7PortagePortage West MS

  • Mackenzie has been another one, quietly running to glory, quietly leading one of the better Howell teams in years
  • She first entered my radar as a freshman, where after a slow beginning, she snuck into the 19’s late in championship season
  • That progress continued to her sophomore year, where she broke 19:00 for the first time
  • Although she didn’t make this list last year, she was my last projected All-Stater during the summer, she more than lived up to that promise, finishing 26th at MIS
    • Which I believe is Howell’s first All-State girl in 20+ years             
  • That junior year was full of other honors as well, third straight All-Region, 2nd straight top-10 at KLAA, along with dropping her personal best from 18:49 to 18:25
  • Joined by McGregor, Cholewa, Koons, and others – can she help lead Howell to the promised land in Brooklyn?

11Mackenzie Wright19:54.2141.9MustangCass Benton31-Aug
11Mackenzie Wright18:30.4154.9BredewegMacatawa Bay MS11-Sep
11Mackenzie Wright19:10.0146.7SpartanForest Akers17-Sep
11Mackenzie Wright18:31.1148.3DeWittDeWitt HS2-Oct
11Mackenzie Wright18:25.3155.6PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
11Mackenzie Wright18:57.6144.1Greater LansingLedge Meadows GC16-Oct
11Mackenzie Wright18:37.5145.2KLAA ChampionshipHuron Meadows21-Oct
11Mackenzie Wright18:48.8144.14 MeadowsHuron Meadows29-Oct
11Mackenzie Wright18:34.2145.6D1 StateMIS6-Nov
11Mackenzie Wright18:44.3142.9MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

10Mackenzie Wright123.3Canton/HowellCass Benton29-Aug
10Mackenzie Wright114.3Brighton/HowellHuron Meadows19-Sep
10Mackenzie Wright132.7HighlanderHowell HS10-Oct
10Mackenzie Wright139.5KLAAHuron Meadows17-Oct
10Mackenzie Wright134.4PR 8Huron Meadows23-Oct
10Mackenzie Wright136.9D1 Reg 4DeWitt HS31-Oct
10Mackenzie Wright129.5D1 StateMIS6-Nov

9Mackenzie Wright97.7Ramblin RockWillow
9Mackenzie Wright95.7SpartanForest Akers
9Mackenzie Wright98.7JacksonSharp Park
9Mackenzie Wright114.5DeWittDeWitt HS
9Mackenzie Wright120.6Greater LansingLedge Meadows
9Mackenzie Wright123.4KLAAHuron Meadows
9Mackenzie Wright129.84DeWitt HS
9Mackenzie Wright133.5D1 StateMIS

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