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50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #12

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  • In early spring, at Barnyard and Bluejay, I received my first glimpses of Aiden
  • Through this work, I knew he was a rising star, not necessarily a household name, but he was getting there
  • Leaving Romeo, I was mightily impressed
    • Times were wicked fast there, his 4:18 the 11th best mark that night… from the slow heat
  • Prior to that night, his best in the 1600m was 4:28
    • It takes a tremendous amount of confidence in one’s self and their training to set a blazing pace, 10 seconds faster than your best (when you’re already quick), all alone
  • A month later, that confidence paid off to the tune of an OK Gold crown in the 1600m, two Region 13 victories, and putting away a charging Conor Somers en route to an 800m State championship
  • That confidence and championship experience will be needed in high order this November as he’ll meet a host of challengers for that throne

GradeNameTimeRatingMeetCourseDate
11Aiden Sullivan16:31.8197.4Under the Lights (GRSC)South Christian HS27-Aug
11Aiden Sullivan16:06.8198.7SaranacSaranac HS1-Sep
11Aiden Sullivan16:07.3192.2OK Gold 1 (Cedar Springs)Cedar View Elementary8-Sep
11Aiden Sullivan16:25.0186.3SpartaFruitridge Hayrides18-Sep
11Aiden Sullivan15:39.8193.7OK Gold 2Gracewil CC28-Sep
11Aiden Sullivan15:56.0200.0Otsego BulldogOtsego HS2-Oct
11Aiden Sullivan16:13.7198.1PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
11Aiden Sullivan16:18.5188.5OK Gold ConferenceRiverside Park19-Oct
11Aiden Sullivan16:59.8195.714 SFRCSt. Francis Retreat Center29-Oct
11Aiden Sullivan16:04.5195.8D2 StateMIS6-Nov

GradeNameRatingMeetCourseDate
10Aiden Sullivan178.0FHE GRC DualGainey Fields22-Aug
10Aiden Sullivan168.2FHE/GRCCGRCC HS26-Aug
10Aiden Sullivan185.2OK Gold 1South Christian Sports Park8-Sep
10Aiden Sullivan184.9Belding/FHE/GRCC/IoniaLightning Bend Park12-Sep
10Aiden Sullivan180.6Cougar FalconGainey Fields26-Sep
10Aiden Sullivan178.0OK GoldWayland MS29-Sep
10Aiden Sullivan189.1Bulldog EliteOtsego HS3-Oct
10Aiden Sullivan186.1BengalsRiverside Park9-Oct
10Aiden Sullivan187.7PR 22Allendale HS23-Oct
10Aiden Sullivan185.1D2 Reg 11Allendale HS31-Oct
10Aiden Sullivan189.1D2 StateMIS6-Nov

GradeNameRatingMeetCourse
9Aiden Sullivan138.4HesperiaBaker Woods
9Aiden Sullivan146.6SaranacSaranac HS
9Aiden Sullivan153.2BathBath HS
9Aiden Sullivan138.8SpartaFruit Ride Hayrides
9Aiden Sullivan152.9Cougar FalconGainey Fields
9Aiden Sullivan161.9Otsego BulldogOtsego HS
9Aiden Sullivan163.3PortagePortage West MS
9Aiden Sullivan167.1OK GoldThornapple Kellogg HS

  • I was aware of Allie’s leap between her freshman track and sophomore cross country, but checking back at these stats, I didn’t quite notice the gains she made to her junior year of cross country
  • Across the board, they were plentiful
    • In terms of time, she dropped her personal best from 18:32 to 18:08
    • In terms of ratings, even better, 45+ seconds on average
    • Accomplishments were fairly equal, save for moving up a few spots at State
  • But accomplishments being equal isn’t a letdown when you constantly are a terror during October and November and June
    • The past two falls, she’s been top-5 at OK Red twice, top-2 at Regionals both times, and All-State in back-to-back years
    • During the 2021 track State Finals, she grinded out a 7th place finish in the scorching heat present in that 3200m
  • Unfortunately, she didn’t put up any results this past spring, but from what I gather, she’s been a great supporter of others, that will carry onto success in running and in life

GradeNameTimeRatingMeetCourseDate
11Allie Arnsman18:41.7155.8Under the Lights (GRSC)South Christian HS27-Aug
11Allie Arnsman18:12.5160.8BredewegMacatawa Bay MS11-Sep
11Allie Arnsman18:15.0161.3Ottawa HillsRiverside Park17-Sep
11Allie Arnsman18:21.1144.3OK Red ConferenceRiverside Park21-Oct
11Allie Arnsman18:25.8145.41 AllendaleAllendale HS30-Oct
11Allie Arnsman18:20.6150.1D1 StateMIS6-Nov
11Allie Arnsman18:08.4154.9MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

GradeNameRatingMeetCourseDate
10Allie Arnsman131.2Grandville/JenisonUnity Christian HS1-Sep
10Allie Arnsman124.4Grand Haven/GrandvilleSouth Christian Athletic Complex10-Sep
10Allie Arnsman139.0Grandville/HudsonvilleAllendale HS23-Sep
10Allie Arnsman130.2Grandville/HWOSouth Christian Sports Park29-Sep
10Allie Arnsman139.7PR 5Macatawa Bay MS24-Oct
10Allie Arnsman146.0D1 Reg 3Portage West MS30-Oct
10Allie Arnsman144.6D1 StateMIS6-Nov

GradeNameRatingMeetCourse
9Allie Arnsman61.9BredewegMacatawa Bay MS
9Allie Arnsman88.4Otsego BulldogOtsego HS
9Allie Arnsman88.5PortagePortage West MS
9Allie Arnsman100.3OK RedRiverside Park
9Allie Arnsman100.23Portage West MS

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