50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #9

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  • She does it – softball, academics, volleyball, running
  • How she balances it all is astounding, but I guess not surprising when you look at her results throughout the years
  • You can check athletic.net, you can check these ratings, Mary just doesn’t have an “off” race
    • Even her slower times are wins (18:55 – Saginaw County Champ, 18:40 – Region 15 Champ)
    • Her faster times tend to come in championship races, her 17:56 in cross matched her season best, her 4:57 in track was her first foray into the 4’s
  • Even with the steadiness, she’s seen improvement within
    • On the track, she broke 11:00 and 5:00 for the first times this spring
    • In the 2021 fall, she was sub-18 for the first time and improved her place at State from 4th to 2nd
  • A State title is looming, but the absence of that shouldn’t ignore the various other captured titles, she’s wrested numerous County, Area, League, and Regional crowns from the hands of others
  • Mary has mastered all the necessary attributes needed in this sport – consistency, speed, how to handle pressure, but most importantly, a love for her fellow runners

10Mary Richmond19:09.3152.9Birch Run EarlyTaymouth Township Park26-Aug
10Mary Richmond18:33.9152.4Pete MossBenzie Central HS28-Aug
10Mary Richmond18:27.2151.9MarauderUncle John’s8-Sep
10Mary Richmond18:09.6152.5NorthwoodFisher Trails11-Sep
10Mary Richmond18:58.4149.9TVC 8Freeland15-Sep
10Mary Richmond18:36.5157.8SpartanForest Akers17-Sep
10Mary Richmond18:26.9151.4TVC 8 2Delta College28-Sep
10Mary Richmond17:56.0160.3BluejayShepherd HS2-Oct
10Mary Richmond18:40.9148.4Birch Run FallTaymouth Township Park5-Oct
10Mary Richmond18:09.9159.4Greater FlintCummings Center9-Oct
10Mary Richmond18:32.0145TVC 8 3Roberts Park12-Oct
10Mary Richmond18:23.3152.6TVC OverallTaymouth Township Park19-Oct
10Mary Richmond18:55.6143.1Saginaw CountyFreeland23-Oct
10Mary Richmond18:40.2145.315 ShepherdShepherd HS29-Oct
10Mary Richmond17:56.0158D2 StateMIS6-Nov
10Mary Richmond18:09.0154.7MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

9Mary Richmond140.3Pete MossBenzie Central HS28-Aug
9Mary Richmond150.4FPC QuadFreeland HS12-Sep
9Mary Richmond152.8TVC John GlennBay City John Glenn15-Sep
9Mary Richmond156.8Frankenmuth EaglesRittmueller MS24-Sep
9Mary Richmond157.7TVC Jamboree 2Rittmueller MS29-Sep
9Mary Richmond153.2Shepherd BluejayShepherd HS3-Oct
9Mary Richmond146.5Greater FlintCummings Center10-Oct
9Mary Richmond147.5TVC 3Taymouth Twp. Park13-Oct
9Mary Richmond143.9PR 30Freeland XC Course24-Oct
9Mary Richmond148.1D2 Reg 15Shepherd HS30-Oct
9Mary Richmond152.3D2 StateMIS6-Nov

  • Just as Mary above, since entering high school, Connell has exuded excellence
  • He jumped right on that 16:00 mark, crashing through with a 15:53 at Otsego’s Bulldog Elite
    • He matched that time once more as a freshman, but truly began to make his home there as a sophomore
  • This past fall, four of his ten races were of the 15 min. variety and three more just barely above 16:00
  • Enough about time though, he’s won his fair share too – Coaching Legends in the fall, Region 16 and SEC White’s 3200m in the spring
  • And as the top returner on one of the top teams in Division 2, that combination of times and victories will be well-needed as the Bulldogs attempt to fend off many great teams

10Connell Alford16:23.8205.4A2 Fall PreviewHuron Meadows26-Aug
10Connell Alford15:59.8206.4SEC 1Hudson Mills (South)14-Sep
10Connell Alford16:05.4206.2SpartanForest Akers17-Sep
10Connell Alford16:37.1206.0SEC White 2Bennett Park28-Sep
10Connell Alford15:54.1204.0Coaching LegendsHuron Meadows2-Oct
10Connell Alford16:00.7202.4PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
10Connell Alford15:38.1200.3Gabriel RichardHudson Mills (South)16-Oct
10Connell Alford16:00.6199.5SEC ChampionshipHudson Mills (North)21-Oct
10Connell Alford16:56.9199.718 Lake ErieLake Erie30-Oct
10Connell Alford15:42.6203.1D2 StateMIS6-Nov

9Connell Alford182.7Adrian/Chelsea/Tecumseh TriHeritage Park (Adrian)26-Aug
9Connell Alford188.6Chelsea/Homer/StockbridgeStockbridge HS28-Aug
9Connell Alford196.6Chelsea/PioneerPioneer HS2-Sep
9Connell Alford196.9JacksonSharp Park19-Sep
9Connell Alford190.3Chelsea/DexterHudson Mills (North)29-Sep
9Connell Alford201.5Bulldog EliteOtsego HS3-Oct
9Connell Alford187.6PR 35Heritage Park (Adrian)24-Oct
9Connell Alford192.6D2 Reg 18Lake Erie31-Oct
9Connell Alford198.9D2 StateMIS6-Nov

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