50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #7

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  • Patience abounds in Anna’s world
  • I remarked to her after her race at New Balance that she ran the most heady race of the night, steadily clicking off 80-82’s until she ended up breaking 11:00
    • That 10:53 was an exhibit of patience in the career sense as well, Anna had been in the low-11’s for what seemed like thousands of races before that minor breakthrough
  • Some may have settled on that mark, that time, been content with a great season, but not her
  • In the coming weeks, she grabbed two state qualifiers, two CAAC Blue titles, then brought it again come early June
    • Her double back from the 1600m was one of the better efforts of those who did both, another momentous personal best, a 10:34
  • This past fall, she established herself early, running some of her better races early – at Saranac, Holly, Coaching Legends
    • The times didn’t necessarily come late, but the accomplishments were there, top-10’s at Greater Lansing, CAAC Blue, and Region 4
  • I believe this track season showed a new level of learning, figuring out how to peak at the right time, that will benefit Anna in November
  • And as we’ve seen, she’s no stranger to surprising when there

11Anna Delgado18:34.3150.2SaranacSaranac HS1-Sep
11Anna Delgado20:11.7121.1BredewegMacatawa Bay MS11-Sep
11Anna Delgado18:42.5154.2HollySpringfield Oaks18-Sep
11Anna Delgado18:54.2143.3CAAC Blue 1DeWitt HS23-Sep
11Anna Delgado18:45.5145.8Coaching LegendsHuron Meadows2-Oct
11Anna Delgado18:46.9139.4East LansingEast Lansing Soccer Complex7-Oct
11Anna Delgado19:32.7132.4Greater LansingLedge Meadows GC16-Oct
11Anna Delgado18:52.2139.3CAAC Blue 2Ledge Meadows GC21-Oct
11Anna Delgado18:52.7142.84 MeadowsHuron Meadows29-Oct
11Anna Delgado18:52.3139.6D1 StateMIS6-Nov
11Anna Delgado18:55.9139.0MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

10Anna Delgado118.9DeWitt/ELDeWitt HS10-Sep
10Anna Delgado112.0EL/HoltEL XC Complex14-Sep
10Anna Delgado124.3East Lansing/Grand LedgeEast Lansing XC Complex24-Sep
10Anna Delgado124.1CAAC Blue LeagueDeWitt HS1-Oct
10Anna Delgado141.3Shepherd BluejayShepherd HS3-Oct
10Anna Delgado132.7Greater LansingLedge Meadows10-Oct
10Anna Delgado132.4PR 7Ledge Meadows23-Oct
10Anna Delgado135.2D1 Reg 4DeWitt HS31-Oct

9Anna Delgado128.6SaranacSaranac HS
9Anna Delgado119.8BredewegMacatawa Bay MS
9Anna Delgado130.2HollySpringfield Oaks
9Anna Delgado134.0Coaching LegendsHuron Meadows
9Anna Delgado118.9Greater LansingLedge Meadows
9Anna Delgado116.1CAAC BlueLedge Meadows
9Anna Delgado135.34DeWitt HS
9Anna Delgado130.4D1 StateMIS

  • Tucked away over in Division Four is Lezawe, our second Division Four athlete to make this list of returners
  • On the state stage, he probably had the most dominating results of any boy, all division
    • Each state championship race he entered, he won, whether that was a 4×8 team title or a 5k on the grass, Lezawe or his folks crossed the tape in first
  • He’s always been a name I’ve noticed for The Potter’s House squad, a consistently contending team
  • The signs of this impending dominance began to materialize during his sophomore year, with multiple sub-17 efforts to close a fall (that unfortunately had to be ended after Pre-Regionals) or a 9:41 at Bluejay
  • While it may take some kids a few races to bust out some rust, Lezawe OPENED with a sub-16 at Under the Lights, then went undefeated in the Michigan XC regular season, culminating his year with a dominant state meet win by 25+ seconds
  • During track, we were able to see those victories on the D4 stage, but also what he can do while chasing
    • His 9:13 (6th fastest returner in that event) at the New Balance 3200m gives evidence that there’s even more speed available
  • Potter’s House has huge aspirations in these coming months, a few additions that weren’t able to compete will be a major help, but the greatest aid will be the leadership and motivation provided by viewing Lezawe do his thing, improving and improving, over and over

11Lezawe Osterink15:57.5208.8Under the Lights (GRSC)South Christian HS27-Aug
11Lezawe Osterink17:01.6186.2Alliance League 1Calvary Laketown1-Sep
11Lezawe Osterink16:37.0201.3Hill and BaleFremont MS11-Sep
11Lezawe Osterink15:50.0194.7Autumn SunriseHeritage Christian School25-Sep
11Lezawe Osterink15:43.7202.8Allendale FalconAllendale HS2-Oct
11Lezawe Osterink18:14.5178.8Alliance League 3Johnson Park6-Oct
11Lezawe Osterink15:42.8208.4PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
11Lezawe Osterink16:36.4196.5Kent OttawaGainey Fields16-Oct
11Lezawe Osterink16:50.4175.5Alliance ConferenceFruitport Calvary Christian19-Oct
11Lezawe Osterink15:59.8187.431 AllendaleAllendale HS30-Oct
11Lezawe Osterink15:50.6197.5D4 StateMIS6-Nov
11Lezawe Osterink15:49.2202.6MMOCShepherd HS13-Nov

10Lezawe Osterink181.9Chargers QuadHeritage Christian9-Sep
10Lezawe Osterink187.5Hill BaleFremont MS12-Sep
10Lezawe Osterink187.0Alliance JamboreeJohnson Park23-Sep
10Lezawe Osterink177.9Cougar FalconGainey Fields26-Sep
10Lezawe Osterink186.0Allendale FalconAllendale HS2-Oct
10Lezawe Osterink125.1Kent OttawaGainey Fields17-Oct
10Lezawe Osterink184.1PR 62Gezon Park24-Oct

9Lezawe Osterink153.9Hill BaleFremont MS
9Lezawe Osterink153.4SpartaFruit Ride Hayrides
9Lezawe Osterink157.2Cougar FalconGainey Fields
9Lezawe Osterink163.3Allendale FalconAllendale HS
9Lezawe Osterink162.7PortagePortage West MS
9Lezawe Osterink166.8Kent OttawaGainey Fields
9Lezawe Osterink164.831Allendale HS
9Lezawe Osterink164.5D4 StateMIS

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