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50 Tickets to Brooklyn: #6

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  • Following in the footsteps of his brothers Patrick and Ethan comes Sean
    • Both are running at the collegiate level and that opportunity is 100% there for Sean if he so chooses
  • During his sophomore year, he did a great job of establishing himself as someone to watch, this past year, he did an even better job capitalizing on that shown potential
  • In 2019, Plymouth was fresh off a state title, the Michigan running world was wondering if they’d find a 4th or 5th man to capture another one
    • Some of us pegged Sean as a potential contributor, but that unfortunately didn’t come to fruition as his season ended early after a string of 18:00+ performances
  • These past two years, he’s really taken a whole new intensity
    • He spent the entirety of the 2020 championship season in the 16’s, the 2021 season in the low-16’s/high-15’s
  • This past October, those quick times led to honors – his first All-State, a Region 6 title
  • Come spring, he used those accomplishments to vault himself into 3200m success
    • First at New Balance, a shiny new personal best and placed 10th among D1 athletes
    • Then at State Finals, he both moved up 2 spots and hit another PB, kicking hard off a slower early pace
  • Plymouth had one of the better distance-oriented track seasons of anyone at the State, the Wildcats will look to continue that momentum into the fall with Sean at the helm of their accelerating ship

GradeNameTimeRatingMeetCourseDate
11Sean Byrnes16:49.1189.6A2 Early BirdHuron Meadows2-Sep
11Sean Byrnes16:40.7192.8Tommy TitanCass Benton11-Sep
11Sean Byrnes16:16.4201.2HollySpringfield Oaks18-Sep
11Sean Byrnes16:04.4200.5Coaching LegendsHuron Meadows2-Oct
11Sean Byrnes16:12.3200.6Wayne CountyWillow9-Oct
11Sean Byrnes15:58.7193.4Gabriel RichardHudson Mills (South)16-Oct
11Sean Byrnes16:02.9197.0KLAA ChampionshipHuron Meadows21-Oct
11Sean Byrnes16:18.2198.96 Hudson MillsHudson Mills (North)30-Oct
11Sean Byrnes16:00.5197.8D1 StateMIS6-Nov

GradeNameRatingMeetCourseDate
10Sean Byrnes165.3Northville/PlymouthCass Benton1-Sep
10Sean Byrnes185.7Hartland/PlymouthHartland HS19-Sep
10Sean Byrnes179.3Franklin/PlymouthCass Benton29-Sep
10Sean Byrnes183.1Brighton/PlymouthCass Benton3-Oct
10Sean Byrnes181.8Hartland/Plymouth/SalemWillow10-Oct
10Sean Byrnes182.3Plymouth/SkylineHuron Meadows13-Oct
10Sean Byrnes185.2KLAAHuron Meadows17-Oct
10Sean Byrnes183.6PR 11Hudson Mills (North)24-Oct
10Sean Byrnes186.8D1 Reg 6Willow31-Oct
10Sean Byrnes191.7D1 StateMIS6-Nov

GradeNameRatingMeetCourse
9Sean Byrnes149.7South LyonIsland Lake
9Sean Byrnes150.6A2 Early BirdHuron Meadows
9Sean Byrnes163.4Tommy TitanCass Benton
9Sean Byrnes160.3HollySpringfield Oaks

  • Drew follows in the footsteps as well, but of EGR greats
    • Anna Petr, Hannah Bodine, Ainsley Workman in recent memory, I’m sure there are many more from the past
  • Drew came into high school pegged for success, breaking 12:00 in cross, running well under that mark on the track
  • But being pegged for success doesn’t mean you’ll gravitate towards success
  • Through hard work and a little bit of patience, her track season was her best yet
  • She gained personal bests in the 800m (2:31 to 2:19) and 1600m (4:55 to 4:51)
    • The 3200m stayed the same, but she never ran a championship race for those eight laps
  • I say championship race for a reason, as she brought a whole new level of focus for those, winning the D2 State 1600m and 4×800, winning the OK White 1600m
  • Tons of talk about track, she’s well-accomplished on the grass as well
    • Sub-18 as a freshman, this past year wasn’t quite as quick, but the accolades ring the same
    • Twice 5th place in Division 2, Twice Regional Champ, and a valuable figure on EGR’s return to the top spot
  • New coach, same goals, having a reliable girl at the front will make Coach Collette’s transition easier and usher in a new era of Pioneer greatness

GradeNameTimeRatingMeetCourseDate
10Drew Muller19:09.2146.9Portage EBPortage West MS20-Aug
10Drew Muller18:54.9145.4Pete MossBenzie Central HS28-Aug
10Drew Muller19:17.1137.3OK White 1Gainey Fields8-Sep
10Drew Muller19:05.4142.2BathBath HS11-Sep
10Drew Muller18:21.6146.8OK White 2Riverside Park22-Sep
10Drew Muller18:23.6151.8Otsego BulldogOtsego HS2-Oct
10Drew Muller18:20.7145.8OK White 3Brookside GC6-Oct
10Drew Muller18:21.8156.7PortagePortage West MS9-Oct
10Drew Muller18:20.8153.1OK White 4South Christian HS20-Oct
10Drew Muller19:37.9144.714 SFRCSt. Francis Retreat Center29-Oct
10Drew Muller18:23.3148.9D2 StateMIS6-Nov

GradeNameRatingMeetCourseDate
9Drew Muller142.0Pete MossBenzie Central HS29-Aug
9Drew Muller150.3OK White (GF)Gainey Fields16-Sep
9Drew Muller149.4Cedar Springs MiniCedar Springs Elementary Grounds19-Sep
9Drew Muller152.4OK White 2Lowell HS23-Sep
9Drew Muller158.7Bulldog EliteOtsego HS3-Oct
9Drew Muller154.7OK White ChampionshipByron Center West MS14-Oct
9Drew Muller145.2D2 Reg 11Allendale HS31-Oct
9Drew Muller149.0D2 StateMIS6-Nov

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