SEASON: Third place in both the BWAC and Division 2 regional meet. Ran his best time at the regional, finishing at 16:27. Placed 97th overall at the Division 2 state meet, running a 16:57. All-Macomb second team.
COACH’S COMMENT: “We got a chance to see that Brenden was going to be a top runner in the area last spring when he ran the fastest two mile a freshman had ever run for us,” Rob Blume said. “We started hinging our growth plans on his success. He is a walking example of what emphasizing work ethic over his natural talent will result in. We have probably never had a runner as young as he is work as hard as he does.”
SEASON: Repeated as the Division 2 state champion with a time of 15:26.5. Placed 10th overall at the Nike Cross Nationals in 15:20.4, earning All-American status. Ran to a season’s best time of 14:58, breaking the Algonac school record. Won the Division 2 regional meet by 33 seconds, running a 15:14. Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association 2015 Dream Team and BWAC MVP for third straight year.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Talking to area coaches who have been around longer than me, he is the first runner in the history of the Blue Water Area to break 15 minutes for a 5K,” Dan Shafer said. “I suggests this makes him the greatest cross country runner in Blue Water history.”
SCHOOL: Port Huron Northern
SEASON: Aquinas College commit who ran to a season-best time of 16:16. All-MAC White and placed 17th overall at the Division 1 regional meet, running to a 16:23.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Tyler has been getting better and better each year,” Craig Dickinson said. “He has developed into a very good leader and is an example for the younger kids of the power of hard work.”
SCHOOL: St. Clair
SEASON: All-MAC White and All-Region and Academic All-State runner. Place 9th at the Division 2 regional, running his season’s best time of 16:37. Also placed 51st overall at the Division 2 state meet and helped St. Clair to a 7th place team finish.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Collin struggled a little at the start of the season, but when it came to the championship phase he stepped up big,” Jon Davidson said. “Collin is an intense competitor and, when it counts the most, he leaves it all out on the course.”
SCHOOL: St. Clair
SEASON: Ran to a season’s best time of 15:47 at the Division 2 regional meet, where he took second place. Placed 26th overall at the Division 2 state meet, earning All-State honors. MAC White MVP and All-League MAC White. Led St. Clair to a regional title, seventh place finish at states, a MAC White title, and its 17th straight Muskrat Classic title.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Jack had an outstanding senior year,” Jon Davidson said. “He has dealt with a great deal of adversity in his high school career, but this season has made it all worth it. Jack attacked this season with a vengeance and it truly paid off for him. Jack is a leader and a competitor in every sense of the word.”
SEASON: All-BWAC, All-Region, All-State Academic and captain. Qualified for the Division 2 state meet for a second straight season, finishing 52nd overall by running a 16:48 and helping Yale to a 15th place team finish. Also finished fifth overall at the Division 2 regional meet. Placed 30th in the open race of the Nike Midwest Regional. Season’s best time of 16:28.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Brendan was very driven and had set a few goals last summer,” Greg Whitican said. “Brendan was our number one guy all season and along with Carlos Soto and Andrew Vincent captained our top 15 state finish, all three great leaders. Brendan and Andrew are looking forward to running at the next level.”
SCHOOL: St. Clair
SEASON: All-MAC White, All-Region and All-State Academic runner that ran a season-best time of 16:30. Helped St. Clair to a seventh place finish at the Division 2 state meet, also placing 65th overall.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Brendan has made huge strides since last year and the best part is that he is only a sophomore,” Jon Davidson said, “He has truly discovered what it means to compete at a high level. Brendan is exceptionally dedicated and he has an innate ability to set goals and do what is necessary to achieve them. Brendan also carries a perfect 4.0 GPA.”
SEASON: Qualified for the Division 3 state meet all four years, finishing 54th overall at this year’s meet. Won the Greater Thumb Conference and Division 3 regional individual titles. Ran to a season-best time of 16:16, which is top three in the last 35 years of Marlette’s program.
COACH’S COMMENT: “This season he not only excelled personally each race, but exhibited good leadership skills, training some of the younger runners in how to be successful in the sport,” Chris Titus said. “He was individual league and regional champion and is an outstanding student as well, ranked near the top of his class. I have no doubt with his work ethic, he will be very successful running at the college level.”
SEASON: All-BWAC and All-Region. Qualified for the Division 2 state meet for his second straight year, placing 59th individually with a 16:52, also helping Yale to a 15th place team finish.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Carlos is very driven and has worked very hard his first three years,” Greg Whitican said. “I think next year he will really make that next giant step and will no longer be in a teammate’s shadow.”
SCHOOL: St. Clair
SEASON: All-MAC White and All-Region runner. Placed 8th at the Division 2 regional meet, running his season’s best time of 16:36. Placed 64th overall at the Division 2 state meet and helped St. Clair run to a 7th place team finish at the meet.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Josh has made the commitment to become a competitive runner,” Jon Davidson said. “He loves to race and he has continually been an integral part of our highly successful season. His guts and determination will carry him far in the world of running.”
BROWN CITY — Brady Kaufman ; CAPAC — Thomas Wheeler; CARDINAL MOONEY — Ben Perry; CROSWELL–LEXINGTON — Max Whittredge, Jarred Jolley, Alex Olinger; MARYSVILLE — Austin Coha, Jacob Turpel ; MEMPHIS — Aidan Francis; PORT HURON — Armond Hicks; PORT HURON NORTHERN — Jack Gillespie; SANDUSKY — Kaden Thompson, Brandon Hughes; ST. CLAIR — Walker Child, Derek LaDuke, Tyge McQueen ; YALE — Andrew Vincent, Noah Terpening