The members of the Breen Track Club have had an outstanding indoor season and this weekend was just an example of the achievements we’ve seen all season. With Michigan Indoor Track State Finals at Aquinas College just two weeks away, the club has a lot to be excited about!
Action kicked off on Friday night at University of Michigan. The girls Sprint Medley Relay run by Quinn Thibault, Natalie Lambert, Alyssa Asmar came within 1.11 seconds of qualifying for state with a time of 4:41.11.
Austin Remick (4:29.37), Nick Favazza (4:36.89) and Kyle Johnson (4:37.90) finished 2nd, 5th, and 6th,, respectively in the boys 1600m run. Nick’s season PR qualified him for state meet.
In the 60m girls’ hurdles, Lauren Fulcher (9.96) and Alyssa Asmar (10:80) continue to perform faster than the state qualifying time of 11:00 seconds.
The club was able to qualify two girls Distance Medley Relay teams (1200, 400, 800, 1600) for the Michigan State meet. The both teams smashed state qualifying mark of 13:30.00. The team of Megan Worrel, Emily Ferguson, Katie Forsyth, Elizabeth Dalrymple won the event with a time of 12:22.24. The team of Mallory Ferguson, Lauren Fulcher, Hannah Palomino, and Grace Cutler came in second with at time of 12:32.38.
The boys DMR run by Austin Remick, Kyle Johnson, Nick Favazza came in 3rd at 11:18.51, just 1 second shy of hitting the state qualifying standard.
On Saturday, Breen Track Club showcased our distance talent at the 7th Annual Distance Festival at Saginaw Valley State University.
The girls qualified another Distance Medley Relay Team that included BTC athletes Lauren Kaliszewski and Amanda Lewis qualified with a time of 13:22.12. The boys’ DMR team of Dominci Bruce, Brandon Davis, Islam Aly, Andrew Dingwall was just 4 seconds from qualifying for state.
Breen’s middle distance strength was apparent in the 800m race. The girls dominated the event with 5 finishers in the top 10, including a 1-2-3 finish by Elizabeth Dalrymple (2:15.61), Megan Worrel (2:15.83) and Hannah Palomino (2:16.68), respectively. All three ladies finished under the New Balance National Emerging Elite standard of 2:16.80. Other top 10 finishers were Emily Ferguson (2:19.24) and 8th grader Shannon Billette (2:22.35).
Marcus Jackson won the boys 800m, leading through the entire race and achieving a career PR of 1:58.36.
The meet included a Middle School Mile, one of the few middle school only events available during the season. Maria Croci finished 4th with a season PR of 5:54.34. Her team mates Gia Leone (6:24.94) and Shannon Schulte (6:27.89) also achieved season personal bests.
The girls flexed their 800m muscle again in the 4x800m relay with teams finishing 1st, 3rd ,4th and 8th in the field of 10 teams. The first and third place teams qualified for state meets with times of 9:40.69 Elizabeth Dalrymple, Emily Ferguson, Shannon Billette, and Mallory Ferguson and 10:23.13 that included athletes Megan Worrel and Hannah Palomino.
The boys qualified a 4x800m relay, taking second in the event with a time of 8:25.32.
The club will be finishing up regular season competition this weekend at University of Michigan. A few athletes will also be competing this weekend at Grand Valley State University.
In the past two weeks, several members of Breen Track Club have earned qualifying marks for the MITS State Meet and have set personal best marks. A great achievement given that we are just halfway done with the indoor track season. On January 7, Elizabeth Dalrymple and Megan Worrel were invited to compete in the New Balance Elite Mile event at Grand Valley State University. Both ran competitively in the full mile event (5:12 and 5:18 respectively), and were followed closely by teammates Mallory and Emily Ferguson in the 1600 (5:16 and 5:18).
The following day, BTC competed at University of Michigan. Brandon Davis competed for the top spot in both the 400m dash and 800m run. He ran near qualifying marks (53.44 and 2:06.69) in both events, finishing in the top 5 in both events. Alex Breen won his event, taking first in the high jump with a best height of 5′ 8″. Lauren Fulcher ran 10.46 in the 60m hurdles, which resulted in a 3rd place finish. She was followed by Alyssa Asmar with a 10.80. Both made the qualifying mark for the MITS State Meet.
On Sunday, we once again competed at University of Michigan in a much larger venue than the previous week. The highlight was the first event, 4x800m Relay. The girls ran several relay teams, and finished 2nd and 3rd in a very deep field of talent. The 2nd place team was composed of Mallory Ferguson, Emily Ferguson, Mattie Drennan, and Elizabeth Dalrymple. The 3rd place team was Grace Cutler, Katherine Forsyth, Abigail Kerr, and Hannha Palomino. Their times of 9:38 and 9:43 are some of the best times so far in the state. The guys team of Brandon Davis, Ben Zaremba, Dominic Bruce, and Marcus Jackson also qualified with a time of 8:31.98. In the 1600, Hannah Palomino came back from the 4×800 and ran an outstanding state qualifying time of 5:22.57. Mallory Ferguson, Grace Cutler, and Emily Ferguson also came back from the 4×800, ran as a pack, and finished with qualifying times in the 3200m (11:42, 11:43, and 11:43). There were many other outstanding performances within the club. Check out the Results tab to see a currently list of team performances. We will be competing this Saturday at Saginaw Valley State University.
Here is a current list of MITS State Qualifiers by Event
4x800m – Girls and Boys
DMR – Girls
Complete Results 12/22 @ UM Complete Results 12/29 @ UM Happy holidays and Happy New Year from Breen Track Club! Over the break, athletes from BTC did anything but rest. A handful of members went to work on the track, and set the tone for what looks to be another...
On November 13th, 27 Breen runners made their way to the Laverne Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana to compete in the Nike Midwest Region Cross Country Invitational. The 18 boys and 9 girls enjoyed perfect running weather at the course...
Complete Results On Friday and Saturday, several members of Breen Track Club competed at the MITS State Finals at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. Throughout the weekend there were several All-State and season best performances. Here is the breakdown of the two-day...
This weekend will be the final indoor meet of the season. Here is a list of the individual qualifiers and the relays that we will be competing in this weekend at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. Girls Qualifiers 60m Hurdles Courtney Roland (12,...
Complete Results On Saturday, BTC spent the day at Saginaw Valley State University. The whole day was filled with state qualifying performances and personal bests. An exceptional achievement while we are still in January! Here is a breakdown of some of the outstanding...
Complete Results On Saturday, BTC's Middle School athletes ran in the first ever meet of the club's history. Over ten athletes competed, and the coaching staff was impressed with their energy and enthusiasm to race. Nick Lazrado led the sprinters in the 60m followed...
Complete Results On Friday, Breen Track Club opened up its 2016 Indoor Season with a meet at University of Michigan. In the first event, 1600m, two girls opened their season with a state qualifying performance. Nicole Hanson (senior, Clarkston HS) went 5:19.2 (6th)...
After much anticipation, registration is now open for the 2016 Indoor Track Season. Here is a quick rundown of the high school program: 1.) The cost this year will remain the same as last year. $100 for new members needing a singlet and $75 for returning members. We...