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