Daniel Ewer

- God is my judge

Athletics

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Cross-Country

Cross-country is what first gave Daniel the running bug.

Daniel started running cross-country at Harrison Park in Kindergarten, in 2015. Grand Rapids Public Schools operate elementary athletics thanks to public support through GR8 Sports Great Kids and the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation.

He medaled in his first race, a top 30 finish in the Invitational 400m. He only ran two races that first year as the school started the season late.

In his second season as a promoted 2nd grader he achieved similar placings to his Kindergarten year, improving his first race time by 46 seconds by the end of the season. He again medaled in the Invitational. All this at twice the distance to last year, and a year or two younger than pretty much everyone in his races.

His third season of cross-country saw him finally competing with his peers again, running with 2nd graders as well as 3rds. After an 11th place in the first race he really pushed himself and came in 2nd, 4th and finally 3rd in his remaining races in the season.

His fourth season of cross-country saw him step up to some races over 1600 meters (as he was a 3rd grader by age running in 4th/5th grade races), and switched to C.A. Frost for his final year of elementary school. He placed 3rd, 4th and 5th in the 800m races, and a respectable 9th in the 1600m invitational.

In 2019 he will switch to City Middle/High, a school with a very strong XC culture, for his first middle school runs. He will run 2500m at midweek GRPS meets at Northeast field and 3200m at weekend meets open to non-GRPS schools.

1600m / 1 Mile
Date Location Age Group Comp Medal Placing Time Age % Exact Age % Notes
Oct 13 2018 Gainey, Kentwood 8 5th/6th Kent-Ottawa MS Invitational 36th 7:55.2 61% 60% Muddy
Oct 20 2018 GRPS Uni, GR 8 4th/5th GRPS Invitational Top 30 9th 7:22 66% 64% PB
800m
Date Location Age Group Comp Medal Placing Time Age % Exact Age % Notes
Oct 4 2016 GRPS Uni, GR 6 2nd/3rd GRPS 33rd ~4:51 56% 53%
Oct 11 2016 GRPS Uni, GR 6 2nd/3rd GRPS 26th 4:29 61% 57% PB
Oct 18 2016 GRPS Uni, GR 6 2nd/3rd GRPS Championship 33rd 4:56 55% 52% remnants of a cold
Oct 22 2016 GRPS Uni, GR 6 2nd/3rd Invitational Top 30 29th 4:24 62% 58% PB
Oct 25 2016 GRPS Uni, GR 6 2nd/3rd GRPS 26th 4:05 67% 62% PB
Oct 3 2017 GRPS Uni, GR 7 2nd/3rd GRPS 11th 3:48 66% 63% PB
Oct 10 2017 GRPS Uni, GR 7 2nd/3rd GRPS Ribbon 2nd 3:36 69% 66% PB
Oct 17 2017 GRPS Uni, GR 7 2nd/3rd GRPS Championship Ribbon 4th 3:30 71% 68% PB; lost both shoes early!
Oct 21 2017 GRPS Uni, GR 7 2nd/3rd Invitational Top 30 3rd 3:31 71% 67%
Oct 2 2018 GRPS Uni, GR 8 4th/5th GRPS Ribbon 3rd 3:22 69% 67% PB
Oct 9 2018 GRPS Uni, GR 8 4th/5th GRPS Ribbon 4th 3:22 69% 67% =PB
Oct 16 2018 GRPS Uni, GR 8 4th/5th GRPS Championship Ribbon 5th 3:26 68% 65%
400m
Date Location Age Group Comp Medal Placing Time Age % Exact Age % Notes
Oct 17 2015 GRPS Uni, GR 5 K/1st Invitational Top 30 25th 2:18 59% 52% lost a shoe early
Oct 27 2015 GRPS Uni, GR 5 K/1st GRPS Championship 34th 2:16 60% 53%
Personal Records
Distance Date Location Age Group Comp Medal Placing Time Age % Exact Age % Notes
400m Oct 27 2015 GRPS Uni, GR 5 K/1st GRPS 34th 2:16 60% 53%
800m Oct 17 2018 GRPS Uni, GR 8 4th/5th GRPS Ribbon 3rd 3:22 69% 67% Equalled the following week
1600m/1mi Oct 20 2018 GRPS Uni, GR 8 4th/5th GRPS Invitational Top 30 9th 7:22 66% 64%