Sophomore has huge season for Reed City track season

REED CITY — Noah Jones played a key role for Reed City’s track teams this season in enjoying immense success with its relay squads.

Jones was usually the second or third leg of the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays Phillip Jones and Price and Jackson-Price were among the other runners along with Nick Douglass or Calvin Rohde. The 4x100 won the CSAA meet and the regional and was seventh at the state meet in 44.46 seconds. The 4x200 relay did the same in the regional and CSAA meets and was sixth at state. The 4x400 was second at the league and regional meets and finished fourth at state.

Jones also ran the open 100-meter dash and had a PR of 11.79.

It was Jones’ sophomore season and his second year of track. He ran with the 4x100 team during the 2018 season.

Being the third leg of a relay has its own unique challenges.

“Sometimes you may be in first or in second,” he said. “It’s all about getting the best handoff you can to the last guy. The handoffs have been smooth (most) of the entire year.

“Conference and regionals have been highlights,” Jones said. “The 4x100 has especially been memorable.”

The relay teams especially started clicking in gear by conference time, Jones indicated.