Jackson caps off highly successful track season

Reed City's talented three-sport athlete will soon focus on football

Seth Jackson



John Raffel

“Seth is a great athlete and is only becoming stronger as a sprinter.” – Brad Smith

REED CITY – Sports is simply a way of life for Reed City junior Seth Jackson.

He finished up what was another productive track season and will soon start summer workouts for football, plus some work with basketball.

But as usual for the Coyotes this season, Jackson scored a lot of points. His specialty was the sprints and relays.

“Seth Jackson was really coming along this season until he had a minor injury and was forced to rest the last few meets,” Reed City coach Brad Smith said late in the season. “Seth is a great athlete and is only becoming stronger as a sprinter.  He is a great team leader as well.  He has been at practices and meets encouraging and coaching the rest of the team along even though he is not competing.

“I see Seth becoming a leading sprinter in our region in the near future. He is already at the top of our conference and I believe he will continue to improve.”

Jackson had his personal record of 24.21 seconds in the 200 at the Reed City Invitational. His 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams were very competitive all season.

“We’ve been placing the top three in every meet,” Jackson said during the season. “We’re still young, We’re still in the learning experience.”

He indicated the 4x200 was his best relay. His 4x100 went to the relay last year and made a bid to do it again this season before falling short.

“We practice a lot,” Jackson said late in tne season. “We usually stay after practice everyday and make sure we’re top notched. We want to keep peaking. The team has been doing well.”