Andre Jones having strong season for Reed City track team

REED CITY — He’s only a sophomore, but Andre Jones continues to be a productive member this season for Reed City’s boys track and field team.

Jones displayed his talents recently at Chippewa Hills for Reed City in a Central State Activities Association (CSAA) meet. He won the 200-meter dash in 24.27 seconds and was on the 4x4 relay team that was second in 3:39.11.

He’s been in the 200 and the 4x1, 4x2 and 4x4 relays. He’s been anchor in the relays.

“It’s a lot of pressure,” he said. “You have to like being anchor.”

His best time in the 200 has been 23.6. He’s hoping to get to a 22.

“I just need to get shape,” he said. “We can get better every meet.”

The 4x1 and 4x4 relays both have excellent potential, Jones indicated, adding that handoffs have been going well. Poor weather resulted in a tough preseason for the Coyotes and other track teams. But Jones would like to think his team continues to get productive results.

“We’re not letting the weather hold us back,” he said. “We’re trying to do the best we can right now.”

Looking ahead, Jones is optimistic over his team’s prospects in various events.

“We have special people on this team,” he said. “We have long distance runners. We’re pretty good (in other areas).”

The Coyotes were at the league meet May 13 at Newaygo. They will be at regionals this weekend at Clare.