Borst runs relays at state title meet

REED CITY — Meghan Borst’s junior season for Reed City track and field was a productive one.

Borst has been on relay teams for the Coyotes, including the 4x100 relay, which took first in the Division 3 regional on May 20 at Mason County Central (52.75). They ran on Saturday in the state meet at Comstock Park. Borst was the lead leg at regionals. She was the second leg a few days earlier when the Coyotes took second (55.21) at the Central State Activities Association Gold Division meet. A week prior to that, she was the last leg when the team was second (54.84).

Other events for Borst this season were the 100 and 200 meters, the high jump, the 4x200 and the 4x400 relays. The 4x100 has been a highlight for her all season. Others in that event are Emily Libey, Carmen Guy and Hanna Price. Prior to the regional, they had a personal record of 53.34. Before the season is over, she wanted to see that team in the 52s, which it accomplished at the regional.

The team clocked a 51.98 at the state meet for 18th place.

The second event for Borst has been the 4x200, which also features Guy, Libey and Janelle Strathoff.

It’s Borst’s first year in track.

“It always seems like fun meeting new people,” she said. “It’s been a lot of fun. I like the different track meets seeing different people at different invitationals.”

Her best open event was the 200-meter dash. Her best time has been 29.23. She was hoping to get to 28 seconds before the season ends.

I’m usually pretty good at gaining ground in the middle,” she said. “I want to improve on finishing.”

Borst also plays volleyball and basketball and said track will complement her for those sports.