REED CITY — Lindsey Kienitz is looking to have a strong running season as a senior for Reed City cross country.

Kienitz ran in the seventh and eighth grades at middle school and started back up her sophomore season. Her best varsity time has been 25:50 and she had a 25:53 last year.

“I’m thinking I can get back up to it this year,” he said. “My goal is to get under 25. I need to stay healthy and push myself at practice. My first mile is my strongest. My second mile is the weakest.”

Kienitz indicated she got some running in during the summer. She’s hoping to be at her peak by late September. Kienitz also plays high school soccer in the spring. She’s on a AYSO girls team this fall. Cross country and soccer are pretty even as her best sport, Kienitz indicated.

The Coyotes expect a tough league in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division this season, led by Chippewa Hills. 

“We can do pretty well,” Kienitz said. “I think after we get used to running again, and get back into it, that will help a lot,”

The Coyotes run Sept. 19 at McBain.