Evart sophomore having success in two sports
EVART — Cody Pritchard has given key contributions to both track and baseball teams this season.
The Evart sophomore is among the athletes taking advantage of the school district’s new policy allowing athletes to be in dual sports.
In track, Pritchard’s events have been the 100, long jump 4x00 relay and the 200.
As a freshman, Pritchard went to the state finals in the relays. He pointed out the 100 as his best individual event. His goal was to run an 11.6 this season. Working on the blocks was a key aspect, he said, toward hitting that mark.
His second best event has been long jump with a goal of 19-0. Early in the season, he was at 18-8.
“Explosion off the board,” is what Pritchard said would be necessary to reach his goal.
The relay teams would get better with more work, Pritchard noted earlier in the season.
“We can go to state this year,” Pritchard predicted, noting that Pine River would be among the toughest teams Evart would see in the Highland Conference.
The Wildcats placed second in the regionals and Pritchard was fourth in the long jump at 19-0. His 4x100 relay team was fifth.
Track has been Pritchard’s primary sport. He’s a left fielder for baseball. He was anticipating some conflicts but was hoping to get all events for both sports on his agenda.
He was hoping to work more on his hitting.
“We’ve got to work hard at practice,” he said, adding that while two sports are “tiring, it’s fun to do.”