EVART — Grace Hamilton is hopeful that her junior track season at Evart will be her best one.

Hamilton, a junior, made her outdoor debut last week in a meet at Coleman in which she won the 3,200-meter run in 14:04.4.

She was also in the 1,600-meter run and took third while her 3,200-meter relay team took second place.

The 3,200-meter run remains Hamilton’s best event.

“I’d love to break the school record of 11;47,” she said. “I’m a little less than a minute away. It will take a lot of hard work and I’ve been struggling with some knee issues so hopefully that goes away.”

Her second best event is the 1,600-meter run.

“I’d love to get into the 5:30s,” she said. “I’m just going to need to get some speed training in to get my time down.”

Hamilton went to the state in the 3,200-meter run and has a goal to go to the state finals in both events. She’s also been a state competitor in cross country.

Hamilton likes Evart’s team prospects for the season.

“We’ve got good solid runners, in each event and for all field events,” Hamilton said. “Beal City is always a tough one.”

Once the weather stays warm “I think we’re going to be very good,” Hamilton said. “We work well together.”