Kailing adds key depth to Reed City cross country attack

Coyotes hoping to bring home key titles

Reed City's Ty Kailing works his way to the finish line during a CSAA race at Morley Stanwood earlier this season.

Reed City's Ty Kailing works his way to the finish line during a CSAA race at Morley Stanwood earlier this season.

John Raffel

REED CITY – Ty Kailing has been among the Reed City runners adding valuable depth to a Coyote cross country team which hopes to clinch the Central State Activities Association title on Tuesday in the final meet of the season.

Kailing is in his senior season and has been among the key runners on a team with plenty of depth. He notched his personal record in the first CSAA meet at Morley Stanwood with 17 minutes, 38.0 seconds. It’s been his fourth varsity season.

“It’s been fun, by far my favorite cross country season,” Kailing said. “We’ve been very strong.”

Before the season ends, Kailing hopes to get below 17:15. Compared to last year, “I’ve improved tremendously. We’ve been working really hard,” he said. “I definitely put miles in over the summer.”

Kailing said his start has been the strength behind his running.

Winning the league has been a top goal and the final meet is Tuesday at Kent City. The Coyotes will then focus on the regional on Oct. 28 at Chippewa Hills with hopes of qualifying for the state finals. The Coyotes have shown they have the depth and can push each other effectively to get things done.

Kailing also plays basketball and golf, and points to basketball as his favorite sport.

THE TY KAILING FILE

Favorite athlete: Michael Jordan

Favorite food: Lasagna

Favorite subject in school: English

Favorite TV show: The Last Dance

Favorite movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite musical band: Motley Crue

Favorite vehicle: Truck