Marsh reflects on relay season for Reed City

REED CITY — Brendan Marsh got the job done as a sophomore this season on Reed City’s boys track and field team.

Marsh started in track when he was in the seventh grade. He was in the 100, 200 4x100, and 4x200. He’s enjoyed success when he’s had a chance to run in the 4x100 relay with Jon Green, Nate Fasbender and Andre Jones. He’s usually been second leg.

His best open event has been the 100. Green has been leading the way in the sprints. His best time was 12.21 in the 100-meter dash.

He said it’s easier to run the 100 in the relay than in the open sprint.

“I start running before I get the baton,” he said. “It’s easier to take off. The Chippewa Hills meet was probably our best handoff. Mine and Jon’s (handoff) was pretty good. I’m not that good at handing off. I have to work on that.”

The 100 has been his second best event.

From the start of the season to the end, “I’d say I’ve improved a lot,” Marsh said. “I rolled my ankle (in mid May). I’ll do my best.”

Reed City’s season ended Saturday at the Division 3 meet.

“I love this team,” Marsh said. “Everyone works and we  have fun.”

Marsh also plays football. He’s a fullback and cornerback.

“Track helps me a lot with football,” he said. “I can go fast in my 100s.”