Maxwell gave Wildcats key points in hurdle events

EVART — Andrew Maxwell worked at getting Evart’s boys track team key points in the hurdles this season.

Recently in a double dual meet, Maxwell was fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in 20.71 and second in the 300 hurdles at 51.02. He said the 300 hurdles has been his best event in his sophomore season. Maxwell ran track as an eighth-grader, did not as a freshman, and decided to come back this season.

“One of my friends talked me into it,” he said. “I didn’t do (hurdles) in middle school.”

But Maxwell was in the mood to try something new.

“It’s been going good,” he said. “I have my form down quite a bit. I just have to get over the hurdles.”

Maxwell put as much preparation time into the hurdles as he could to get ready for this season. He got some his best times against Beal City. He’s been in the event long enough to realize good form and attacking the hurdles is the key to success. Clearing the high hurdles has been more of a challenge for the Wildcat sophomore.

Maxwell been among the top hurdlers and has helped the Wildcats to their third-straight-regional crown and second straight Highland Conference title this season.

“We’re doing really good this year,” Maxwell said. “We’ve got a good solid team.”

The Wildcats were third last weekend at the MITCA state finals.