Meghan Borst eyes another strong finish

Meghan Borst gets set to make the handoff.
Meghan Borst gets set to make the handoff.

REED CITY — Meghan Borst is winding down her sports career at Reed City but is looking for a strong finish as the track and field season comes to a close.

It's Borst's second year for track. She plays volleyball and basketball but made the decision as a junior to run track.

"I just wanted to be with my friends," she said. "It went well. We won regional (in the 400-meter relay) and went to state. I think we did well. But we can go back and improve."

Handoffs is an aspect of the relays Borst and her teammates were working on extensively as they entered the season.

She's usually been the first leg.

"It's a lot of pressure, but I can do it," Borst said.

The 400 relay is her best overall event while the 100 ranks as her No. 1 open event. She had a personal record of 13.64 seconds at the Shepherd Invitational. Her relay team also had its best time of the season in 55.06 seconds at Shepherd.

"I think I have a strong start," she said. "I knew what to expect especially in the big invitationals. I think our relays will be good. It's all with the handoffs and getting them down."