P.J. Jones scoring points for Reed City track team


REED CITY —  P.J. Jones is providing some valuable points for the Reed City Coyotes in his senior track and field season.

He’s been scoring points in the 100, 200, 400 and long jump. His best event has been the long jump,.

In a Central State Activities Association (CSAA) meet at Chippewa Hills last week, Jones was second in the long jump at 17-5, third in the 100-meter dash at 12.38 seconds, ninth in the 40-meter dash at 1:01.22 and fourth in the 200-meter dash in 25.28 seconds.

Jones said the long jump has been his best event.

“For the 100, I’d like to get 11.4,” he said. “This is my first year of doing (the long jump). I got a 17-5, which is fairly outstanding for a first year. By the end of the season, I’m looking to get 22 or 23.”

Jones said “hard work and dedication,” will help him reach his long jump goals.

“Practice, practice practice...practice makes perfect,” he said. “I’m looking to get on the track a little more than normal.”

The 200 is his best sprint, followed by the 100, Jones indicated.

“I’m fresh out of the blocks... finish stronger... always a harder runner,” he said.

The 200 meters might be his best bet for qualifying for the state finals. “Acceleration all the way through,” is critical for success, he indicated.

The Coyotes are at regionals next week.

“I’d say we’re in shape,” Jones said. “We’re looking good, a lot better than what I thought.”

Jones is encouraged how the Coyotes are doing in CSAA competition. They will be at the league meet May 13 at Newaygo. They won the Newaygo Invitational recently.