Pine River track freshman is off to a promising start

LEROY — Anna Lindquist is only a freshman but gave indication at the first outdoor meet of the season last week that she’s ready to score points for Pine River girls team.

Lindquist was second in the pole vault at 8-0 in a meet at Coleman.

“It went pretty good. It was a lot of fun. I did better than I thought I would,” she said.

Along with the pole vault, Lindquist was also in the 4x8 and the 4x2 relays and the 400 meter dash.

“I think I did better in the pole vault,” she said. “I vaulted before. I started in fourth grade at a track camp. We had to try everything, so I tried it, I loved it and I just kept doing it.”

The pole vault “kind of makes me feel like I’m flying,” Lindquist said. “It’s safer than it looks like. But I did hurt my ankle doing it once.”

Before the season is over, Lindquist is hoping to hit nine feet. Her best in middle school was 7-6.

“I need to work on my form,” she said.

Lindquist is looking for her second best event right now. The relays “will be pretty strong once we get all the glitches out of it.”

The Bucks are scheduled to be at Benzie Central Thursday and at the Morley Stanwood Invitational on Saturday. The Bucks hope to be a contender in the Highland Conference this season.

“I think once everyone finds what they like and what they’re pretty good at, it has potential to be strong,” Lindquist said.