Price looking for another strong season in hurdles

REED CITY — Hanna Price had a taste of the track and field state finals last season for Reed City’s track team and is hoping to do even more this spring as a junior.

“Making it to state was a huge accomplishment for me,” Price said of the 100 hurdles.

She’ll also be doing the 300 hurdles, but said the 100 meter hurdles is her best event.

“Making it back to state and having a better finish hopefully there, and getting into the finals and getting my best time,” is a goal in the 100 hurdles for Price this season, she said, adding that she’s hoping to get more conditioned and perhaps also do well in the 300 hurdles.

Price is also a long jumper and 200-meter sprinter. Her focus will mostly in the 100 hurdles. But she also wants to improve in the other events.

“I got first-team all-conference in the long jump last year and hadn’t put much time into that,” she said. “The 200, I think I could get a better time.”

Reed City was scheduled to open Tuesday at Harrison, weather permitting. Also, they are scheduled to be at Grant next Tuesday.

The girls have more numbers this year, Price noted. There will be other hurdlers besides Price.

“If we get outside more often, it will definitely help,” Price said. “It’s way easier to hurdle outside than inside.”

Price expects Chippewa Hills, defending Division 2 state champs, to be among strong teams the Coyotes will see this season.