Price looking to score points in hurdles, dashes for Coyotes

REED CITY — Hanna Price is focusing on track this season with hopes of totalling plenty of points for the Reed City girls team.

She played softball, along with track last season, but Price is a one-sport athlete this spring. She’ll be in the 100-meter dash, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. She participated on those events last season.

“I was hoping to perform better,” she said. “I didn’t get to practice track as much as I hoped to. That’s why I’m excited this year.”

When she gets a chance to get outdoors and be in actual meets, Price hopes to display continual improvement.

“Just improving my time each meet would be a goal,” Price said.

She anticipates the 300 hurdles might be her best event.

“I need to get better with my steps,” Price said. “I still have to improve the end of my race. I’m working overall on everything.”

The weather has basically restricted the Coyotes to having track practices indoors for now.

“We still hurdle indoors but it’s not the same as outdoors,” Price said.

The Coyotes won’t have two-time four-event state champion Sami Michell on the roster for the first time in four seasons as she’s now with the Michigan Wolverines.

The numbers on this year’s Coyote roster are expected to be in the 20s.

The Coyotes were scheduled to be at an indoor meet in Grand Valley this Friday. Weather permitting, they could have a meet in early April at Lakeview prior to spring break.

“I’m hoping to see improvement as soon as possible,” Price said. “Toward the middle of the season, I hope to be a lot better than I was last year and get better times.”