Reed City boy runners set lofty goals this year

REED CITY — Matt McGahey and Kris Kellogg would like a little more company when it comes to competing in Reed City cross country meets.

But both Reed City runners are ready to achieve some lofty goals as they continue through the 2013 season. McGahey is a sophomore and his career best has been an 18:56.

“My goal is the 17s,” he said. “I have to push myself.”Around his third mile is when he starts getting his second wind. But McGahey is looking to have a faster finish.

“I feel that when I’m at my best is at the very end of the season,” he said.

Kris Kellogg is a junior in his second year of cross country. He wasn’t able to do too much offseason running because of work commitments.

Last season, Kellogg got into the 18s and is looking to get into the 17s this year.

“I just need to train harder than last year,” he said, adding that he hopes to be in good form after running a few races.

Both runners would like to get a few more boys so Reed City can have a team score.

They expect Chippewa Hills and Hesperia to be among the teams to beat in the Central State Activities Association.