Reed City boys track team ninth at Shepherd Invitational

SHEPHERD — Reed City boys track team was ninth in the Shepherd Bluejay Invitational on Friday.

Nate Fasbender won the pole vault (14-6). The foursome of Andre Jones, Phillip Jones, Taylor Pelton and Schuyler Smith was first and broke a school record in the 4x100 relay (44.28), Andre Jones, Dillard, Phillip Jones and Smith were second in the 4x200 relay (1:33.20), Brad Marek was second in the 110 meter hurdles (16.32) and second in the 300-meter hurdles (43.01), Smith second in the high jump (5:9.25). Mykel Dillard was third in the long jump (20-3.75) and placed third in the 200 meters (24.06).

The Reed City girls were 14th with 36 points.

Hanna Price won the 100 meters (13.28) and the 100-meter hurdles (16.08), and was second in the 300 hurdles (49.18). Hannah Boza was fifth in the discus (94-4).

“I was very pleased,” Reed City coach Brent Mitchell said. “Hannah ran a personal best in the 100 and 300 hurdles. She matched her personal best in the 100. She had a good day. The 4x1 relay team had a personal best. We had some kids that didn’t place but set personal records. I was very happy with all of our kids performances and efforts.”

In a related matter, Michell said the recently passed bond issue will mean a new track for Reed City, most likely ready for the 2018 season.

“It will be set up so we can host regionals and big track meets,” Michell said.

Reed City is at the Central State Activities Association Gold Division Monday at Central Montcalm. The regionals are May 20 at Mason County Central.