Reed City hurdler eyes strong final season in track

REED CITY —  Hanna Price has been a three-sport athlete at Reed City and, as a senior, is getting ready for her final high school season with track and field.

Price returns in the hurdles and relays. She’s been at the state finals as a hurdler the last two seasons.

She wasn’t able to make it to the finals at the state meet, but is looking to advance that far this year.

“I didn’t run as fast as I could have,” Price said. “I was there in the 4x1, the 300 hurdles, 100 dash and 100 hurdles.”

She’ll be focusing on those four events again this year. The 100 hurdles has been her best.

“But as the season goes on I’ll get a lot better and get my time down in the 300 hurdles,” Price said. “It’s a matter of practicing and getting in shape, and making sure I finish the race strong. I feel my finish is where I need to focus on, especially in the 300 hurdles, because it’s a longer race.”

She’s definitely bidding to get a state medal.

“That’s my dream, that’s my hope,” Price said, while also expressing her desire for success in the relays. “We lost Alison Schermerhorn, she was our only senior in our relay. I feel we have people on the team fast enough to maybe fill in, step up and run with us. We have Emily Libey who’s in the 4x1 as well and she’s back.”

Price was playing basketball a month ago for the district title and has been working to get into track shape.

“Throughout practice, it will help for sure,” she said.

Reed City’s first meet will be at Newaygo on April 15.