Reed City pole vaulter eyes championship season
REED CITY — Nate Fasbender displayed his talents as a pole vaulter for Reed City last season, but is ready to show even more in 2015.
The Coyotes started practices March 9 and are getting ready for an outdoor season that was scheduled to start this past Tuesday at Harrison, weather permitting.
The Reed City junior is coming off the 2014-15 wrestling season where he had success this past winter.
Taking fifth at the state final “was nice last year,” Fasbender said, “but a disappointment since I knew what I was capable of doing. I’m pushing myself harder at practice.
His goal is simple this year: “Taking first place at state. Clearing 15-6 would definitely be good.”
His best height has been 14 feet inside competition and 15 feet outside of competition.
“I’m working on (using) bigger poles right now,” he said. “That will help a lot plus increased speed.”
Fasbender expects to work on sprint relays.
“The 4 by 1 went to state last year and missed eighth place,” Fasbender said. “The 4 by 4 was conference champions last year, but we’re missing a couple of key (runners) this year. We’re trying to get out a couple more runners for the guys, and see how that goes.”
Jon Green and Dylan Langlois are among the other possible pole vaulters for the Coyotes.