Reed City senior eyes another strong season in relays

Mieras, Coyotes will begiin outdoor season next week

Reed City's Aiden Mieras (right) discusses race theory with coach Brad Smith during a recent practice.

Reed City's Aiden Mieras (right) discusses race theory with coach Brad Smith during a recent practice.

Pioneer photo/John Raffel

REED CITY – Aiden Mieras is looking to play a key role for Reed City’s boys track team this season.

Last season, he was in the 100-meter dash and had a personal record of 12.50 seconds. He was also in the 200-meter dash and had a personal record of 25.07 seconds in the CSAA Gold Conference meet for third place. He had a personal record of 18 feet ¼ inch in the long jump to take second place in a CSAA quad meet.

Mieras was also the first leg in the very successful 4x100 and 4x200 relay. The 4x100 team was second in the CSAA Gold meet, won the regional and finished 13th in the state meet. The 4x200 relay foursome was fourth in the conference meet and seventh in the regional.

Logan Bregg and Seth Jackson are back in the 4x100 relay along with Mieras.

Mieras figures the long jump is his best open event.

“The key is getting your steps down and practicing it so you know what you’re doing,” he said, adding that in the 200, “you have to be able to maintain your speed once you get your top speed.”

Mieras is confident both relay teams can be very strong this year.

The 2020 season was canceled because of COVID while the athletes had to wear masks last year when they were not competing in their events.

“This year feels a lot more normal,” Mieras said.

He’s played soccer for 14 years and indicates it’s probably his favorite sport. But track has also been a successful sport for Mieras.

This is his final season in sports.

“I’m going to miss it,” Mieras said.

Mieras played soccer in the fall and worked during winter to get into shape for the spring.

The Coyote track team opened practices on March 14 and is now on spring break. Athletes come back to practice on Monday and will have a meet on April 6 at Chippewa Hills.