Reed City senior runner eyes a strong finish

REED CITY — JoeLynn Gamble-Brown has been striving to have her best season for Reed City cross country.

It’s her senior season. She’s been running since middle school.

A third place at McBain, when she notched a personal record, has been among the highlights for Gamble-Brown this season. Her seasonal record has been 23:30. Her best has been from her sophomore year with a time of 22-minute flat.

She’s working at getting her PR back down to 22 minutes.

“It will take a lot of practice and getting quicker each race and showing a lot of improvement,” Gamble-Brown said. “So far, I have a strong kickoff. I’m trying to work on holding my pace.”

Gamble-Brown has been working on getting in a lot of miles and improving her speed.

She plans on running track next spring.

“Cross is my favorite,” she said. “It’s just the enjoyment of going out and not just running laps, and the scenery.”

Reed City continues to run in Central State Activities Association Gold Division races.

“We’re working for the regionals at Shepherd,” Reed City coach Rich Saladin said. “From there, we’ll see what happens. We’re learning and improving and are seeing that progress come through.”