Reed City sprinter set for productive season

REED CITY — Marie Kinsey is back for another season of Reed City track and field in her junior year.

Including middle school, she’s been in track five years. Sprints have been her specialty.

Running in the Pioneer Track Meet at Ferris State on Memorial Day weekend has been among her highlights so far in her track career. Her focus in the 100 and 200 will be taking a couple of seconds off in each one. She’s looking at being solid in all aspects of her sprinting.

“I usually have a good start,” said Kinsey, while adding that she’s looking to improve her finish.

The Coyotes had spent the first three weeks indoors before seeing some outside activity last week. Kinsey is among those who want to get outside permanently as soon as possible, and for good reasons.

“It kind of affects me because I injured my ankle in the hallway,” Kinsey said.

She expects the team to have a good number of sprinters, young ones and veterans. During the offseason, she was an avid jogger to try getting in shape.

The Coyotes competed at the Grand Valley Indoor Invitational in March. A scheduled meet last week at Lakeview has been rescheduled for May. Spring break ends April 14 and the Coyotes are scheduled for a meet at Big Rapids April 16, at Chippewa Hills April 23, at Newaygo April 25 and at Central Montcalm April 30 for their first month of outdoor action.

No home meets are scheduled for this season due to the current track condition.