Reed City sprinter, thrower looking forward to state meet
REED CITY — Reed City’s Jon Green was working on the throws prior to the start of the running events at the Pioneer Track and Field meet on Friday at Top Taggart Field. But Green was especially looking forward to the running events and in particular the 400-meter relay.
Green, who has run junior varsity races this season, and won several events at the Reed City JV meet, is also going to the varsity state finals next week in the 400-meter relay. He was also looking forward to that event at the Pioneer meet.
Green also threw in the discus and shot put Friday. In the shot put, Green was fifth in 41-4. In the discus, he was sixth in 116-9 7 /8 while in the 100, he was fourth in 11.52 seconds
“I didn’t do that good,” he said after this throws. “I haven’t been practicing. I’m working on the sprints. I made it to state in sprints in the 4 by 1 relay. I’ve been trying to get in shape.”
He broke 130 feet in the discus for third place in conference action.
It wasn’t as good as I want it to be but it was OK.” he said.
He had hopes for the 100 at the Pioneer meet and 400, his best events. He’s worked in the throws for points.
The 400 relay team came up against tough Division 2 competition, including Big Rapids, and didn’t get in the top three.
Weight-lifting was a key for him in the sprints, Green said.
“I’ve improved a lot,” Green said, especially in the 100, adding that the team “had a good season, probably one of the best teams in a long time. I’m hoping we medal in the 4 by 1 (at state finals).”
Andre Jones is also in that event at the state meet for Reed City, along with Green, Collin Hatfield and Eric Voelker.
Green’s the first leg of the 400 relay.
“I’d say (first leg) is tough because you have to come out of blocks,” he said.