Reed City track team eyes strong month
REED CITY — Reed City's Emily Libey and her track teammates are looking for have a solid month, especially in the relay.
Reed City had Central State Activities Association Gold Division action on April 25 at Fremont. Newaygo was first in the boys at 171, followed by Tri County (120), Fremont (93) and Reed City (9). Fremont won the girls at 46, followed by Newaygo (35), Tri County (31) and Reed City (21).
For the boys, James Feiger was fourth (12.30) in the 100 meters. Calvin Rhode was second in the 400 meters (54.8) and fourth in the 800 meters (2:18.0).
For the Reed City girls, Meghan Borst was second in the 100 meters (14.0), while the team of Borst, Carmen Guy, Libey and Straathof was second in the 400 relay (56.1) and won the 800 relay (2:02.0). Hanna Boza won the discus (102-9) and was second in the shot put (28-5), Mikayla Kangas was second (7-0) in the pole vault and Faith Woods third in the long jump (14-1).
Coming into the season, Libey's 400 relay team had won the regionals and qualified for the state finals last season. The only runner who graduated from that team was Hanna Price, now at Ferris State.
“I want to improve (on her times), and hopefully my relay team will make it to state again,” Libey said.
Libey expected it to be a few weeks before the Coyotes could get back to top form, and as the Coyotes enter the May portion of their schedule, they're hoping to be able to crank it into high gear.
“I feel that I have a good finish,” Libey said. “We need to have the good handoffs and always try to get faster.”
The 800 relay's best time is 1:59.67.