Reed City track team fourth at Newaygo Invite

REED CITY – Reed City’s boys track team was fourth at the Newaygo Invitational on Friday out of 17 schools.

Joe Oehrli and Eric Reed had strong performances for the Coyotes. Reed was fourth in the 100 (11.5) and second in the 200 (23.39). Oehrli won the 800-meter run (2:01.86) and 1,600-meter run (4:33.49). Oehrli, Reed and Michael and Eric Bradford won the 1,600-meter relay in 3:32.63.

The 400-meter relay team of Reed, the Bradfords and Jon Green were fourth in 46.28.

Nate Kailing took third in the shot put, 44 feet, six inches, Michael Bradford was sixth in 18-2 and Eric Bradford took eighth at 18 feet in the long jump.

“They were jumping into a pretty strong headwind,” said Reed City coach Brent Michell. “We’re early in the year yet. The weather hasn’t been great. It’s been pretty cold. I think we’re way ahead of where we were last year. The kids are performing well, they’re working hard. They’ve been fun to be around.”

The Reed City girls were fifth out of 17 teams, led by Sami Michell, who won four events.

Michell took the long jump in 16-11 ½, the 100 hurdles in 14.23 seconds, the 300 hurdles at 45.8 seconds and the 200 dash in 25.94.

“It was extremely cold,” said Reed City coach Vicki Michell. “It was 38 degrees and the wind chill in the mid 20s, my guess. The kids were cold, but they all did well. Sami really shined and stepped it up when she needed to.”

On April 17, the Coyotes were in CSAA action and lost to Reed City 78-59 in the boys meet and 97-32 in the girls event.

For the boys, Kyle Voelker won the pole vault in 11 feet. Joe Oerhli was first in the 1,600 meters in 4:37, first in the 800 meters in 2:00.9 and first in the 3,200 in 11:02.

For the Reed City girls, Hailey Pendley was first in the shot put at 26-4 ½. Michell took first in the 100 hurdles at 13.8, the 100-meter dash at 12.3, the 300 hurdles at 45.7 and the 200 dash at 26 seconds.

Reed City has its JV invitational on Saturday.