Reed City track teams have strong performances

REED CITY — Reed City’s track and field team scored 83 points and was third in the boys White Division of the Kent City Elite meet on Friday. The Reed City girls were eighth.

For the boys, Taylor Pelton was third in the 100 meters (12.16), Mykel Dillard was second (24.34) and Andre Jones third (24.47) in the 200 meters; Brad Marek was second in the 110 hurdles (16.48) and second in the 300 meter hurdles (43.77).

Phillip Jones, Pelton, Nate Fasbender and Andre Jones were first in the 4x100 relay (44.96), Dillard, Schuyler Smith, Fasbender and Andre Jones won the 4x200 relay (1:34.90), Fasbender, Phillip and Andre Jones and Dillard were second in the 4x400 relay (3:43.72) Fasbender won the pole vault (14-7).

For the girls, Hanna Price was second in the 100 meter hurdles (16.53) and won the 300 meter hurdles (49.61). The foursome of Meghan Borst, Jenelle Straathof, Emily Libey and Price was second (55.09) in the 4x100 relay.

On April 19, Reed City was at Central Montcalm and faced the host school and Grant. For the boys, Grant had 134, Reed City 106 and Central Montcalm 30. For the girls Central Montcalm had 135, Reed City 73 and Grant 61.

For Reed City, Fasbender and Jones (11.20, 11.30) were one-two in the 100 meters, Marek won the 300 hurdles (43.10) and the 4x100 relay team of Jones, Pelton, Smith and Andre Jones was first (46.04).

Fasbender, Andre and Phillip Jones and Smith were first in the 4x200 relay (1:36), Dillard, Fasbender, Andre Jones and Brad Marek were first in the 4x400 relay (3:48.95), Fasbender took the pole vault (14-0), Smith won the high jump (5-8), and Phillip Jones won the long jump (18-9).

For the girls, Price, Libey and Borst were one-two-three in the 100 meters (13.1, 13.8, 13.9). Price won the 100 meter hurdles (16.71), and 300 hurdles (50.70). Borst, Libey, Price and Straathof won the 4x100 relay (56.10), Price, Carmen Guy, Libey and Straathof were first in the 4x400 relay (456.60) and Hannah Boza won the discus (91-10).

“We had good times in our sprints (April 19),” Reed City coach Brent Michell said. “They were hand-held times. You just never know. Some people they get to help them have been doing it for years.

“We did well on Friday. Nathan won the pole vault. He wasn’t feeling well but decided to jump. Hanna ran a great time in the 300 hurdles. Hannah Boza did a nice job in the throws.”

Reed City ran at Newaygo on Tuesday and won’t resume action until next week.