Reed City track teams prepare for regionals

ALMA — Reed City was 15th for the boys among 31 track and field teams and 19th for the girl among 30 squads at the Alma Invitational on Saturday.

For the Coyote boys, Jon Green was sixth in the 100-meter dash (11.71), the foursome of Nate Fasbender, Collin Hatfield, Andre Jones and Green was third in the 400 relay (45.06), the group of Chad Samuels, Collin Hatfield, Andre Jones and Green was second in the 800 relay in 1:33.69, and Fasbender won the pole vault in 13-6 and was fourth in the long jump at 19-6 ¼.

Hannah Price had three personal bests in the running events, including both hurdles and the 200, said coach Brent Michell.

“She’s looking better and giving herself a better chance for regionals,” Reed City coach Brent Michell said. “Our boys 4x1 and 4x2 both set personal records and ran well.”

The Coyote coach also praised Fasbender’s effort.

Reed City was at the Central State Activities Association meet on Tuesday of this week at Newaygo, weather-permitting. The Coyotes were scheduled to run White Cloud at Big Rapids on Wednesday but that meet was rained out. Instead, how the two teams fare against each other in the Tuesday conference meet would be tabulated as a dual.

“We’ll take our conference (meet) results and score that between us and White Cloud,” Michell said.

Friday, Reed City runs the Division 3 meet at Clare.

“It’s all winding down in a hurry,” Michell said.

Regionals will determine who qualifies for the state finals May 30.

“Both of our relays (400, 800) have run fast enough to qualify at regionals no matter what place they take,” Michell said. “Andre Jones has a chance in the 200. Nathan Fasbender has a good chance in the pole vault. Dillon Langlois has an outside chance in the pole vault. Our 4x400 relay has an outside chance.”