Reed City track teams ready for regionals

REED CITY — It’s a busy time of year for track teams and it’s been no exception for the Reed City Coyotes.

Reed City was scheduled to be at the Central State Activities Association Gold Division meet Tuesday at Central Montcalm and at is the Division 3 regional meet Friday at Clare.

Reed City was at the Alma College Scottie Classic on Saturday and finished 17th for the boys and 20th for the girls.

“We’ll try to get ready for regionals so we can qualify for state,” Reed City coach Vikki Michell said. “We’ll try to perfect their handoffs in the relays, since we do well in those. We have quite a few that have a chance for qualifying. Quite a few have a chance of doing well. We hope they stay healthy and they have a good day on Friday.”

In Reed City’s division, Dylan Langlois was fourth in the 100 dash (12.50), Brad Marek was second in the 300 hurdles (43.49), the foursome of Andre’ Jones, Zach Borst, Nate Fasbender and Jon Green were first in the 4x100 dash (45.87), and first in the 4x200 relay (1:35.19). Evan Skiver was second (43-9) and T.J. Patterson third (42-1) in the shot put, Green was third (122-11), Patterson fourth (121-11) and Skiver fifth (115-8) in the discus, Borst was third in the high jump (5-10), Fasbender first in the pole vault (13-6), and Langlois fourth (11-6), and second in the long jump (18-9 ½).

For the Reed City girls, Hanna Price was second (13.30) in the 100 meter hurdles, first in the 100-meter hurdles (16.75), was third in the 300-meter hurdles (52.01) and was sixth in the long jump (13-1 3/4). Alison Schemerhorn was seventh in the long jump (12-10 ¼). The 4x100 team of Marie Kinsey, Carmen Guy, Mikala Kangas and Octavia Beemer (57.31), Kelsey Wright was second in the shot put (28-10 1/4)

“We’ve been busy with our meets and trying to work on getting better and stronger,” Mitchell said.

The Coyotes competed May 5 at Central Montcalm in CSAA action.

For the boys, Green was first (11.46) in the 100 meters (12.06) while Brendan Marsh was fifth (12.49) and Langlois was sixth (12.61).

Jones was second (25.78) in the 200 meters, while Langlois was seventh (25.78).

Brad Marek was fourth in the 110-meter hurdles (17.81) and second in the 300-meter hurdles (43.65). The 4x100 relay team of Green, Marsh, Fasbender and Jones was first (4:51.5).

Reed City was one-two in the shot put with  Patterson (45-10 1/2) and Evan Skiver (43-11 ½). They took the top three in the discus with Green (132-7), Patterson (130-3) and  Skiver (107-2).

Borst (5-6) was second in the high jump.

“To qualify for state, you have to jump 6 foot,” Borst said.

He’s had a career-best clearance of 6-1 so far in his career.

“I only got 5-10 last year,” he said. “It’s been determination and this is my last year.

Fasbender won the pole vault (13-6), while Langlois was second (11-0). Fasbender won the long jump (19-1/2).

For the Reed City girls, Price was second (13.39) and Beemer fifth (13.97) and Emily Libey seventh (24.21) in the 100 dash. Catherine Kettner was second (6:32.08) in the 1,600-meter run and fifth in the 800 meters (2:53.720). Price was third in the 300 hurdles (50.49). The 400 relay team of Keylee Aemisegger, Libey, Price and Schermerhorn was second (52.82), the 4x200 relay foursome of Beemer, Guy, Libey and Kinsey was third (2:04.48). The 4x800 relay team of Kettner, Anna Nelson, Jordan Root and Autumn Shoemaker was third, (12:59.26).

Kelsey Wright was fourth (28-9) and Lily Heald (28-1) fifth in the shot put.

Heald was third (79-6) and Hannah Boza fifth (74-2) in the discus. Aemisegger (4-2) was third in the high jump.