Track athlete now focuses on soccer season

Aiden Mieras



REED CITY – It was a fun track and field season for Reed City’s Aiden Mieras, who is now ready to take on some unique challenges in the fall.

He was the opening leg for the 4x100 relay which took second in the CSAA Gold meet and first in the Division 3 regional meet at Benzie Central on May 21. The team had high hopes for the state final but settled for 13th place with a time of 45.9 seconds last weekend.

“We had two golds early in the season back-to-back,” Mieras said. “We’ve had some seconds. Fremont has been fast.”

He was also on the lead leg for the 4x200 team, which was seventh at the regional and fourth in the league meet.

Mieras said the first leg “is pretty challenging as long as you get your block starts good and well down, and then you can accelerate. I’ve realized you have to push yourself harder than you feel you can go. I’ve improved over the years.”

His best open meet was the 200 with a personal record of 25.07 seconds in the conference meet.

“I try to give it my all until the end,” he said.

This was his junior season. He ran every year in track since the seventh grade except for 2020 because of COVID.

Track and field is a sport which helps athletes like Mieras stay in shape for other sports. He plays soccer in the fall but said he’s looking to kick for the football team. It will be his first time for football and said coach Scott Shankel is welcoming him. Mieras noted other soccer players such as Jordan Lofquist have kicked for the football team in past seasons.