Zagacki leads attack for Reed City

REED CITY — Track practice is in its second week at Reed City and seniors like Chad Zagacki are looking to make their last season their best.

Zagacki is in his second year of track.

“Almost every meet, I’ve been PRing in the 3,200,” he said, noting that he barely missed qualifying for the state finals. “This year, I’m hopefully going to get the chance to go.”

Zagacki will try to fill the void left by the graduation of all-stater Joe Oehrli.

His all time best in the 3,200-meter run is 10:12. He wants to break 10 minutes.

“I need to work on my stride,” he said.

Zagacki will also be in the 3,200-meter relay.

“I’m most likely going to be the anchor this year,” he said.

The Coyotes expect to be competitive in the distances this year.Zagacki had a strong cross country season in the fall that he said will get him ready for track.

The Coyote boys and girls teams are at Grand Valley for an indoor meet this Friday. Weather-permitting, they have meets next week in Lake City and Marion and then go on spring break the first week in April.