Baldwin track athletes end season at regionals

BALDWIN — Baldwin’s track season ended in the Division 4 regional at Saugatuck on Saturday.

No one advanced to the state final for the Panthers but a few athletes came close.

The boys finished 11th and the girls were seventh.

In the 100 meters for the boys, Clay Bowens was 12th (12.78) and Blake Dockery 13th (12.78). Dockery was 13th in the 100 meters (12.78). Reese Drilling was 12th in the 400 meters (1:06.39).

In the long jump, Bowens was fourth (17-11) and Dockery seventh (17-6 ½).

George was fourth in the 100 meters (14.02). The foursome of Shay Scott, Diamond Cannon, Miranda Roberts and George (57.19), Winiesha Newman was sixth in the shot put (26-1) and Miranda Roberts third (72-11). George was fourth in the long jump (14-5) and Diamond Cannon sixth (14-3).

George has been battling a sore foot this spring.

“She’s still not totally healthy,” Baldwin coach Scott Pedigo said. “Once she got to full strength, she started coming on and took fourth in the 100. She helped the relay team take fourth. If we had all our sprinter for that day, we would have been all right.”

For the boys, Pedigo noted Bowens’ performance was a major highlight in the long jump for Baldwin.

“We brought home quite a few medals, more than we expected for being a small team,” Pedigo said.

Clarification

In last week’s article on Pedigo being the new football coach at Crossroads, Pedigo said when he mentioned “it’s nice I’ll be able to coach something within the community I live,” he was referring only to the proximity factor. He lives a few blocks from the Crossroads football field.