Baldwin track athletes getting ready for season

BALDWIN — Baldwin’s track team is on spring break but will resume practices on Monday and will continue to get ready for the West Michigan D League season.

Baldwin athletic director Abe Williams, who is track co-coach, along with Robert Watkins, said the athletes have been in the gym since March 14 stretching out and getting in shape for track.

“Before the break, we were starting to look where we would put them in specific events,” Williams said. “We’ve had practices to see what would be their best events.”

Baldwin has had a combined 25 athletes compete. For the boys, junior Martel Forest and sophomore Andon Ware are set to be in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes and the 400-meter relay.

“We’re expecting a lot from both,” said Williams, noting that Ware is also playing baseball.

Alex Torres leads the way for the Baldwin girls. She was 1/100th of an inch off from going to the state finals in the pole vault last season. She’ll be a top sprinter in the 100 and 200.

The Panthers will focus on conference meets and will also go to various invitationals. Baldwin has its own track that it uses for practices. The facility isn’t fully equipped yet for regular meets.

“We’re looking forward to the conference meets to see what we can do in the conference,” Williams said. “The ultimate goal is to get them ready for the state meet.”