Baldwin track athletes seek state medals
BALDWIN — Baldwin track coach Robert Watkins is eager to get his athletes back to practices, following the school’s intersession period.
The Panthers are expecting another big season from senior Blake Dockery, who was third in the state long jump last season, and sophomore Jenna Johnson, who was eighth in the 100-meter dash.
“Personally, I think Blake has the potential to win a state championship,” Watkins said. “He has a real good chance. I know there were some underclassmen right behind him last year.
“As far as Jenna, she was again a freshman and has matured a little more. We’re trying to develop more strength in her. I have all the hopes she can achieve what she did last year, if not more.”
Track season is scheduled to start on April 8 with a jamboree at Custer Mason County Eastern in West Michigan D League action.
There are also jamborees at Crossroads on April 25 and at Brethren on May 2. The conference meet is on May 9 at MCE. Regionals are May 18 or 19 and the state finals are on June 2.