Baldwin track getting ready for season

Baldwin’s track teams continue to prepare for a season that opens April 20 with a West Michigan D League jamboree at Onekama.

Baldwin girls track coach Bob Watkins said now that the athletes are back from break, the coaches will get a better indication of who can do what and how many will be on the team.

Alex Torres is expected to be among the top athletes for the Baldwin girls.

“She’s been in the 100, 200, long jump and hopefully we’ll have a relay for her,” Watkins said. “Ashley Roy returns in the field events. She threw the shot put for us. We think this year she’ll do well in the discus. She’ll have a pretty good season. I have a couple of freshmen who did well in the junior high and have matured.

“We’ll be a young squad. I don’t think we’ll have any girl seniors.”

“The team has been outdoor twice,” Watkins said on Monday. “Our goal is to prepare them for regionals so they can make some kind of a run for state.”

Boys coach Abe Williams said he has 15 athletes on his roster. Leading the way is senior Aaron Thomas, who will compete in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 400 relay.