Baldwin track teams anxious to get season started
BALDWIN — Baldwin’s track team was going to open its season on Wednesday in a West Michigan jamboree at Marion.
But like anything else this spring, there was no guarantees.
Coach Robert Watkins, who has been coaching 40 years, had to admit this has been an unusual month of April weather-wise.
“I remember an April 1st having a snowstorm but that was one day,” he said. “But it’s never been this late in the year and in this month.”
There is also a jamboree set for April 25 at Big Rapids Crossroads, plus the Great Lakes Invitational on May 4 at Beal City. The conference meet is on May 9 at Mason County Eastern and the Division 4 regionals are on May 18 or 19.
“The jamborees are crucial for us to give the kids a chance to run against someone else,” Watkins said. “You just have to give the best you have.”
The Panthers don’t have a full track they can use for meets, but they do have a certain amount of facilities they can use for practices, Watkins noted.