Reed CIty track team shines
REED CITY — Phillip Jones and Jackson Price for Reed City were second and third in the 200-meter race at Saturday’s Division 3 regional in Benzie Central.
Jones’ time was at 23.96 and Price’s was 24.05.
Elijah Lewis of Pine River was first in the race (23.79).
Lewis was second in the 400 meters and Calvin Rohde was fourth (53.35). Rohde was fourth in the 800 meters (2:02.35).
The 4x100 relay team of Nicholas Douglass, Jackson Price, Noah Jones and Phillip Jones was second (45.39). Jones, Joseph Shewan, Calvin Rohde and Price were third in the 4x400 relay (3;37.67).
Lewis was third in the long jump (20-2 ¼).
For the girls, Paige Williams for Reed City was third in the 200 meters (28.47). Paige Williams, Faith Woods, Carmen Guy and Emily Libey were fourth (54.16) in the 4x100 relay.
Libey (15-6) was second and Woods (15-3) third in the long jump.
Kyle Stokes of Evart won the 100-meter dash (11.34) in the Division 4 regionals Saturday at East Jordan. He also won the 200 (23.25). Austin Hamilton was second (4:38.30) and Ethan Woods third (4:40.90) in the 1,600 meters. Woods (10:13.31) and Hamilton (10:23.88) were one-two in the 3,200.
Mitchell VanScoyoc was third in the shot put (40-3 ½). Zolan Long was fourth in the pole vault (11-0). The 4x100 relay of Kara Henry. Mckenzie Van Buren, Macey Wallace and Angelea Gibbins was second (53.61). They won the 4x200 relay (1:53.34) Kelci Elder was third in the shot put (30-17 ½) and fourth in the discus (87-3 ½). McKenzie VanBuren was third in the long jump.
“Evart girls finished the season in dual meets at 4-4 and beat twice as many teams as we lost to in tournaments,” coach Todd Scott said. “We finished fifth out of 16 teams at regionals on Saturday on a rainy and cold day at East Jordan. Macey Wallace was the No. 1 seed and Mckenzie Wallace was No 2. in long jump going into regionals, but it took their very last jump in finals, to qualify for states.
“We’ve had some nagging injuries and soreness but the girls performed terrific lead by our captain Macey Wallace. We also had two freshman qualify for states (Wallace and Henry) in multiple events. Both have felt the riggers of the longer high school season but have performed admirably when needed. We are sending four girls to state finals in three different events. All four could place at state if they step up. I was very proud of our 4x800
team for stepping up and running a season relay record of 11:47 to place fourth at regionals.”
Elder barely missed qualifying in shot and discus, Scott noted.
“But she’s only a sophomore and will have other opportunities,” Scott said. “Elder has been a consistent all year and has got us a lot of points in many different events including the relays.”
The Highland Conference finals meet will be at Evart on Tuesday.