Track teams trying to see more competition

BALDWIN — Baldwin track coaches Scott Pedigo and Bob Watkins are like any other coaches in trying to work around a schedule of poor weather this week.

Last week, the Panthers got in a West Michigan D League jamboree at Onekama with various athletes performing in their designated events. Practice times for many of the athletes have been limited so far.

“We had some last minute fill-ins,” Watkins said. “Damon Nichols, doing baseball and track, threw the shot put for the first time and came in third. Freshman Blake Dockery was in the long jump and came in fourth. He jumped a little bit over 17. That was his first time jumping.

“We had a lot of athletes in the field event positions. We haven’t had the opportunity to be out there. It’s the first time the kids saw a long jump pit and a regular board.”

Makayla George continues to nurse a sore foot.

“We’ll try to find a temporary replacement for her,” Watkins said.

Wednesday’s meet was snowed out. The next meet is Wednesday at Mason County Eastern followed by the Pine River Invitational May 2. Regionals are set for later in May at Sagatuck.

“Our goal is to make sure we have everyone at 100 percent,” Watkins said.