Evart freshman track athlete off to strong start

Kara Henry

EVART — She’s only a freshman, But Kara Henry is expected to score a lot of points for Evart’s girls track team this season.

She entered this week waiting to make her outdoor debut. She made her overall debut on March 23 at the Grand Valley State University Laker Indoor Challenge. She had a time of 1 minute, 8.08 seconds in the 400 meters for 11th place and a clearance of 4-feet-5 inches in the high jump for 15th place. She was on the foursome which included Macey Wallace, Kelci Elder and Angela Gibbins, which did not score.

She was in junior high track last season and Elder indicated she has improved “a lot. You have to get better (on the high school level).”

Henry is looking to have enormous success in high jump and will continue to work on her form to enable her to jump higher.

“Kara Henry is a super talented young lady that is a natural athlete and a hard worker,” Evart coach Todd Scott said. “She will be one of the best middle distance runners in the area as a freshman. She is also progressing in the high jump.”

The Wildcats, like other high school sports teams, have been battling the elements to get the season started. The next scheduled meet is the Cadillac Invitational on Friday followed by a dual at Coleman on Monday and the Roscommon Invitational on April 27. Home meets are April 24 with Beal City and May 15 with McBain and Northern Michigan Christian. The conference meet is on May 22 at Evart.

 

 

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with Herald Review as well as the Pioneer and The Lake County Star. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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