Williams enjoys strong freshman season

Paige WIlliams

REED CITY — It was a track and field season where fans watching an athlete like Reed City’s Paige Williams could say “not too bad for a freshman.”

Williams scored a lot of points in her freshman season with the Coyotes. She ran in the sprints and was second in the Central State Activities Association Gold Conference meet at Grant in 13.75 seconds. Her personal record was 13.37.

She ran the 200 meters at the Division 3 regionals and clocked a 28.08 for fourth place and took first place in a CSAA meet and at invitationals in Shepherd and Manton. Williams also ran in two relays at the regionals. She was the first leg in the 4×100 relay, which took fourth in 54.16. Her 4×200 relay, where she again was the lead runner was fourth in 4:36.67.

“It’s going well,” she said after a meet in early May. “I’ve got first and seconds in the 100 and 200.”

In the 100, it was Williams’ opinion she was a “good all-around” runner and would be able to perform well in all aspects of that race. She indicated the 100 was her best event.

Coach Brent Michell was pleased with how his team competed during the season. Williams and the Coyotes were able to overcome a delay in the season because of the weather and is looking forward to having a strong sophomore season.

 

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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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