Big Rapids junior Megan Langworthy set for another strong season

Megan Langworthy

BIG RAPIDS — Distance runners, led by Meghan Langworthy, are expected to be strong performers again this season for Big Rapids’ girls track team

The Cardinals, like all other track squads, are waiting for the weather to warm up and allow them to get into the thick of their schedules. A Tuesday meet at Chippewa Hills was postponed until Thursday and the Cardinals are also slated to run on Saturday at the Chippewa Hills Invitational.

Langworthy, a junior, is coming off an all-state cross country season. For her sophomore track season, she had a personal record of 11:37.89 at the state final for 13th after taking second at the regional and second in the Central State Activities Association Gold meet. She ran the 1,600 meters four times including for a PR of 5:38.86 and fourth place in the 1,600-meter run.

She also ran with Madison Hammer, Hanna Brock and Aliza Hengesbach in the 4×800 relay at the state meet for 17th place in 10:03.87.

“I think we’ll do pretty good in that,” Langworthy said.

The 3,200 meters remains Langworthy’s best event.

“I feel I’m pretty consistent in the whole thing,” she said. “I feel I should work more on the finishing laps to get them faster.”

Langworthy is looking at a 11:10 time for this season. She’s also hoping to be a conference and regional champion.

She’s been doing a lot of running since the cross country season. She and her distance teammates have been able to run a lot despite the poor outdoor weather conditions.

Chippewa Hills and Reed City will present competition for the Cardinals in the distances, Langworthy added.

“We’re a hard working team,” she said. “We haven’t had our first meet yet.”

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