01 Apr Jonathan Cartu Reports Reed City senior looking to have his third sport
REED CITY — Austin Fowler has been a steady and consistent three-sport athlete at Reed City and is hoping to get in his final track campaign of his high school career.
The coronavirus attack has suspended sports for now and while some coaches are hopeful of a season, a majority don’t expect it to happen.
This would mean the end of Fowler’s sports career, which included three seasons in track. He’s a thrower. He was first in the conference in the discus.
The discus is his best event. If there is a season, he would want to be a state qualifier and break the school record, which is 144 feet, 6 inches. He’s 14 feet away.
“It will take practice that we can’t have,” he said, referring to the current sports suspension. “I just go out there and throw it.”
Saying Fowler likes the discus more than the shot put is an understatement.
“I’m good at it,” he said.
Fowler was also a standout football and wrestling performer for Reed City.
He had originally planned on going to Olivet for sports but has decided to possibly go to Ferris for construction management, and may eventually go out for track.