Buchanan High star distance runner Hagen Reedy says she’s encouraged about the chances of completing her senior season in track and field after an MRI showed she has severe tendinitis in her left leg.
“It was negative stress fracture, negative everything else, so I guess that’s a good thing,” says the Central Section’s defending champion in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. “I have pretty high hope I can finish out the season.”
Reedy, a two-time Bee Runner of the Year in cross country who has signed with the University of Colorado, hasn’t competed in six weeks.
She says she hopes to return May 2 for the Tri-River Athletic Conference Championships at Clovis East. That will be followed by the North Area meet May 8 at Clovis East and the section Masters and CIF State finals May 18 and May 31-June 1 at Buchanan.
Reedy says she’ll immediately begin physical therapy, concentrating on flexibility and loosening up the iliotibial band — more commonly known as the IT — which runs from the outside of the thigh down below the knee.
“I’ll ease back into running as I’m told,” she says. “I feel like like I’m still in pretty good shape.”