She may be ready to run for High Point University, but no one in Amherst will soon forget the mark Madison Reynolds has left on the Comets’ record books.
The recent Steele High School graduate signed a letter of intent in June to study at High Point University in North Carolina, where she will be compete for the Panthers in the NCAA’s Big South Conference in Division I action.
This spring, Reynolds helped the Amherst girls finish second overall in the Southwestern Conference championships. She led the pack in the 100 hurdles, long jump, and high jump — taking the top spot on the podium in each.
Under her leadership, the girls again took second at districts, with Reynolds wearing gold in the high jump and 100-meter dash. She also took a leg on the first-place 4×100-meter relay team and placed second in the long jump.
At regionals, she placed third with the relay squad in the 4×100 meters, placed second in long jump, and was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles to qualify for state.
In Columbus, she placed 13th among Ohio’s top athletes in the long jump and 14th in the hurdles. The Amherst relayers were 14th of 16 teams.
Her legacy isn’t about to fade anytime soon.
Reynolds leaves Steele as the record-holder in six events: girls long jump in indoor track; and in outdoor the girls long jump, long jump relay, high jump relay, 400-meter hurdles, and 4×100-meter relay.
She earned four varsity letters in track and field as well as three on the Comets soccer squad.
File photo Don’t expect Madison Reynolds’ name to fade fast from the Amherst Steele record books. She holds six high school records in indoor and outdoor track and field.