Imlay City girls make it a runaway team win

TRI-CITY AREA — The Imlay City, Almont and Capac girls’ track teams registered respective finishes of first, fifth and eighth among large school division entries last Thursday at the Marlette Invitational.

When the final scores were posted, Imlay City’s 133-point total proved best. They were followed by Reese (96 points), Bad Axe (46), North Branch (44), Almont (35), Sandusky (28), Vassar (22) and Capac (eight).

Mary Lengemann, high jump, 5 feet; and Robin LeFevere, long jump, 15 feet 3 1/2 inches; led Imlay City with individual event firsts.

The Imlay City 400 (Jillian LeFevere, Layla Dalecke, Carlee Forsyth and McKinzie Winget), 800 (Jillian LeFevere, Robin LeFevere, Forsyth and Winget), 1600 (Jessica Denver, Sarah Hubbard, Aubrie Behrick and Winget) and 3200 (Ana Lengemann, Mary Lengemann, Hubbard and Denver) relays also prevailed. They logged respective clockings of 55.62 seconds, 1:53.4, 4:27.12 and 10:34.05 along the way.

Jillian LeFevere, 100-meter dash, 14.1 seconds; Winget, 400 dash, 1:03.4; and Ana Lengemann, 3200-meter run, 13:07.71; gave Imlay City seconds.

Robin LeFevere, of Imlay City, fended off all long jump challengers last Thursday at the Marlette Invitational. photo by Kevin Kissane.

Jillian LeFevere, 300 hurdles, 53.26 seconds; and Denver, 800-meter run, 2:34.04; registered Imlay City’s thirds.

Denver, 1600 run, 5:41.61; had the lone Imlay City fourth.

Dalecke, high jump, 4 feet 4 inches; Sydney Kapushinski, long jump (13 feet 11 3/4 inches) and 3200-meter run (13:45.57); along with Hubbard, 400 dash, 1:07.14; had Imlay City’s fifths.

Samantha Kouri, discus, 76 feet 2 inches; plus Mary Lengemann, 800 (2:43.55) and 1600-meter (5:51.28) runs; contributed Imlay City’s sixths.

Kayla Louwsma, 800 run, 2:44.62; generated the lone Imlay City seventh.

Sophia Rosillo, shot put, 27 feet 9 inches; Lisa Harmon, discus, 73 feet 7 inches; Forsyth, 300-meter hurdles, 57.34 seconds; and Izzy Aune, 3200 run, 14:12.37; added eighths to Imlay City’s cause.

Ashley Santo headlined for Almont that day. Santo delivered a discus toss of 100 feet 1 inch, paving the way to a first.

Claire Taylor, high jump, 4 feet 8 inches; collected a third for Almont.

Brandi Brady, pole vault, 7 feet 6 inches; and Hailee McKinney, 110-meter hurdles, generated Almont’s fifths.

The 400 relay of Autumn Kwierant, Valarie Sullivan, Taylor and Brady placed sixth. They stopped the watch at 59.69 seconds.

Santo, shot put, 28 feet 1/4 inch; contributed an individual event seventh to Almont’s cause.

The Almont 3200-meter relay of Heather Fitchett, Molly Kline, Emily Kwierant and Katrina Kline managed a seventh as well. They were timed in 11:52.91.

Katrina Kline, 800 run, 2:45.9; obtained an individual event eighth for Almont.

The Almont 800 (Elizabeth Swanger, Morgan Helfer, Sarah Brown and Sullivan) and 1600-meter (Brianna Burchi, Katrina Kline, Emily Kwierant and Molly Kline) relays tacked on eighths as well. They were timed in 2:10.7 and 4:59.09, respectively.

Abigail Aldrich, shot put, 28 feet 2 inches; led Capac with a fifth.

The 800 relay of Aria Nealy, Madelaine Dietrich, Juliana Closurdo and Emily Vermeesch obtained a seventh. It took them 2:09.2 to accomplish the feat.

Lilly Rodriguez, 1600-meter run, 5:56.7; added an individual event eighth for Capac.

Capac’s 400 relay of Nealy, Dietrich, Closurdo and Vermeesch claimed an eighth as well. They were timed in 1:00.93.

Kevin Kissane

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.