Capac boys wind up with a third place

Almont’s Mike Rinke and Robbie Battani plus Capac’s Hank Barker compete in the 110-meter hurdles in Brown City. photo by Helfer Photography.

TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont and Capac boys’ track squads ranked first and third, respectively, last Friday at the Green Devil Invitational in Brown City.

Almont’s winning total was 131 points. They were followed by Kingston (112 points), Capac (108), Millington (87), Brown City (53) and Lakeville (30).

Robbie Battani, pole vault, 12 feet; led Almont with a first.

Colby Schapman, high jump, 5 feet 6 inches; Mike Rinke, pole vault, 11 feet; Seth Helfer, long jump (19 feet) plus the 100 (12.37 seconds) and 400 (56.62 seconds) dashes; Jackson Malcolm, discus, 105 feet 4 1/2 inches; and Aaron Bryan, 110-meter hurdles, 19.25 seconds; collected individual event seconds for Almont.

The Almont 400 relay of Caleb Weigand, Thomas Dyer, Jacob Castillo and Lucas DeLaurier wound up second as well. They stopped the watch at 48.76 seconds.

Rinke, 110-meter hurdles, 19.32 seconds; Aaron Bryan, 300 hurdles, 48.19 seconds; and Schapman, 400-meter dash, 57.23 seconds; claimed Almont’s individual event thirds.

The Almont 800 (Malcolm, Weigand, Dyer and Schapman), 1600 (Trent Ligon, Aaron Bryan, Schapman and Malcolm) and 3200 (Dallas Stanton, Lucas Webster, Luke Owens and Ligon) relays took third as well. They managed respective times of 1:43.1, 3:59.9 and 9:48.36 en route.

Nathan Kerby, discus, 94 feet 8 inches; Rinke, 300-meter hurdles, 48.1 seconds; and Webster, 3200 run, 12:06.3; gave Almont fourths.

Ligon, 800-meter run, 2:28.13; and Webster, 1600 run, 5:29.12; furnished Almont’s fifths.

Nathan Engel, high jump, 5 feet 4 inches; Weigand, 100-meter dash, 12.73 seconds; Adam Bryan, 110 hurdles, 20.11 seconds; Helfer, 200-meter dash, 25.63 seconds; and Owens, 800 run, 2:28.17; tacked on Almont’s sixths.

Bryce Tank, discus, 107 feet 1 inch; plus Hank Barker, 110 (17.55 seconds) and 300-meter (44.16 seconds) hurdles; paced Capac with individual event firsts.

The Capac 400 (Tyler Ellis, Daniel Griffith, Ben Laskowski and Joe Peters) and 800 (Ethan Bastian, Laskowski, Ellis and Griffith) also prevailed. They were timed in 46.92 seconds and 1:36.4. respectively.

Griffith, 200-meter dash, 24.49 seconds; Logan Swantek, 1600 run, 5:15.74; and Ben Rodriguez, 3200-meter run, 11:33.54; obtained Capac’s individual event seconds.

The 1600 relay of Barker, Bastian, Swantek and Griffith placed second as well, thanks to a clocking of 3:52.08.

Swantek, pole vault, 11 feet; gave Capac a third.

Barker, pole vault, 11 feet; Ellis, 100-meter dash, 12.51 seconds; Bastian, 200 dash, 25.27 seconds; and Swantek, 800-meter run, 2:26.05; managed Capac’s fourths.

Ben Tarzwell, discus, 94 feet 2 inches; and Max Frangedakis, 3200 run, 12:09.58; added fifths to Capac’s cause.

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.