TRI-CITY AREA — The Imlay City, Almont and Dryden girls’ track teams earned respective finishes of second, third and fifth among small school entries at the Shake off the Rust Invitational last Friday in Caro.
Reese (123.5 points) topped the standings at meet’s end. They were followed by Imlay City (79.75 points), Almont (58.75), Caro (49), Dryden (18), Morrice (15) and Unionville Sebewaing (seven).
Mary Lengemann, high jump, 4 feet 9 inches; along with Jessica Denver, 800 (2:35.58) and 1600 (5:37.63) runs; led Imlay City with individual event wins.
The Imlay City 800 (Elizabeth Sliman, Ana Lengemann, Mary Lengemann and Dakota Deel), 1600 (Ana Lengemann, Mary Lengemann, Deel and Denver) and 3200-meter (Ana Lengemann, Mary Lengemann, Sliman and Denver) relays also prevailed. They logged respective clockings of 1:59.04, 4:37.04 and 10:42.91 en route.
Deel, 100 dash, 14.06 seconds; and Sliman, 400-meter dash, 1:07.1; provided Imlay City with seconds.
Deel, 200 dash, 29.46 seconds; and Ana Lengemann, 400-meter dash, 1:11.32; gave Imlay City outright individual event thirds.
The 400 relay of Monique Hoblet, Chloe Babcock, Laela Bhatti and Sydney Livingston wound up third as well. It took them 1:00.8 to accomplish the feat.
Lily Lengemann, high jump, 4 feet 3 inches; gave Imlay City a four-way tie for a third.
Livingston, pole vault, 7 feet; collected the lone Imlay City fourth.
Hoblet, 100-meter hurdles, 21.9 seconds; and Emily Zepeda, 3200 run, 18:34.93; added sixths to Imlay City’s cause.
Molleigh Rinke, discus, 81 feet 3 inches; plus Devin Johnston, 100 (13.53 seconds) and 200-meter (27.72 seconds) paced Almont with individual event wins.
The Almont 400 relay of Elly Schapman, Montserrat Coronel, Paige Feldman and Johnston also emerged victorious. They were timed in 54.93 seconds.
Rinke, shot put, 27 feet 5 3/4 inches; gave Almont an individual event second.
The 800-meter relay of Valarie Sullivan, Emily Kwierant, Feldman and Coronel wound up second as well. They were timed in 2:03.8.
Claire Taylor, high jump, 4 feet 3 inches; contributed a four-way tie for a third to Almont’s cause.
Brianna Burchi, discus, 60 feet 11 inches; and Chloe Brady, 300 hurdles, 1:01.22; supplied Almont’s individual event fourths.
The Almont 1600 (Haley Dempz, Alyssa Serra, Sullivan and Kwierant) and 3200 (Heather Fitchett, Ayla DeLaurier, Serra and Kwierant) took fourths as well. They required 5:15.82 and 12:49.16, respectively, to get the job done.
Taylor, long jump, 13 feet 4 1/2 inches; and Schapman, 100-meter dash, 14.76 seconds; and Brandi Brady, 100 hurdles, 21.77 seconds; and Fitchett, 3200-meter run, 15:17.37; collected Almont’s fifths.
Peyton Rienas. shot put, 21 feet 8 3/4 inches; Brandi Brady, 300 hurdles, 1:04.01; and Ayla DeLaurier, 800-meter run, 3:15.28; tacked on sixths for Almont.
Erin Boettcher, long jump (14 feet 10 inches) and Ella Kage, 3200 run, 12:51.32; led Dryden with second-place finishes.
Boettcher, 100-meter dash, 14.07 seconds, picked up the lone Dryden third.
Kage, 1600 run, 6:08.87; gave Dryden a fourth.
Delaney Wolle, long jump, 12 feet 10 1/2 inches; added a sixth to Dryden’s cause.
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.