TRI-CITY AREA — The Imlay City, Dryden and Almont boys’ track teams obtained respective showings of fifth, sixth and seventh among small schools last Friday at the Shake Off the Rust Invitational in Caro.
Caro (118 points) paced the field assembled. They were followed by Reese (62 points), Morrice (57), Unionville Sebewaing (51), Imlay City (32), Dryden (14), Almont (10) and Bentley (seven).
Ray Liu, 100 dash, 12.28 seconds; led Imlay City with a first.
Jager Land, long jump (18 feet 8 3/4 inches) and 300-meter hurdles (46.78 seconds); provided Imlay City with individual event seconds.
The 800-meter relay of Zavier Logan, Redd, Hayes and Land took second as well. They were timed in 1:43.37.
A 400 relay of Vojtech Jasek, Kyle Torres, Josh Hayes and Holden Redd pulled up third with a clocking of 51.39 seconds.
Logan, 200-meter dash, 25.27; gave Imlay City a fourth.
The 1600 (Mason Wildie, Land, Redd and Logan) and 3200 (Dean Aune, Connor Wildie, Mason Wildie and Torres) relays notched fifths. They were timed in 4:09.79 and 10:09.12, respectively.
Dillan Landerschier, shot put, 35 feet 11 3/4 inches; and Aune, discus, 90 feet 3 inches; added sixths to Imlay City’s cause.
Nate Schenkel, high jump, 5 feet 6 inches; paced Dryden with a first.
Reed Hall, 3200-meter run, 11:44.64; supplied the lone Dryden third.
Schenkel, 100 (12.55 seconds) and 200 (25.46 seconds) contributed a pair of fifths to Dryden’s cause.
Hall, 1600-meter run, 5:17.56; added a sixth for Dryden.
Mason Smith, 100 dash, 12.41 seconds; led Almont with a second.
In addition to that, Smith ranked third with a 200-meter dash clocking of 25.14 seconds.
The 1600 and 3200 relays of Gabriel Blue, Matthew Turner, Wade Szydlowski and Dominic Pirrone added sixths to Almont’s cause. They were timed in 4:26.86 and 10:56.2, respectively.
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.