TRI-CITY AREA — The Imlay City and Almont girls’ track squads place sixth and a three-way tie for eighth, respectively, last Friday at a Division 2 regional hosted by Marysville High School.
Frankenmuth topped the standings with 104 points. They were followed by Marysville (99 points), North Branch (56),Yale (48), Birch Run (43), Imlay City (40), Cros-Lex (35), Almont, Bridgeport and Clio (34 each), Saginaw Arthur Hill and Marine City (29 apiece), Saginaw Swan Valley (23), St. Clair (21) along with Lutheran North and Armada (17 each).
The top two placewinners in each event plus anyone who equals or improves on a state set time, height or distance moves on to the Division 2 state finals June 4 in Zeeland.
Mary Lengemann, high jump, 5 feet; led Imlay City with an individual event first.
The Imlay City 3200 relay of Mary Lengemann, Ana Lengemann, Elizabeth Sliman and Jessica Denver took first as well. They were timed in 10:04.41.
Denver supplied Imlay City’s other state-qualifying effort. Her 800-meter run clocking of 2:20.19, a school record, paid off with a second.
Sliman, 800 run, 2:28.52; gave Imlay City an individual event fourth.
The Imlay City 1600-meter relay of Mary Lengemann, Ana Lengemann, Sliman and Denver were also fourth. They needed 4:19.96 to cover the territory.
Alice Johnson, 3200 run, 13:32; added a seventh to Imlay City’s cause.
Devin Johnston, 200-meter dash, 26.66 seconds; paced Almont with a second.
Monserrat Coronel, long jump, 15 feet 5 1/2 inches; and Johnston, 100 dash, 13.46 seconds; provided Almont with individual event thirds.
The Almont 400-meter relay of Elly Schapman, Paige Feldman, Emily Kwierant and Johnston wound up third as well. They were timed in 53.29 seconds.
Brandi Brady, pole vault, 7 feet 6 inches; and Molleigh Rinke, discus, 97 feet 8 inches; collected Almont’s sixths.
Almont also received a seventh from Ella Cichewicz, shot put, 31 feet 3 inches.
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.