Almont’s Chase, Bryson and Payton Battani pose with their haul of track medals at the State Games of Michigan.

ALMONT — Almont’s Chase, Payton and Bryson Battani excelled at the State Games of Michigan recently.

The meet was contested Saturday, June 26 at Comstock Park High School.

Chase, who is 14, excelled despite being accidentally placed in the 15-year-old age group.

He won the pole vault with a clearance of 11 feet; the 55 hurdles with a time of 9.2 seconds and the 200 hurdles with a clocking of 27.96 seconds.

In addition to that, he placed second with a javelin toss of 91 feet.

Payton, who is eight, claimed three number one showings while competing in the 7-9 age group.

He fended off all pole vault (5 feet 6 inches) and javelin (46 feet 2 inches) foes plus was first to finish the 50 dash (8.66 seconds).

Bryson, a five-year-old, won all three of his events in the 0-6 age group.

He took pole vault (three feet) and javelin (16 feet 5 inches) honors, plus crossed the finish-line first with a 50 dash clocking of 11.31 seconds.

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.