ALMONT — The Almont girls’ track team (181.5 points) outscored L’Anse Creuse (124), Lutheran North (115.5), Richmond (82), Cardinal Mooney (41), Austin Catholic (20), Memphis (19) and New Life Christian Academy (17) en route to a first last Friday at the Richmond Invitational.

Ella Cichewicz, shot put (30 feet 9 inches) and discus (80 feet); and Devin Johnston, 100 (13.1 seconds) and 200 (26.37 seconds) dashes; led Almont with individual event firsts.

The Almont 400 (Elly Schapman, Montserrat Coronel, Paige Feldman and Johnston) and 800-meter (Chloe Brady, Schapman, Feldman and Coronel) relays also prevailed. They were timed in 54.47 seconds and 2:01.76, respectively.

Madison Niedermaier, pole vault, 6 feet 6 inches; Coronel, long jump (14 feet 3 inches) and 400 dash (1:10.39); Grace VanDyke, discus, 70 feet 9 inches; Olivia Kwierant, 100-meter hurdles, 19.72 seconds; and Brady, 300 hurdles, 57.08 seconds; furnished Almont’s individual event seconds.

The Almont 3200-meter relay of Ayla DeLaurier, Haley Dempz, Lilylynn Martin and Molly Kline were second as well. Their finish time was not available.

Brady, 100 hurdles, 19.79 seconds; Dempz, 400-meter dash, 1:11.32; and Martin, 800 run, 2:59.3; registered Almont’s thirds.

DeLaurier, 800-meter run, 3:04.61; and Molly Kline, 1600 (6:19.21) and 3200-meter (13:22.46) runs; collected Almont’s Lauren Webster and Feldman, high jump, 4 feet 3 inches; were a part of a four-way tie for a fourth.

VanDyke, shot put, 23 feet 2 1/2 inches; and Webster, 400 dash, 1:12.92; contributed Almont’s individual event fifths.

The Almont 1600 relay of Dempz, Schapman, Webster and Martin registered a fifth as well. They were timed in 5:16.99.

Jenelle Davidge, long jump, 13 feet 2 1/2 inches; generated the lone Almont sixth.

Izabella Medley, shot put, 22 feet 7 inches, Dempz, 200 dash, 31.53 seconds; Kwierant, 300-meter hurdles, 1:00.48; Jenna Kline, 800 run, 3:10.35; and DeLaurier, 1600-meter run, 6:48.34; obtained Almont’s sevenths.

Niedermaier, long jump, 12 feet 9 1/2 inches; Medley, discus, 56 feet 6 1/2 inches; and Davidge, 100 hurdles, 21.96 seconds; added eighths to Almont’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.