DRYDEN — The Dryden and Capac girls’ track squads pulled up fifth and ninth, respectively, last Friday at a Marlette-based Division 4 regional.
The top-two placers in each event plus anyone who best or equals a state set time, height or distance moves on to the state meet June 4 in Hudsonville.
Kingston (100.5 points) paced the field assembled. They were followed by Deckerville (91 points), Marlette (87), Ubly (84), Dryden (62), Mayville (60.5), Harbor Beach (60), Unionville Sebewaing (46), Capac (28), Akron-Fairgrove (16), North Huron (15), New Life Christian Academy (six) and Caseville (two).
Olivia Stickler, 100 dash, 13.1 seconds; led Dryden with an individual event first.
The Dryden 800-meter relay of Delaney Wolle, Sophia Peter, Keira Miller and Stickler prevailed as well, They were timed in 1:54.22.
Stickler, 400 dash, 1:06; provided Dryden with a second.
Peter, 300-meter hurdles, 51.49 seconds; gave Dryden a third that day. Her performance was good enough to advance to the upcoming state meet as an additional qualifier.
Wolle, 100 (13.77 seconds) and 200 (29.11 seconds); furnished Dryden’s individual event fourths.
The Dryden 1600-meter relay of Wolle, Miller, Peter and Stickler ranked fourth as well. They were timed in 4:40.9.
Miller, 200 dash, 29.64 seconds; secured the lone Dryden fifth.
Audrey Napolitano, 1600 (6:36.32) and 3200-meter run (14:17.61) contributed Dryden’s sixths.
Ava DeVlaminck, discus, 79 feet 11 inches; added a seventh for Dryden.
Abby Aldrich, shot put, 33 feet 6 inches; paced Capac.
The Capac 400 relay of Juliana Closurdo, Aria Nealy, Bella Wetter and Gracie Klink wound up second with a clocking of 56.41 seconds.
Klink, high jump, 5 feet; supplied Capac with a two-way tie for a second.
Closurdo, 200-meter dash, 29.8 seconds; added sxith to Capac’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.