ALMONT — The Almont boys’ track squad registered a second-place showing last Saturday at a Bad Axe-based Division 3 regional.
The top-two finishers in each event plus anyone who equals or bests a state set time, height or distance continues their postseason path June 4 at the state finals in Kent City.
Caro (152.5 points) paced the field assembled that day. They were followed by Almont (81 points), Richmond (76), Cass City (66), Reese (49.5), Brown City (46), Millington (37), Pigeon-Laker and Algonac (23 each), Lakeville (10.5), Memphis (10), New Haven (nine-and-a-half), Sandusky (five) and Vassar (two).
Drew VanDyke, discus, 132 feet; led Almont with a first.
Chase Battani, pole vault, 12 feet; provided Almont with an individual event second.
The Almont 400 relay of Tim Miller, Nolan Maxlow, Thomas Dyer and Mason Smith wound up second as well. They were timed in 46.71 seconds.
VanDyke, shot put, 40 feet 6 1/4 inches; and Chase Battani, 110-meter hurdles, 16.67 seconds; furnished Almont’s thirds.
Smith, 200-meter dash, 24.12 seconds; Wade Szydlowski, 400 dash, 55.2 seconds; gave Almont individual event fourths.
The Almont 3200-meter relay of Sam Bussone, Steven Butler, Dominic Pirrone and Szydlowski notched a fourth as well. They were timed in 9:06.85.
Smith, long jump, 17 feet 8 3/4 inches; secured the lone Almont fifth.
Miller, 100 dash, 12.17 seconds; along with Butler, 1600 (5:15.26) and 3200-meter (11:23.84) runs; generated Almont’s sixths.
Pirrone, 800 run, 2:22.02; added an eighth to Almont’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.