TRI-CITY AREA — The Capac and Dryden boys’ track squads ranked seventh and tied for 12th, respectively, last Friday at a Division 4 regional in Marlette.
The top-two finishers in each event plus anyone who bests or equals a state set time, height or distance advances to the state finals June 4 in Hudsonville.
Unionville Sebewaing (124) earned the distinction of team champion at meet’s end. They were followed by Ubly (101.5 points), Kingston (84), Deckerville (78), Carsonville-Port Sanilac (52), Marlette (48), Capac (35), Akron-Fairgrove (27), Harbor Beach (25), Peck (23.5), Caseville (21), Dryden and Mayville (19 each) plus North Huron and New Life Christian (three apiece).
John Schoen, 800 run, 2:09.28; led Capac with a second.
Tyler McKenney will join him at the upcoming state meet. His 100-meter dash clocking of 11.65 seconds, good for fifth, proved swift enough to advance time-wise.
Kyle Wetter, 110 hurdles, 17.91 seconds; provided Capac with an individual event third.
The 1600-meter relay of Luke Coltson, McKenney, Wetter and Schoen were third as well. They stopped the watch at 3:52.01.
Wetter, 300 hurdles, 46.78 seconds; collected a fifth for Capac.
Coltson, 400-meter dash, 56.63 seconds; added a sixth to Capac’s cause.
Aiden Fitchett, 1600 run, 5:02.43; paced Dryden with a second.
Fitchett also placed fourth, thanks to an 800-meter run clocking of 2:16.81.
Michael Hickmott, 300 hurdles, 47.97 seconds; contributed an individual event sixth to Dryden’s cause.
The Dryden 3200-meter relay of Connor Wolff, Jackson Spencer, Noah Hall and Fitchett took sixth as well. They were timed in 10:14.11.
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.