TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont and Imlay City boys’ track squads ranked fifth and seventh, respectively, at the Blue Water Area Conference League Meet on Tuesday, May 24.
North Branch is where the meet unfolded.
Yale topped the standings with 151 points. They were followed by North Branch (102), Cros-Lex (93), Richmond (54), Almont (49), Armada (45), Imlay City (22) and Algonac (10).
Chase Battani, pole vault, 13 feet; led Almont with a first.
Battani, 110 (17.11 seconds) and 300-meter (44.05 seconds); secured Almont’s seconds.
The Almont 1600 relay of Thomas Dyer, Nolan Maxlow, Wade Szydlowski and Dominic Pirrone were third in 3:47.48.
The Almont 400 (Mason Smith, Tim Miller, Dyer and Maxlow) and 3200-meter (Sam Bussone, Steven Butler, Szydlowski and Pirrone) took fourths. They were timed in 46.98 seconds and 9:02.9, respectively.
Adam Bryan, 110 hurdles, 18.0 seconds; collected a fifth for Almont.
Drew VanDyke, shot put, 40 feet 6 inches; added a sixth for Almont.
Dillan Landerschier, shot put, 45 feet 2 inches; paced Imlay City with a first.
Griffin Wagester, 300-meter hurdles, 46.18 seconds; gave Imlay City an individual event fifth.
The Imlay City 800 (Kyle Torres, Carson Harris, Zavier Logan and Wagester), and 3200 (Brendan Kanai, Dean Aune, Elliot Whitney and Torres) ranked fifth as well. They were timed in 1:41.83 and 9:34.36, respectively.
Aune, discus, 117 feet; Josh Hayes, 110 (18.47 seconds) and 300-meter (46.7 seconds); and Torres, 800 run, 2:13.72; picked up Imlay City’s individual event sixths.
The Imlay City 400 (Kade VanDerPloeg, Harris, Wagester and Hayes) and 1600-meter (Tanner Land, Logan, Torres and VanDerPloeg) relays wound up sixth as well. They were timed in 48.87 seconds and 3:58.43, respectively.
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.