Almont grad Ashley Santo competes at the Margaret Simmons Invite this spring.

ALMONT — The Olivet College women’s track team, which lists former Almont High School standout Ashley Santo on its roster, opened their outdoor season competing in the 2023 Margaret Simmons Invitational.

Murray State University, in Murray, Kentucky, is where the meet unfolded.

Santo, a junior, took third in the hammer throw (136 feet 5 inches) and discus throw (119 feet 3 inches). Her mark in the hammer throw represented a personal-best.

With Santo’s help, Olivet College placed eighth out of 15 schools. They accumulated 38 points en route.

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.