ALMONT — The Almont girls’ track squad obtained a first-place finish last Saturday at a Division 3 regional in Stockbridge.
Almont (130 points) paced the field assembled. They were followed by Stockbridge (110 points), Wixom St. Catherine (73.5), Dearborn Advanced Technology (61), Charyl Stockwell Academy (58), Detroit Voyageur (49.5), Durand (37), Burton Atherton (35), Byron (33), Madison Academy (22), Burton Bendle (11), Pontiac Arts and Tech (six), Detroit Community and Detroit Old Redford Academy (three each) along with Detroit Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (one).
The top-two placewinners in each event plus anyone who equals or bests a state set time, height or distance advances to the Division 3 state finals June 3 in Kent City.
Devin Johnston, 100 (12.47 seconds) and 200 (25.39 seconds) dashes; led Almont with a pair of individual event firsts.
The Almont 400-meter relay of Christy Trisler, Ava Panduren, Monserrat Coronel and Johnston took first as well. They were timed in 51.38 seconds en route.
Isabella Giannetti, pole vault, 7 feet 3 inches; Panduren, 100 dash, 12.91 seconds; and Laila Evola, 3200-meter run, 13:24.23; generated Almont’s seconds.
Madison Niedermaier, pole vault, 7 feet 3 inches; Grace VanDyke, shot put, 26 feet 4 3/4 inches; and Evola, 1600 run, 5:57.87; supplied Almont’s thirds.
Coronel, long jump, 14 feet 3 1/4 inches; Chloe Brady, 100-meter hurdles, 19.1 seconds; notched a fourth for Almont.
The Almont 1600 (Angela King, Brooklyn Still, Haley Dempz and Coronel) and 3200 (Jenna Kline, Ayla DeLaurier, Priscilla Haslett and Dempz) relays took fourth as well. They were timed in 4:40.81 and 12:09.63, respectively.
Isabella Irwin, high jump, 4 feet 5 inches; VanDyke, discus, 74 feet 4 inches; Dempz, 400 dash, 1:09.38; DeLaurier, 1600-meter run, 6:28.15; and Charlotte Verougstraete, 3200 run, 14:31.02; generated Almont’s fifths.
Niedermaier, long jump, 13 feet 5 1/4 inches; and Brady, 300-meter hurdles, 57.95 seconds managed Almont’s individual event sixths.
The Almont 800 relay of Coronel, Brady, Niedermaier and Trisler were sixth as well. They were timed in 2:02.29.
Madison Miodowski, shot put, 24 feet 3 1/4 inches; obtained a seventh for Almont.
Olivia Kwierant, 300-meter hurdles, 58.6 seconds; 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.