Almont’s Ava Panduren (L) and Devin Johnston (R) battle it out with North Branch’s Grace Clemens in the 200 dash finals at the BWAC League Meet. Johnston won the race and would go on to earn BWAC MVP honors.

TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont and Imlay City girls’ track squads took fourth and tied for sixth, respectively, at the Blue Water Area Conference League Meet on Tuesday, May 23.

Richmond High School is where the meet was contested.

Cros-Lex (137 points) won the team title. They were followed by North Branch (116.5 points), Yale (84.5), Almont (74), Armada (49), Imlay City and Richmond (22 each) along with Algonac (16).

Devin Johnston, 100 (12.58 seconds) and 200 (25.88 seconds) dashes; led Almont with a pair of individual event firsts.

The Almont 400-meter relay of Christy Trisler, Ava Panduren, Montserrat Coronel and Johnston prevailed as well. The lineup registered a school record-setting clocking of 51.25 seconds, lowering the prior mark of 51.38 seconds they set earlier this season.

Madison Niedermaier, pole vault 8 feet; and Panduren, 200 dash, 26.91 seconds; generated Almont’s seconds.

Panduren, 100-meter dash, 13.14 seconds; provided Almont with a third.

Lauren Webster, high jump, 4 feet 6 inches; Isabella Giannetti, pole vault, 7 feet 6 inches; and Niedermaier, long jump, 14 feet 7 1/2 inches; managed Almont’s fourths.

Coronel, long jump, 14 feet 2 inches; and Chloe Brady, 100 hurdles, 19.18 seconds; supplied Almont’s individual event fifths.

The Almont 800 (Brooklyn Still, Coronel, Webster and Brady) and 3200-meter (Haley Dempz, Jenna Kline, Ayla DeLaurier and Laila Evola) relays ranked fifth as well. They were timed in 1:59.3 and 12:01.39, respectively.

Grace VanDyke, shot put, 27 feet 1 1/2 inches; Still, 400 dash, 1:10.51; furnished Almont’s individual event sixths.

The Almont 1600-meter relay of Angela King, Dempz, Still and Webster wound up sixth as well. It took them 4:48.02 to accomplish the feat.

Sydney Livingston, 100 hurdles, 18.29 seconds; paced Imlay City with a third.

The Imlay City 3200-meter relay of Jenna Denver, Hannah Hayes, Ang Ross and Charlotte O’Brien ranked third as well. They were timed in 11:07.75 en route.

Livingston, 300 hurdles, 54.45 seconds; and Charlotte O’Brien, 3200-meter run, 13:26.64; gave Imlay City fourths.

Imlay City’s 1600 relay of Dezeray Tanis, Gabby Douglas, Tori Lestage and Hayes added a fourth as well. They were timed in 4:39.17.

Kevin Kissane

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.