TRI-CITY AREA — The Dryden girls’ track team collected 10 points and Capac managed eight, good for respective showings of a three-way tie for 22nd and 28th, last Saturday at the Division 4 state finals in Hudsonville.
Buckley (52 points) won the team title. Portland St. Patrick (49 points), Indian River Inland Lakes (38), Fowler (36), Hillsdale Academy (30), Addison (27), Marlette (25), Frankfort (23.33), Gobles (20.5) and Pittsford (20) rounded out the top-ten schools.
Olivia Reynolds, 400 dash, 1:00.83; led Dryden with a third. Her time established a school record, lowering the previous mark of 1:01.04 by Crissy Bieling in 2005.
An 800 relay team of Delaney Wolle, Sophia Peter, Keira Miller and Reynolds gave Dryden a fifth. The lineup registered a school record-setting clocking 1:50.25, besting the old mark of 1:51.57 they set at the Cardinal Classic Invite it hosted on May 5.
Peter had the next best Dryden showing. Her 300-meter hurdle clocking of 49.16 seconds paid off with a ninth.
Addie Tresnak provided Dryden with a 13th among shot put contestants, thanks to a school record-setting toss of 33 feet 7 1/4 inches. That improved on the previous standard of 33 feet 1 inch by Tresnak at the Davison Twilight Classic on May 12.
Peter, 100 hurdles; 17.64 seconds; gave Dryden a 13th as well.
Tresnak, high jump, 4 feet 7 inches, and Ava DeVlaminck, 88 feet 1 inch; added 21sts to Dryden’s cause.
Gracie Klink headlined for Capac that day. She posted a high jump clearance of 5 feet 2 inches on the way to a second.
Isabella Aldrich also represented Capac. Aldrich supplied a 400 dash clocking of 1:04.74, good for a 22nd.
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.