ALMONT — Devin Johnston won the 100 (12.14 seconds) and 200-meter (24.98 seconds) dashes with school record-setting times, helping the Almont girls’ track team register a seventh-place showing last Saturday at the Division 3 state finals.
Kent City High School is where the action unfolded.
Hart (64 points) took team honors that day. Olivet (56.5 points), Lansing Catholic (46), Hillsdale (32.5), Jackson Lumen Christi (31), Grand Rapids West Catholic (28), Almont (25), Onsted (24), Quincy (22) and Lawton (18) rounded out the top-ten teams.
Johnston lowered her previous best 100 dash time of 12.20 seconds (set in the prelims) on the way to a top finish.
She also improved on her old 200 dash mark of 25.14 seconds (set in the prelims) en route to a number one showing.
The Almont 400 meter relay of Christy Trisler, Ava Panduren, Monserrat Coronel and Johnston also saw to it they would earn a podium finish, establishing a school record performance of 50.92 seconds for fourth. That lowered the previous mark of 51.25 seconds they set at the Blue Water Area Conference League Meet on May 23.
Panduren supplied the next best Almont showing at states. Her 100-meter dash time of 12.87 seconds was the 16th quickest preliminary clocking.
Isabella Giannetti, pole vault, 7 feet 9 inches; gave Almont a 25th.
Laila Evola, 3200 run, 28th, 14:51.15; added a 28th 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.