ALMONT — Almont came up big at the track and field portion of the Meijer State Games last Saturday, bringing home 21 total medals to show for their efforts.
East Kentwood High School is where the meet was contested.
Chase Battani, competing in the 14-16 age group, medaled four times. He won the pole vault, javelin and 100-meter dash plus was second in the long jump.
Payton Battani, who participated in the 10-11 age division, claimed four medal-winning performances that day. He fended off all challengers in the pole vault, javelin and 50 dash and wound up second in the 100-meter dash.
Bryson Battani, competing in the 7-9 age group, medaled four times. He won the pole vault and javelin plus obtained seconds in the 50 and 100 dashes.
Mila Battani, who participated in the six and under age division, registered four medal-winning performances that day. She fended off all challengers in the long jump, javelin and 100-meter dash plus ranked second in the 50.
Matthew Bacholzky, who competed in the 14-16 age group, won the long jump and was second in the triple jump.
Shelby Roosa, who participated in the 12-13 age division, placed two times as well. She took thirds pitted against shot put and discus rivals.
Jeff Bacholzky, who participated in the 40-44 age group, notched Almont’s other place winning performance. Bacholzky ranked first in the 50 dash.
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.