The Dryden girls’ track team takes time out for a photo after claiming a first at the Davison Twilight Classic last Friday.


TRI-CITY AREA — The Dryden (108.5 points) and Almont (58.5) girls’ track squads took first and seventh, respectively, among small schools last Friday at the 15th Annual Davison Twilight Classic.

Sophia Peter, 100 (17.56 seconds) and 300 (49.77 seconds) hurdles; plus Olivia Reynolds, 400-meter dash, 59.97 seconds; led Dryden with individual event wins.

The Dryden 800 (Delaney Wolle, Keira Miller, Peter and Reynolds) and 1600 (Caila Fitchett, Wolle, Peter and Reynolds) relays notched firsts as well. They were timed in 1:50.49 and a school record-setting 4:17.4 clocking, respectively.

Ava DeVlaminck, shot put (29 feet 1/2 inch) and discus (95 feet 11 inches); Reynolds, 200-meter dash, 26.87 seconds; and Fitchett, 300 hurdles, 53.15 seconds; provided Dryden’s seconds.

The 3200-meter relay of Audrey Napolitano, Lily Finnigan, Cara Prusakiewicz and Fitchett placed third with a clocking of 11:13.21,

Prusakiewicz, 3200 run, 12:44.9; gave Dryden a fourth.

Securing the lone Dryden fifth was Prusakiewicz, 1600-meter run, 5:54.32.

Fitchett, 200 dash, 28.47 seconds; supplied Dryden with a sixth.

Wolle, 100-meter dash, 14.15 seconds; and Finnigan, 3200 run, 14:00.82; furnished individual event sevenths for Dryden.

The Dryden 400-meter relay of Olivia Zellers, McKinley Gammon, Mallory Barker and Miller took seventh in 59.24 seconds.

Wolle, 200 dash, 29.37 seconds; added an eighth to Dryden’s cause.

Madison Niedermaier, pole vault, 8 feet 6 inches; paced Almont with a first.

Lola Battaglia, 100-meter dash, 13.41 seconds; collected an individual event second for Almont.

The Almont 400 relay of Genesis Fisher, Montserrat Coronel, Lily Longo and Battaglia placed second as well. They were timed in 54.38 seconds.

The Almont 800-meter relay of Fisher, Coronel, Longo and Battaglia wound up third as well. They registered a 1:56.76 clocking en route.

Isabella Irwin, high jump, 4 feet 5 inches; contributed a two-way tie for an individual event third for Almont.

Niedermaier, long jump, 14 feet 3 inches; provided Almont with an individual event fourth.

The 3200 relay of Jenna Kline, Ayla DeLaurier, Amanda Fitchett and Laila Evola notched a fourth as well. They were timed in 11:13.52

Contributing Almont’s lone individual event fifth was Evola, 3200-meter run, 12:57.71.

In addition to that, Evola managed a 1600 run clocking of 5:55.31 for sixth.

Irwin, 100-meter hurdles, 20.03 seconds; furnished a seventh for Almont.

Coronel, long jump, 13 feet 6 inches; and Grace VanDyke, shot put, 25 feet 10 inches; tacked on eighths 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.