The Almont girls’ track team poses for a photo after winning a Div. 3 regional title Saturday in Stockbridge.

ALMONT — The Almont girls’ track team (149 points) fended off the challenges of Stockbridge (132), Charyl Stockwell Academy (93), Detroit Voyageur (87), Wixom St. Catherine (56), Communication Media Arts (30), Durand (21), Arts and Technological Academy and Detroit Community (19 each), Flint New Standard Academy (17), Burton Atherton and Detroit Old Redford Academy (six apiece) along with Jalen Rose Academy (three each) to win a Division 3 regional last Saturday in Stockbridge.

The top-two placewinners in each event plus those who equal or best a state set time, height or distance advance to the Division 3 state finals Saturday, June 1 in Kent City.

Laila Evola, 1600 (5:50.23) and 3200-meter (13:18.19) runs; led Almont with a pair of individual event firsts.

The Almont 400 (Genesis Fisher, Lauren Webster, Montserrat Coronel and Lola Battaglia) and 3200 (Jenna Kline, Ayla DeLaurier, Amanda Fitchett and Evola) relays prevailed as well. They were timed in 53.11 seconds and 11:20.66, respectively.

Allison Williams, pole vault, 7 feet 9 inches; along with Battaglia, 100 (13.47 seconds) and 200-meter (27.02 seconds) dashes; gave Almont individual event seconds.

The Almont 800 relay of Lillian Longo, Fisher, Coronel and Battaglia placed second as well. They stopped the watch at 1:54.8.

Webster, high jump, 4 feet 11 inches; provided Almont with a third. Her performance proved good enough to advance to the upcoming state meet height-wise.

Lilylynn Martin, pole vault, 7 feet 3 inches; and Madison Niedermaier, long jump, 13 feet 11 1/2 inches; secured Almont’s other thirds.

Madison Miodowski, shot put, 28 feet 2 3/4 inches; Samantha Miodowski, discus, 80 feet 8 inches; Williams, 100-meter hurdles, 19.52 seconds; DeLaurier, 1600 run, 6:10.63; Fitchett, 3200-meter run, 14:44.05; contributed Almont’s individual event fourths.

The Almont 1600 relay of Webster, Coronel, Longo and DeLaurier placed fourth as well. They were timed in 4:51.38.

Samantha Miodowski, shot put, 26 feet 7 inches; Longo, 400-meter dash, 1:07.92; and DeLaurier, 800 run, 2:49.97; generated Almont’s fifths.

Williams, 300-meter hurdles, 59.73 seconds; Kline, 800 run, 2:59.4; secured Almont’s sixths.

Jenelle Davidge, 300-meter hurdles, 1:02.17; and Haley Dempz, 400 dash, 1:08.95; added sevenths to Almont’s cause.

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.