Dryden’s Ava DeVlaminck competes in the discus at Friday’s Division 4 regional.

DRYDEN — The Dryden girls’ track team claimed a second-place finish last Friday at a Division 4 regional it hosted.

Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest edged Dryden, 114.66 points to 112, for team honors that day. They were followed by Oakland Christian (98.33 points), Parkway Christian (54), Genesee (40), Clarkston Everest Collegiate and International Academy of Flint (34 each), Austin Catholic (31), Mt. Clemens (29), Birmingham Roeper (24), Cardinal Mooney (22) and Flint Beecher (six).

The top-two placewinners in each event plus anyone who equals or bests a state set time, height or distance advances to the Division 4 state finals Saturday, June 1 in Hudsonville.

Sophia Peter, 100 hurdles, 17.45 seconds; plus Olivia Reynolds, 200 (26.74 seconds) and 400-meter (a school record-setting performance of 59.39 seconds) dashes; led Dryden with individual event firsts.

The Dryden 800 relay of Delaney Wolle, Keira Miller, Peter and Reynolds prevailed as well. They were timed in 1:49.68.

Peter, 300-meter hurdles, 50.69 seconds; provided Dryden with an individual event second.

Dryden’s 3200-meter relay of Caila Fitchett, Lily Finnigan, Audrey Napolitano and Cara Prusakiewicz placed second as well. They registered an 11:27.05 clocking en route.

Ava DeVlaminck, discus, 97 feet 9 inches; gave Dryden an individual event third. Her performance proved good enough to advance to the upcoming state meet distance-wise.

DeVlaminck also ranked third among shot put contestants, thanks to a toss of 29 feet 4 1/2 inches.

The Dryden 1600 relay of Wolle, Peter, Fitchett and Reynolds wound up third as well. They logged a school record-setting clocking of 4:17.34, advancing to the upcoming state meet time-wise.

Wolle, 100-meter dash, 14.09 seconds; Fitchett, 300 hurdles, 52.87 seconds; and Prusakiewicz, 3200-meter run, 13:02.71; generated Dryden’s individual event fourths.

The Dryden 400 relay of Olivia Zellers, Mallory Barker, McKinley Gammon and Miller took fourth as well. They were timed in 59.2 seconds.

Fitchett, 200-meter dash, 28.73 seconds; Miller, 400 dash, 1:10.06; managed Dryden’s fifths.

Napolitano, 1600-meter run, 6:15.95; furnished the lone Dryden sixth.

Finnigan, shot put (26 feet 11 inches) and discus (76 feet 6 inches); along with Napolitano, 3200 run, 13:39.91 contributed Dryden’s sevenths.

Dryden also received an eighth from Wolle, 200-meter dash, 29.85 seconds.

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.