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Imlay sets record

Capac third and Almont fifth at track regional

May 23, 2007
The Imlay City, Capac and Almont boys' track teams earned respective finishes of second, third and fifth last Saturday at a Division 3 regional hosted by New Haven High School.

Detroit County Day (170.33 points) paced the field assembled. Imlay City (85 points), Capac (78), Macomb Lutheran North (69.5), Almont (49.83), Mount Clemens (44), Livonia Clarenceville (36), New Haven (26.33), Clawson (24), Detroit Community (19), Detroit Communication Media Arts (18), Madison Heights Madison (15) plus Madison Heights Bishop Foley and Detroit Douglass (six each) held down places two through 14 when the final standings were announced.

Mike Guerrero, of Imlay City, nears the finish-line during the 800-meter run at Saturday’s Division 3 regional. Guerrero took first in the event. photo by Kevin Kissane.
The top two placewinners in each event, plus anyone who bests a state set time, height or distance, advances to the Division 3 state finals. That competition is scheduled for June 2 at Comstock Park High School.

Angel Pizzaro, 300 hurdles, 40.78 seconds; and Mike Guerrero, 800-meter run, 2:02.21; led Imlay City with individual event wins that day.

The 3200 relay of Kevin Shene, E.J. Radelt, Hector Pizzaro and Guerrero took first as well. They registered an 8:42.03 clocking en route.

Shene, pole vault, 11 feet; notched the lone Imlay City individual event second that day.

The Imlay City 1600-meter relay of David Sears, John Duke, Angel Pizzaro and Guerrero set a school-record en route to a second. Their time of 3:29.94 bested the old mark of 3:30.33 set during the 1964 campaign.

Mason Duke, shot put, 44 feet 5 1/2 inches; and Angel Pizzaro, 110 hurdles, 16.68 seconds; furnished Imlay City's individual event thirds that day.

The Imlay City 400 (D.J. Salet, Angel Pizzaro, John Duke and Alex Maldonado) and 800-meter (John Duke, Sears, Guerrero and Maldonado) also placed third. They logged clocking of 46.09 seconds and 1:35.16, respectively, along the way.

John Duke, 400-meter dash, 52.87 seconds; Radelt, 1600 run, 4:58.87; collected Imlay City's individual event fourths that day.

Stan Francis, discus, 114 feet 3 inches; claimed the lone Imlay City seventh.

Rick Davis, 3200-meter run, 11:49.27; completed the list of Imlay City placewinners with an eighth.

Brian Kulman, pole vault, 11 feet; and Josh Murphy, 3200 run, 10:31.39; paced Capac with firsts that day.

Alex Wegner, shot put, 46 feet; and Brendan Pfeifer, 800 -meter run, 2:03.25; generated Capac's individual event seconds.

The Capac 3200 relay of Todd Lawrence, Joe Camire, Murphy and Pfeifer wound up second as well. It took them 8:43.09 to cover the territory.

Wegner, discus, 131 feet 8 inches; and Lawrence, 3200-meter run, 10:56.49; gave Capac individual event fourths that day.

The Capac 1600 relay of Dan Jackson, Pfeifer, Kulman and Camire also were fourth. They stopped the watch at 3:48.65 en route.

Cody Rosseau, pole vault, 10 feet; and Mike Hull, 1600-meter run, 5:03.05; supplied Capac's individual event sixths that day.

The Capac 800 relay of Calvin Nelson, Jake Rawlins, Kulman and Camire pulled up sixth as well. They were timed in 1:38.05.

Tino Siewert, shot put, 40 feet 10 inches; and Camire, 400-meter dash, 54.45 seconds; rounded out the list of Capac placewinners with sevenths.

Shane DeMeere led Almont with a three-way tie for a high jump second. that day. DeMeere cleared 5 feet 6 inches.

San Kyte, pole vault, 11 feet; and Jake Barocio, long jump, 18 feet 11 1/2 inches; collected Almont's thirds.

Kyle Podolan gave Almont a two-way tie for a pole vault fourth that day, thanks to a clearance of 10 feet.

Sean Cooper, 110 hurdles, 16.84 seconds; and DeMeere, 300-meter hurdles, 43.49 seconds; garnered Almont's fifths.

Ben Strouse, shot put, 42 feet; Andy Grant, discus, 115 feet 8 inches; DeMeere, 110 hurdles, 16.89 seconds; notched Almont's individual event sixths that day.

The Almont 3200-meter relay of Ryan Beehler, Mike Owen, David Meek and Albert Sower wound up sixth as well. It took them 10:18.9 to accomplish the feat.

Almont's 400 (Ben Wrobel, Marcus Laponse, Strouse and Cooper), 800 (Owen, Wrobel, Laponse and Cooper) and 1600 (DeMeere, Kyte, Laponse and Owen) relays contributed sevenths. They managed respective clockings of 48.71 seconds, 1:41.53 and 3:58.59 en route.

Kyte, 300-meter hurdles, 44.99 seconds; rounded out the list of Almont placewinners with an eighth.

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