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Spartans nab 10th atDivision 3 state meet


Pizzaro takes first and Francis second



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May 30, 2007
IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City boys' track team pulled up 10th last Saturday at the Division 3 Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association state meet.

Kent City High School is where the action unfolded.

When the final scores were posted, Williamston's 1.078.5-point output proved tops. It marked the fifth time in seven years they have accomplished the feat.

Nine others schools view for the distinction of meet champion. Their ranks consisted of Clare (874 points), Charlevoix (834), Swan Valley (738), Kingsley (738), Allendale (720), Manchester (560.5), Schoolcraft (536) and Imlay City (502).

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Imlay City’s Angel Pizzaro, shown here in a race from earlier this season, won the 300-meter hurdle race last Saturday at the Division 3 MITCA state meet in Kent City. photo by Kevin Kissane.

Angel Pizzaro, 300 hurdles, 40.15 seconds; led Imlay City with a first-place finish that day.

Stan Francis had the next best Imlay City showing, posting a pole vault clearance of 13 feet en route to a second.

Mike Guerrero, 800-meter run, 2:04.14; gave Imlay City a fifth.

The Imlay City 1600 (John Duke, Angel Pizzaro, David Sears and Guerrero) and 3200 (Hector Pizzaro, E.J. Radelt, Kevin Shene and Guerrero) relays collected fifths that day. They were timed in 3:36.88 and 8:55.74, respectively.

Angel Pizzaro registered the other Imlay City top-ten individual event showing. His 110-meter hurdle clocking of 16.44 seconds paid off with a seventh.

The Imlay City 400 (D.J. Salet, John Duke, Angel Pizzaro and Alex Maldonado) and 800 (Salet, Maldonado, Guerrero and Sears) acquired eighths. They registered respective clockings of 47.61 seconds and 1:43.14 along the way.

Francis, discus, 114 feet 1/2 inch, 12th; Chase Dockham, 110-meter hurdles, 17.56 seconds, 14th; Webster, 110 hurdles, 17.67 seconds, 16th; Mason Duke, shot put, 41 feet 10 1/2 inches, 17th; Webster, 300-meter hurdles, 45.17 seconds, 17th; Salet, long jump, 17 feet 3 1/2 inches, 18th; John Duke, 400 dash, 55.18 seconds; Radelt, 1600-meter run, 5:00.91, 18th; Shene, pole vault, 10 feet, 19th; Mason Duke, discus, 107 feet, 19th; and Radelt, 3200 run, 11:18.76; contributed top-20 showings to Imlay City's cause.

Francis and Webster gave Imlay City a two-way tie for a high jump 20th. They managed respective clearances of 5 feet 2 inches each en route.

Maldonado, 200-meter dash, 24.4 seconds, 20th; Rich Davis, pole vault, 9 feet 3 inches, 21st; Trevor Dockham, long jump, 16 feet 11 inches, 21st; Maldonado, 100 dash, 12.16 seconds, 21st; Shene, 3200-meter run, 11:28.47, 21st; Hector Pizzaro, 800 run, 2:20.68, 23rd; Trevor Dockham, 800-meter run, 2:20.72, 24th; Sears, 200 dash, 24.95 seconds, 26th; Shene, 1600-meter run, 5:15.72, 26th; Chase Dockham, long jump, 15 feet 1 1/2 inches, 27th; Francis, shot put, 35 feet 4 1/2 inches, 27th; Chase Dockham, 300 hurdles, 51.0 seconds, 27th; and Davis, 3200-meter run, 12:11.12, 27th; Colton Conrad, discus, 68 feet 1 inch, 27th; Trevor Dockham, 400 dash, 58.69 seconds, 27th; Joey Christunas, 100-meter dash, 12.94 seconds, 28th; Salet, 200 dash, 25.7 seconds, 28th; Hector Pizzaro, 1600-meter run, 5:20.58, 28th; Mitch Rheaume, 100 dash, 12.97 seconds, 29th; Conrad, shot put, 26 feet 5 1/4 inches, 30th; rounded out the list of Imlay City placewinners that day.

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