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Dryden boys' finishes eighth


Volante, Warnars claims thirds at Div. 4 state meet



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Mario Volante, of Dryden, heaves the shot to help his team to an eighth at the state finals. photo by Kevin Kissane.
May 30, 2007
DRYDEN — The Dryden boys' track team registered an eighth-place finish last Saturday at the Division 4 Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association state meet hosted by Gobles High School.

Lutheran Westland (962.5 points) topped the standings at meet's end. They were followed by Lawton (930 points), Traverse City St. Francis (810), Ottawa Lake Whiteford (795), Manton (792), Deckerville (771.5), Saginaw Valley Lutheran (753), Dryden (570.5), Royal Oak Shrine (494) and Mio (318.5).

Mario Volante, discus, 134 feet 8 inches; and Michael Warnars, 110-meter hurdles, 16.235 seconds; led Dryden with thirds.

Chad Butler supplied the next best Dryden showing, turning in a performance of 19 feet en route to a long jump fifth.

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The Dryden 1600 relay of Doug Ladner, Brandon Gierman, Mark VanHaverbeck and Warnars wound up fifth as well. It took them 3:44.27 to accomplish the feat.

VanHaverbeck, 800-meter run, 2:06.705; logged the lone Dryden sixth.

Jason Jones, pole vault, 11 feet; Warnars, 300 hurdles, 43.777 seconds; and VanHaverbeck, 1600-meter run, 4:45.42; collected Dryden's individual event sevenths.

The Dryden 800 relay of Kirk Marchwinski, Eric Tietz, Joe Drexler and Butler claimed seventh as well. They were timed in 1:40.113 en route.

A Dryden 3200-meter relay team of Brandon Gierman, Doug Ladner, James Kaliszewski and Warnars pulled up eighth. They stopped the watch at 9:15.81 along the way.

The Dryden 400 relay of Drexler, Tietz, Butler and Marchwinski generated a ninth. It took them 49.081 seconds to accomplish the feat.

Allen Clark, discus, 114 feet 4 inches; and Ladner, 300-meter hurdles, 44.081 seconds; provided Dryden with 10ths.

Butler, pole vault, 10 feet 6 inches, 11th; Ladner, 110 hurdles, 17.55 seconds, 11th; Mario Volante, shot put, 39 feet 4 inches, 12th; VanHaverbeck, high jump, 5 feet 5 inches, a two-way tie for 12th; Ben Orzel, shot put, 38 feet 6 1/2 inches, 13th; Marchwinski, pole vault, 9 feet 9 inches, 15th; Tietz, high jump, 5 feet 3 inches, 17th; Kaliszewski, 3200-meter run, 11:37.61, 17th; Drexler, 100 dash, 12.6 seconds, 19th; Tietz, 200-meter dash, 25.4 seconds, 19th; and Clark, shot put, 34 feet 1 inch, 20th; contributed top-20 showings to Dryden's cause.

Orzel, discus, 97 feet 6 inches, 21st; Gierman, 800 run, 2:18.85; Marchwinski, 100-meter dash, 12.933 seconds, 25th; Drexler, 200 dash, 26.26 seconds, 25th; Adam Barnier, 1600-meter run, 5:45.05; Barnier, 3200 run, 13:07.08, 25th; Joe Lewis, long jump, 15 feet, 26th; Kaliszewski, 800-meter run, 2:31.496; 26th; Zach Ulman, 3200 run, 13:32.56, 26th; Evan Hazen, 400-meter dash, 1:02.245, 27th; Ulman, 1600 run, 5:53.59, 27th; and Geno Volante, 400-meter dash, 1:03.245, 28th; completed the list of Dryden placewinners that day.

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