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Raiders finish third

Almont finishes behind North Branch and Lapeer East, Dryden fourth, Imlay City sixth at annual county meet

April 29, 2009
TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont, Dryden and Imlay City boys' track teams wound up with respective finishes of third, fourth and sixth last Friday at the Lapeer County Meet hosted by North Branch High School.

North Branch edged Lapeer East, 116 points to 115, for meet honors. They were followed by Almont (73.5 points), Dryden (63.5), Marlette (62), Imlay City (51.5), Lapeer West (33) and Lakeville (12.5).

Aaron Benton, high jump, 6 feet 2 inches; Ben Strouse, shot put, 49 feet 7 1/2 inches; Garrett Savage, 100 dash, 11.63 seconds; and Dylan Creger, 3200-meter run, 10:24.43; led Almont with firsts.

Strouse, discus, 138 feet 5 inches; and Don Tobias, 1600 run, 4:55.45; supplied Almont's seconds.

The Almont 3200-meter relay of Eric Ambrosiewicz, Josh Klebba, Creger and Tobias pulled up third. They stopped the watch at 8:49.56 en route.

Dillon Melly, discus, 131 feet 1 inch; generated the lone Almont individual event fourth.

The Almont 400 relay of Anthony Bryan, Chris Harris, Travis Zelkowski and Savage furnished a fourth as well. They were timed in 47.43 seconds.

Kyle Podolan gave Almont a two-way tie for a pole vault fifth. Podolan cleared 10 feet 6 inches en route.

Almont 100 dash entrant Garrett Savage is off and running in his heat at the Lapeer County Meet. photo by Kevin Kissane.
Melly, shot put, 40 feet 5 inches; completed the list of Almont placewinners.

Douglas Ladner, 110-meter hurdles, 16.25 seconds; and Matt Lynch, 400 dash, a meet record clocking of 52.15 seconds; paced Dryden with firsts.

Chad Butler, pole vault, 12 feet 9 inches; Al Clark, shot put, 48 feet 2 1/2 inches; and Ladner, 300-meter hurdles, 42.56 seconds; gave Dryden individual event seconds.

The Dryden 800 relay of Eric Tietz, Lynch, Butler and Ladner took second as well. They were timed in 1:35.78.

Lynch, high jump, 5 feet 8 inches; Butler, long jump, 19 feet 4 1/2 inches; collected Dryden's individual event fifths.

The Dryden 400 (Joe Drexler, Geno Volante Eric Tietz and Joe Battisti) and 1600-meter (Brandon Gierman, Volante, Lynch and Butler) relays acquired fifths as well. They registered clockings of 48.28 seconds and 3:43.44, respectively.

Tietz, 100 dash, 12.11 seconds; and Collin Stone, 300-meter hurdles, 45.05 seconds; provided Dryden's outright individual event sixths.

The Dryden 3200 relay of Evan Huck, Cody Barker, James Kaliszewski and Zach Ulman pulled up sixth as well. They turned in a 9:34.06 effort en route.

Dylan Malone added a two-way tie for a high jump sixth to Dryden's cause. He managed a clearance of 5 feet 6 inches.

E.J. Radelt, 3200-meter run, 10:39.81; paced Imlay City with an individual event second.

The 400 relay of D.J. Salet, Nick Nivison, Nick Reis and Joey Christunas notched a second as well. It took them 46.91 seconds to complete their circuit of the track.

Imlay City's 1600-meter relay of Kyle Guerrero, Jonny Mosier, Kevin Shene and Nivison obtained a third. They were timed in 3:41.52 en route.

Shene, pole vault, 12 feet 6 inches; and Radelt, 1600 run, 4:59.62; contributed Imlay City's individual event fourths.

The Imlay City 800 (A.J. Caldwell, Salet, Nivison and Mosier) and 3200-meter (J.T. Clifton, Guerrero, Mosier and Radelt) ranked fourth as well. They registered clockings of 1:37 and 8:49.96, respectively, en route.

Kirk Haberski and Christunas provided Imlay City with a two-way tie for a 300 hurdle fourth. They sported identical times of 44.84 seconds.

E.J. Webster, 110 hurdles, 17.41 seconds; Shene, 200-meter dash, 24.18 seconds; and Mosier, 800 run, 2:14; furnished Imlay City's fifths.

Chane Forsyth, 400-meter dash, 54.68 seconds; rounded out the list of Imlay City placewinners with a sixth.

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