May 26 • 03:26 PM

Shene sets school record, qualifies in three events

Imlay City advances six to states, Almont two

Imlay City standout Kevin Shene (R) races to a school record-setting time of 49.9 seconds for the 400 meters at a Division 2 regional last Friday. photo by Kevin Kissane.

May 26, 2010
TRI-CITY AREA — The Imlay City boys' track squad took fifth and Almont ranked 10th last Friday at a Division 2 regional hosted by Algonac High School.

Flint Kearsley (99.6 points) claimed meet honors that day. Cros-Lex (90 points), North Branch (68), Marine City (66.6), Imlay City (51.6), Caro (50), Goodrich (49.5), Algonac (37.5), St. Clair (34.6), Almont (33), Armada (28), Yale (24), Richmond (12), Marysville (10) and Lapeer West (8.6) also reached the scoring column.

The top-two placewinners in each event, plus anyone who bests a state set clocking, height or distance moves on to the state finals. That meet is scheduled for June 5 at Zeeland High School.

Kevin Shene, 400 dash, 49.9 seconds; led Imlay City with a first that day. His performance set a new school record, lowering the former standard of 50.4 seconds set by Greg Gogola during the 2003 campaign.

In addition to that, Shene's 200-meter dash clocking of 22.4 seconds earned him a second.

The 1600 relay of Chane Forsyth, Nick Nivison, Jonny Mosier and Shene notched a second as well. They stopped the watch at 3:32 en route.

Matt Van Dyk, high jump, 6 feet; provided Imlay City with a fourth.

The Imlay City 800-meter relay of Nick Reis, A.J. Caldwell, Nivison and Shene wound up fourth as well. They were timed in 1:33.9.

William Guldi, shot put, 45 feet 8 1/2 inches; gave Imlay City a fifth.

Brandon Diplock, pole vault, 12 feet 4 inches; and Matt Fradl, shot put, 44 feet 5 1/2 inches; picked up Imlay City's individual event sixths.

The Imlay City 400 relay of Reis, Caldwell, Nivison and Mosier claimed a sixth as well. It took them 45.8 seconds to accomplish the feat.

A 3200-meter relay team consisting of Kyle Guerrero, Forsyth, Nivison and Mosier provided Imlay City with an outright seventh. They were timed in 8:46.9.

Aaron Thompson added a five-way tie for a high jump seventh to Imlay City's cause, aided by a clearance of 5 feet 7 inches.

Aaron Benton, high jump, 6 feet 7 inches; paced Almont with a first that day.

Dylan Creger, 3200 run, 9:43.50; supplied the lone Almont second.

The Almont 3200-meter relay of Cody Corbin, Josh Klebba, Eric Ambrosiewicz and Creger wound up fourth, thanks to a clocking of 8:43.8.

Anthony Bryan, 110 (15.6 seconds) and 300 (42.3 seconds) hurdles; gave Almont a pair of sixths.

The Almont 1600-meter relay of Aaron Born, Corbin, Klebba and Ambrosiewicz pulled up seventh, stopped the watch at 3:40.3.

Born, 200 dash, 23.6 seconds; and Klebba, 800-meter run, 2:06.4; rounded out the list of Almont placewinners with eighths.

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.
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