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Almont, Imlay City girls run into stiff competition at Div. 2 region


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Almont’s Ally Matthews battles a Cros-Lex foe in the 100-meter dash at regionals. photo by Kevin Kissane.

May 26, 2010
TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont and Imlay City girls' track teams pulled up 13th and 14th, respectively, last Friday at a Division 2 regional hosted by Algonac High School.

Yale (107 points) paced the field assembled. They were followed by Cros-Lex (86 points), St. Clair (77.5), Marine City (62), Flint Kearsley (57.5), Caro (45), Goodrich (44), North Branch (35.5), Marysville (31), Armada (29), Algonac (27), Richmond (22), Almont (20), Imlay City (16.5) and Lapeer West (three).

The top-two placewinners in each event, plus anyone who bests a state set time, height or distance advances to the Division 2 state finals. That meet is slated for June 5 at Zeeland High School.

Aly Matthews, 100-meter dash, 13.2 seconds; and Lauren Deneweth, 800 run, 2:27.5; led Almont with thirds.

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The 3200-meter relay of Kayla Johnson, Scotti Langley, Matthews and Deneweth gave Almont a fourth. They stopped the watch at 10:29.27 en route.

Langley, 1600 run, 5:45.3; contributed a seventh to Almont's cause.

Almont also received an eighth from their 1600-meter relay of Langley, Johnson, Matthews and Deneweth. It took them 4:28.6 to accomplish the feat.

Millie Velez, discus, 96 feet 2 inches; paced Imlay City with an individual event

fifth.

The Imlay City 400 and 800 relay lineups of Taelor Webb, Caley Campbell, Michelle Marcial and Andrea Gould notched fifths as well. They were timed in 53.8 seconds and 1:54.8. respectively.

Campbell, long jump, 14 feet 5 inches; contributed an outright seventh to Imlay City's cause.

Stephanie Francis, pole vault, 8 feet 2 inches; provided Imlay City with a two-way tie for seventh.

Marcial, 300-meter hurdles, 50.4 seconds; completed the list of Imlay City placewinners with an eighth.

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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