May 26 • 05:21 AM

Almont boys second, Imlay nabs fourth at BWAC

O'Brien breaks 40 year-old long jump school record

Sean O’Brien, of Capac, broke a 40-year-old long jump school record at the Blue Water Area Conference Meet at Almont this past week. photo by Kevin Kissane.

June 02, 2010
TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont boys' track team claimed second, Imlay City pulled up fourth and Capac ranked seventh at the Blue Water Area Conference Meet hosted by Almont High School on Tuesday, May 25.

When the final scores were added up, Cros-Lex (140) was the meet champion. Almont (92 points), Algonac (85), Imlay City (82), Yale (49), Armada (34), Capac (30) and Richmond (15) followed.

Aaron Benton, high jump, 6 feet 7 inches; plus Dillon Melly, shot put (44 feet 10 inches) and discus (134 feet 3 inches); led Almont with firsts.

Anthony Bryan, 300 hurdles, 42.17 seconds; collected the lone Almont individual event second.

The Almont 3200-meter relay of Cody Corbin, Eric Ambrosiewicz, Dylan Creger and Josh Klebba wound up second as well. They stopped the watch at 8:36.57 en route.

Ryan McClean, discus, 128 feet 10 inches; Klebba, 400 dash, 53.37 seconds; along with Creger, 800 (2:06.33) and 1600-meter (4:38.18) runs; furnished Almont's outright thirds.

Aaron Born, 200 dash, 24.06 seconds; gave Almont a two-way tie for a third.

Matt Harris, pole vault, 12 feet; contributed an individual event fourth to Almont's cause.

The Almont 1600-meter relay of Corbin, Ambrosiewicz, Klebba and Born ranked fourth as well. Their clocking was not available.

Anthony Bryan, 110 hurdles, 16.66 seconds; generated the lone Almont individual event fifth.

The Almont 800-meter relay of Alex Rhodes, Chris Harris, Kenny Barwin and Born garnered a fifth as well. They were timed in 1:39.2.

Bryan, pole vault, 11 feet; Rhodes, 110 hurdles, 17.2 seconds; and Klebba, 800-meter run, 2:10.19; rounded out the list of Almont placewinners with sixths.

Brandon Diplock, pole vault, 12 feet 9 inches; and Kevin Shene, 200 (22.69 seconds) and 400 (50.6 seconds) dashes paced Imlay City with individual event firsts.

The Imlay City 800 (Nick Reis, A.J. Caldwell, Nick Nivison and Shene) and 1600 (Chane Forsyth, Kyle Guerrero, Nivison and Shene) relays notched firsts as well. They registered clockings of 1:33.6 and 3:26.24, respectively, en route.

Matt Fradl, shot put, 44 feet 6 1/2 inches; had the lone Imlay City second.

Matt Van Dyk, high jump, 6 feet 2 inches; and William Guldi, shot put, 44 feet 1 1/2 inches; supplied Imlay City's thirds.

E.J. Webster, high jump, 6 feet; provided Imlay City with an individual event fourth.

The Imlay City 3200-meter relay of Alan Manjarrez, Forsyth, Guerrero and Nivison obtained a fourth as well. They stopped the watch at 8:59.03 en route.

An Imlay City 400 relay lineup of Pat Ngow, Reis, Caldwell and Nivison contributed a fifth. The quartet took 46.13 seconds to cover the territory.

Forsyth, 400-meter dash, 54.53 seconds; and Manjarrez, 3200 run, 10:49.28; completed the list of Imlay City placewinners with sixths.

Sean O'Brien, long jump, 21 feet 1 inch; led Capac with a second that day. His performance established a school record, improving on the former standard of 21 feet set by Al Stewart during the 1970 campaign.

Tyler Sawicki, pole vault, 12 feet 6 inches; provided Capac with an individual event third.

The Capac 400-meter relay of Travis Tullio, Eric Withun, Sawicki and O'Brien ranked third as well. They stopped the watch at 45.95 seconds en route.

An 800 relay team of David McKee, Brian Kulman, Sawicki and O'Brien furnished the lone

Capac fourth. They were timed in 1:36.57.

Kulman, pole vault, 12 feet; and O'Brien, high jump, 6 feet; supplied Capac's individual event fifths.

The Capac 1600-meter relay of Alex Nahorodney, Sawicki, McKee and Kulman ranked fifth as well. Their finish time was not available.

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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