(Dec. 14, 2012) The Stephen Decatur boys’ and girls’ swim teams won Tuesday’s season opener against the Sussex Central Golden Knights.
The Decatur boys earned first-place honors in nine of the 11 events in their home pool at the Pocomoke YMCA. The Seahawks outscored the Knights, 112-54.
Winning their individual events were seniors Jeff Middleton (500-meter, 5:48.66), Shayne Custodio (100m backstroke, 1:00.28) and Zack Keiser (200m freestyle, 2:13.88; 100m butterfly, 1:10.73) and junior Jake Middleton (200IM, 2:15:96; 100m freestyle, 54.63 seconds).
Custodio, Jeff Middleton, junior Collin Bankert and sophomore Chris Poole were victorious in the 200-meter medley relay race (1:57.02). And Bankert, Poole, Jake Middleton and junior Cory Campbell took first place in the 200-meter freestyle relay (1:43.60).
The Middletons, Keiser and Custodio out-swam their competition in the 400m freestyle relay (3:59.66).
“We have a lot of things to work on, but for the first meet, I was impressed with their performance,” said Decatur Coach Damien Sanzotti.
The Lady Seahawks won their competition, 112-56.
Swimmers who placed first in their individual events were freshman Hailey Williams (200IM, 2:36.09), sophomores Madison Tinus (50m freestyle, 26.15 seconds) and Carly Deickman (100m breaststroke, 1:19.78) and senior co-captain Julia Wellen (100m butterfly, 1:16.15; 100m backstroke, 1:15.18).
Williams, Deickman, Tinus and junior Chloe Maykrantz scored a victory in the 200-meter medley relay event (2:08.62).
Sophomore Maria Zweifel joined Wellen, Williams and Deickman for the 400m freestyle relay, which the foursome won in 4:28.08.
“I thought the girls did really well,” Seahawk Coach Jenny Miller said. “A lot of the new girls I haven’t seen swim [in a competition] stepped up and tried hard.”
Decatur will compete on the road against the Cambridge South Dorchester Vikings on Tuesday.