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Decatur track teams win March 27, 11-school meet in Berlin

(April 5, 2013) The Stephen Decatur boys’ and girls’ outdoor track teams earned first-place honors during the March 27 11-school meet at Seahawk Stadium in Berlin.

The Lady Seahawks scored 142 points, and Cambridge followed in second with 93.5.

“The girls did well. I thought it would be a lot closer than it was,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. “We scored a lot of points in the relays and field events.”

Junior Katie Collins won the long jump (13 feet 5 inches). Alex Saunders, a junior, reached a personal best height in the high jump (4 feet 10 inches). Sophomore Hannah Wilson finished in third place in the high jump, tying her personal best height of 4 feet 8 inches.

Collins, sophomore Amari Harmon, junior Emma Spack and senior Shikerra Collick won the 400-meter relay race (55.9 seconds). Junior Rebecca Lederman joined Collins, Harmon and Collick for the 800-meter relay event. The girls crossed the finish line first, completing the race in 1:58.5.

Juniors Chloe FauntLeRoy and Liz Rougcher, sophomore Kayla Alcantar and freshman Alison Alvarado competed in, and won, both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter relay races. The foursome finished the 1,600 in 5:00.5 and the 3,200 in 11:57.

The Decatur boys’ team scored 124.3 points. Parkside was runner-up with 70 points.

“I was happy with the way the boys did. We were missing a few people and I know they will help is us in a few events,” Stigler said.

Senior Kyle Kelly scored a victory in the 300-Intermediate hurdles event (44.7 seconds). Patrick Phillips, a senior, threw the shot put 45 feet 1.5 inches, good for first place.

Kelly and seniors Lance Ward, Dan Winters and Sonny Aroh out-ran their competition in the 1,600-meter relay race (3:45.1).

Seniors James Mapp, Jamel Showell, junior Tayevon Mills and Kelly won the 400-meter relay race (47.2 second).

Decatur is scheduled to travel to Salisbury on Tuesday for competition.

Stephen Decatur junior Gabrielle Ortega competes in the triple jump during the March 27, meet at Seahawk Stadium in Berlin.
Lisa Capitelli, Ocean City Today
Lisa Capitelli, Ocean City Today
Managing Editor Lisa Capitelli, a New York native, entered Salisbury University (then Salisbury State) in the fall of 1998 and graduated in the spring of 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. She majored in communication arts, and minored in art, with concentration on photography. Lisa began her career at Ocean City Today as a staff writer in February 2003. She was promoted to Assistant Editor in August 2011 and Managing Editor in May, 2013. Editorial responsibilities include covering sports — from local high school games, to fishing tournaments and recreation and park programs, the business community and weekly happenings, events and activities.

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