(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.