(Dec. 19, 2014) The Stephen Decatur girls’ indoor track team earned third-place honors during the 18-school meet at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill last Wednesday.
Junior Emily Cook won the triple jump with a distance of 29 feet 5 inches. Bethany Williams, a sophomore, finished in third with a jump of 28 feet 10.5 inches.
Several Lady Seahawks placed third in their individual events. Those athletes are: sophomores Christina Romano (500-meter dash, 1:28.88; high jump, 4 feet 8 inches) and Jillian Mitrecic (pole vault, 7 feet 6 inches), junior Alison Alvarado (3,200-meter race, 13:30.7) and senior Jenna Reimer (1,600-meter race, 6:06.9).
“Overall, I thought the girls did well and they are a little more well rounded than the boys’ team right now,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. “We have many athletes who are contributing at a high level, but we still clearly need to get better and have room to improve.”
Decatur’s boys’ team finished ninth.
Senior Parker Harrington won the 500-meter race, crossing the finish line in 1:10.32. Evan Haas, a junior, pole vaulted 10 feet, good for third place.
Seniors Jackson Mumford and Ruben Ortega, junior Zach Bernal and Harrington competed in the 1,600-meter relay race. The boys finished in second place with a time of 3:48.9.
“We seem to be scoring the majority of our points in the mid-distance events and pole vault,” Stigler said. “We need to score some more points in the sprints and field events to really challenge any of the top schools in the conference moving forward.”