(Oct. 10, 2014) More than 500 runners representing 22 schools from Maryland and Delaware participated in the annual Tidewater Fall Classic last Wednesday at Winter Place Park in Salisbury.
“I thought our teams did pretty well. We were the second Bayside (Conference) school in both races,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler.
The Decatur girls’ team finished in fifth place overall.
Senior Jenna Reimer led the Lady Seahawks, crossing the finish line seventh overall (20:56.12) out of nearly 200 female runners.
Also scoring points for Decatur was junior Rachel Savage (24th, 22:21.72), sophomore Peyton Dunham (46th, 23:31.05), junior Katie Hofman (49th, 23:41.36) and senior Meya Chilengi (51st, 23:44.18).
The Decatur boys’ team took seventh place. About 250 boys competed in the race. The top five Seahawks to cross the finish line were seniors Parker Harrington (15th, 17:44.18) and Jake Gaddis (28th, 18:15.5), freshman Jack Reimer (70th, 19:30.04) and sophomores Jared Massey (76th, 19:45.56) and Cameron James (80th, 19:55.47).
“I thought that we were going to do a little bit better than we did, but I was still pretty happy with that result. We still need to get significantly better on both the boys and the girls side if we hope to be in the top few teams at the Bayside championship,” Stigler said. “Both Parker Harrington and Jenna Reimer earned medalist honors for top 15 performances. This is the biggest race that our team will compete in all year in terms of number of athletes. It will help us get ready for the upcoming championship races.”
The final cross country meet of the regular season is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. in Cambridge.