LISA CAPITELLI ¦ Assistant Editor
The Lady Seahawks scored 24 points. Mardela finished second with 53 points.
Decatur senior Lauren Buckman led the field of female runners, crossing the finish line first (22:59). Also contributing in the victory were juniors Chloe Faunt- LeRoy (third, 23:55), Alex Tushup (fourth, 24:03) and Alex Saunders (fifth, 24:04) and sophomore Jordan Klebe (11th, 25:50).
“We did pretty well. I would have liked for us to go against Kent Island, because they’re a strong team,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. Kent Island’s bus arrived late and the girls missed their race, so they ran with the boys. “Our times were pretty good, but there’s still room to improve.”
The Decatur boys’ team finished in second place (80 points) behind Kent Island
The Seahawks’ top five athletes to cross the finish line were seniors Nick Molitor (seventh, 18:34) and Dan Winters (12th, 18:57), sophomore Jake Gaddis (19th, 19:42) and juniors Kevin Herbert (22nd, 19:55) and John Niedfeldt (25th, 20:09).
“We did pretty well. Kent Island’s a tough team,” Stigler said. “Easton (third, 91 points) and Parkside (fifth, 95 points) beat us in the first meet, so for us to come in second is pretty good. It shows we’re improving.”
Decatur will compete on Wednesday in the annual Tidewater Fall Classic at Winter Place Park in Salisbury, where more than two-dozen public and private schools from Maryland and Delaware will be represented.