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Decatur swim teams earn wins over Pocomoke, KC

(Jan. 23, 2015) The Stephen Decatur swim teams won last Thursday’s tri-meet with the Kent County Trojans and the Pocomoke Warriors at the Pocomoke YMCA.

The Lady Seahawks topped the Trojans, 65-34, and the Warriors, 79-5.

“For the most part, the girls swam their normal events,” said Decatur Coach Steve Deakyne. “There were a few girls that were out for school events, and many of the girls stepped up and swam well to fill those spots.”

Lady Seahawks who won their individual races were: seniors Maria Zweifel (200 IM, 2:37.26), Stephany Smith (100-yard butterfly, 1:14:13), Molly Wooten (200-yard freestyle, 2:19.40) and team captain Carly Deickman (50-yard freestyle 28.28 seconds; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:14.52) and juniors Hailey Williams (500-yard freestyle, 6:02.13; 100-yard backstroke, 1:14.72) and Marley Rakow (100-yard freestyle, 59:73 seconds).

Williams, Deickman, Smith and Rakow took first place in the 200-yard medley relay race (2:09.59).

Williams, Zweifel, Wooten and Deickman scored a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay event (4:25.92).

Seniors Kailey Mihavetz and Hannah Wilson, a team captain, joined Smith and Rakow for the 200-yard freestyle relay race. The girls won the event in 2:03.11.

The Decatur boys’ team outscored Kent County, 64-30, and Pocomoke, 83-3.

“The boys had a really good meet,” Decatur Coach Damien Sanzotti said as several boys recorded their fastest times. “The boys team is doing very well. They’re progressing nicely.”

Seahawks who earned first-place honors in their individual events were: senior captains Chris Poole (50-yard freestyle, 24.95 seconds) and Dalton Warren (100-yard backstroke, 1:04.66), junior Andrew Gottfried (100-yard butterfly, 56.41 seconds; 500-yard freestyle, 5:20.87), sophomores Tucker Cordial (200-yard freestyle, 2:19.90) and Dustin Berkey (100-yard freestyle, 57.84 seconds) and freshman Kevin Williams (100-yard breaststroke, 1:07.50; 200 IM, 2:22.72).

Warren, Williams, Gottfried and Poole out-swam their competition in the 200-yard medley relay race (1:51.47).

Berkey, Poole, Warren and Gottfried were victorious in the 400-yard freestyle relay race (4:00.99).

Williams, Cordial and seniors Matt Krall and Jake Lathroum competed in the 200-yard freestyle relay race and won the event in 1:49.71.

Decatur’s next swim meet is Tuesday against the Kent Island Buccaneers at 3:30 p.m. at the Pocomoke YMCA.

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