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Seahawks face stiff competition during meet

(April 24, 2015) The Stephen Decatur girls’ outdoor track team finished in second place while the boys’ squad took third during the four-school meet last Wednesday in Stevensville.

“We went against some of our toughest competition so far,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. “We have the Bayside [Conference championship] meet [on May 1] so we’ve got to step it up a little bit. We’ve got to continue to grow and keep getting better.”

Kent Island won the girls’ competition with 120.5 points. Decatur was runner-up with 109.5 points. North Dorchester and Wi-Hi scored 23 and 16 points, respectively, for third and fourth place.

Lady Seahawks who earned individual victories were seniors Jenna Reimer (1,600 meters, 5:55; 3,200 meters, 12:57.9), Hannah Wilson (high jump, 4 feet 10 inches), Amari Harmon (100-meter dash, 13.6 seconds; long jump, 15 feet 2 inches) and juniors Emily Cook (100-meter hurdles, 17.3 seconds) and Takia Long (shot put, 28 feet 5 inches).

Harmon, sophomores Claire Billings and Jessica Wharton and senior Emily Kolarik took top honors in the 400-meter relay race (56.1 seconds).

Billings, Cook, Harmon and Katie Hofman, a junior, topped their competition in the 800-meter relay event (1:57.3).

Reimer, juniors Alison Alvarado and Rachel Savage and senior Meya Chilengi placed first in the 3,200-meter relay race (11:05).

Kent Island won the boys’ competition with 94.5 points. Wi-Hi (83.5), Decatur (72) and North Dorchester (22) finished second through fourth.

Senior Parker Harrington scored victories in the 800- (2:07.8) and 1,600-meter events (4:43.9).

Sophomore Justin Longest threw the shot put 39 feet 7 inches, good for first place. Evan Haas, a junior, won the pole vault event (10 feet 6 inches).

The next track meet is Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Ridgely.

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