Seahawks face stiff competition during meet

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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