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Stephen Decatur track teams earn first-place honors Tuesday

(April 26, 2013) The Stephen Decatur track teams both earned first-place honors during Tuesday’s 10-school meet at Seahawk Stadium in Berlin.

The Lady Seahawks scored 204 points in the win. Parkside finished second with 83.3 points.

Decatur athletes who won their individual events were juniors Katie Collins (pole vault, 7 feet), Alex Saunders (high jump, 4 feet 8 inches), Chloe FauntLeRoy (800-meter race, 2:43.3; 1,600m, 9:07.7) and Alex Tushup (3,200m, 13:58.9), sophomore Amari Harmon (100m, 12.9 seconds) and freshmen Emily Cook (100m high hurdles, 17.9 seconds) and Antonia Green (shot put 31 feet 10 inches).

FauntLeRoy, junior Liz Rougcher, sophomore Kayla Alcantar and freshman Alison Alvarado won the 3,200-meter relay in 11:12.1.

“The girls did well, but there’s definitely room for improvement,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. “We have some work to do if we want to contend for the Bayside [Conference] title.”

The Decatur boys’ team scored 211 points. Parkside was runner-up with 62 points.

Seahawks who earned individual victories were seniors Zachary Watters (pole vault, 10 feet 6 inches), Kyle Kelly (400m, 53.1 seconds) and Tony Sullivan (discus, 112 feet 3.5 inches). Patrick Phillips, a senior, threw the shot put 48 feet 9 inches, a new personal best.

Seniors Lance Ward, Dan Winters, Nick Molitor and freshman Scott Barry out-ran their competition in the 3,200-meter relay race (9:04.1).

Kelly, Ward, Winters and senior Sunny Aroh took first place the 1,600-meter relay event (3:43.5).

“I thought the boys could have done a little better. In a lot of events we gave up points we shouldn’t have,” Stigler said. “We’re strong in the field events, which helped us.”

Decatur athletes are scheduled to compete in Salisbury today.

Stephen Decatur senior Zachary Watters soars over the bar on Tuesday at Seahawk Stadium. Watters pole vaulted 10 feet 6 inches to win the event.

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