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Woodard and Collick break SD records

(Jan. 11, 2013) The day before students returned from Christmas break, 17 teams competed in an indoor track meet at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill on Jan. 2.

Caesar Rodney of Delaware won the boys’ competition with 134 points. Stephen Decatur was second, scoring 95 points.

“We only won two events, but we scored a lot of points. Between the 300(-meter race) and the long jump, we scored 36 points, and we had a couple second places, which is helpful, too,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. “I didn’t expect much with it being the first meet back, but I was pleased with the performance.”

Senior Kyle Kelly earned first-place honors in the 300-meter race. He crossed the finish line in 37.6 seconds.

Sophomore Jakhai Wood-

ard was victorious in the long jump. His winning jump, 21 feet 1.25 inches, broke the school record (20 feet .5 inch) and earned him a No. 6 ranking in the state.

Senior Khaalid Collick also broke a Decatur record. He recorded a distance of 40 feet .75 inch in the triple jump event. The previous school record was 39 feet 5 inches. He finished in second place during last week’s meet.

The Lady Seahawks tied with Middletown High School of Delaware for sixth place. Both teams scored 35 points. Caesar Rodney won the girls’ competition with 110 points.

“We were missing some of our key contributors and that hurt us,” Stigler said.

No Decatur athlete scored a first-place finish. Stigler said he was impressed by junior Chloe FauntLeRoy’s first-time performance in the 500-meter race. Her time of 1:29.22 was good for second place.

The next indoor track meet is scheduled for Jan. 16, at the Worcester County Recreation Center.

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