indoor track

(Dec. 20, 2019) For the second indoor track meet of the season, Stephen Decatur Coach Jody Stigler shifted some athletes around into different events to get a better idea of who performs best where.

“I thought the second meet went OK,” he said. “I did move some people around and found some things that I liked and others that I did not like.”

Seventeen schools competed in last Wednesday’s meet at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill.

Kent Island won the girls’ competition, scoring 71 points. North Caroline was second with 65 points. Decatur tallied seven points and finished in 12th place.

Junior Mary Mergott was Decatur’s only individual athlete to score points for the team. She came in seventh place in the 800-meter run (2:45.28) and eighth in the 500-meter race (1:28.89).

The girls’ 3,200-meter relay team of freshman Julia Carlson, junior Devon Kramer and seniors Caroline Gardner and Alyssa Romano finished in fifth place (11:45.90).

Kent Island took top honors in the boys’ competition with 71.5 points. Cape Henlopen was runner-up with 59 points.

Decatur scored three points to finish 17th overall.

Scoring those points was the 3,200-meter relay team of seniors Austin Cheynet and Sam Rakowski, junior Liam Foley and sophomore Sam Woodley. The foursome finished in sixth place (9:30.50).

The next indoor track meet will take place after the holiday break, on Thursday, Jan. 2, beginning at 2 p.m. in Snow Hill.

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