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(Oct. 8, 2021) The Stephen Decatur girls’ cross country team won last Wednesday’s six-school meet at the Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, Maryland, and the boys’ squad came in second.

“Overall, I am very happy with the results. We had several runners PR (personal record) and growing more confident as runners,” said Decatur Coach Brenda Hommel. “The course was a great course to run with flat crushed gravel and scenic terrain, which helped a lot. My biggest goal as a coach right now is to keep my runners motivated and healthy.”

The Lady Seahawks totaled 26 points to take first place. North Caroline and Kent Island tied with 54 points each.

Scoring points for Decatur were freshman Amber Marshall (third, 23:12), junior Mackenzie Cathell (seventh, 24:18), sophomore Macy Woroniecki (ninth, 24:27), senior Avery Braciszewski (12th (tie), 25:03) and freshman (14th, 25:24).

Kent Island tallied 39 points to win the boys’ competition. Decatur came in second with 53 points, and Queen Anne’s finished in third with 72.

Decatur’s top-five runners were senior Tristan Dutton (second, 17:04), sophomore Ethan Justice (fourth, 18:00), senior Gavin McCabe (seventh, 18:47), sophomore Reid Caimi (15th, 19:47) and freshman David Esch (21:15).

Decatur will host the South Division Championship on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Berlin.

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