(Jan. 11, 2019) The Stephen Decatur swim teams both earned victories over the Pocomoke Warriors on Monday at the YMCA in Cambridge.
The Lady Seahawks won 127-12.
“Pocomoke is a small team, but it was a good meet for us to work on some different strokes than their usual, and some even had best times,” said Mary Hathaway, coach of the Decatur girls’ team.
Girls who earned first place in their individual events were: senior captains Kirsten Graham (100-yard butterfly, 1:02.69; 100-yard backstroke, 1:06.35) and Allison Hunter (500-yard freestyle, 6:03.78; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:23.89), senior Abby Crisanti (50-yard freestyle, 28.04 seconds), junior Mikayla Denault (200 IM, 2:41.34) and freshman Farrah Brown (200-yard freestyle, 2:26.64; 100-yard freestyle, 1:08.87).
Senior Davina Graybill joined Hunter, Graham and Crisanti for the 200-yard medley relay race. They won in 2:08.2.
Freshman Gracie Coker, junior Kiley Hamby, Crisanti and Graham were victorious in the 200-yard freestyle relay race (1:59.59).
Coker, Denault, Graybill and Hamby outswam their competition in the 400-yard freestyle relay race (4:26.66).
Decatur’s boys’ team topped Pocomoke 118-20.
“The boys have had an excellent start to the season and are currently 4-0,” Coach Steve Deakyne said. “We have seen a lot of improvement and are starting to drop some time.”
Decatur swimmers who took first in their individual events were: senior captain Chase Deickman (100-yard freestyle, 53.13 seconds), junior captain Richard Poist (50-yard freestyle, 24.43 seconds; 100-yard butterfly, 1:02.98), and sophomores Jack Slaysman (100-yard breaststroke, 1:11.03), Caleb Vaxmonsky (500-yard freestyle, 5:19.67; 200-yard freestyle, 1.56.31), Nick Cardamone (200 IM, 2:30.54) and Patrick O’Halloran (100-yard backstroke, 1:10.63).
Vaxmonsky, Slaysman, Poist and Deickman were victorious in the 200-yard medley relay (1:52.59). The foursome also won the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:52.95).
O’Halloran, Cardamone, sophomore Luke Crisanti and senior Jack Bahlman took first in the 200-yard freestyle relay race (1:45.29).
Decatur will compete against the Easton Warriors, today, Friday, at 2:30 p.m. at the Cambridge YMCA.
“We are looking forward to a hard-fought meet against Easton on Friday,” Deakyne said.