(Dec. 14, 2018) The Stephen Decatur swim teams both won big in their season opener against the Kent County Trojans on Tuesday at the YMCA in Salisbury.
Decatur’s boys’ team earned a 119-16 victory.
“The first meet went really well,” Decatur boys’ team Coach Steve Deakyne said. “We had a really strong start to the season with some excellent times. This will hopefully serve as a strong foundation for a great season ahead.”
Swimmers who came in first place in their events were senior captain Chase Deickman (100-yard freestyle, 53.74 seconds; 50-yard freestyle, 23.93 seconds), junior captain Richard Poist (100-yard butterfly, 59.67 seconds), and sophomores Jack Slaysman (200IM, 2:21.62; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:08.63), Caleb Vaxmonsky (500-yard freestyle, 5:09.86; 100-yard backstroke, 1:02.09) and Nick Cardamone (200-yard freestyle, 2:17.01).
Vaxmonsky, Slaysman, Poist and Deickman won the 200IM relay race (1:49.94). The foursome also took first place in the 400-yard freestyle relay race (3:46.15).
Cardamone, senior Wyatt Sperry and sophomores Patrick O’Holloran and Luke Crisanti were victorious in the 200-yard freestyle relay event (1:46.81).
The Lady Seahawks outscored their opponent 135-31.
“The girls looked awesome,” Decatur girls’ team Coach Mary Hathaway said. “[We’re] starting off the year with a great win. We have some endurance to build, but we are in a great spot.”
Girls who won their events were senior captains Kirsten Graham (100-yard butterfly,1:04:24; 100-yard backstroke, 1:05:06) and Allison Hunter (500-yard freestyle, 6:03:40; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:21:08), senior Abby Crisanti (50-yard freestyle, 29.30 seconds; 100-yard freestyle, 1:03:68) and freshman Farrah Brown (200-yard freestyle, 2:21:95).
Senior Davina Graybill joined Hunter, Graham and Crisanti for the 200-yard medley relay race. They completed the event in 2:06:58, good for first place.
Junior Kiley Hamby, Hunter, Crisanti and Graham won the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:59:87).
Brown, Graybill, Hamby and junior Mikayla Denault raced to victory in the 400-yard free relay event (4:31:22).
Decatur will travel to Onley, Virginia to compete against the Nandua Warriors, today, Friday, at 4 p.m.