(Jan. 25, 2019) The Stephen Decatur girls’ indoor track team came in eighth place, while the boys’ squad finished 12th during last Wednesday’s 22-school meet at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill.
“I thought we did OK,” Decatur Coach Jody Stigler said. “The standouts for me were probably Alyssa Romano in the 300 [-meter dash], Gavin Bunting in the 500 and Caroline Gardner in the 800.”
Kent Island won the girls’ competition with 116.5 points. North Caroline was second with 70 points, followed by James M. Bennett with 57. Decatur took eighth with 18 points.
Decatur Lady Seahawks who scored points for the squad for finishing eighth or better in their events were: senior Margie Rayne (shot put, fourth, 29 feet 10 inches), juniors Abbie Baker (pole vault, fifth [tie], 7 feet 6 inches), Alyssa Romano (300-meter dash, seventh, 46.6 seconds) and Caroline Gardner (800-meter run, eighth, 2:48.76), and freshmen Avery Braciszewski (3,200-meter run, eighth, 13:52.71) and Zoriah Shockley (shot put, seventh, 28 feet 8 inches).
Gardner, Braciszewski and seniors Erica Hicks and Dori Krasner crossed the finish line fifth overall in the 3,200-meter relay race (11:26.3).
Kent Island won the boys’ competition, tallying 74.5 points. Bennett was runner-up with 65 points and North Caroline placed third with 56 points. Decatur recorded 14 points for 12th place.
Scoring points for Decatur were: seniors Kevin Beck (1,600-meter run, second, 4:50.67) and Gavin Bunting (500-meter run, seventh, 1:15.18) and junior Sam Rakowski (800-meter run, eighth, 2:15.84).
Seniors Jonathan Santana and Daquon Collick, sophomore Maddox Bunting and freshman Raul Gault took seventh in the 800-meter relay race (1:47.19).
Senior George Luzier, junior Carter McClendon, sophomore Liam Foley and freshman Tristan Dutton placed eighth in the 3,200-meter relay race (9:48.3).
The final meet of the regular season is Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Worcester County Recreation Center.