(May 17, 2019) The 18 Bayside schools competed in the conference championship meet last Saturday in Cambridge. The Stephen Decatur girls’ team came in seventh place and the boys’ squad finished in ninth.
“Baysides went about as well as I expected,” Decatur Coach Jody Stigler said. “The standouts were our individual champions, London and Margie.”
London Drummond, a sophomore, won the high jump event, with a height of 6 feet 2 inches.
Margie Rayne, a senior, took first place in the shot put, with a throw of 35 feet 1 inch.
“London and Margie were among the top few athletes in their respective events throughout the year, so it is good that they came through with a winning performance last weekend,” Stigler said. “Hopefully, they can continue their success in the remaining meets this year.”
Kent Island won the girls’ competition with 135.5 points. North Caroline was second with 115 points, followed by Cambridge with 94. Decatur scored 33 points to finish in seventh.
The top eighth placers in each event scored points for their team.
Decatur sophomore Jessica Janney placed in three events. She took third in the high jump (4 feet 10 inches), fourth in the triple jump (32 feet 7 inches) and sixth in the long jump (15 feet 4.5 inches).
In addition to winning the shot put, Rayne also finished in second place in the discus (105 feet 11 inches).
Freshman Zoriah Shockley came in eighth place in the discus event (77 feet 5 inches).
North Caroline won the boys’ competition with 115.25 points. James M. Bennett finished in second with 104 points and Kent Island took third with 87.5 points.
Decatur scored 26 points, good for ninth place.
Decatur sophomore Samuel Oates came in fifth in the 110-meter hurdles (16.63 seconds) and senior Victor Vick finished in seventh place (17.37 seconds).
“We did have several PRs [personal records] during the meet,” Stigler said. “I was especially pleased with both boys hurdlers – Oates and Vick – who had significant PRs and placed.”
Senior Daletez Smith finished fourth in the shot put (41 feet 9 inches) and seventh in the discus event (103 feet 1 inch).
Senior Chad Fischer crossed the finish line eighth in the 800-meter run (2:12.07).
Fischer, juniors Richard Poist and Matt Brown and freshman Tristan Dutton came in seventh in the 3,200-meter relay race (9:09.98).
Decatur athletes will now compete in the two-day 3A East Region meet at Reservoir High School in Fulton, Maryland. The first day was Wednesday. Day two is Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.
“I think the competition will be strong, but we do have a few athletes that have the chance to qualify for the state championship meet,” Stigler said. “We need to focus on having our best performance in this meet. If most athletes can PR, I think it would be a successful meet and we will have some good results.
“We definitely have some athletes that have a chance to place high and advance to states, led by our individual Bayside champions,” he added.
The top-four finishers in each regional event will advance to the state championship, Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore.