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(April 19, 2019) The Stephen Decatur boys’ outdoor track team came in second place and the girls’ squad finished in third during the seven-school meet last Wednesday in Salisbury.

“I thought our teams did pretty well at the County Stadium meet last week,” Decatur Coach Jody Stigler said. “I have definitely seen improvement as the season has progressed so far.”

James M. Bennett won the boys’ competition with 165 points. Decatur tallied 137.5 points and Wicomico took third with 103.5 points.

Decatur athletes who scored points for the team by placing sixth or better were: seniors Chad Fischer (400-meter dash, second, 56.1 seconds), Jonathan Santana (200-meter dash, sixth [tie], 24.6 seconds), Victor Vick (110-meter hurdles, fourth, 18.7 seconds; 300-meter hurdles, third, 46.8 seconds), Theo Hobbs (high jump, fourth, 5 feet 4 inches; triple jump, fifth, 34 feet 1.5 inches) and Daletez Smith (shot put, third, 39 feet 2 inches), juniors Carter McLendon (800-meter run, second, 2:19.5; 1,600-meter run, sixth, 5:31.5), Sam Rakowski (800-meter run, third, 2:20.9; 3,200-meter run, second, 11:30.2) and Eric Bontempo (discus, second, 108 feet 1 inch), sophomores Liam Foley (3,200-meter run, fifth, 11:38.5), Sam Oates (110-meter hurdles, fifth, 18.8 seconds), London Drummond (triple jump, first, 36 feet 7.5 inches; high jump, second, 6 feet) and Noah Selt (pole vault, second, 8 feet 6 inches; long jump, fifth, 18 feet 2.25 inches), and freshmen Justin Hicks (pole vault, third, 7 feet 6 inches) and Michael Romano (pole vault, fourth, 7 feet).

Fischer, junior Richard Poist, sophomore Maddox Bunting and freshman Ed Gault won the 1,600-meter relay race (3:53.9).

McLendon, Poist, Fischer and junior Austin Cheynet were victorious in the 3,200-meter relay race (9:14.9).

Santana, senior Cameron Bradshaw, sophomore Cameron Smith and freshman Brandon Quach took third in the 400-meter relay event (48.4 seconds).

Hobbs, Santana, Quach and senior Daquon Collick raced to third place in the 800-meter relay event (1:38.3).

Bennett won the girls’ competition with 172 points. Wicomico was second with 125 points, followed by Decatur with 103 points.

Lady Seahawks who placed sixth or better in their events were: senior Margie Rayne (shot put, first, 37 feet 4 inches; discus, first, 99 feet 8 inches), juniors Caroline Gardner (800-meter run, fourth, 2:57.8; 1,600-meter run, third, 6:35.9) and Zoe Hargrove (pole vault, second, 6 feet), sophomores Devon Kramer (1,600-meter run, sixth, 6:54.2), Raeghan Flynn (100-meter hurdles, fifth, 20.1 seconds), Ashley Nauschuetz (300-meter hurdles, sixth, 1:01.3), Jessica Janney (high jump, first, 4 feet 8 inches; long jump, fourth, 14 feet 1 inch; triple jump, second; triple jump, second, 30 feet 9.5 inches), and freshmen Amalia Murphy (3,200-meter run, third, 15:04.9), Emily Magee (3,200-meter run, fourth, 15:05.8), Erin Riccio (3,200-meter run, fifth, 15:17.7), Zoriah Shockley (shot put, third, 30 feet) and Qui’Asia Thomas (shot put, sixth, 26 feet 7 inches).

Gardner, Kramer, Riccio and Magee placed second in the 3,200-meter relay race (12:21.1).

The 800-meter relay team of sophomore Jabria Lewis, freshmen Imani Walker and Amelia Easton, and Flynn finished fourth (2:08.1).

Banks, Riccio, Magee and Flynn came in fifth place in the 1,600-meter relay race (5:21.2).

Lewis, Walker, Easton and freshman Tija Lewis placed sixth in the 400-meter relay race (1:01.6).

“The standout for me was Margie Rayne in the shot put,” Stigler said. She threw her PR [personal record] by a lot and she was 1 inch from breaking the school record in the shot put.”

Decatur alum Tiara Stanley holds the shot put record of 37 feet 5 inches.

The next track meet is scheduled for this Tuesday, at 2 p.m. in Snow Hill.

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