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(Oct. 4, 2019) The Stephen Decatur girls’ and boys’ cross country teams both came in first place during last Wednesday’s six-school meet, hosted by North Dorchester High School, in Hurlock, Maryland.

“I thought we ran pretty well last week,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. “Mary [Mergott] ran her PR and I thought Sam Woodley was our standout for the boys.”

Decatur’s Lady Seahawks scored 27 points in the victory. James M. Bennett finished in second place with 44 points. North Dorchester was third with 72 points.

Mergott, a junior, crossed the finish line first overall (20:40). Rounding out the top five finishers for Decatur were: junior Devon Kramer (fifth, 22:31), freshman Mackenzie Cathell (sixth, 23:05) and seniors Mikayla Denault (seventh, 23:19) and Ellie Dutton (eighth, 23:27).

The Decatur boys’ team tallied 42 points. Bennett was a close second, scoring 44 points. North Dorchester placed third with 67 points.

The top five Decatur finishers were: sophomores Woodley (fourth, 18:44) and Tristan Dutton (fifth, 19:00), junior Liam Foley (eighth, 19:32), senior Sam Rakowski (11th, 20:02) and junior Silas Cascio (14th, 20:14).

“We beat Bennett who had beaten us previously at our first home meet so that shows that we are improving on the boys’ side,” Stigler said.

Decatur’s next meet is Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Salisbury.

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