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(Oct. 18, 2019) The Stephen Decatur girls’ and boys’ cross country teams will compete in the Bayside Conference championship meet on Wednesday in Cambridge.

“I think that we are looking pretty good going into the Bayside meet,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. “Before the race, I think we need to be prepared mentally and be confident that our training has prepared us to succeed at the meet.”

Stigler said Kent Island’s boys’ and girls’ teams are favored in the competition.

“I think the [Decatur] girls’ team will likely fall second or third, but hopefully second if everyone can run their best race,” Stigler said. “I am hoping the boys will be the top Bayside South team, but we will have to fight it out with Bennett. They have beaten us two or three times and we have beaten them once head-to-head, so we will definitely need everyone to run well if we are to beat them on Wednesday.”

The meet is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in Cambridge. Top 15 in both the boys’ and girls’ races will be named to the All-Bayside team and receive awards.

“To be successful, I think we need to start the race well and fight for every point,” Stigler said.

After Baysides, the next race will be the regional competition, slated for Thursday, Oct. 31 at Oak Ridge Park in Hughesville, Maryland.

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