(May 3, 2019) The Stephen Decatur girls’ track team came in third place and the boys’ squad finished in fourth during in the inaugural Bayside South Conference championship meet on Tuesday in Salisbury.
The nine Bayside South schools went head-to-head, while the nine north schools were slated to compete against each other yesterday, Thursday.
This is the first time the north and south schools have their own meets. They will still come together for the annual conference championship meet on Saturday, May 11, in Cambridge.
“I thought the meet went really well. It gave the kids something to really work for and will definitely help prepare us for our upcoming meets,” Decatur Coach Jody Stigler said. “Overall, it was basically about the performance that I expected. [We were] strong in field events and we picked up some points in distance [races] and relays.”
James M. Bennett won the girls’ competition with 175 points. Wicomico was second with 155 and Decatur took third with 89 points.
Decatur athletes who scored points for the team for placing eighth or better were: seniors Dori Krasner (800-meter run, second, 2:44; 1,600-meter run, sixth, 6:28.7) and Margie Rayne (shot put, first, 33 feet 5 inches; discus, second, 104 feet 8 inches), juniors Mikayla Denault (1,600-meter run, fifth, 6:23.38; 3,200-meter run, fifth, 14:59) and Caroline Gardner (800-meter run, eighth, 2:56.3), sophomores Jessica Janney (high jump, first, 4 feet 10 inches; triple jump, second, 31 feet 7 inches; long jump, eighth, 13 feet 10 inches) and Raeghan Flynn (100-meter hurdles, eighth, 20.53 seconds; 300-meter hurdles, seventh, 1:00), and freshmen Amalia Murphy (3,200-meter run, sixth, 15:45.23) and Zoriah Shockley (shot put, fourth, 28 feet 3.75 inches; discus, sixth, 72 feet 3 inches).
Denault, Krasner, Gardner and sophomore Devon Kramer placed second in the 3,200-meter relay race (11:22.97). The girls also participated in the 1,600-meter relay race. They came in fifth (5:12.31).
Flynn, sophomores Tija Lewis and Giana Cauble and freshman Imani Walker finished fifth in the 800-meter relay race (2:12.07).
Cauble, Lewis, Walker and junior Brianna Bradley took sixth in the 400-meter relay race (1:04).
Bennett won the boys’ competition with 152 points. Wicomico was runner-up with 125.5 points, followed by Snow Hill (102.5) and Decatur (91.5).
Decatur athletes who scored points for placing eighth or better were: seniors Victor Vick (110-meter hurdles, sixth, 18.35 seconds), Chad Fischer (400-meter dash, fourth, 55.88 seconds), Jonathan Santana (200-meter dash, eighth, 24.61 seconds) and Daletez Smith (discus, third, 107 feet; shot put, third, 42 feet 4.25 inches), juniors Sam Rakowski (1,600-meter run, third, 5:10.64), Matthew Brown (1,600-meter run, seventh, 5:35.4) and Eric Bontempo (discus, seventh, 95 feet 11 inches), sophomores Sam Oates (110-meter hurdles, seventh, 18.47 seconds), Liam Foley (3,200-meter run, fourth, 11:57.25), Noah Selt (pole vault, fourth, 8 feet 6 inches), London Drummond (high jump, second, 6 feet 4 inches; triple jump, second, 38 feet 11 inches; long jump, fifth, 18 feet 9 inches), and freshmen Tristan Dutton (3,200-meter run, eighth, 12:20.32), Justin Hicks (pole vault, sixth (tie), 7 feet 6 inches) and Ed Gault (triple jump, fifth, 36 feet 9.5 inches).
The 3,200-meter relay team of Fischer, Rakowski and juniors Austin Cheynet and Richard Poist came in second place (8:53.43).
Poist, Gault, Fischer and sophomore Maddox Bunting placed fourth in the 1,600-meter relay race (4:00.13).
Santana, senior Daquon Collick, junior Theo Hobbs and freshman Brandon Quach took fifth in the 800-meter relay race (1:39.98).
Drummond, Santana, Quach and senior Cameron Bradshaw finished fifth in the 400-meter relay race (47.86 seconds).
“I thought the standouts were [event winners] Jessica Janney and Margie Rayne, and I thought our distance runners ran pretty well as a collective group,” Stigler said. “I thought Dori Krasner probably ran her best meet of the season. London Drummond also [earned a personal record] in the high jump.”
All 18 Bayside schools will converge in Cambridge for the overall conference championship on Saturday May 11, at 10 a.m.