SNOW HILL- Stephen Decatur’s varsity track teams turned in strong performances last week at the Pat Russo Invitational, a meet named for the program’s long-time coach.
The Seahawk boys finished second overall as a team with 73.5 points, behind winner Caesar Rodney, which finished with 109 points. Meanwhile, the Decatur girls finished eighth overall as a team in the field on 13 schools. While turning in strong team performance, Decatur also had several athletes place in their respective events.
For example, in the 300, Kyle Kelly finished first, James Mapp was second and Jakhai Woodard was third. Kelly finished third in the 500, while Dan Winters finished seventh. Winters also finished fifth in the 800. Decatur was strong in the relays, finishing first in the 4×400, second in the 4×200 and sixth in the 4×800.
The Decatur boys were also strong in the field events with Patrick Phillips taking first in the shot put, Lucas Duker taking fourth in the high jump, and Zach Watters taking sixth in the pole vault. Woodard was second in the long jump, while Khaalid Collick was seventh. Collick also finished sixth in the triple jump.
The Decatur girls also turned in some impressive individual performances. Layla Fowler was eighth in the 300 and sixth in the 500. Chloe FauntLeroy was seventh in both the 500 and the 800. Emily Kolarik finished eighth in the 55 hurdles. In the relays, the Decatur girls finished fifth in the 4×400 and sixth in the 4×800.
In the field events, Ameerah Lewis finished first in the shot put. Katie Collins was first in the pole vault, while Kacie Moore finished third. Hannah Wilson was fifth in the triple jump, Collins was seventh in the long jump and Alexandra Saunders was eighth in the high jump.