Decatur Track Teams Shine at Home Meet

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity outdoor track teams shined at a meet the Seahawks hosted last week, taking first in numerous events and placing high in many others.

Decatur hosted a Bayside Conference meet last Wednesday and dominated for the most part on its home track. On the boys’ side, Lucas Duker placed third in the 110 high hurdles, while James Phillips was fourth. Nick Molitor was second in the 1,600, while Lance Ward finished third and Gary Frick was fifth. Kyle Kelly finished first in the 40, with Dan Winters placing third.

In the 3,200, Decatur’s Kevin Herbert was third and Jake Gaddis was fourth. Kelly finished third in the 200, while James Mapp was fourth. Ruben Ortega finished fourth in the 300 hurdles. In the 800, it was Dan Winters finishing second and Lance Ward finishing third. In the relays, Decatur was first in the 3,200 and first in the 1,600, while finishing third in the 400.

In the field events on the boys’ side, Zach Watters was first in the pole vault, while Sonny Aroh was second and Ta’Shawn Collins was third. Pat Phillips finished first in the shot put, while Tony Sullivan was third and Gerardo Navarro was fourth. In the high jump, it was Duker finishing second, Ben Short finishing third and Colin Gaynor finishing fourth. Sullivan was first in the discus, while Pat Phillips was fourth. Khaalid Collick was second in the long jump, while Jamel Showell was third and Duker was fifth. In the triple jump, it was Collick finishing second, Showell in fourth and Short in sixth.

The Decatur girls’ also excelled in the home meet. In the 100 hurdles, Emily Cook was first, Mary Hanley was third and Emily Kolarik was fourth. Amari Harmon finished first in the 100, while Rebecca Lederman was second. Chloe FauntLeroy was first in the 1,600, while Alexandra Tushup was second. Katie Hoffman was second in the 400 and Tushup was first in the 3,200.

In the 300 hurdles, Cook took fifth place. Lederman took second in the 200, while Shakirra Collick was fifth and Amari Harmon was sixth. FauntLeroy was first in the 800, while Allison Alvarado was third. In the relays, Decatur finished first in the 3,200 and second in each of the others including the 400, 800, and 1,600.