Decatur Track Teams Do Well In Bayside Meet

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity track teams acquitted themselves well at the Bayside Conference championship meet it hosted last week with each team taking second place and a handful of conference titles in individual events.

The Decatur boys finished second among the 16 Bayside schools represented in the conference championship meet last Thursday with 95 total team points. North Caroline was first with 98 points, while Kent Island was third with 74.5 points. The Seahawks placed high in nearly every event including a first-place finish for Patrick Phillips in the shot put. Anthony Sullivan finished sixth in the shot put.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Lucas Duker was third, while James Phillips finished sixth. Kyle Kelly was fifth in the 200 and Patrick Gray came in sixth. Kelly also finished third in the 400, while Sonny Aroh was eighth and Dan Winters was ninth. In the 800, Winters came in seventh and Lance Ward was 10th. In the 1,600, Nick Molitor was seventh and Kevin Herbert was eighth. Herbert also finished eighth in the 3,200.

Ruben Ortega finished ninth in the 300 hurdles. The Seahawks did well in the relays, coming in second in the 4×400, third in the 4×800 and sixth in both the 4×100 and the 4×200. The Seahawks also placed highly in almost every field event including Patrick Phillips’ first-place finish in the shot put. Duker was third in the high jump, while Zach Watters came in second in the pole vault and Aroh was third.

Khaalid Collick finished sixth in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump, while Jamel Showell came in seventh in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump. Patrick Phillips also came in fifth in the discus.

The Decatur girls also finished second among the 14 school represented in the Bayside Conference meet with 99.5 total points. Kent Island was first with 136 points, while Cambridge-South Dorchester was third with 68.5 Alexandra Saunders finished first in the high jump, while Hannah Wilson finished third. Ameerah Lewis was first in the shot put, while Antonia Green came in fifth. Lewis was also seventh in the discus.

In the 100 hurdles, Emily Cook came in third while Emily Kolarik came in eighth. Rebecca Lederman finished third in the 100, while Amari Harmon was fourth. Lederman and Harmon duplicated the feat in the 200, finishing third and fourth respectively, while Lederman also came in third in the 400.

Chloe FauntLeroy was eighth in the 800 and sixth in the 1,600. Alexandra Tushup finished eighth in the 3,200. In the relays, Decatur finished fourth in both the 4×400 and 4×800, and came in fifth in the 4×100 and eighth in the 4×200. Katie Collins finished second in the pole vault, while Hannah Wilson was fourth. Wilson also finished 10th in the triple jump.