Decatur Track Teams Excel in Region Meet

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity track teams turned in strong performances in the state Class 3A-East region meet last week including a regional title in the pole vault for Katie Collins.

Collins won the regional title in the pole vault, while teammate Emily Kolarik finished sixth. The Decatur girls were especially strong in the field events. Alexandra Saunders was sixth in the high jump. Ameerah Lewis finished second in the shot put, while Antonia Green finished fourth in the event.

Rebecca Lederman finished eighth in both the 100 and the 400, while Katie Hoffman was 17th in the 400. Alison Alvarado was 18th in the 800, while Emily Cook finished 15th in the 300 hurdles. The relay team of Chloe FauntLeroy, Liz Rougcher, Alvarado and Hoffman finished eighth in the 4×800 and ninth in the 4×400.

On the boys’ side, Decatur also did its best work in the field events. Sonny Aroh finished second in the pole vault, while Zach Watters was fourth. Lucas Duker finished third in the high jump, while Jamel Showell finished ninth in the triple jump. Patrick Phillips was third in the discus and fourth in the shot put.

Duker was third in the 110 hurdles, while James Phillips finished fifth. Ruben Ortega was 12th in the 300 hurdles, Aroh was 12th in the 400, and Dan Winters was 14th in the 800. In the 4×800, the Decatur team of Winters, Aroh, Kevin Herbert and Gary Frick finished 10th, while the team of Aroh, Winters, Herbert and Lance Ward finished 11th in the 4×400.