Track Teams Fare Well in First Meet

BERLIN- Decatur’s varsity indoor track teams turned in a strong performance in its first meet of the 2013-2014 season, placing near the top in both the men’s and women’s team competition and collecting several individual honors along the way.
The Decatur boys finished second overall among the Bayside schools in the first meet of the season last Wednesday. Caesar Rodney was first, North Caroline was third and Kent Island was fourth. On the girls’ side, Decatur finished fourth overall as a team. Cape Henlopen was first, Caesar Rodney was second and Kent Island was third.
In the individual events for Decatur, Kyle Kelly took first place in the 300, Patrick Phillips took first in the shot put and Jakhai Woodard took first in the long jump. James Mapp was third in the 300, Daniel Winters was third in the 500 and Khaalid Collick was third in the long jump.
Mapp finished fourth in the 55-meter dash, Lucas Duker was fourth in the 55-meter hurdles, and Woodard was third in the 300. Zach Watters finished fifth in the pole vault. In the high jump, Duker was seventh, Ben Short was 9th and Collick was 10th. Noah McAleer was eighth in the 3,200 and Zach Elmer was eighth in the 1,600. In the relays, the Decatur boys finished second in the 4×400, eighth in the 4×200 and eighth in the 4×800.
In the girls’ individual events, Ameerah Lewis finished first in the shot put and Layla Fowler finished first in the 500. Kacie Moore was second in the pole vault, while Katie Collins was fourth. Hannah Wilson finished third in the high jump, while Annie Brown was seventh and Alexandra Saunders was eighth.
Alexandra Tushup was sixth in the 3,200, while Jenna Abbaticchio finished seventh. Brown was also seventh in the 300, Chloe FauntLeroy was seventh in the 1,600, Jenna Leitgeb was seventh in the 500, and Wilson was seventh in the triple jump. Shikeera Collick was eighth in the 55 meter dash, while Emily Kolarik was eighth in the 55 hurdles. Leitgeb also finished eighth in the 800. In the relays, the Decatur girls finished fifth in the 4×800, eighth in the 4×200 and eighth in the 4×400.