Seahawks Solid At Kent Island Meet

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity outdoor track teams turned in strong performances at the Bayside Conference Quad Meet at Kent Island last week with top finishers in nearly every event.

On the girls’ side, Emily Cook was second in the 100 hurdles. Diamond Rounds was first in the 100-meter dash, while Madison Jones was fifth and Lindsay Jones was ninth. In the 1,600, Alison Alvarado was seventh, Maya Knepp was eighth and Delaney Sites was ninth. Madison Jones was fourth in the 200, while Katie Hofman was eighth and Lindsay Jones was 10th. Cook was fourth in the 300 hurdles.

In the 3,200, Alvarado was sixth and Emma Leo was seventh. Claire Billings was fifth in the 400, while Malea Saunders was seventh. Rachel Savage was seventh in the 800, while Dori Krasner was 10th. In the relays, Decatur finished second in the 4×200, third in the 4×400 and third in the 4×100.

In the field events, Dayona Godwin was third in the discus, while Savannah Schultz was seventh. Saunders was sixth in the high jump, while Ivy Stearn was ninth. In the long jump, Bethany Williams finished third, Billings was sixth, Maury Izzett was seventh, Montajha Bowen was ninth and Khalin Wise was 10th. Godwin finished first in the shot put, while Takira Green was eighth and Janiah Johnson was ninth. Williams was first in the triple jump, while Wise finished fifth.

On the boys’ side, Avonte Purnell finished fifth in the 100, while Montrel Moore was eighth. In the 110 hurdles, Alec Beckelman was fourth. In the 1,600, Javier Hernandez was eighth, Cameron James was ninth and Jack Reimer was 10th. Moore was fourth in the 200, while Daymont Mercer was fifth and Chad Fischer was sixth.

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Beckelman finished fifth in the 300. In the 3,200, it was Hernandez, Reimer and Cade Solito finishing fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Tyrese Milbourne finished first in the 400, while Andrew Gottfried was third. Scott Berry was first in the 800, while Nicholas Thompson was 10th. In the relays, Decatur finished first in the 4×400, second in the 4×100, second in the 4×200 and second in the 4×800.

The Decatur boys were also solid in the field events. Ernest Shockley was first in the discus, while Gavin Payne was third, Steven Kaminski was sixth and Patrick Miller was eighth. Ryan Beach was second in the high jump, while Kevon Voyles was fifth and Wyatt Davy was sixth. Voyles was also second in the long jump.

In the pole vault, traditionally one of Decatur’s strongest events, Evan Haas was second, Hyunsoo Chun was third and Brett Kim was sixth. In the shot put, Tyler Cook was seventh, Shockley was eighth and Payne was 10th. Dusty Berkey finished sixth in the triple jump.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.