Decatur Track Teams Solid In Bayside Meet

BERLIN- Decatur’s varsity indoor track teams turned in a solid performance in the second Bayside Conference meet of the year last week in Snow Hill including some outstanding individual performances.

Decatur’s Kevin Beck finished first in the 1,600, while Carter McClendon finished eighth. The Decatur boys did well in the 800 with George Cheynet finishing fourth, Kevin Beck finishing fifth and Sam Rakowski finishing sixth. Gavin Bunting finished 10th in the 300. Bunting finished seventh in the 500, while Chad Fischer was ninth.

In the 3,200, Samuel Woodley finished 13th, while Tristan Dutton finished 16th. Hunter Wolf was 15th in the 55-meter hurdles, while Andrew Ball came in 20th and Samuel Oates was 22nd. The Decatur boys won the 4×800 relay and finished ninth in the 4×200 and 11th in the 4×400. In the field events, Zachary Fuchsluger finished 12th in the high jump. Omar Omar finished 14th in the pole vault, while Justin Hicks was 17th.

On the girls’ side, Alyssa Romano finished ninth in the 300. Gabrielle Izzett finished 11th in the 800, while Dori Krasner was 13th and Caroline Gardner was 17th. Izzett also finished fifth in the 1,600 while Krasner was 17th. Jabria Lewis finished 18th in the 55-meter dash. In the 3,200, Avery Braciszewski was 12th and Amalia Murphy finished 15th. The Decatur girls finished 10th in the 4×200 relay, 10th in the 4×400 and fifth in the 4×800.

In the field events, Romano finished ninth in the high jump. Abbie Baker was fourth in the pole vault, while Abby Wesche was sixth. Zoriah Shockley was 11th in the shot put.

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.