Seahawks Dominate Home Track Meet

BERLIN – Stephen Decatur’s varsity outdoor track teams dominated their home meet last week with a top finish by the girls’ team and a second by the boys’ team along with a bunch of firsts in individual performances.

Decatur hosted a Bayside Conference meet last Wednesday and
evidently enjoyed the familiar surroundings. The girls’ team finished first overall with 187 team points, while Bennett was second with 181 points and Parkside was third with 97. On the boys’ side, Bennett was first with 199 points, while Decatur was second with 149 and Snow Hill came in third with 112.

George Cheynet finished first in the 800, while Carter McClendon came in fifth. McClendon also finished third in the 1,600, while Richard Poist came in ninth. Liam Foley finished fifth in the 3,200. In the 200, London Drummond finished fourth and Jonathan Santana was sixth. Maddox Bunting finished eighth in the 400.

In the 110-hurdles, Samuel Oates came in fifth and Victor Vick was seventh. Vick finished sixth in the 300-hurdles while Oates finished seventh. In the relays, the Decatur boys finished first in the 4×800, second in the 4×400 and third in the 4×200.

In the field events, Drummond finished second in the high jump, while Thophilius Hobbs finished fourth. Drummond also finished fourth in the long jump, while Raul Gault was 10th. Drummond finished first in the triple jump, while Gault was second, Hobbs was fourth and Nolan Kelley was fifth.
Noah Selt finished second in the pole vault, while Justin Hicks was third. Eric Bontempo finished fifth in the discus, while Daletez Smith was seventh and Trevor Jones was 10th. Smith also finished fourth in the shot put, while Gabriel Bradley came in eighth.

On the girls’ side, Jabria Lewis finished third in the 100, while Imani Walker came in 10th. Jessica Janney was third in the 400, while Jenna Banks came in ninth. Dori Krasner won the 800, followed by Caroline Gardner in fifth, Devon Kramer in sixth, P.J. Venezia-Westphal in ninth and Lydia Woodley in 10th.

Mikayla Denault finished second in the 1,600, followed by Krasner in fourth, Kramer in fifth, Gardner in sixth and Amalia Murphy in eighth. In the 3,200, Denault finished second, Emily Magee was third, Zehra Mirza was fourth and Erin Riccio was fifth.

Raeghan Flynn was second in the 300 hurdles, while Gina Cauble finished third. In the 100 hurdles, Flynn was fourth and Cauble was fifth. In the relays, the Decatur girls finished sixth in the 4×100, fifth in the 4×200, fourth in the 4×400 and second in the 4×800.

In the girls’ field events, Caela Berr-ie finished second in the high jump, while Jacelyn Clapsadle was third, Janney was fourth and Bridget Bux-baum was fifth. Janney also finished third in the long jump, while Tija Lewis was sixth and Mae Purnell was ninth. Janney finished first in the triple jump, while Purnell was third.

Amelia Easton finished first in the pole vault. Margie Rayne was third in the discus, while Zoriah Shockley finished seventh. Rayne finished first in the shot put, while Shockley was second and Qui’Asia Thomas was ninth.

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.