Decatur Track Teams Solid At Parkside Meet

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity track teams turned in a solid performance at last week’s conference meet at Parkside with top-three team finishes and a bunch of first-place individual finishes.

On the boys’ side, Jonathan Santana finished seventh in the 200. Chad Fischer was second in the 400, while Maddox Bunting was ninth. Carter McClendon was second in the 800 and Sam Rakowski finished third. McClendon was sixth in the 1,600, while Richard Poist finished seventh.

Rakowski finished second in the 3,200, while Liam Foley was fifth and Jake Gillespie was 10th. Victor Vick finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles, while Samuel Oates was fifth. Vick also finished third in the 300-meter hurdles, while Oates was eighth.

In the field events, London Drummond finished fifth in the long jump, while Raul Gault was seventh. Drummond was first in the triple jump, while Thophillius Hobbs was fifth and Gault was eighth. Noah Selt finished second in the pole vault, while Justin Hicks was third and Michael Romano was fourth. Eric Bontempo was second in the discus, while Trevor Jones finished seventh. Daletez Smith was third in the shot put.

On the girls’ side, Jabria Lewis was eighth in the 200, while Naomi Benjamin-Derrickson was 10th. Jessica Janney finished seventh in the 400. Caroline Gardner was fourth in the 800, while Devon Kramer was eighth and Lydia Woodley was 10th. Gardner finished third in the 1,600, while Kramer was sixth and Zehra Mirza was seventh.

Amalia Murphy was third in the 3,200, while Emily Magee was fourth and Erin Riccio was fifth. Raeghan Flynn was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles while Ashley Nauscheutz was seventh and Gina Cauble was ninth. In the 300-meter hurdles, Nauscheutz was sixth and Flynn was eighth.

Jessica Janney was first in the high jump, fourth in the long jump and second in the triple jump. Ramiah Jarmon was also ninth in the long jump. Zoe Hargrove was second in the pole vault. Margie Rayne finished first in the discus, while Zoriah Shockley finished ninth. Rayne also finished first in the shot put, while Shockley was third and Qui’Asia Thomas was sixth.

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.