Seahawks Strong In Snow Hill Meet

SNOW HILL- Stephen Decatur’s varsity track teams turned in solid performances in last week’s Bayside South meet at Snow Hill with the girls finishing first and the boys finishing second.

The Decatur girls finished first in team points with 137, while host Snow Hill was second and Crisfield was third. Snow Hill finished first in team points on the boys’ side, while Decatur was second and Pocomoke was third.

In the 100, Cameron Bradshaw finished 10th. Elijah Whitbank was seventh in the 200, while Garrett Herr was ninth. Chad Fischer finished third in the 400, while Miguel Cervantes finished eighth.

Fischer finished first in the 800, while Sam Rakowski was second, Matthew Miller was sixth and Philip Becnel was ninth. Rakowski finished fourth in the 1,600, while George Cheynet was fifth. Liam Foley finished second in the 3,200 and Jake Gillespie finished sixth.

Samuel Oates finished second in the 110-meter hurdles, which Victor Vick was fourth. Vick finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles, while Oates finished eighth. The Decatur boys were third in the 4×100 relay, second in the 4×200, second in the 4×400 and second in the 4×800.

In the field events, London Drummond finished first in the high jump, while Justin Hicks was third. Drummond finished second in the long jump, while Raul Gault was third and Nolan Kelley was seventh. Drummond also finished first in the triple jump, while Gault finished third. Noah Selt came in second in the pole vault and Hicks was fifth. Daletez Smith finished second in the shot put and Khi Reid was 10th.

On the girls’ side, Imani Walker finished seventh in the 100. Jessica Janney finished second in the 400, while Sommer Smith was fourth. Dori Krasner finished first in the 800, while Mikayla Denault was fifth, Ella Peters was seventh, P.J. Venezia-Westphal was eighth and Alyanna Braciszewski was ninth.

Krasner finished second in the 1,600, while Zehra Mirza was sixth, Devon Kramer was seventh, Emily Magee was eighth, Amalia Murphy was 10th and Erin Riccio was 11th. Denault was second in the 3,200, while Murphy finished fourth. Giana Cauble was fourth in both the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles. In the relays, the Decatur girls finished fourth in the 4×100, second in the 4×200, first in the 4×400 and first in the 4×800.

In the field events, Janney finished first in both the high jump and the long jump. Also in the long jump, Mae Purnell finished fourth, Tamyzia Bowen was fifth, and Lydia Woodley was sixth. Amelia Easton finished second in the pole vault and Zoriah Shockley was second 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.