Local Teams Solid In Rumble In Jungle

BERLIN- The local high school cross country teams turned in solid performances last week in the 4th annual Rumble in the Jungle in Cambridge, including a second-place team finish for the Decatur girls.

The Decatur girls finished second overall among the 12 teams in the meet, while Worcester Prep finished eighth. Kent Island was first, while Queen Anne’s was third.

For Decatur, Mary Mergott finished fifth, Devon Kramer was 10th, Mackenzie Cathell was 19th, Avery Braciszewski was 20th, Elizabeth Dutton finished 21st, Mikayla Denault was 26th, and Amalia Murphy was 28th. For the Worcester Prep girls, Myranda Beebe was 15th, Caitlyn Hoen was 40th, Linley Hill was 56th, Quinn McColgan was 82nd, and Lexi Willey was 88th.

The Decatur boys finished sixth overall, while Worcester Prep was seventh. The top three teams in order were Kent Island, Cambridge-South Dorchester, and Queen Anne’s. For Decatur, Sam Rakowski was 20th, Samuel Woodley was 29th, Tristan Dutton was 34th, Liam Foley was 51st, Philip Becnel was 53rd, Silas Cascio was 65th, Aryavir Sangwan was 67th, Jake Banks was 68th, and Gavin McCabe was 93rd.

For the Worcester Prep boys, Graham McColgan finished 11th, Connor Carpenter finished 26th, Frank Carter finished 48th, Gavin Hentschel finished 61st, Nick Hearne was 76th, Enzo Zechial was 95th, Joseph Schwartz finished 100th, Luke Loeser was 114th, and Cooper Ludt was 119th.

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.