Decatur Swimmers Solid In Region Meet

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity swim teams acquitted themselves well last week in the state 3A-2A-1A region championship meet last week with a handful of top individual finishes.

The Seahawks competed in the regional meet at Montgomery High School last weekend. The Decatur boys finished ninth over all among the 28 schools represented in the regional meet, while the Decatur girls finished 19th overall among the 28 teams.

On the boys’ side of the regional meet, in the 22-medley relay, Gavin Stearn finished fifth. Stearn also finished eighth in the 100-freestyle. In the 400-freestyle relay, the Decatur team featuring Stearn, Jack Slaysman, Richard Poist and Caleb Vaxmonsky finished sixth.

Poist finished ninth in the 50-freestyle. Poist also finished 11th in the 100-butterfly. Vaxmonsky finished fifth in the 500-freestyle. Vaxmonsky also finished third in the 100-backstroke. Slaysman finished 13th in the 100-breaststroke.

On the girls’ side, in the 200-medley relay, the Decatur team including Natalie Canham, Mikayla Denault, Emma Sperry and Gracie Coker finished 16h. In the 200-freestyle relay, the Decatur team of Coker, Kayden Hamby, Sperry and Canham finished 11th. In the 400-freestyle relay, the Decatur team of Kayden Hamby, Katelyn Pizlo, Denault and Kiley Hamby finished 14th.

In the 200-freestyle, Canham finished 12th. Emma Coyman finished 21st in the 200-medley relay. Sperry finished 24th in the 50-freestyle. Kayden Hamby finished 17th in the 100-butterfly. Canham also came in 12th in the 100-backstroke. Pizlo finished 20th in the 500-freestyle.

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.