Ocean City Today

Decatur XC teams win final meet

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Oct 26, 2017

(Oct. 27, 2017) The Stephen Decatur cross country teams both won the final meet of the regular season, held last Wednesday in Pocomoke.

“The course was three miles and flat, so most people ran their PR (personal record), which is encouraging going into Baysides,” Decatur Coach Jody Stigler said.

Decatur’s Lady Seahawks scored 19 points. Snow Hill finished in second place with 51 points and Pocomoke took third with 62 points.

Decatur junior Kailey Andrews led the field of female runners. She crossed the finish line first in 21:01.72.

Andrews was followed by juniors Dori Krasner (third, 21:30.99) and Erica Hicks (fourth, 22:01.95), sophomore Mikayla Denault (fifth, 22:05.85) and freshman Mary Mergott (sixth, 22:10.46).

“I thought the girls did pretty well,” Stigler said. “I was pleased with their performances.”

The Decatur boys’ squad tallied 38 points in the victory. Snow Hill came in second with 42 points and Pocomoke placed third with 45.

“We were missing some boys, but we still managed to get first place, so they did OK,” Stigler said. “I liked that the boys had to fight harder than usual for each spot to solidify the team score.”

Senior Jack Reimer led Decatur. He completed the race in 17:18.26, good for second place overall. Sophomore Austin Cheynet (fifth, 18:19.44), freshman John James (seventh, 19:10.52), sophomore Richard Poist (11th, 20:08.22) and freshman Liam Foley (20:36) also contributed to the victory.

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