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Romano, Beck to compete in indoor track state meet

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Feb 15, 2018
Courtesy of: JODY STIGLER Stephen Decatur sophomore Alyssa Romano and junior Kevin Beck will compete in the 3A indoor track state championship meet in the pole vault and 800-meter race, respectively, Tuesday at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex in Landover.

(Feb. 16, 2018) Stephen Decatur sophomore Alyssa Romano and junior Kevin Beck will represent their Berlin high school during the 3A indoor track state championship meet on Tuesday at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex in Landover.

“I think that both athletes are getting better heading into the state meet,” Decatur Coach Jody Stigler said earlier this week. “We have set a goal for each athlete to have their best performance at the state meet and if they do that, I will be happy regardless of how they place.”

Romano finished in second place in the pole vault and Beck came in fourth in the 800-meter race during the 3A East regional meet on Feb. 6 to advanced to the state championship.

Last Wednesday, both athletes said they planned to train daily, leading up to the state meet. The duo admitted they were nervous and excited for the competition. It will be their first indoor track state appearance.

Romano said her goal is to clear 7 feet at states. Her season-best pole vault is 6 feet 6 inches.

During the regional 800-meter race, Beck crossed the finish line in 2:03.55 – his fastest time of the season. He hopes to top that at states.

“To be successful at states, they will need to just do their best and worry about themselves, not the competition,” Stigler said. “I would like to see each able to cope mentally with the situation and get the experience. Both are underclassmen, so they will have a chance to go back again next year and this experience can be invaluable for them.”

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